Monday Roundup: FirstLight, Nokia, Juniper, Colt

November 9th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

Here's a quick rundown on some news from late last week plus a new data center launch from this morning:

FirstLight is supplying fiber connectivity to Hub66 up in northern New England. The two companies are teaming up to bring fiber-based connectivity to homes in rural communities in New Hampshire and Vermont. They started in Rindge and Enfield, and have continued on into Moultonborough, Fitzwilliam, and Rupert. Hub66 is a new and growing player in the region, having been founded in 2019.

Nokia has been busy up in the Swiss Alps. Late last week they announced the completion of the Ceneri Base Tunnel project and the consolidation with the Gotthard Base Tunnel that is already in place. Nokia's OSS system is now in place to integrate data from two data networks, video suveillance, tunnel radios, and emergency communications and interfaces with the Swiss Federal Railways infrastructure. The Ceneri and Gotthard Base Tunnels make for a new, faster rail route between Zurich and Milan.

Juniper Networks won a new convert to its AI-powered network technology last week. Alamanda College has selected the company's Mist AI to upgrade its campus networks down in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. They have decided to move all data and infrastructure to the cloud, with special priority on optimizing the experience for some 5,000 device connections every day. That includes not just improved distance learning but things like proximity tracing in this current era of COVID-19.

And just this morning, Colt Data Center Services has officially launched its new Inzai 3 data center over in Japan. The 27MW facility more than doubles Colt's capacity at its Inzai campus, and yet is already 90% pre-leased. The connstruction incorporated techniques to better withstand earthquakes by enabling the entire building to move as a whole rather than sway back and forth. Colt is seeing massive demand in Japan for hyperscale data center space.

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Categories: Artificial Intelligence · Datacenter · Engineering & Construction · Fiber Networks

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