TGIF. I'll be at Metro Connect next week. In the meantime, here's a bit more of the other news from this week that's worth a look:
Xtera has picked up a key new customer for its subsea gear this week. They have been named supplier for the ARBR cable system that Seaborn Networks is putting together. The ARBR cable will connect Brazil and Argentina, extending from the southern end of Seabras-1 down to Buenos Aires. It will span some 2,700km with 4 fiber pairs, and with Xtera's gear in place will have an initial design spec of 48Tbps.
Datavision has announced a partnership with 128 Technology. The two will be taking an SD-WAN solution to market, targeting both enterprises and network operators. We had 128T's COO here for an Industry Spotlight a few months back making the case for session-aware routing.
Lincoln Rackhouse has kicked off a new data center buildout. They are breaking ground on a 35,000 square foot data center in Sunrise, Florida, acquiring a 4.3-acre site. They'll be developing the site as a switch center for an unnamed mobile network operator, delivering in Q4 of this year if all goes well.
And Connected2Fiber has won another convert to its SaaS platform. Unitas Global will be leveraging the software platform to enhance its cloud connectivity offerings to the enterprise. Connected2Fiber recently raised a round of Series A funding to help maintain its momentum.