Tuesday Bytes: CenturyLink, RETN, Infinera, Ribbon

November 12th, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

A few items from the start of this week:

CenturyLink has completed a fiber expansion up in the Pacific Northwest, or more specifically within the Silicon Forest area of Hillsboro, Oregon. They have brought new fiber over to the 108MW QTS data center there, along the way hooking up Flexential, Alcolek, and T5 facilities as well as two more data centers that are still under construction.

Meanwhile over in Europe, RETN has forged a new path between western Europe and Russia. Working with Beltelecom the UK-based carrier has completed a new DWDM route across the Republic of Belarus connecting Moscow with Frankfurt. The new route is powered by Infinera gear and offers latecny of 9.99ms from Moscow to Minsk and 32.3ms for the full trip to Frankfurt. It's one of the pieces of the TRANSKZ network's Central Way effort.

Speaking of Infinera, they teamed up with the Telecom Infra Project and Edgecore Networks yesterday for a Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway deployment. It's on Telefonica's mobile transport network in Germany, and leverages both Infinera's DRX-30 and Edgecore's AS7315-27X platforms as well as Infinera's Converged Network Operating System.

And Ribbon Communications has been busy over in Japan. They have deployed an Emergency Calling Service for Colt, enabling Colt to include location information and fully comply with regulatory requirements in the Japanese marketplace. The solution has been in place since March, and is part of a long term relationship between the two companies.

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