A few interesting items from around the world to keep up with at midweek:
Infinera revealed a significant contract with the 25,000km AAE-1 subsea cable system this week. The optical vendor's ICE4 technology has been deployed by AAE-1 in an upgrade that double's the system's capacity while cutting costs and increasing service agility and network reliability. AAE-1 connects Europe with Southeast Asia via the Middle East, with branches to just about everyone along the way there.
QTS and Eurofiber have expanded their partnership over in the Netherlands. The arrangement leverages QTS's Gronigen and Eemshaven data center infrastructure with Eurofiber's DCspine interconnection capabilities and connects QTS's facilities directly. The result will be easier on-demand connectivity for QTS's tenants to destinations in the cloud and to subsea cables like HAVFRUE via the new COBRA system.
Quortus has received a capital infusion to help with its expansion plans. Communications Systems Inc. and cellXion Ltd have made a strategic investment into the 4G/5G solutions provider. UK-based Quortus is launching a suite of new products aimed at the 'private wireless edge', and will use the new funds to take those products to market in the US, Europe, and Japan.
And Greenhouse Datacenters has expanded both its footprint and its management team this week. They have doubled capacity at the company's flagship DC 2 facility in Naaldwijk, near Rotterdam and TheHague in the Netherlands. The expansion consists of the opening of a new data room adding 400 square meters of colo space supporting another 260 racks. In addition, the company has appointed Guido Sip as its Chief Commercial Officer. Sip moves over from the network operator Relined and will be helping to take the new space to market.
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