Friday Bytes: Coriant, CityFibre, Nokia, Flexential

January 19th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick rundown of some other news from this week that’s worth a look:

Coriant has won a new convert to its G30 network disaggregation solution.  Hurricane Electric has deployed Coriant’s gear out in Silicon Valley, connecting data centers in San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose, and Fremont.  The upgrade gives HE multi-terabit connectivity around the metro area with support for alien wavelengths.

CityFibre and Vodafone have picked their first FTTP target over in the UK this week.  The town of Milton Keynes will be getting the full fibre treatment to the tune of at least £40M in investment from CityFibre.  CityFibre already has 160km of fiber in the city, and will start extending that footprint through the last mile, with the first live services near the end of this year.

Nokia has picked up two key customer contracts, one close to home and the other not so much.  Telia has picked the company’s packet core solution as the sole vendor in the Nordics and Baltics.  Nokia will deploy Nokia’s solution in order to build the next generation of its massively scalable mobile platform, which will be evolving to a common cloud native solution on a shared cloud infrastructure.  Meanwhile, down under, Optus
has chosen Nokia to manage the operation its Australian infrastructure.  It’s a 5 year deal that will leverage ‘extreme automation and artificial intelligence’.

And a new brand name has been born in the data center and cloud solutions market. Peak 10 + Viawest has finally decided on its new name in the wake of the companies’ August 2017 merger. The company has officially rebranded itself as Flexential, and will be taking its colo+cloud model to market under that moniker.  I’m sure it will grow on us eventually, haha.

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