Here’s some of this week’s news from around the world to catch up on:
Telia Carrier had two backbone announcements this week. They have expanded their global IP backbone in the Far East with a second PoP in Hong Kong. The deployment at Equinix HK1 comes in response to growing traffic demands in the region and comes with reach into the other Equinix facilities in the city. And Telia has added a new customer in Italy. The ISP and data center provider Unidata is using their Rome PoP to provide some of its global internet connectivity.
Colt is also putting resource to work in the Far East. Today they launched SIP trunking services in both Hong Kong and Singapore, strengthening the company’s voice business in the region. They had previously extended the services beyond Europe into Japan after the combination with KVH, but haven’t been hurrying the process.
Interxion has opened some new space in the key market of London. They have officially opened LON3, which sits between Square Mile and Tech City. The facility offers 1,800 square meeters of colo space and of course plenty of connectivity options. Brexit or not, the infrastructure business in London never sleeps.
And Equinix is adding another global market to its portfolio. The global data center giant is making a play for Seoul, South Korea with a new facility. The new SL1 IBX will span 18,000 square feet and 550 cabinets of colo space in phase 1, and will be located at Sangam in the city’s central business district. It should be ready sometime in Q3 of this year.
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