More Tuesday Bytes: Seaborn, RETN, Epsilon, Bluebird

October 20th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

Now some news from this morning from around the world:

Seaborn has launched services on AMX-1 with some help from Infinera. They have deployed Infinera’s XT Series platform on the cable between the Jacksonville and Rio de Janeiro, complementing their Seabras-1 system and giving them a roadmap to 800G. Seaborn emerged from restructuring over the summer, and is busily mapping out its next phase.

RETN continues to add nodes to its global internet backbone. They have expanded into China with a new PoP in Beijing. The expansion is powered by redundant fiber from Kazakhstan via TRANSKZ, giving them a direct route between Beijing, Central Asia, and Europe. They plan to link that Beijing PoP to their existing Hong Kong PoP as well.

Epsilon has made an inorganic move to expand its software development muscle. They have acquired the UK-based software company 7D Digital, with whom they have been working for some time on the Infiny platform anyway. By bringing 7D Digital in house, Epsilon will be able to devote more dedicated resources to the platform that is becoming a larger and larger part of their furutre plans.

And back in the USA, Bluebird Network has launched its own IX. Partnering with the Kansas City Internet Exchange, they have created SpringIX, located within the Bluebird Underground Data Center in Springfield, Missouri, which we had CEO Michael Morey here to talk about a while back. Bluebird recently completed a 61-mile fiber expansion in Springfield. 

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Categories: Interconnection · Internet Backbones · Mergers and Acquisitions · Software

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