A few bits of network news from around the globe to close out the week:
The cloud networking company neutrality.one has won over a new network operator to its SDN platform. Batelco will be using their infrastructure to better serve enterprise customers by leveraging N1’s private network reach. N1 offers SD-WAN gased connectivity to 180 countries globally, with private network connectivity to 120 PoPs across 56 cities.
BT is tapping Cisco to help it reduce e-waste for its business customers. BT will help those customers ship equipment they are replacing or eliminating from use back to Cisco for re-use or recycling. Cisco offers this capability in the UK, US< Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, and Singapore so far. BT already does this sort of thing for smartphones.
Colt is adding some wireless capability to its portfolio. They will be offering 4G/5G wireless access services to enterprises in Japan and Europe starting at the end of November. The intention is to follow up in North America and the Middle East. The option gives enterprises a way to connect temporary sites or locations where it is hard to run fiber without complicating their vendor infrastructure.
And Arelion is making 40Gbps Ethernet Virtual Private Line available across its network. The layer 2 point-to-point service is MEF 3.0 certified. It leverages 100GE network interfact termination and enables the use of multiple services in addition to EVPL on a single port.
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