A few items to start the week with:
Infinera has won a convert to its Groove Series G30 platform down in Brazil. The wholesale carrier Vogel Telecom has deployed the gear on its network, including on the high traffic route between São Paulo and Belo Horizonte. Vogel’s footprint spans some 26,000km, and the upgrade will double their capacity while providing a path to upgrade with ICE6 down the road.
On last week’s earnings call, Uniti Group revealed some additional inorganic activity with Bluebird and Macquarie. They recently sold an ownership stake in their midwestern network operating company to Macquarie Infrastructure Partners. That’s the fiber they had coming out of the earlier deal, which had (and still has) been leased back for use by Bluebird/MIP. Now MIP has paid $168M for an ownership stake of that entity, although Uniti still has a stake as well.
DE-CIX has added some new reach to its Indian IX footprint. DE-CIX India has expanded its footprint into STT Telemedia’s data centers in both Delhi and Chennai. That gives them 10 in India as a whole, 5 of which are in Mumbai of course. And in Mumbai they also recently launched DirectCLOUD services, hooking up customers to Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and Amazon AWS.
And Peerless Network continues to expand its presence in the enterprise VoIP space. They have added the national master agency Telecom Consulting Group to their channel program. TCG will help them take their voice, SIP, and UCaaS services to a broader enterprise market. In addition to their enterprise push, on the wholesale side Peerless Network’s infrastructure terminates 9B minutes per month.
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