Four international infrastructure items from late last week worth noting:
RETN has expanded its network deeper into southeastern Europe. The Eurasian network provider has added a new longhaul DWDM route connecting Budapest, Belgrade, and Sofia, the capitals of Hungary, Serbia, and Bulgaria, respectively. The expansion uses Infinera’s optical gear, but at the IP layer RETN is also now leveraging Juniper’s MX1008k at the latter two locations.
Telxius is teaming up with NJFX to better serve its subsea customers in the Atlantic and Latin America. They are now able to offer a terrestrial fiber route between Virginia Beach and NJFX’s campus in Wall NJ. That enables the company’s Marea, Dunante, and Brusa cable systems, which land in Virginia, to directly interconnect with the cables that land along the Jersey shore without even first going through Ashburn.
Colt has successfully tested the hosting and distribution of multicast data in the cloud. The proof-of-concept leveraged AWS for two virtual PoPs to better support the needs of the company’s global Capital Markets customers. The new capability will enable additional swaths of the financial industry’s applications to move into the cloud, complementing Colt’s low latency offerings globally.
And Verne Global is suddenly bigger once again. They have announced that Ficolo Oy will now be operating under the Verne Global brand. Digital 9 Infrastructure owns both companies, and has been consolidating its data center assets under one umbrella. As a result, Iceland-based Verne Global now operates data centers in London and Helsinki and has become a pan-European colocation provider. That does suggest that Digital 9 has further consolidation plans in the European colo marketplace.
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