Int’l Bytes: GCX, Nokia, Assia, CenturyLink, Interxion

April 11th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

Here are a few interesting recent news items from around the world:

The possibility of Global Cloud Exchange landing in the hands of Russia’s Sistema may be subsiding. According to reports out of India, Sistema would rather just buy Reliance’s Indian business, as the subsea cables owned by GCX are fore the most part older with ‘limited residual life’. Or they could just be trying to get a better price, who knows.

Nokia has won the #1 position in the bidding to supply equipment for China Mobile’s regional optical network. The deployment will span 13 city metro areas and two provincial backbone networks, and will support the company’s future 5G rollout. Nokia’s 1830 PSS-24xs platform will be at the core of the new transport network.

ASSIA has won a key global customer for its cloud-based WiFi management technology. Telefonica will be deploying the company’s CloudCheck solution across its Latin American footprint, enabling it to better monitor and optimize the customer experience.

CenturyLink and Sony have been working on some new live broadcast video technology. The two have successfully tested a long distance Remote Integration between New York and London in what was the first transatlantic SMTPE 2110 IP live transmission. Operational latency was negligible despite the separation between switcher processor and control panel.

And Colt has added a second PoP within Interxion’s Marseille campus at the MRS2 facility. Marseille is Europe’s gateway to the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and MRS2 at full buildout will offer 4,300 square meters of space. Colt has an extensive metro network in Marseille as well as connectivity to some 40 of Interxion’s data centers across Europe.

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Categories: Internet Backbones · Mergers and Acquisitions · Software · Undersea cables · Video

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