A few interesting items from the start of this week worth keeping up with:
Tampnet Carrier has unveiled another specialty ultra-low latency route over in Europe. The have optimized their route between Sweden and the UK, or more specifically Digiplex, Upplands Väsby, Stockholm and Interxion LON1, London. The route leverages Tampnet’s subsea infrastructure under the North Sea, in this case the Tampnet South cable system. We had Tampnet’s Peter Hartlow here for a spotlight just last week.
STACK is taking aim at Canada, according to a release late last week. The data center developer and operator has unveiled plans to build a 56MW campus in Toronto. The facility will sit on 19 acres of land about 6 miles outside of downtown, with feeds from three diverse substations. First Gulf will be handling the on site development, and the new data center will be ready in mid-2022.
Windstream says it is accelerating its Kinetic fiber offering. In Q1 they turned up 129K customer locations as part of an ongoing $2B fiber expansion. They are taking the symmetric gigabit offering to both the residential and SME markets, hoping to connect endpoints by the end of this year.
Nokia picked up two interesting deals to start the week. Swisscom has picked Nokia’s optical gear to upgrade its transport network, leveraging their WaveFabric, WaveSuite, and WavePrime technologies. Meanwhile, The Telefonica subsidiary Movistar Chile is leveraging Nokia’s AirScale technology in order to prepare a commercial launch of 5G. The upgrade will leverage 3.5GHz spectrum that Movistar recently won in Chile’s 5G auction.
And RingCentral has unveiled a new strategic partnership with none other than Verizon Business. The two are putting together a co-branded service, bringing RingCentral’s UCaaS technology to the enterprise marketplace as a part of Verizon Business’ UCC portfolio. The pandemic has certainly brought together some interesting bedfellows as companies move to meet the needs of rapidly changing work environments.
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