Here's a quick look at some news items over in Europe this week that are worth a look:
TI Sparkle, the international arm of Telecom Italia, expanded its IP backbone into Scandanavia yesterday. They have opened a new PoP in the Stockholm area to help support demand coming from both the Nordics and from Russia. The PoP is in Telecity's Bromma facility. TI Sparkle's visibility has been on the rise in 2015, with moves in both Europe and the Middle East.
Sweden's Transmode picked up a customer on the other side of the world yesterday. Yahoo Japan has deployed their 10G Metro WDM for connectivity between key nodes on its Japanese network, selecting it for its small footprint, low power, and cost effectiveness. ITOCHU Techno-Solutions was the local intermediary on the deal. Infinera is still in the process of acquiring Transmode, I wonder when that will close.
And PhotoBox Group is moving onto Interoute's virtual data center platform. They'll be powering their various e-retail consumer websites, including PhotoBox, Moonpig, and Sticky9, via Interoute's virtualized infrastructure in the Paris and Amsterdam zones. Interoute's ownership structure shifted in the spring to one that might be more aggressive inorganically going forward.
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