Friday Bytes: RETN, Interxion, Orange, Cisco, Citrix, Lightower, Zayo

June 23rd, 2017 by · 2 Comments

Here’s a quick rundown on some of the other news from this week:

RETN has further expanded its network in western Europe. Interxion reports that the network operator has established a PoP in another of its Dutch facilities, in Schipohol-Rijk just outside of Amsterdam. The move puts it in seven of the data center provider’s locations continent-wide. RETN has been boosting its depth across Europe lately.

Orange Business has picked up some transportation business. Careem, a ride-hailing company in the Middle East, has signed a three year contract to leverage Orange Businesses’ IP backbone to support its communications infrastructure. Careem supports some 400 agents with 10,000 calls per day across 80 cities in the region.

Cisco and Citrix have teamed up for some legal business. Lewis Brisbois, billed as the 13th largest US law firm, is using Cisco’s HyperFlex and UCS technologies with Citrix’s XenApp and XenDesktop. The combination is powering 2,000 seats of virtualized desktops and other applications.

Lightower says it is bolstering its connectivity to the east coast’s cable landing stations. They didn’t offer any details, but I’d assume they mean the ones on Long Island, the New Jersey shore, and probably Virginia Beach. Rumors continue to simmer about Lightower finding a buyer sometime this year, although there hasn’t been anything concrete lately.

And Zayo has announced yet another change to its leadership team. Ed Morche, who just a month ago came over from Level 3 Communications to lead the Zayo’s sales efforts, is returning to Level 3 after apparently being offered an enhanced compensation package and an expanded scope of responsibility. Morche and Zayo expressed confidence that Zayo’s sales momentum is intact.


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  • muck says:

    Mick was a mick

  • Rick says:

    Not the first or last person in a leadership role to leave very quickly. Zayo from the days it would hide its non performing acquisitions behind AboveNet to today continues to be just a Valeant patterned hedge fund. Morningstar is absolutely correct in their writeup that no real incremental returns are achieved on the majority of the acquisitions.

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