Global network operators have been busy this week on a number of projects, here's a quick survey:
Level 3 is pushing its network security capabilities to new heights. They have rolled out BGP Flowspec across their international backbone, targeting DDoS attackes with some new firepower. That will let them quickly distribute new filters to routers across their backbone, responding quickly to new threats. Security capabilities mean differentiation in the enterprise market, which Level 3 is clearly hoping to use to boost its growth.
GTT's IP transit and Ethernet services have been picked to power Telnyx's network. Telnyx focuses on wholesale voice and real time communications, and will be adding GTT's bandwidth to PoPs in Chicago, San Jose, and Ashburn with plans to follow up in Europe and Asia. GTT has been quiet on the inorganic for a couple of quarters, focusing on the organic growth side. I suspect, however, that they aren't done with M&A.
Epsilon also has a new connectivity customer. The hedge fund cloud specialist Hentsu is deploying the CloudLX platform to better serve its financial clients. If you're wondering what a 'hedge fund cloud specialist' is and how it fits into the future cloud ecosystem, join the club. It looks like they use cloud resources to set up the necessary IT infrastructure that a fund needs to trade etc, making it even easier for financial folks to set up their own shop.
And finally, Telia continued its network expansion in North America this week. They've deployed new PoPs in CoreSite's SV1 and SV4 data centers out in California. They are already in CoreSite facilities in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and of course northern Virginia. For its part, CoreSite has another facility out in Silicon Valley (SV7) coming online soon.
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