Friday Bytes: Telxius, EdgeConneX, BandwidthIG, BDx, Cogent, Windstream

December 18th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

7 days left until Christmas, but first let's finish off with some of the rest of the news from around the world this week.

Google's Grace Hopper cable has lined up its landing on the European side. The project will be using Telxius's cable landing station in Sopelana, Spain, near Bilbao. It will also leverage the nearby carrier neutral Derio Communications Hub. When complete in 2022, the new cable will offer connectivity between the US, Spain, and the UK.

EdgeConneX has a new connectivity option down in Atlanta. Bandwidth IG has extended its recently built-out metro network into EdgeConneX's campus, hooking up ATL01 and ATL02. The campus is located 3 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta, and combined offer some 120,000 square feet of data center space.

Big Data Exchange also has some new connectivity to report. Their Singapore SIN1 data center has welcomed Cogent Communications' global network into its ecosystem. BDX's facility supports 14,400 square meters and 6MW of space, with plans to build out on four more floors and add another 8MW of power. Cogent has spent the last few years mostly under the radar, executing on its growth plans while steadily increasing its dividend.

Windstream Enterprise continues to enhance its portfolio. This week they integrated their Secure Remote Access user management capabilities into WE Connect. The move improves their secure access service edge (SASE) offerings, enabling enterprises to better manage remote employees. SASE is an acronym that has risen to the top from nowhere over the past year or two.

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Categories: Datacenter · Internet Backbones · Managed Services · Metro fiber

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