A few quick-takes on news from around the industry this week:
Ciena has unveiled the latest version of its WaveLogic chips, the WaveLogic 5. The new chip will bring 800G capabilities to the company's coherent optical portfolio, providing programmable capacity in 50G increments over a single wavelength. Gear leveraging the chip is expected to be available in the second half of this year.
H5 Data Centers and Archeo Futurus are teaming up down in San Antonio, Texas. The two have partnered to launch an internet exchange at 100 Taylor Street, which H5 just purchased a few months ago. SAT-IX will initially have access to some 25 carriers in the building, with growth ahead from there. Archeo Futurus also operates cloud and IX services in NYC, Ashburn, Seattle, and Fremont CA.
365 Data Centers added some further depth to its portfolio this week. Yesterday they launched cyber security solutions with the help of Tel-Networks, bringing capabilities from a host of third parties to bear on the enterprise market. The move complements 365DC's launch of managed services for the enterprise last month.
And Mitel has won an expanded relationship with a high profile customer from my neck of the woods. The Philadelphia Phillies are using the company's cloud communications portfolio broadly across the organization and the team's stadium. CENet Solutions handled the deployment, which includes updated phones and a call center upgrade.