Here are a few quick takes from mid-week as we approach Labor Day weekend.
Megaport has another data center partner for its interconnection platform. They are teaming up with ST Telemedia Global Data Centres to deliver their SDN-powered elastic interconnection services out of STT Tai Seng 1 in Singapore. The arrangement will enable tenants of the facility to rapidly provision connections to all the major clouds, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Alibaba, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce for starters.
Hurricane Electric’s ever expanding network has a new PoP in central Virginia, a region that has been a hotbed of infrastructure growth over the last few years. The company’s IPv4/IPv6 backbone now has a presence in The Pixel Factory in Ashland, just outside of Richmond. HE has been steadily adding depth organically for many years and today hooks up to 185 internet exchange points alone.
The cloud-based VoIP provider Telinta is expanding its softswitch platform globally. They have deployed infrastructure in the APAC hubs of Tokyo and Sydney, the European hubs of London and Frankfurt, and the North American hubs of Dallas, Toronto, and New York City. They have also beefed up their infrastructure within their home turf at 165 Halsey Street in Newark.
The enemies of the T-Mobile/Sprint deal are definitely marshaling their forces. Today, both Altice USA and Dish Network have filed objections to the transactions. Altice wants regulators to make T-Mobile to honor the partnerships it has struck up with Sprint and to divest some spectrum. Dish thinks it will lead to higher prices and that the argument that the two can’t do 5G properly without combining is overstated. None of this seems particularly original for some reason.
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The United States does not benefit at all from a T-Mobile Sprint combination. This needs to be kicked to the curb as soon as possible so we can get moving on to more important things.
Ignore any claims anyone makes about 5G for several more years as what they’re talking about now has absolutely nothing to do with 5G. It’s just deploying more 4G, with a marketing spin.