Here's a quick look at some news from the start of this week and the end of the prior one:
Everstream is further solidifying its position in the state of Michigan this week. The midwestern network provider has moved its regional office into a 6,000 square feet of space in the Knapp Centre in Lansing. Since entering Michigan one year ago this month, Everstream has grown its headcount in the state by 20. Additionally, the Switch Grand Rapids campus has been brought on-net, giving them 14 such connections in the state and 29 locations in all now
Hurricane Electric has added another IP customer as a start to this week. Djibouti Telecom has hooked up with HE's backbone at two key global PoPs at Equinix and Global Switch facilities in Singapore. Three months ago, HE extended its own backbone into Djibouti itself as part of a push into the Middle East and Africa. It's not a stretch to think that this has opened up some new doors in terms of relationships with the region's providers.
Last week PacketFabric picked up a major new customer and partner for its nextgen, SDN-powered network platform. NTT Communications is looking to extend its IP transit services to more locations throughout the USA, and this move will get them into PacketFabric's 130 locations across 13 markets. PacketFabric only launched in January and has certainly hit the ground running in its first 6 months.
And also last week, Interoute offered an update on traffic from one of its big sports customers. UEFA said there were more than 4 million visits to UEFA.com the prior weekend, and 2.64 million for the for the Juventus/Real Madrid showdown in the Champions League Final itself. They also saw the mobile share of visits for the Final rise to 73%, from 68% the prior year. That's a lot of streaming video traffic that had to get distributed.