Wednesday Bytes: Fusion, Colo Atl, France-IX, Telia, GTT

July 18th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

Two enterprise contracts in the US, plus a new interconnection and an M&A over in Europe, and a federal contract that are worth a look:

Fusion has picked up a five-year, $5.1M deal in the automotive vertical. An unnamed ‘leading automotive industry distributor’ has selected the Fusion’s connectivity, voice, and cloud access solutions to enable its business across a large geographic footprint. Fusion recently announced the acquisition of MegaPath as well.

Colo Atl has a new tenant down in Atlanta from the financial vertical. Colony Bankcorp will be leasing space in the company’s downtown facility at 55 Marietta Street and using the Meet-Me area the connect with network operators. Colony Bank has 27 locations across Georgia.

France-IX will soon have a new connectivity option available at its Marseille exchange. In the second half of 2018, Packet Clearing House will be implementing two new connections at the facility in addition to upgrading its link to the company’s Paris exchange. Through PCH, other exchange participants will be able to more directly connect with the Quad9 DNS resolver.

In Scandinavia, Telia has made an M&A move to increase its presence in Norway. They have agreed to buy TDC’s Norwegian business for $2.6B. TDC was recently bought by the Macquarie Group, something Telia didn’t think regulators would let them do. But this piece is probably easier to get done, although Telenor probably would prefer otherwise.

And GTT has picked up a government contract in a far flung location.  They have been awarded a contract by DITCO to supply services over in Afghanistan.  The deal is worth some $24M and demonstrate’s the global reach of GTT’s backbone.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Datacenter · ILECs, PTTs · Interconnection · Mergers and Acquisitions

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