Four interesting international items to peruse at the midweek point:
RETN expanded its Eastern European footprint with a significant new 10G ring down into the Balkans. They have extended out from Budapest and Vienna with new PoPs in Bucharest, Belgrade, and Sofia. With its extensive network in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, RETN's approach to the region will have a significantly different flavor despite actually approaching from the same geographical angle.
In Brazil, Level 3 has picked up an interesting CDN and infrastructure deal this week. They will be delivering 1.1 Exabytes of data for EnterPlay's IPTV efforts. EnterPlay unveiled an upstart OTT video platform back in December, aiming at both mobile and set top boxes with both a direct and channel approach.
In the Netherlands, Interxion picked up a new cloud-based customer just outside of Amsterdam. New York City-based Packet is putting in a PoP at Interxion's Schiphol campus. Packet specializes in bare metal clouds, and is looking to build a presence in the European theatre. If all goes well, they'll probably be looking at Interxion facilities elsewhere on the continent.
And on the other side of the planet, Epsilon has picked up some business from Graha Teknologi Nusantara and LinkNet. Both serve the Indonesian market, with GTN focusing on data center services and LinkNet focusing on the cable/ISP side of things. Epsilon will be providing global connectivity for each via its intelligent-network-as-a-service offering.