Here’s a quick rundown of some network news from around the industry worth noting:
GTT has picked up a customer in the event services business. They are providing Glasshouses with wired and WiFi connectivity for its collection of New York City event spaces. Glasshouses will use GTT’s portal to manage its need for burstable, secure, and low latency connectivity.
Windstream Enterprise is adding further capabilities to its SD-WAN platform. This week they introduced WE Connect Insight Engine, which collects and makes available usage data across all a customer’s locations. We’re seeing many providers providing such datasets, and I wonder in what ways they are starting to be used.
)verseas, Vodafone Group has decided to sell a majority stake in its Egyptian business to Saudi Telecom Company. STC will be spending $2.3B to buy a 55% stake in the business, including usage of Vodafone’s brand and central procurement capabilities going forward. The two companies hope to have the deal complete by June of this year.
And a week ago, I missed the completion of a fiber build out in the Pacific Northwest. Wave Business has built out a new 3,456-strand fiber ring in Hillsboro, Oregon. Combined with its existing ring, the infrastructure hooks up 14 data center destinations as well as 7 submarine cable systems. Wave’s infrastructure spans some 20K route miles of fiber.
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