Four network expansion projects, both global and local:
Ciena picked up two significant regional customer wins this week in the Southeast. Segra is deploying their 800G-capabile optical gear and supporting software as part of a new Optical Express Core network. Segra’s new infrastructure adds major new connectivity between Atlanta and Ashburn via Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte. Segra’s wholesale and enterprise business is in the process of being purchased from EQT by Cox. Meanwhile, AccessOn Networks is deploying Ciena’s optical gear to expand its ability to serve big bandwidth to rural markets in North Carolina.
Telia Carrier is bringing its network into two of CoreSite’s data centers in the northeastern US. The newly independent international network operator has expanded its infrastructure into CoreSite’s NY2 in Secaucus NJ as well as BO1 in Boston MA. From those two locations Telia Carrier will have expanded access to enterprises, subsea cables, and the financial ecosystem. It’s an expansion of an existing relationship, in that Telia Carrier is already in five other CoreSite facilities around the country.
The two IX providers LINX and TELEHOUSE NYIIX have unveiled a new strategic partnership. They will be interconnecting LINX’s NoVA exchange, which has four PoPs in Virginia< with NYIIX’s exchange, which has nodes in New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. The move enables each’s members to peer with the others’ members, giving both sides greater geographical reach without having to build out themselves.
And Sparkle is expanding its Nibble network northward. By July, the pan-Mediterranean SDN-powered network will add 6300km of reach up into northern Europe, interconnecting in London, Amsterdam, and Brussels. Nibble currently connects Sparkle’s Sicilian landing stations and network hub with Milan, Marseille, Frankfurt, Paris, Athens, Istanbul, and Tel Aviv.
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