Int’l Bytes: CityFibre, Epsilon, Avelacom, Level 3

October 11th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

Some international items to peruse on this Tuesday morning.

CityFibre has continued its assault on the UK metro fiber space this morning with the addition of yet another Gigabit City to its portfolio in South Yorkshire. Sheffield and the neighboring towns of Rotherham and Doncaster will be seeing new connectivity options built off of CityFibre’s initial 110km of network. Exa Networks, which they are already working with in nearby Bradford and Leeds, will be taking the bandwidth to market at the retail and enterprise level.

Epsilon has found another partner for its Cloud Link Exchange. Qube Managed Services will be using a white-label version of the platform to offer direct access around the world out of their London data center on Goswell Road. Epsilon has been shifting its focus to cloud connectivity lately, a model that will depend on many such relationships with data center operators across their network footprint.

Avelacom has a new partner in the Middle East. The Russian low latency specialist is working with the Dubai Gold & Commodity Exchange. They’ll be providing DGCX members connectivity to other commodity exchanges around the world, e.g. Chicago, London, Mumbai, and Singapore via the 30,000 miles of fiber infrastructure they operate. Avelacom has been busy this year. Last month they added a Moscow PoP near the MoEx exchange, and the previous month they lowered latency on routes in and out of Singapore.

And Level 3 picked up a regional organization as customer down in Brazil.  The Sao Paulo Regional Council for Engineering and Agronomy (CREA-SP) is upgrading its infrastructure by leveraging Level 3’s hosting and network services, including a protected LAN, internet connectivity, connectivity between CREA-SP’s headquarters to Level 3’s Cotia data center, and a range of managed services.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Low Latency · Metro fiber

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