I'll be at the Telecom Exchange today, so if you're there don't hesitate to say hi. In the meantime, here are a few news bytes to keep an eye on:
Colt Technology Services is expanding its efforts to tap into the North American marketplace with the launch of a new US network. They have hooked up 13 major cities, including all the usual suspects like NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco, allowing them to better target the needs of multinational enterprises and the company's customers in the financial vertical.
Infinera has won a high profile interconnection customer for its data center interconnect solution. DE-CIX has deployed Infinera's Cloud Xpress 2 within the company's internet exchanges around the world, including Frankfurt, NYC, and Dallas. The gear will help DE-CIX scale its platforms to meet demand flexibly and at scale. Axians helped out with the implementation.
And Comcast is teaming up with CTNext, District Innovation and Venture Center, and Elm City Innovation Collaborative up in New Haven, Connecticut. The four announced a joint project yesterday in the city's Mill River neighborhood that will see a 106K square foot facility on James Street turned into a tech hub and innovation campus. Comcast has committed $700K in cash and services to the project, including a multi-gigabit connection, hosted cloud voice, video, and WiFi services.