A few items from around the world:
Southeast Asia has itself a new Internet Exchange option. AMS-IX and HGC Global Communications have teamed up with International Gateway Company to build out a new IX in Bangkok, Thailand. Networks in Thailand and neighboring countries like Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam will be able to leverage the infrastructure to lower latency and keep traffic within the region.
Padtec is stretching its influence to the east with a greater presence in Africa. They now have a partnership in place with Zanecom over in Angola under which Padtec’s DWDM solutions will become part of Zanecom’s portfolio. The arrangement parallels Padtec’s relationship with Televes that got them into the broader EMEA region.
Gulf Bridge International has completed an update of its network infrastructure based in the Persian Gulf. The update increases diversity on their North Route, connecting the Persian Gulf region to Europe via Iraq. The route bypasses the Arabian peninsula entirely, cutting latency between the two regions by 40ms.
And RETN has taken its pan-European network deeper into the Baltic region. They have deployed a new DWDM route between Riga and Daugavpils as well as opened a new office in Vilnius. The new route enables connectivity between Riga and Vilnius has an RTT latency of 4.3ms.
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