A few more items worth noting this Christmas Eve. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas too all!
Crosslake Fibre's project over in Europe took another step forward this week. The company has brought in the Swedish firm Hexatronic Cables & Interconnect Systems AB to supply the actual high-fiber-count cable. The project will cross the English channel via a new route designed to offer lower latency between Slough and Paris. The marine survey was completed this year, the funding from Tiger Infrastructure Partners is in place, and the RFS date is expected to be in Q4/2021.
Ribbon Communications announced a couple of interesting deals this week. Mobex is deploying Ribbon's session border controller software in support of its Microsoft Teams offering, ensuring interoperability with SIP trunking and deliver Direct Routing. Meanwhile, Totah Communications is deploying Ribbon's Neptune 1300 Packet Transport solution to upgrade its network in northeastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas. The technology derives from ECI Telecom, which Ribbon purchased earlier this year.
Bulk Infrastructure has announced a new partner and some new funding that will support the company's core business. The global real estate investment manager BentalGreenOak has invested NOK1.5B (€140M) in the company, joining Bulk Industrier and Gerevan. Bulk will use the funds to continue development projects such as its N01 data center campus in southern Norway. Bulk is also planning a cable between Norway and Atlantic Canada called Leif Erikson.
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