Here's a quick rundown on some news from around the world:
NTT Communications has achieved some additional traction in India. The ICT arm of the Japanese giant says its Indian affiliate has acquired a Virtual Network Operator - International Long Distance license there. That will allow NTT Com to extend its Arcstar network services into the Indian marketplace, complementing the company's existing portfolio of services there. They hope to continue the process through the addition of internet access options and closer relationships with local carriers.
ADVA Optical Networking said on Tuesday that its gear has been deployed by the Swedish University Network, or SUNET. SUNET spans 8,000km throughout Sweden and into Norway hooking up 35 universities as well as various other institutions, museums, and government agencies. The R&E network is using ADVA's FSP 3000 optical technology alongside Juniper edgee routers. The solutions integrator NetNordic handled the upgrade, which boosts SUNET's underlying capacity by a factor of 10.
Colt has added another PoP to its pan-European network footprint. They have expanded into Interxion's MRS1 data center in Marseille in the south of France. Recent cables reaching out to the Middle East and Southeast Asia such as Sea-Me-We-5 and AAE-1 terminate in the facility, making it key gateway node for Colt.
Global Cloud Xchange has added another cloud partner to its ecosystem. They have entered into an agreement with Alibaba Cloud, which unsurprisingly is the cloud arm of Alibaba Group. The arrangement will make direct access to the Alibaba Cloud via GCX's CLOUD X Fusion presence in Singapore.
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