Two network expansions and two items from the vendor space:
Telia Carrier's expansion in Mexico has taken it into a couple of new markets this week. They have added two new PoPs in the city of Monterrey, teaming up with Neutral Networks. And further south they have also added new PoP in Querétaro, teaming up with QuattroCom. Both markets are hooked up to Telia Carrier's global network via their nodes in southern Texas.
DataBank has a new fiber option available at its facility down in Atlanta, Georgia. Southern Telecom has extended its deep regional and metro footprint into their ATL1 location, which also houses Southern Crossroads. The expansion will enable STI to supply fiber connectivity to the independent cloud provider Linode.
There was some interesting consolidation over on the vendor front. Viavi has acquired Expandium, a specialist in core network monitoring and assurance based in Saint-Herblain, France. Through this deal, Viavi adds cloud-native, microservices-based, 5G-ready capabilities to its portfolio, as well as the talent to further develop the technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
And Fortinet revealed a half dozen new customers for its secure SD-WAN technology yesterday. Fusion Connect, HubOne, Kazteleport, Optical Networks, Thrive, and TNS have all tapped Fortinet to help them better serve enterprises in their respective markets. The intersection between security and SD-WAN has been an popular place this year.
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