In the news this Monday morning from around the world are a big bandwidth deal, a cloud M&A, and giant new data center:
The Japanese telecommunications giant NTT has picked up a significant backbone capacity deal. The Philippines telco PLDT has piceked them for 100Gbps connectivity on their global IP backbone, expanding further on an existing strategic relationship. NTT has long operated one of the three largest IP backbones globally, along with Level 3 and Telia Carrier - one based in North America, Europe, and Asia each.
Unitas Global has made an inorganic move aimed at boosting its global cloud capabilities. They have acquired AOS Cloud. The deal brings more talent in-house as well as increases the company's channel reach in the Midwestern US and in Texas. The enterprise IT and cloud services space continues to be very dynamic as providers seek the right combination of services and capabilities.
And there's a new giant data center to reckon with in the Far East. Chunghwa Telecom has unveiled a new facility in New Taipei City in northern Taiwan. At 92,600 square meters (996,30 square feet), they are clearly thinking big. But while their original projections had projected filling it would take 6 years, initial demand has them thinking 3-4 years might do it. The data center cost Chunghwa Telecom some $406M.