Tuesday Roundup: Unitas Global, Sabey, Windstream Wholesale, Casa Systems, Verizon

April 19th, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

A bit of M&A, an organic expansion, a technology trial, and a technology adoption:

Unitas Global has itself a new owner. Yesterday, the infrastructure investment firm Digital Alpha Advisors announced the asset acquisition of the company’s connectivity business. Unitas Global focuses on enterprise cloud connectivity, a topic we recently explored with CTO Grank Kirkwood in an Industry Spotlight interview in September 2021. Digital Alpha will add its financial resources to the mix to drive future growth, and the current management team will remain in place.

Sabey Data Centers has unveiled plans for a major new campus in the Austin TX metro area. The project calls for up to 72MW of power capacity and two facilities on a 40-acre plot of land in the city of Round Rock. They will break ground in June with an RFS date of the first quarter of 2023. The new campus will complement Sabey’s footprint on the east coast markets of NYC and Ashburn and the west coast markets of Seattle, Quincy, and East Wenatchee WA.

Windstream Wholesale continues to put the next generation of optics through its paces. They have successfully tested the interoperability of QSFP-DD form factor ZR+ pluggable modules from II-VI nd from Cisco’s Acacia. The tests established 400Gbps links over a 1027km link and demonstrate a maturing of the open standards ecosystem around ZR+ optics, something Windstream has been looking to take further advantage of.

And Casa Systems has won a Tier-1 mobile operator over to its 5G Core Network Functions technology. Verizon has not only awarded the company a multi-year contract, but they have also invested $40M for a 9.9% ownership stake. Verizon will be using the technology to help power its Mobile Edge Compute, which puts cloud servers out at its network edge.

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