Here’s another quick look at some news from around the sector:
Infinera picked up a fully national deployment of its DTN-X platform over in the UK. Network Rail is putting it on the 16,000km of fiber that traverses its railroads aross England, Scotland, and Wales. Along with those 500Gbps superchannels, Network Rail is putting Infinera’s instant bandwidth technology to use as well.
AMS-IX added another node in its northern California market. They’ve opened a new PoP with CoreSite in Silicon Valley, giving them two nodes now in their peering exchange fabric. AMS-IX is one of several exchange operators that have crossed the Atlantic, bringing the successful European model of neutral, distributed exchanges to the largest US bandwidth markets.
The peering and interconnection startup IIX has made a key interconnection. They’ve added the Google Cloud Platform to the ecosystem. That means low latency, software defined connections to Google’s cloud across some 20 markets around the world in minutes, both from the customer location and from other clouds.
And in Virginia, SummitIG continued to roll out connections to its new longhaul route between Richmond and Ashburn. They’ve built dark fiber connectivity into QTS’s giant data center campus in Richmond. SummitIG officially launched its new route along I-95 two weeks ago, bringing a bit of needed fiber diversity to the eastern seaboard.
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