Two international items, an IX deployment or two, and a new data center for Chicago that I missed last week.
Nokia has won a key customer and partner for its WING Internet of Things technology. Tele2 has signed on as a strategic partner with a 5 year agreement, and will be pairing Nokia's capabilities with its own IoT technology. The end result enables Tele2 to offer IoT to large enterprises with global reach.
Reliance Communications has won shareholder approval of its asset monetization plan. Assuming no regulatory hiccups, they now expect to close the deal next month, selling off the company's spectrum, tower, and Indian fiber/telecom infrastructure for $3.77B in order to pay down a pile of debt. The plans will take the company out of the mobile business entirely.
TELEHOUSE America has plans to upgrade NYIIX. They are deploying core and routers from Extreme Networks, creating a Centillion II platform that can better meet growing demand for 100G ports and prepare for 400G. NYIIX has seven nodes in the NYC metro area.
QTS has an interconnection partner moving into its Sacramento data center. Sacramento-IX is deploying its primary internet exchange hub in the facility, featuring 13 on-net network service providers so far. The move brings some key capabilities QTS's ecosystem, enhancing its claim as a key interconnection point on the road from California east to Salt Lake City and Denver. Sacramento-IX is another project of Ninja-IX, which deployed Richmond-IX in the fall of 2016.
And CoreSite is planning to double it's Chicago footprint. They have acquired 2 acres of land in downtown Chicago, about a mile and a half northwest of 350 E. Cermak and a mile southwest of the CH1 facility. Construction will commence next winter on the first phase of a 175,000-square-foot, four-story data center with 18Mw of power. The buildout of all phases will cost some $190-210M.
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