Here is a set of quick takes on news from around the world, but mostly in Europe this time:
Interoute has helped another European enterprise move into the cloud. Brenderup Group, which manufacturers trailers and load carrier systems, has migrated all its service onto Interoute's Virtual Data Centre platform and connected to it via SD-WAN. Brenderup's operations span six countries, and had already been an MPLS customer of Interoute.
The low latency Ethernet specialists at BSO have decided to bulk up the company's operations team. BSO says it is making a multi-million-dollar reinvestment that will double the size of the service delivery team and network operations. BSO acquired Apsara Networks in the first quarter, adding more microwave technology to its network, and is looking to tune its capabilities toward more opportunities in the global marketplace.
Epsilon has a new interconnection partner on its Infiny platform. France-IX's Paris and Marseille hubs are now connected to the platform, offering deeper access to the French internet marketplace as well as to the networks coming in from the Middle East and Africa in Marseille. Epsilon has been aggressively adding internet exchange points to its platform, creating a broad international community.
And also in France, Kosc Telecom has announced a new wholesale fiber offering. The plans will expand Kosc's Connectivity-as-a-Service platform deeper into the enterprise space. A 'Best Effort Fibre' is already in place, and by the end of July the company will complement that with E-Access Fibre. Kosc's network spans 20,000km nationally in France, reaching into 180 cities, leveraging optical gear from ADVA and routers from Nokia.