Several interesting items from around the world worth catching up on:
Ciena’s latest coherent optical gear is getting a workout under the North Sea. The NO-UK submarine cable system has achieved 800Gbps across its 700km between Stavanger, Norway and Newcastle, UK via Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme and WaveLogic 5 Extreme technology. NO-UK is an eight-fiber-pair system developed by Altibox Carrier that was supplied by Xtera and is managed by SubSea Networks Ltd.
Telxius has a new tenant at its Derio Communications Hub near Bilbao, Spain. Colt Technology Services is expanding the Colt IQ Network into the facility with a new PoP, which sits next to the landing station of the Marea and Grace Hopper subsea cable systems and is not far from the Dunant cable system. The expansion improves Colt’s transatlantic diversity.
Singapore-based SpaceDC is moving into the Philippines. They are working with JLL to build a 43,000 square meter, 72MW facility in Cainta, which lies just east of Manila. Plans call for the new facility to be fully powered via renewable sources, and the target launch date is later this year.
And Australia seems like a popular place for investing in infrastructure at the moment. Telstra this week said it will be building up to 20,000 km of new routes, and will be building and managing the terrestrial infrastructure of Viasat in the country. This comes hot on the heels of billionaire entrepreneur and protagonist Bevan Slattery’s launch of Soda, his new platform for building the same kind of infrastructure such as under the auspices of HyperOne.
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