Wednesday Bytes: IslaLink, Tampnet, Ciena, Digital Colony

May 19th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

A new subsea cable, some spectrum, some software, and an M&A:

IslaLink is building a new cable in the Mediterranean. The operator, which is owned by Fiera Infrastructure, is working with Orange subsidiary Elettra to build the Ionian submarine cable system. The cable hill connect Crotone, Italy with Preveza, Greece. Also in the works are two terrestrial rings connecting Milan, Italy and both Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece. The buildout as a whole will support a newly diverse route between Milan and Athens

Tampnet has picked up a few spectrum licenses in the 700MHz band out on the Dutch continental shelf. They won the 2x20MHz spectrum in an auction in the Netherlands, and will use it to further develop the company’s offshore network infrastructure in support of oil, gas, and wind energy assets in the region. The spectrum is ideal for penetrating such facilities to support indoor coverage.

Ciena’s Blue Planet has picked up a customer over in the UK. Neos Networks is deploying Blue Planet’s MDSO software to automate on-net end-to-end provisioning across its multivendor network. Neos’s infrastructure spans some 24,000km and connects some 90 data centers and 477 PoPs reaching enterprises in most of England, Scotland, and Wales.

And Digital Colony has made another infrastructure deal, if indirectly. They have entered into an agreement to acquire Landmark Dividend, which among other things owns 100% of the membership interests and 13.2% of the limited partner interests of Landmark Infrastructure Partners, for $972M. Landmark owns and operates dozens of data centers around the US, and operates some 5000 total assets across a diversified portfolio of consolidation.

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Categories: Datacenter · Mergers and Acquisitions · Software · Spectrum · Undersea cables

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