Monday Roundup: Calix, Flexential, Macquarie, Verizon

August 9th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

A few deals and deployments from late last week that I ought to have gotten to then before we handle anything new from this week:

Calix has picked up some interesting business up in Canada. Northern Lights Fiber, a new brand set up by Canadian Fier Optics, is leveraging Calix's edge technology to help power its FTTH and managed WiFi experience. Northern Lights Fiber serves rural and remote residential subscribers, with XGS-PON rollouts in place in the towns of Grande Cache and ValleyView in western Alberta.

Flexential has done another sale/leaseback transaction, this time down in Plano, Texas. Legacy Investing and Invesco Real Estate has entering into a leaseback transaction at the facility, with the proceeds helping to pay for a 130,000 square foot expansion. The deal follows a similar one last year in Hillsboro, Oregon between the same parties, and will bring Flexential's Dallas metro footprint to some 432,000 square feet of data center space.

Macquarie Telecom has put its technology to work for the disabled down under. They have partnered up with Australia's not-for-profit Civic Disability Services to create a digital foundation. The arrangement will put Macquarie's infrastructure to work via an SD-WAN and other services across 55 sites nationwide to accelerate the use of Assistive Technology.

And Verizon's mobile edge computing reach now includes the cities of Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix. Working with AWS Wavelength they now cover 13 of the top 20 major metro areas. In one example usage, Aetho's Beame app is working with Morehouse College to use Verizon's edge computing along with AR/XR technology to produce a 3d interative online campus for prospective students to visit.

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Categories: Datacenter · FTTH · SDN · Wireless

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