Plenty of infrastructure news from around the world to keep busy with this week:
Tampnet and KPN have put a new network into operation into the Dutch end of the North Sea. With 10 new masts and 25 antennas, the two will be providing wireless services to the oil and gas, wind, and maritime industries to an additional 5,000 square kilometers. The network is also built to support IoT and sensor applications via NB-IoT and CATM1 narrowband technologies.
Bulk Data Centers continues to expand its footprint as well. The Norway-based company has added another 3MW of critical power at the N01 data center in southern Norway. The upgrade was turned around within 4 months in response to customer demand for high density computing solutions. The facility has access to as much as 1GW of renewable, carbon-free power.
Epsilon has won a new convert to its Infiny network-as-a-service platform. The South American network operator InterNexa has signed on, gaining on-demand access to internet exchanges in Europe like LINX and AMS-IX and some 220 data centers on Epsilon's fabric. InterNexa operates a fiber network in Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, and Chile, and is leveraging Epsilon's remote peering in Miami to make it happen.
Interxion has plans to expand its footprint in Austria. Now a division of Digital Realty, the European data center operator has acquired land in Vienna upon which it can build some 22,000 square meters and 40MW of additional IT capacity. The land is about a kilometer away from their existing campus and was acquired as part of the urban development project "TwentyOne" by Bondi Consuilt.
And Colt has been busy over in Japan. They announced today a new contract with Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS. MRI DCS is usinging Colt's dedicated cloud access services to support a new multi-cloud storage service called Dilbertas. Dilbertas currently supports connectivity to AWS and Azure, and will be expanding its reach to the western part of Japan over time.
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