A few quick takes on news from the last 24 hours or so:
Telia, Coriant, and Facebook have completed a trial in northern Europe. They were testing Facebook’s Voyager Transponder on Telia’s 1,089km route between Stockholm and Hamburg, demonstrating 16QAM over long distances. Voyager is a ‘white box’ transponder and routing solution, while Coriant supplied its LightIP software and other underlying technology. It’s part of the Telecom Infra Project, aimed at re-imagining the industry’s approach to such things.
Digital Realty Trust has invested some capital down in Georgia. They opened a new facility in Atlanta at 250 Williams Street, adding 18,000 square feet of capacity with room to grow from there. The expansion cost them some $22M and is intended to complement their larger 56 Marietta data center presence, to which there is a dark fiber connection of course.
And the regional fiber builder and operator FiberLight says it will be adding connectivity into another Dallas data center. They are partnering with Provision Data Services and will be constructing dual entrances into the new facility, which features 14MW and 137K square feet of space at 2020 Live Oak in the Dallas central business district.
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