Here's a quick look at some other network news from this week:
Lumos Networks is looking to raise its profile in southeastern Virginia. They have become a presenting sponsor for the Waterside District in a deal with The Cordish Companies. They hope to garner the attention of the business community in the Hampton Roads region, which includes Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Norfolk - the last being where the Waterside District resurgence effort is located. Lumos expanded into the region in an organic buildout over the last couple of years. Two new submarine cables will be landing in Virginia Beach before long as well.
The European-based network operator Colt took its nextgen platform back into the world of voice this week. They launched Voice on Demand, taking aim at the enterprise marketplace with some new automation. They have a new portal that bypasses human interaction and paperwork in the ordering process, allowing the smooth scaling up and down of voice infrastructure.
With it's position as one of Europe's most connected internet exchange points, you'd think AMS-IX was everywhere it needed to be in Amsterdam by now. But no, they will be adding a thirteenth node to their metro IX fabric by moving into Digital Realty's Amsterdam Data Tower. Colo customers there will then have easier access to the 800+ networks on AMS-IX's platform.