A few international items to check in on, all with roots in APAC.
Hawaiki has a new partner who will help it take all that transpacific capacity to a broader spectrum of customers. PacketFabric has signed a strategic partnership with the cable system, putting a key new route onto its SDN-based network platform. Hawaiki went live last year adding new diversity between the US and Australia/New Zealand.
Infinera has won a deeper relationship with Telstra. The Australian-based network operator is rolling out Infinera's ICE4 optical engine across the company's entire APAC subsea infrastructure. The deployment enables 200Gbps wavelengths and boosts Telstra's potential bandwidth by 160% and port density by 140%. Telstra's deep subsea footprint in the APAC region derives in part from the Pacnet deal four years ago.
And HGC Global Communications has added some more depth in the south of France. The Hong Kong-based network operator has added a new PoP in Marseille and will be using France-IX for peering and interconnection. Marseille is one of Europe's major infrastructure hubs due to the concentration of submarine cables emanating from the city to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.