Two bits of submarine cable news, one new data center, and some SASE in the southwest:
Grace Hopper has landed in the UK at Bude, Cornwall. Google's latest subsea project will put 16 fibre pairs in service between New York and both Bude and Spain's Bilbao landing station, where it officially landed earlier this month. Google says the project remains on schedule for an RFS date early in 2022.
ST Telemedia Global Data Centers has officially added another facility to its footprint. They have opened STT Bankok 1 in Thailand, the first of two buildings in the Hua Mak district of Bangkok. It's a 7-story building offering 30,000 square meters with 20MW of power (expandable to 40MW). They will be offering that carrier neutral space to the hyperscale market.
Down in Texas, LOGIX has launched an SD-WAN/SASE service with some help of Versa Networks. The two have collaborated to put Versa's Titan SASE solution to work across LOGIX's regional and metro footprint. LOGIX's enterprise customers can use the service to manage connectivity for remote employees. LOGIX's footprint covers the major markets in Texas with some connectivity up to Oklahoma.
And Ocean Networks plans for the Caribbean Express cable system got a big boost yesterday. Breda Financial Corp and Capital Investment & Management Group have invested in the project, providing 100% of the equity financing needed to bring ONI's CX project into force with the system supplier. The CX Cable will connect Boca Raton, Florida with Cartagena, Colombia, and Bilbao, Panama. It will take a diverse route through the western Caribbean, with branches to a half dozen or more destinations along the way. The 3472km cable's RFS date is planed for Q2/2024.
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