Int’l Roundup: Metaswitch, Vodafone, Singtel, GlobeNet

October 8th, 2015 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick look at other some news from around the world from this week:

Metaswitch has picked up a big European customer for its session border controller and interconnection portfolio. Teliasonera is deploying the company’s Network Interconnect Solution across Scandanavia. That includes the Permieta SBC software deployed on COTS hardware.

Vodafone has won an important victory in the Indian courts, its second in the last year. The Bombay High Court ruled in Vodafone’s favor in a dispute over the way the company structured a sale of its call center business to Hutchison back in 2007 and the transfer of call option pricing rights to an overseas entity. India has had a reputation of using its byzantine tax system to reign in multinational corporations, although the current government has been taking steps in the other direction. In fact there is yet another big case still out there for Vodafone, a $2.5B tax dispute over the purchase of Hutchison’s telecom business in India.

Singtel is planning a massive new data center in on its home turf. They plan to spend some $280M on a new Tier 3-Plus data center in Singapore’s Jurong section. The new facility will cover some 570,000 square feet and be fed by some 36 megawatts of power. That’s definitely not a small job.  It will be Singtel’s 13th data center in all, and its 9th in Singapore itself.

And Brazil’s GlobeNet has announced a new interconnection service. They’ve launched the GlobeNet International Internet Exchange, or GNIIX, which will let the operator’s customers connect to the big internet exchanges on three continents (the Americas and Europe) via a local connection. Over the summer they had extended their reach into AMS-IX, DE-CIX, and LINX, and this new service apparently packages those capabilities.

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