Four quick bytes of expansion news from around the world and the industry worth noting thus far this week:
Telia Carrier has added some depth in the Balkans. Telia's international backbone has its first PoP in Serbia after a deployment in Belgrade. Serbian demand for bandwidth had reached levels justifying the investment, which will lower latencies and increase bandwidth to the region.
Massive Networks has added some fiber reach out in Colorado. The expansion adds greater depth within and around Boulder County, especially in Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Longmont, Louisville, and of course Boulder itself. Massive's network can now reach some 47,000 buildings in the state, blending IP transit from a dozen providers into a single 10G private backbone.
Internap is deploying a suite of new technology from Ciena as part of an upgrade of the company's networks. The buildout will integrate a high capacity backbone between the company's core colo facilities in NYC, Dallas, and San Jose with metro Ethernet services in those metro areas and also Chicago, Boston, and Phoenix. The solution leverages Ciena's Wavelogic technology, Waveserver platform, 5170 service aggregation switches, and Blue Planet MSP platform.
And 165 Halsey has two new network tenants in its ecosystem. The distributed networks specialist ExteNet Systems and the manged services provider Planet Networks have expanded into the Newark data center facility. That brings 165 Halsey's connectivity options to above 60 networks for customers within the facility's 1.2M square feet of space.