Thursday Roundup: Ciena, DE-CIX, BringCom, ADVA

November 5th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

The US may still be holding its breath, but the rest of the world is at least still going through the motions.  Here are two vendor wins, one NNI, and a traffic milestone:

Ciena has picked up some subsea business over in APAC. Their GeoMesh Extreme gear is being deployed by SUB.CO and APX Partners on their Indigo cable system between Sydney, Perth, and Singapore. The upgrade will deliver 500Gbps single-wavelength channel speeds across the system, which consists of two fiber pairs spanning 9,000km. They will also be using Ciena's hosted MCP software-as-a-service to help run things.

Another milestone for IXs over in Europe was achieved this week. DE-CIX says that its flagship exchange platform in Frankfurt has crossed the 10Tbps barrier at 8pm on Tuesday. Growth has been stunning this year, as they just reached 9Tbps back in March of this year. DE-CIX says its other exchanges around the world (New York, Madrid, Marseille, Istanbul, Dubai) have also seen peak traffic surge to new records.

BringCom and Ethio Telecom have forged a new interconnection deal in eastern Africa. The partnership and interconnect agreement will put an NNI in place in Ethiopia, extending BringCom's reach into the country from nearby Djibouti and help power its SD-WAN and Edge Cloud offerings to enterprises. Ethio Telecom will leverage the additional connectivity options to expand its reach out to more international destinations.

And ADVA has picked up some Russian business. The Russian tech giant is leveraging the vendor's FSP 3000 TeraFlex gear to deploy 600Gbps transport within its data center interconnect infrastructure. Yandex's Moscow data centers are connected in a point-to-point network, powering the company's search engines and other services in response to ever-growing traffic demands.

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Categories: Interconnection · Telecom Equipment · Undersea cables

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