Here's a quick rundown of some interesting news from three international network and infrastructure players:
Telia Carrier has added a bit more depth in eastern Europe this week. They have announced an additional PoP in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, offering IP transit and Ethernet services. Telia has been expanding its reach and depth steadily via entirely organic means for many years now, a project that has definitely been bearing fruit.
China Telecom Global is establishing a hub in East Africa. They have selected the Djibouti Data Center to help with their needs in the region. They'll be landing there with SEA-ME-WE 5 of course, and will be able to hook up to the AAE1, EIG, EASSy, Aden-Djibouti, and Ethiopia-Djibouti cable systems as well. Djibouti has a unique strategic geographical position on the shore of the Red Sea, if the region's bandwidth markets would only catch up it would probably be one of the world's major interconnection points.
Meanwhile, Japan's NTT Communications and its subsidiary Raging Wire have unveiled plans for a new data center in Asburn, Virginia. They will be spending $160M to build what will be their VA3 facility on RagingWire's 76.5 acre campus. When complete, it will add 245,000 square feet of space fed by 16MW of power to the company's portfolio.