Yesterday was MLK day in the US, but there was plenty of interesting news anyway and a bunch of it from overseas worth checking out:
Equinix may be getting some new submarine cable connectivity out in APAC soon. RTI Connectivity has picked Equinix data centers for two endpoints of new JGA cable system they are building between Japan and Australia via Guam. JGA North will terminate at Equinix TY2 in Tokyo, while JGA South will terminate at Equinix SY4 in Sydney. From Guam JGA will connect to other cables with transpacific destinations, and it will also have a branch to Australia's Sunshine Coast.
Telxius's BRUSA cable between Brazil and the US hit a new theoretical top capacity milestone this week. In a trial using Ciena's WaveLogic 5 Extereme, they demonstrated a 550Gbps single-wavelength channel speed, and also verified a 20Tbps per single fiber pair commercial solution. The latter would give the 8-fiber-pair system a total possible capacity of 160Tbps. BRUSA was just launched a year and a half ago between Rio de Janeiro and Virginia Beach.
DE-CIX has yet another international internet exchange expansion planned. After its recent move into Malaysia, DE-CIX now plans to open an IX in Singapore. They are partnering with Starwing Technologies to build out the interconnection ecosystem based on the DE-CIX Apollon platform. According to the announcement, DE-CIX has more plans for the ASEAN region on the drawing board as well.
And late last week, Telstra and Chayora teamed up to better address the broader Chinese marketplace. The partnership aims to combine the capabilities of Telstra's network and colo footprint within China with Chayora's new hyperscale campus in Tianjin. Telstra's footprint within China comes largely from the Pacnet acquisition, as Pacnet had invested significant time in developing the necessary licenses and relationships in the world's largest market.
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