Thursday Roundup: Ciena, Seaborn, T5 Data Centers, Orange Business

October 8th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

Two contract wins, a new CEO, and a new data center, not necessarily in that order:

Ciena has won some business over in the Philippines this week. Yesterday they announced that Converge ICT is deploying their tunable 400G WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solution in the Manila metro area. Also part of the deployment are Ciena’s CDC and CDC-F ROADMs, Liquid Spectrum analytics, and MCP domain controller. The upgrades will enable Converge ICT to meet the ever rising appetite for bandwidth.

Seaborn Networks has hired itself a new CEO. Effective back on October 1, industry veteran Steve Orlando has taken the helm of the submarine cable operator. Orlando has put in time at CenturyLink, Level 3, Global Crossing, Verizon Business, and most recently Zayo where he was SVP of Fiber and Network Solutions. We had Seaborn’s Andy Bax here over the summer for a chat following the company’s emergence from restructuring.

T5 Data Centers has made a move into Silicon Valley. They have revealed the acquisition of a 128,000SF, 17MW data center in Newark CA. In addition the company unveiled plans to develop an additional 180,000SF, 32.1MW facility on the same property. Newark is a suburb just across the bay from Palo Alto and next door to Fremont. The project takes advance of the PG&E Direct Access program.

And Orange Business has won over another enterprise for its IoT technology. SHV Energy will be using the company’s IoT connectivity to deploy smart telemetry and meters on its gas tanks in the US and Europe. Data from those tanks will be transported over Orange’s global network back to SHV Energy’s headquarters, enabling them to monitor the fill status in real time and ensure smoother operations.  

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Categories: Datacenter · IoT, M2M · Telecom Equipment · Undersea cables

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