Thanksgiving Roundup: Adva, Colt, Sparkle, UPN, Lumos

November 22nd, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Before you head out early this afternoon, here are three international tidbits and two domestic items worth a quick look:

Sparkle, the international arm of TIM Group, has added some reach over in Istanbul with the help of DE-CIX. Sparkle has extended its Virtual NAP service into the Turkish city, which lets the company’s customers have a virtual presence at DE-CIX’s internet exchange platform there.

ADVA has picked up a customer over in Germany this week. Hetzner Online is deploying the company’s FSP 3000 CloudConnect DCI gear as part of an upgrade to its German backbone. The deployment boosts Hetzner Online’s backbone to 400Gbps via dual 200Gbps wavelengths operating at 16QAM between key nodes in Frankfurt and Nuremburg. Axian’s handled the installation.

Colt has added some additional ultra-low latency capabilities to its platform this winter. They are deploying an FPGA solution powered by Celoxica to make available normalized market data feeds for European Derivatives. The first customer for the solution is Deutsche Börse CEF Ultra+ Eurex.

Unite Private Networks has picked up a new customer out in the state of Texas. Metroplex Communications has tapped UPN for some point-to-point dark fiber connecting the Toyota Music Factory in Irving back to Infomart’s Dallas data centerin the facility. Metroplex will be using the infrastructure to supply 20Gbps of capacity to the tenants, which includes Bar Louie, Texas Jam House, Highway 61, Bar Manzanilla, Martini Ranch, Texas C Bar, Thirsty Lion and the ARK Group

And late last week Lumos Networks was officially been taken private. EQT Infrastructure has completed its acquisition of the network operator, paying $18.00 per share for the privilege. Now we get to see what EQT plans to do with the company’s fiber network. Will this become the fund’s platform for further M&A in the USA? Or are we talking about further organic expansion from here?

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