Int’l Roundup: Telia, TDCG, MainOne, Huawei

September 4th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

The US was off yesterday, but the rest of the world managed to keep busy.  Here are a few interesting items worth noting:

Telia has added another node to its global IP backbone. The Scandinavian-based company has added depth in the APAC region with a new PoP in Tokyo, Japan. Citing a surge in APAC traffic flows, they hope to tap into the broad Japanese IP traffic market, offering both regional connectivity and low latency routes to Europe.

There has been a bit of colo consolidation over in the Netherlands already this week. On Monday, The Datacenter Group announced the acquisition of two facilities from the Rabo Bouwfonds Communication Infrastructure Fund. The deal brings the company’s footprint to 20,000 square meters of server space and 30MW of power across Amsterdam, Delft, Utrecht, and Rotterdam. TDCG is emphasizing its Dutch roots and ownership in the wake of this year’s GDPR rollout.

West Africa will be getting some more data center space. MainOne and the data center supplier Minkels are teaming up to expand the footprint of MainOne subsidiary MDXi beyond Lagos, Nigeria. The pair plan to build three new facilities, one in each of Sagamu (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana) and Abidjan (Cote D’Ivoire). It’s a 10 year project aimed at a vastly underdeveloped piece of the global internet economy.

And Huawei may be on the outs with some western governments these days, but at least the German city of Duisburg likes them. The Chinese vendor will be hosting a visit from a 19-person delegation from Duisburg’s local government as the two deepen their relationship. Huawei is helping the city with its smart city transformation, putting its gear and technology to work to leverage the cloud, 5G, IoT, and every other buzzword currently popular.

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Categories: Datacenter · Internet Backbones · Mergers and Acquisitions · Telecom Equipment

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