Euro Bytes: RETN, GTT, Telxius, Telefonia, Fortinet

October 19th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

Four interesting bits of network news from across the pond:

RETN is adding network and operational depth within the Nordic and Baltic markets. They have opened a new office in Finland to go with extra headcount in Sweden, Finland, and Latvia. Meanwhile, they are openign a new DWDM route between Vilnius, Daugavpils, and Rezekne for a third diverse route out of Lithuania and a low latency option to Moscow.

GTT has won an enterprise convert to its managed SD-WAN offering. The fitness company RSG Group España will be using GTT’s solution to connect its HQ and some 40 gyms across Spain. RSG will use that secure bandwidth the improve the ‘immersive and motivational fitness experience’ for its members via a centrally managed network infrastructure. This sort of deal is likely what GTT hopes to do a lot of now that it is once again focused on just lit services.

Telxius has won a key research and education network customer over in Europe. The pan-European NREN GÉANT has selected Telxius’s connectivity services within the latter’s home turf in Spain and Portugal. GÉANT’s infrastructure and that of its NREN partners claim connectivity to 10K institutions and 50M R&E users across the continent.

And Telefonica Tech, the Spain-based global giant’s digital business unit, is teaming up with Fortinet for a new joint service. The two are launching a Secure SD-WAN service called FlexWan by Fortinet, initially rolling it out in Spain with plans to extend to the rest of Europe and to North and South America. The offering integrates networking with the necessary security to support remote and hybrid workforces. The two companies have been collaborating for many years, of course.

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