Int’l Bytes: NJFX, UPIX, EQT, Adamo, Edge Centres, Zella DC, Juniper, Paltel

October 12th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

Five bits of infrastructure news covering five very different international markets - three expansions, an upgrade, and an M&A:

NJFX has a new Latin American service provider moving in. Brazil's UPIX Networks has extended its reach into NJFX's cable landing station data center campus in Wall NJ. UPIX offers last mile reach throughout Brazil, and the expansion gives it a strategic PoP from which it can offer on-ramps to the cloud and interconnection with other global networks via the Seabras-1, Monet, and AMX-1 cables.

EQT is selling off the Spanish operator Adamo Telecom to Ardian Infrastructure. EQT bought the rural FTTH and wireless provider back in 2017 and helped the company grow its footprint to 250K retail and wholesale subscribers out of some 1.8M homes passed. Now the baton passes to Ardian as the operator looks to boost that reach to 3.2M homes and increase its fiber reach to 11,000km.

Edge Centres is taking its off-grid edge data center approach to a second site in the Australian state of Victoria. The new location under construction is 161km outside of Melbourne in Traralgon, and will be the 8th of 20 facilities the company has planned by the end of 2022. Edge Centres' facilities offer 1MW of solar-derived power in remote locations to service providers needing to reduce latency outside of the major markets.

Meanwhile, Australia's Zella DC is taking its micro data center technology north to Japan. The Perth-based edge provider said today that it has successfully deployed its first Zella Hut facility in the country as part of a solution for IIJ. The deployment will complement the roll-out of 5G as part of a multi-access edge computing solution.

Juniper Networks has won over a customer in the Middle East. Paltel Group has selected the vendor's technology to upgrade its network infrastructure in Palestine, or the West Bank and Gaza depending on what side of things one is in that world. Paltel and its mobile arm JAWWAL are seeking to optimize the user experience within their financial and energy budgets. The upgrade leverages Juniper's MX series routers and QFX series switches, and the upgrade was facilitated by Juniper's local partner BCI.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Datacenter · FTTH · Mergers and Acquisitions · Wireless

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