A transport deal, two deployments, and an M&A close to peruse this Tuesday morning:
Windstream's ongoing national network upgrades have born some fruit this week. They announced this morning that an 'international hyperscale cloud provider' has picked them for 100G waves - 21 of them nationwide. The cloud provider will use the waves as it builds a diverse overlay network and adds it to the rest of its infrastructure.
NTT's Arkadin division has added Cisco's Spark and Cloud Connected Audio services to its portfolio. The deployment boosts Arkadin's abilities in the cloud communications and UC space, giving them the ability to support a wider range of enterprise collaboration needs.
WOW! has unveiled an upgrade of its HFC access network. They are deploying Nokia's Unified Cable Access solution in order to handle demand from the MSO's subscribers. The upgrade gives them a fully distributed and virtualized access architecture that when complete will replace their analog optical links with 10G Ethernet links.
And Equinix has made quick work of its acquisition of Itconic. The global data center operator has already closed the €215M purchase and thus added five data centers in Spain and Protugal. The deal brings about €55.5M of annualized revenues into the fold, earned from 322,000 gross square feet of space.