A few interesting items to end the week with:
Telia Carrier's relationship with The Quilt has been renewed. The Quilt is a vehicle that regional US R&E networks use to acquire the bandwidth infrastructure they need. Telia currently delivers more than 300Gbps of IP Transit to the organization's members hooking up 20+ organizations.
Juniper Networks made an inorganic move yesterday, announcing its intention to buy HTBASE. HTBASE specializes in simplifying multicloud environments and has created a unique platform for storage, computing, and networking. The deal will also supply Juniper with additional talent and technology related to SDN and cloud connectivity as it continues to transform its approach to the market.
Huawei has officially joined the global blockchain community. The company's HUAWEI CLOUD division says that earlier this month it took the blockchain service it previously launched for the Chinese market in October and made it available to customers worldwide. It's basically a platform and set of tools compliant with Hyperledger and Kubernetes that the enterprise community can use to develop blockchain applications tailored for their own sectors.
And Arvig has expanded its presence up in the upper Midwest. The Minnesota-based service provider has bought a new office building in New Hope, just to the northwest of Minneapolis. The new location will house the company's metro fiber and construction divisions. Arvig has been seeing strong growth in wholesale and enterprise connectivity demand.