Friday Bytes: Orange Business, CyrusOne, Champion ONE, Sprint

July 15th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick rundown of some news on this Friday, which has been marred by the horror in the French City of Nice.

Orange Business Services has picked up a global M2M deal with Sensile Technologies. Sensile is applying the internet of things to the monitoring of tanks and meters in the oil and gas industry, and keeps track of more than 60,000 tanks in 60 countries around the world. They had been using 2G, but with the help of Orange Business they’ll be moving up to 3G/4G with some 25K SIM cards.

On the data center front, CyrusOne has finished expansion projects in Arizona and Texas. They’ve completed construction of a new data hall that brings 36,000 colo square feet and 2MW of power to their Chandler facility outside of Phoenix.  And in San Antonio, they have added 9MW of power and another data hall to their San Antonio II facility. CyrusOne also recently finished off its second data center in Sterling, VA – it’s been a busy month.

Champion ONE has a new 10G pluggable module. They’ve announced the general availability of their new 10G Copper SFP+ hot-pluggable transceivers. Champion ONE is aiming to support its’ data center customers in moving to 2-tier network architecture by enabling copper spans of more than 10 meters.

And Sprint seems to be the first mobile operator to jump on the Pokemon Go bandwagon. They will be paying a few dollars to ‘pop lures’ at their retail stores starting today, attracting virtual beasts and of course their hunters. And one feature those hunters will have in abundance is overheating phones with low battery that they have to reboot all the time to keep playing — while standing outside a Sprint store where they could buy a new one. Now that’s focused marketing.

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Categories: Datacenter · IoT, M2M · Telecom Equipment · Wireless

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