Tuesday Bytes: EXA, Hawaiki, Ciena, Vonage

May 17th, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

A couple items of subsea news, a vendor win, and some healthcare video.

EXA Infrastructure continues to flesh out its pan-European footprint. Today the company has tapped Crosslake Fibre’s CrossChannel cable system to add capacity and diversity between London and Paris. CrossChannel is the first new subsea cable crossing the English Channel in decades, and just came online over the past winter.

Hawaiki has officially changed hands. BW Digital has closed on its acquisition of the transpacific submarine cable operator. Hawaiki’s cable system connects the Pacific Northwest with Australia and New Zealand via Hawaii and American Samoa. With BW Digital now in the driver’s seat, the company is ready to take on new projects, such as Hawaiki Nui and the proposed Humboldt cable across the south Pacific to Chile.

GTS Telecom is deploying Ciena’s gear over in Romania. GTS is a division of Deutsche Telekom AG, which bought GTSCE back in 2013 to expand its reach in eastern Europe. The upgrade leverages Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical platform to boost capacity from 10G to 100G with room to expand to 200G/400G/800G in the future.

Vonage has lined up a healthcare deal over in southeast Asia. Doctor Anywhere will be using their video API to power the company’s telehealth services. Doctor Anywhere enables efficient and accessible medical services in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and soon in Indonesia. The company saw video consultations grow by a factor of 4 last year.

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Categories: Fiber Networks · Mergers and Acquisitions · Telecom Equipment · Undersea cables · Video

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