Int’l Bytes: Ericsson, RCom, Airtel, Telecom Egypt, DT, e-shelter

August 6th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

A few items from around the world to start the week:

Over in India, Ericsson and Reliance Communications have reached a settlement that will let the deal with Reliance Jio to go through. RCom will pay $80M or so to resolve Ericsson’s claims of unpaid service dues for the operation of the wireless assets they are selling to Jio. Thats a little less than half of the $171M that Ericsson was demanding based on the 7 year deal it signed in 2014.

Bharti Airtel has signed an agreement for a significant chunk of submarine cable capacity. They have done a deal with Telecom Egypt for fiber pairs on the MENA cable system between Egypt and Italy and on the TE North system between Egypt and France. Also included in the deal is a bundle of capacity on SMW5 and AAE1. Airtel will use the capacity to meet the demands of traffic growth and to add diversity to its global network.

And DT has added a couple new IP points of presence in its home turf of Germany. The company’s ICSS division has expanded its IP network into e-shelter data centers in both Frankfurt and Berlin. e-shelter has been the continental European datacenter arm of NTT Communications since 2015, operating 10 data centers across Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

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