A few items from first thing Monday or late last week:
ADVA says it has achieved an industry first in transatlantic bandwidth, working with Acacia Communications. Their FSP 3000 TeraFlex gear was used to demonstrate a 300Gbps wavelength over a link of 6,800km with 70GHz channel spacing. A commercially available transponder with real time DSP was used. The gear does 600Gbps within the metro.
Zayo has picked up a new enterprise customer north of the border. An unnamed 'global professional services' company has selected Zayo for managed IP. The IP-VPN solution will connect several dozen locations across Canada, leveraging the Allstream assets that Zayo bought a couple years ago. Zayo recently announced plans to split its business down wholesale and enterprise lines.
In Africa, Liquid Telecom is making a move along the northern coast of Africa in its ongoing pan-African expansion. Liquid and Telecom Egypt are working together, planning a $400M investment that includes a link from Cairo to Dakar in the West African nation of Senegal as well as data centers and other infrastructure. The plans build on the recent Cape-to-Cairo buildout and current efforts to go across the middle of the continent through Sudan and Chad to Nigeria.
And late last week Epsilon and AMS-IX expanded their partnership. The two are working together in the far east, specifically at AMS-IX Hong Kong. Epsilon's partners will be able to leverage the exchange on-demand via the Infiny platform. AMS-IX Hong Kong has some 50 ASNs connected with traffic now peakming at 40G.