Network Roundup: Telia, Hurricane Electric, AquaComms, Level 3

April 14th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

Here are four quick takes on news from global network operators this week:

Telia Carrier, the newly shortened monikor for what we had been calling Teliasonera International Carrier, is making more moves in North America. They have brought their global IP and Ethernet backbone into the Canadian market of Montreal, which joins Toronto on their PoP list. Telia has been steadily expanding its fiber and IP reach within North America, adding depth and diversity to their network reach.

Hurricane Electric's interest in the Baltic states continued with yet another PoP, this time in the Estonian capitol of Tallinn. The new presence at Elion/Eesti Telkom's facility rounds out the company's presence in the region after February's expansion into Lithuania and Latvia. HE's PR list over the last few years is a steady diet of new global PoPs on three continents. There's still plenty of room for growth in the southern hemisphere though.

AquaComms is testing some new capabilities on its brand new transatlantic cable. They have teamed up with Ciena for a successful proof of concept of 100G wire-speed encryption across the entire 5,400km span between New York and London, via Ireland of course. The test used Ciena's WaveLogic solution and its My CryptoTool dedicated management interface, along with the other Ciena gear already powering the system of course.

And Level 3's management team is back to full force this week. CEO Jeff Storey has returned from his medical leave, taking the reins back from CFO Sunit Patel. Storey had been out since late February for heart surgery, but returns to full duty two weeks ahead of the two months originally projected. Welcome back, Jeff!

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Categories: Internet Backbones · Telecom Equipment · Undersea cables

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