Three interesting items worth noting from the last day or two:
Vapor IO and a long list of partners formally launched the Kinetic Edge Alliance yesterday. The KEA aims to simplify edge computing by working together to roll out equipment and services across some 30 major metro markets. Deployment partners include Federated Wireless, Linode, MobiledgeX, Packet, StackPath, and of course Vapor IO. Technical partners include Alef Mobitech, Detecon Internationa, Hitachi Vantara, New Continuum, Pluribus Networks, and Seagate.
Ciena is taking its gear to India via an MoU with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. BSNL will be leveraging Ciena's packet optical, packet networking and Blue Planet software as it rolls out the infrastructure needed for 5G. Specifically they'll be jointly evaluating fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul transport use cases.
And Anova Financial Networks is moving ahead with plans to expand its Asian presence. The low latency specialist has received licenses in Singapore and Japan, and has now turned up a route between the two cities. Next on the menu for later this year are routes from Tokyo to each of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.