Thursday Roundup: euNetworks, Telia, Iron Mountain, Ribbon, Aryaka

December 9th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

A few interesting items from around the world: a refinancing, three contracts, and a technology upgrade:

euNetworks has tapped the credit markets to improve its balance sheet via a sustainability-linked debt financing. The Western-European infrastructure provider has raised €760M to refinance its existing debt as well as added undrawn debt facilities to raise some new funds for construction and development. The move also gives them greater flexibility for M&A should the opportunity arise. euNetworks now has 16 debt backers.

Telia is working with MCM Telecom down in Mexico. The two are connecting their infrastructure in Querétaro, pairing Telia’s global IP backbone with MCM’s regional network infrastructure. The central-Mexico city of Querétaro is a growing bandwidth destination, and the move will increase connectivity for enterprises and data centers based in the area.

Iron Mountain has picked up a significant new contract down in Virginia. They have signed a 20MW multi-year lease with an existing Fortune 100 customer at VA-2 in Manassas. That’s a big chunk of that facility, which is now expected to support 36MW, as well as a big chunk of Iron Mountain’s total capacity leased this year so far of 44MW.

Ribbon has picked up a customer over in the Middle East. Israel’s Bezeq has selected Ribbon to upgrade its DWDM infrastructure via Ribbon’s Apollo technology. The upgrade gives them 400G optical wavelenght capabilities, enabling the company to handle surging traffic demands.

And Aryaka has announced a major upgrade to its SD-WAN and SASE offerings. They are taking aim at a broader swath of the enterprise market, creating an all-in-one offering that better enables the hybrid workplace environment. The upgrades leverage Aryaka’s Secucloud acquisition recently, and leverage layer 3 infrastructure in addition to their existing layer 2 model.

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