A few interesting items to catch up on this week worth noting:
Infinera has achieved a transatlantic first with its ICE6 technology. In a blog post this week the company revealed a successful trial over on the 6640km MAREA cable between Virginia and Spain in which the company achieved a 'hero' transatlantic 700Gbps wavelength connection and a total of 30Tbps of connectivity on a single fiber pair. They also demoed a 'deployable' result of a 650Gbps wavelength and 28Tbps, which means there's enough room for error to make it reasonable to deploy in the real world.
WANRack has completed a regional and metro buildout down in the desert southwest. They have deployed a new 10Gbps protected enterprise network for the Yuma Regional Medical Center in the southwestern corner of Arizona. The network hooks up 16 locations and 2400 staff with some 700 fiber miles, both underground and aerial. WANRack has found a lot of success in Arizona, having first entered Yuma back in 2016 and now serving 14 school districts around the state.
Consolidated Communications unveiled this week how it picked up some pandemic-driven business last year. The third-party transportation logistics provider Cerasis is leveraging the company's UC solution to enable their entire team to work better remotely. The Minnesota-based company managed to shift 90% of the company's workforce to telecommuting in the space of a week. Consolidated had already been providing dedicated internet access for Cerasis, so this is an expansion of that relationship.
Andn DE-CIX has detailed another key IX node on board out in Chicago. The internet exchange specialist deployed a switch at 365 Data Centers' CH6 facility at 427 S. LaSalle last month. From there they will offer tenants a neutral multi-service interconnection and peering platform. DE-CIX Chicago was just launched last month as the company's third market in North America, with the fourth being Richmond, Virginia.
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