We are nearing the end of August, and as usual not much is happening. But there are a few items on the international front to look at:
GTT is taking its global low latency services to South America. With a new turnkey solution of connectivity, proximity hosting, time synchronization, and various managed services, the managed network operator hopes to tap into demand from multinationals that need access to the B3 Bolsa Balcao Brasil SA exchange and other financial market destinations in the region. GTT's Express cable, formerly of Hibernia of course, will play an important part of the European leg of such services. In Brasil, B3 has a new colo facility and matching engine launching in November of this year.
France-IX has gained some more African connectivity. Angola Cables has launched a remote peering service at the company's Marseille exchange for the company's own Angonix exchange. his one surely Angola Cables has been busy over the last few years with the South Atlantic Cable System and its involvement with the upcoming Monet cable as well, but this deployment is more about its connectivity to the east. In Marseille the network operator can better hook up to the various cables through the Red Sea to the east coast of Africa and India and the Far East.
And speaking of Brazil, AT&T has ran into a bit of a snag down there. The Brazilian regulator CADE is apparently opposing the company's buyout of Time Warner. AT&T owns the Brazilian pay-TV company Sky, and CADE fears that the deal would give Sky an unfair advantage when it comes to content deals from Time Warner. It's not over yet of course, but AT&T certainly has some legwork to do yet in Brazil to close the deal.