Tuesday Bytes: DE-CIX, Flexential, Telia, Altice

December 17th, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

A few items from across the sector to keep up with:

DE-CIX has a new key partner over in Istanbul. They are expanding the company’s Turkish IX footprint into Equinix’s IL2 IBX in the city, where tenants till be able to hook up with a simple cross connect. Meanwhile, DE-CIX’s customers will be able to leverage both Equinix’s colo and its metro connectivity to sites like the MedNautilus cable landing station.  DE-CIX has been in Istanbul since 2015.

Flexential has a new nonprofit customer in time for the holidays. The North Texas Food Bank is shifting its infrastructure and licences over to managed services provided by Flexential. NTFB had been hosting its data on-site at its HQ, but will be shifting to the cloud and leveraging managed services to simplify its processes and add in DRaaS as well. Flexential will be making a donation to NTFB as well as three other food banks around the country.

Telia Carrier just keeps on building out more US network infrastructure. Late last week they announced an upgrade in the southwest, bulking up their presence at phoenixNAP in Arizona. The expanded presence will power scalable, multi-terabit capacity to the company’s IP and data networks. Telia has been steadily investing in its presence in markets across the US for years now, adding dark fiber and upgrading its gear in response to customer demand.

And Altice is unloading half of its FTTH footprint in Portugal. Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners is buying a 49.99% stake in the Altice’s subsidiary MEO for €2.32 billion. The deal includes all of MEO’s fiber assets in Portugal, and follows up on a similar deal for a majority stake in its towers in the country last year to Morgan Stanley and other financial partners.  Might Altice’s US fiber assets follow a similar path?

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Categories: Datacenter · FTTH · Interconnection · Internet Backbones · Managed Services · Mergers and Acquisitions

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