Wednesday Roundup: DC BLOX, GTT, Cologix, Nokia, Hyperoptic, Aryaka

October 5th, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

A couple expansion projects, and upgrade, and a new solution:

DC BLOX’s plans to build a cable landing station on the coast of South Carolina got real this week. The company has officially broken ground on the 15MW project in Myrtle Beach. If all goes well, the CLS will be available in Q2 of 2023, while the fiber backhaul system to the site that they are working on will be ready a couple quarters after that. The CLS will be connected to five pre-positioned ocean bore pipes, clearly aiming to establish the site for future subsea connectivity projects.

GTT has added another PoP to its global backbone down in Florida. They have expanded into Cologix’s JAX1 facility in Jacksonville, a key destination for connections down into Latin America. This is the former JMMR meet-me-room location that Cologix bought way back in 2013. We had GTT COO Don MacNeil here for a spotlight a few months ago.

Nokia has won a key deal over in the UK with Hyperoptic. Hyperoptic will be upgrading its core IP network via Nokia’s 7750SR platform with FP5 silicon. The upgrades will allow Hyperoptic to deliver triple the capacity in the same amount of space as it does with Nokia’s FP4 hardware, and will enable 800GE connections. Hyperoptic has been busy rolling out FTTH connectivity in markets across the UK.

And Aryaka continued to drive its technology platform forward with a new Zero Trust WAN. The new solution integrates firewall-as-a-service and secure web gateway into its managed services portfolio. We had Aryaka’s Renuka Nadkarni here in August to talk about the company’s approach to SASE and the technologies combined under its umbrella.

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