This week has had a bumper crop of interesting items from the international communications marketplace. Here is another set of quick takes:
EXA Infrastructure is hitting the ground running with a major upgrade project. They have introduced 400Gbps wavelength services across their pan-European and North American assets, jumping up from the 100G level. Initially they will be targeting 65,000km of their 103,000km footprint, including two transatlantic cables. EXA was just recently launched from the former infrastructure assets of GTT, which in their previous life were those of Interoute and Hibernia Networks.
Telxius has a new connectivity partner at its hub in Derio, outside of Bilbao, Spain. The French infrastructure operator Sipartech has launched a PoP at the facility from which it will offer diverse backhaul to Paris via the Basque town of Irun. The link will enable direct connection between the Marea and Dunante transatlantic cables and adds diversity to routes between Madrid and the rest of Europe as well
HGC and AMS-IX are expanding their partnership to North America. Under the agreement, HGC will be the commercial partner and exclusive global sales and marketing arm for AMS-IX US, which means the AMS-IX Bay Area and AMS-IX Chicago exchanges. AMS-IX will continue to handle the technical and operational management side of things, and the two exchanges will be integrated into HGC’s global infrastructure which includes hubs in NYC and LA. HGC and AMS-IX were already collaborating for AMS-IX Hong Kong.
Orange Business picked up a high profile customer this week. The French Space Agency CNES has selected them to lead a consortium in deploying a new storage solution for scientific and spatial data. The modernization project will be able to host 100 petabytes of spatial data in a cloud-based data lake offering secure and swift access to users.
And BSO is accelerating its connections to Tokyo. The low-latency-sensitive infrastructure and connectivity provider says it is upgrading routes between Tokyo and both London and Singapore. Those are key links for FX traders for which every millisecond counts. BSO has completed similar upgrade projects for markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong over the summer.
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