I've been down with the flu most of this week, but I'm almost all the way back now. Here's a quick look at news from overseas to chew on:
Hurricane Electric has boosted its Far Eastern network footprint this week. The global IP backbone provider has announced the addition of a second point of presence in Singapore. It is in Global Switch's facility at 2 Tai Seng Avenue, and will help HE meet growing IPv6 demand (among other things) in Asia-Pacific markets.
CityFibre has a new metro fiber project to work on in the UK. They are partnering with Logicalis to construct a 'Community Safety Network' in Newport, the third largest city in Wales. The high capacity ring will hook up some 50 sites, and could foreshadow further such joint projects between CityFibre and Logicalis.
Level 3 may have the Superbowl, but Tata has The Masters Rugby. They revealed yesterday their network is handling the live broadcast and streaming for the game between the European champs RC Toulon and the South African team known as The Sharks. The 20 million viewers expected to watch will do so from 100 countries around the world.
And the Alcatel-Lucent-backed startup Nuage Networks picked up a flagship customer over in Asia yesterday. China Telecom's cloud arm, CTCC, has selected their SDN technology to help build their cloud services in China. There are no telecommunications markets with bigger potential than China, although doing business there can be very tricky for outsiders.