Here's some interesting tidbits from EMEA worth noting:
Ericsson has implemented some IoT in the southern European country of Greece. They have deployed the first cellular NB-IoT clusters within COSMOTE's 4G network, targeting 11 Greek markets. They have a particular use case in mind for it as well, partnering with Fuelics to use the new capabilities to monitor fuel tank capacities at Democritus University of Thrace.
Epsilon now has a deeper relationship with the UAE's du. The two are teaming up to deliver capacity and backhaul to datamena and UAE-IX not just locally but on to major data centers in the US, Europe, and Asia. The arrangement leverages Epsilon's Infiny on-demand connectivity platform as well as Epsilon's global sales reach.
DE-CIX has a new international partner from the Middle East. Omantel is offering access to no less than seven of DE-CIX's exchanges across Europe and the US via DE-CIX's GlobePEER Remote services and cables like AAE-1, for which Omantel is consortium member.
And some submarine cable assets are changing hands in southern Asia. Bharti Airtel is buying the India leg of Gulf Bridge International's footprint. Airtel will also be acquiring a chunk of capacity on GBI's systems between the Middle East and Europe in what is a growing effort to own the infrastructure needed to meet appetites of the Indian bandwidth markets.