There's plenty of news on the international network front to get to this week with ITW finishing up. Here's a roundup of some new or expanded strategic relationships that are worth noting:
Hibernia Networks picked up some revenue from a direction I haven't heard from for a while. Transtelco, which straddles the border between the USA and Mexico, has tapped Hibernia's global footprint to expand its IP network reach. The deal will see Transtelco triple its existing IP transit capacity with Hibernia, a product we don't see them pushing that often.
Hurricane Electric has found another corner of the globe to stretch its IP backbone into. They've signed a strategic partnership agreement with Telekom Malaysia Berhad. HE will gain greater access to TM's submarine cable assets throughout southeast Asia, while TM will gain new IP transit options, of both the usual and the IPv6 varieties.
Meanwhile, Cinia continues to set the stage for its new Baltic submarine cable, C-Lion1. They've lined up the David Ross Group and its newly established affiliate United Cable Company to help take the assets to market outside of Europe. C-Lion1 is expected to officially come online later this month.
Telia Carrier continued to expand its range of relationships in the USA. They've established a new strategic alliance with the data center provider CyrusOne. They'll now be able to sell to CyrusOne's enterprise customer base and are hooked into CyrusOne's National IX interconnectivity platform. CyrusOne has a particularly deep footprint in Texas and a lot of customers in the oil and gas sector there that Telia likely hopes to penetrate.
And GTT also has a new strategic relationship that will help its growth in new markets. They've teamed up with Gulf Bridge International, which operates a network hooking up the Middle East and particularly the markets lining the Persian Gulf. GTT will be adding PoPs in the region, starting with the UAE and Qatar, while GBI's international reach will benefit from GTT's IP backbone.
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