Here's a midweek look at some news from around the space:
Console has expanded its international reach this week, adding 10 PoPs across four cities and three countries. Two of those are in the US markets of Las Vegas and Detroit, one is to the north in Calgary, Alberta, and the fourth is out in Singapore. The interconnection and software company is responding to customer demand, citing NSFOCUS in particular for this expansion.
BSO continued its US expansion with a foray to the southern border. The European low latency specialist has established a point of presence in McAllen Data Center down in South Texas along the Mexican border. BSO recently expanded its presence in Chicago's financial markets, and this move into McAllen is about hooking up more customers on a North-South route that doesn't usually get much attention. Along with connectivity to Mexican carriers, southern Texas has many large enterprise players from the energy vertical.
Colo Atl has a new tenant to report. Georgia Public Web has moved into the company's downtown Atlanta facility at 55 Marietta Street. GPW operates some 3500 routes miles of network around the state of Georgia and northern Florida, and will use its presence at Colo Atl's facility to interconnect with other operators from around the country.
And in the world of optics, Champion ONE has itself a new patent. They've been issued Patent No. 9,391,706 for technology within its uTune Director product, specifically what enables tuning and locking of SFP+ and XFP DWDM tranceivers to specific ITU channels outside of a network switch.