Some news from two vendors and a new data center campus to take note of from midweek:
Ciena has added some muscle to its portfolio for 5G. They have added 5G-optimized routers with an open network sliceing-capable architecture to support converged xHaul transport, and enhance their Blue Plant software automation platform with network slicing and dynamic planning capabilities to go along with it. It’s another example of the work going on out there to properly scale 5G deployments.
Cologix continues to work on its presence up in Vancouver up in British Columbia. They are welcoming the Vancourver Internet Exchange into their new VAN3 facility at 2828 Natal street. VANIX is already in the company’s other two Vancouver facilities of course, and the new facility’s 5MW of power and 42K square feet will provide ample space for new interconnection customers.
And Nokia is making an inorganic move deeper into silicon photonics. Yesterday they announced a deal to acquire Elenion Technologies, whose specialty is a silicon photonics design platform. Nokia hopes the combined solution will enable it to offer a lower the cost per bit to network operators. Elenion is based in NYC, and the planned deal is expected to close by the end of the quarter.
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