Here are a few items from late last week and over the weekend that are worth catching up on before we start the week:
Zayo picked up another dark fiber deal on Friday. An unnamed large data center provider has tapped the company's network infrastructure to hook up its east coast data centers. More specifically, the solution includes more than 30 dark fiber pairs along diverse routes in the New York/New Jersey metro area. Zayo has substantial fiber in the region after its many acquisitions, with much of the NY/NJ footprint deriving from the AboveNet assets.
Akamai picked up a key media customer over in the UK late last week. The Telegraph Media Group is using their Image Manager service to improve pageload times on the company's website and thus enhance its performance when it comes to advertising. Balancing image quality with user performance has become a complex problem given the wide variety of devices being used to consume bits these days. Akamai helped the company reduce overall page load time by 9.6%, impacting 34% of mobile devices.
Coriant has picked up a Tier 1 global service provider for the Coriant Groove G30 Network Disaggregation platform. NTT Communications has deployed the solution out in Hong Kong, powering its 100G+ DCI services in the market there. NTT has deployed it in an alien wavelength application over existing DWDM infrastructure.
And while GTT's unannounced acquisition of Perseus got mentioned last week, their actual PR during the week also deserves a little attention. The company has reorganized itself internally into three divisions: Enterprise, Carrier, and EMEA. The first will be led by Eric Warren, the second by Jeff Beer, and the third by Martin Ford. The arrangement follows the company's purchase of Hibernia Networks, which added some new dimensions to the company's infrastructure and customer base.