Several interesting items worth keeping track of:
WANRack has finished off another network build in the education vertical. They announced this morning the completion of a rack-to-rack custom-built WAN for the Castleberry School District in Fort Worth, Texas. The new WAN replaces a shared solution from another vendor with direct fiber connectivity. WANRack has several wins in Texas now.
Edgecore Networks has a new technology partner. They have teamed up with Volta Networks, who will be supplying cloud-native virtual routing software for Edgecore’s open networking switches. The combination supports disaggregated cell gateways, lowering costs and maximizing scalability out at the edge.
Digital Realty’s ambitions in Japan have some new land to work with. MC Digital Realty, the company’s joint venture with Mitsubishi, has agreed to acquire another plot of land in Tokyo close to the 5 acres it acquired earlier this year in the Inzai data center cluster. They plan to combine the two and build three new facilities (NRT11, NRT12, and NRT13) on them over time in addition to NRT10 which was already announced, eventually totaling 120MW of new colo.
And the smart-home specialist Plume has added two key partners to its ecosystem. This morning they announced a new partnership with the NCTC, gaining potential access to 750+ broadband and cable operators nationally for the company’s home wifi, security, and other services. Meanwhile, yesterday they also announced an arrangement with AMT that targets the independent ISP space. Put those together and Plume now has a seat at the table for a much wider customer base.
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