Some partnerships in EMEA, and an expansion and some growth results in the US:
Accedian and Cisco have teamed up to help Zain Kuwait. Zain is leveraging Accedian’s Skylight monitoring technology from within Cisco’s Crosswork automation platform to gain better visibility into its network. Zain hopes to better serve the B2B ecosystem by meeting customer needs more proactively. No doubt Accedian hopes to leverage this relationship with Cisco for similar opportunities elsewhere globally.
Lightpath has boosted its presence down on the Jersey Shore. They now have dual ports of entry, dual electronics, and better backhaul from NJFX in Wall Township. NJFX doubles as both data center and landing station, allowing customers to access the NY/NJ region without touching usual destinations in northern NJ and Manhattan. Lightpath is investing in its ‘Landing Station Connect’ solution, tying its infrastructure more directly to the subsea infrastructure of the Atlantic.
Granite Telecommunications says it has already reached its revenue growth goal for the year. The company’s annualized revenue has now surpassed $1.8B after a big August. They started the year closer to $1.65B, and are spreading the wealth with another round of mid-year bonuses. Granite focuses on multi-location businesses and government agencies
And we have some new interconnection activity in eastern Africa according to Capacity. The countries of Djibouti and South Sudan have signed a Memorandum of understanding to connect. The link will run from the coast through Ethiopia to connect Juba, 1500km away. South Sudan only became independent from Sudan in 2011, and is still putting the pieces together for its longer term infrastructure needs.
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