Four interesting contract wins from three continents:
Fusion has picked up a $3.5M, 3-year deal with an unnamed 'major restaurant chain. It's an expansion of an existing relationship, with $1.6M of existing revenue renewed and $1.9M in new cloud solutions added into the mix. Some 40 additional sites are now covered, and SD-WAN is now part of the solution. Fusion acquired Birch earlier this year, dramatically expanding its presence nationally.
Limelight Networks picked up some CDN business in the gaming vertical this week. The French startup DIMOBA will be using their CDN and video acceleration technology for their Bethewone live trivia game. Such games depend heavily on low latency and high quality live video given the real time nature of the competition.
Exponential-e has won a high profile deal to bring more bandwidth to the famous London hotel The Ritz. The UK-based service provider will help The Ritz take room service to another level with a 10Gbps circuit, upgrading from 1Gbps. The hotel's network has to be able to support as many as 1,200 connections - both from guests and from staff.
And Calix wins the prize for most exotic locale for a new contract this week. They are working with Housing Development Corporation in the Maldives, the archipelago nation off the west coast of India. Calix's gear and services will be helping power the smart city ambitions of Hulhumale, which envisions an island-wide GPON network that powers applications like smart traffic management and lighting and video surveillance.