Some other catch-up from this week: two enterprise solutions, some submarine cable progress, and a customer contract:
Colt has launched a new enterprise solution, Intelligent Communications. They are combining their network services and SIP trunking capabilities with Microsoft Office 365 applications to add a new dimension to their portfolio. Ingram Micro's CloudBlue division is helping bring the product to market, which will be available in 13 countries across Europe initially.
EllaLink has taking another step forward in its quest to directly connect Europe and South America. Alcatel Submarine Networks, a division of Nokia, has begun construction of the cable itself. If they stay on schedule, the cable will go live sometime next year with 4 fiber pairs and connect the European markets of Lisbon, Madrid, and Marseille with Brazil's Fortaleza and São Paulo, stopping off at a few islands along the way.
EXFO announced a key customer contract this week worth $4.9M. An unnamed US Tier 1 service provider is leveraging the company's real-time network topology software as part of an ongoing network transformation. The solution will enable thte provider to better combine legacy and nextgen systems while maintaining a unified view of the network.
And 365 Data Centers has introduced a new managed services solution aimed at the enterprise market. They are offering to handle the procurement and maintenance of data center assets for enterprises, enabling them to focus on their core businesses while leveraging Dell EMC solutions and of course their own solutions.