Int’l Bytes: Telia, Orange, ZY4, DT, Huawei

December 12th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

Despite the impending holidays, it has been a rich week on the international front in telecom and internet infrastructure news.  Here’s a little more to catch up on:

Telia Carrier has added a new PoP to its network up in the Alps. The global backbone operator now has a presence in colozü, a carrier neutral facility in Zurich. Telia has seen bandwidth demand on the route between Zurich and Basel and is moving to better satisfy it. This is the company’s third PoP in Zurich.

Orange Business Services has picked up some SD-WAN business in the Middle East. Majid Al Futtaim Retail has selected Orange Business Services’ Flexible SD-WAN to hook up the 250 Carrefour stores it operates across some 38 markets in the region. It’s Orange’s first SD-WAN sale of note in the Middle East.

ZY4 and the University of Cambridge have signed an MOU this week. The two plan to explore the use of quantum safe encryption protocols and services. The two will take ZY4’s proprietary technologies and run with them, implementing a pilot program to see just what can be done with this stuff in the near future, and what can’t.

DT’s Global Carrier group has signed a signalling agreement with Sweden-based Tele2 Group. Starting this month Tele2 will be leveraging DT’s Smart IPX network to support its global roaming needs, especially for its customer bases in Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands and of course Sweden.

And of course there is the Huawei CFO drama. Meng Wanzhou has made bail up in Canada, where she was arrested earlier this month while on a layover concerning charges she helped Huawei evade US sanctions on the export of sensitive technologies. She and several backers put up C$10M, and she will stay at one of her homes in Vancouver with an ankle bracelet and no passport. Now we wait for the extradition hearings with the ongoing US/China trade war as a backdrop.

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