An open switch, two network expansions, and an interconnection deployment in South Africa:
Champion ONE has unveiled its latest product, a 100G open network switch. The new gear complements the 1G, 10G, and 40G switches already in the company's portfolio, and boasts 32 QSFP28 ports and state of the art silicon processing power. Champion ONE hopes to gain further traction in its customers' networks through the disaggregation of hardware and software, allowing the choice of best of breed software for specific use cases.
Hurricane Electric has been densifying its IP backbone steadily for many years now, and yesterday they added yet another PoP. Yes, HE has finally made it to Staten Island, adding a node at TELEHOUSE's 160,000 square foot data center at 7 Teleport Drive. The expansion will make HE's global backbone and exchange connectivity more readily available to TELEHOUSE's Staten Island tenants.
Lumos Networks says it has won a fiber deal in the eduction vertical in the Richmond metro area. The King William County Public Schools have awarded the company a five year contract to hook up its four schools: Hamilton-Holmes Middle, Acquinton Middle, King William High and Cool Springs Primary School. Involved is a new fiber route from Route 360 in Hannover to Central Garage and south down Route 30 to the first of those schools. Richmond metro fiber has been one of Lumos's key focuses for a while now.
And Epsilon has a new interconnection partner this week that takes it into new territory. WIOCC is deploying Epsilon's Infiny platform in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, taking its reach into sub-Saharan Africa for the first time. WIOCC is a carrier's carrier owned jointly by 14 major African telcos with a 55,000km terrestrial network plus plenty of submarine connectivity.