Wednesday Roundup: BDx, China Telecom, Windstream, Southern Cross, Atlantic Broadband

December 1st, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

Here are five interesting items to keep up with at midweek:

BDx and China Telecom are teaming up in Hong Kong. The agreement adds PoPs to China Telecom's network infrastructure within BDx's HKG1 and HKG2 facilities. China Telecom's network spreads not just throughout China but to 223 international PoPs in 41 countries. That reach will enhance BDx's connectivity ecosystem.

Windstream had two announcements to end the month of November. First, Windstream Wholesale has expanded its network reach into NTT Global Data Centers in Sacramento. It's part of the company's ongoing expansion on the west coast, specifically related to the new Sacramento-Portland route they have added. Meanwhile, Windstream Enterprise has further enhanced its managed SD-WAN offering with Fortinet. They have added WE Connect Insight Engine to their portfolio, offering customers deeper insights into network performance.

Southern Cross says that its NEXT cable system will be coming ashore later this month at Coogee in New South Wales, Australia. When complete, SX NEXT will carry some 72Tbps between Australia and New Zealand and the west coast of the US. It will also offer connectivity to Fiji, Tokelau, and Kiribati. Assuming the weather cooperates, the cable landing is targeted for December 14.

And Atlantic Broadband has unveiled plans for a major network expansion project. The cable MSO will invest $82M to extend their fiber reach into communities not previously served. Specifically mentioned are Concord, Dover, Somersworth, Durham, and Madbury in New Hampshire as well as Westover, Morgantown, Granville, and Star City in West Virginia. The organic expansion follows Atlantic Broadband's acquisition of WOW!'s footprint in Cleveland and Columbus a couple months ago.

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Categories: Cable · Datacenter · FTTH · SDN · Undersea cables

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