A few items to catch up on from the start of this week and the end of last week:
Conterra is putting more of Ciena’s gear to work across its network footprint. They have selected Ciena’s packet-optical platform as its core switch and will be expanding deployment of Ciena’s service aggregation switches as well. The result will be expanded MEF-compatable Ethernet services as well as more control over the company’s network infrastructure broadly.
Windstream has postponed its Q4 and full year 2018 earnings release in the wake of last week’s court ruling. The embattled company had been scheduled to post results on Thursday this week, but will now regroup and post them sometime before March 18. A judge awarded the hedge fund Aurelius a $310M judgement over Windstream’s spinoff of what is now Uniti Group, and both the company and the markets are still trying to figure out how it will all shake out.
Stream Data Centers has some big plans in the southwestern state of Arizona. They have acquired a 418,000 square foot facility on 157 acres in Goodyear,15 miles west of Phoenix. They’ll be redeveloping the property into a data center campus aimed at hyperscale and enterprise customers. Plans call for a potential expansion up to as many as 2 million square feet and an onsite 350MW substation.
And Bahrain’s Batelco is taking the international cable system it launched last year in the Persian Gulf to a broader platform. The Batelco Gulf Network is now the Batelco Global Network, and will have a multiservice node in the French hub of Marseilles.
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