Monday Roundup: Seacom, HGC, Cataleya, Zayo

May 22nd, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

Here's a quick look at some news from the last few days:

SEACOM has expanded its network reach inland, according to an announcement last week. The submarine cable system now has new PoPs in the countries of Rwanda in central Africa and Botswana in southern Africa. They did the former with the help of Rwandan ISP Broadband Systems Corporation and the latter with the help of Botswana ISP Abari Communications. I can hardly believe SEACOM went online nearly 8 years ago now.

Hutchison Global Communications has a new interconnection partner. They've teamed up with Norwegian-based Telenor for IPX-peering, according to an announcement last week at ITW. The deal will improve voice and video quality for both companies' customers.

Cataleya has won a customer for its Orchid Air virtual session border controller. The UK's Genius Networks has deployed the technology as part of its SIP deployment, and will also be using the big data and analytics they've built into it. Cataleya was recently split off from Epsilon.

And Zayo picked up a some data center and cloud providers as a customer in northern Virginia. They announced on Friday that they have signed multiple contracts for dark fiber to unnamed providers in the Dulles technology corridor. That's rather nonspecific, but Zayo also detailed the extent of its network in northern Virginia these days -- 4,000 route miles in the region hooking up 110 data centers, 19 clouds, and 1,200 on-net enterprises. What, no towers? (Just kidding!)

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Categories: Interconnection · Metro fiber · NFV · Undersea cables

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