Int’l Roundup: Arelion, SUBCO, Orange Business, Sparkle

May 2nd, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

Four interesting international expansion projects to catch up from last week that managed to evade me for a few days:

Arelion has added a diverse route across the US to its global infrastructure. The expansion connects Dallas with Los Angeles via the southern route through El Paso, Phoenix, and San Diego — markets the company has also invested in recently. Presumably this is in the form of dark fiber or spectrum from an existing fiber route, since while the details were not given they are talking about multi-terabit scale for the deployment.

The Oman Australia Cable project is nearing completion. Last week the final landing took place in Barka, Oman according to SUBCO. The project connects Perth with the Middle east directly across the Indian Ocean, from which it can connect on to the markets of Europe bypassing Singapore and India. Subcom has been handling the heavy lifting for the project, which anticipates an RFS date this July after final splice and testing.

Orange Business Services has helped Siemens with some SD-WAN. The two have migrated 1,168 global locations in 94 countries to the new infrastructure. The upgrade leverages technology from Cisco, and replaces a more traditional setup involving more traditional VPNs to a more secure and flexible platform.

And Sparkle has added a bit more depth in South America. They have added a second PoP in the port of Fortaleza, a market where various subsea cable systems come ashore to connect the continent with North America, Africa, and Europe. The new PoP is located in Fortaleza IX.BR and is the company Seabone networks’ 14th PoP in Brazil as a whole.

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