A few interesting items from around the world:
Nokia has won a high profile deal in the world’s biggest market. They are deploying optical networking gear and services for the State Grid Corporation of China. SGCC supplies power to 1.1B people across 88% of China’s territory, making it the biggest energy utility in the world by far. The deal covers deployoments in Hebai, Hunan, and Chongqing as well as expansions in 10 other provinces, providing the communications infrastructure to power the national utility grid.
Telstra has expanded its global media network with some new PoPs in Asia. They have added new nodes in both India and China (Beijing, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Chennai) that are designed to better connect to media broadcasters in the region. Telstra also added a strategic partnership with Zixi to further improve its distribution capabilities.
And DE-CIX has added another node in southeastern Germany. They have added the noris network data center Munich East, located in Aschheim outside of Munich, as a data center partner. DE-CIX will be operating its own network hardware in the facility, which will be providing the space and power, enabling tenants to directly leverage DE-CIX’s interconnection services. Munich East came online in mid-2017.
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