A few items from EMEA worth noting from the first half of this week:
Ericsson has won another outsourcing deal, this time in the Middle East. The Saudi Arabian operator Mobily has signed up to have the Swedish vendor manage its IT operations and infrastructure management. BSS and customer support is also part of the arrangement.
Orange Business has introduced a low power IoT solution for the enterprise market. It's based on LoRa open standards and is aimed at a variety of applications like energy and fluid management, on-site tracking, geo-fencing, waste control, environmental metering, lighting and parking monitoring in smart cities. a U.S. based multinational oil and gas company is already using the solution to track mobile assets across a large campus.
NTT's e-shelter subsidiary has plans for a huge new facility outside of London. The new campus in Dagenham, East London will support up to 24,000 square meters of space and 60MW of IT load. NTT is also still in the process of combining e-shelter with its other European data center holding, UK-based Gyron.
And Kentik is jumping across the Atlantic to take on the European marketplace. The network analytics specialist has moved into Equinix's Frankfurt IBX, where it is hosting its SaaS platform. They are also moving to grow their channel programs in the region.
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