Tuesday Bytes: HE, Digital Realty, Southern Cross, Ciena, Unity, Infinera, Aryaka

January 17th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

With PTC underway, there’s plenty of global backbone and subsea news out there, here’s a few interesting items of note:

Hurricane Electric and Digital Realty are teaming up in the APAC region. HE is deploying new PoPs at Digital Realty data centers in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Sydney. This is an expansion of an existing relationship pairing the global footprints of each company. HE operates an IPv4/IPv6 backbone that connects with 280 major exchange points worldwide. 

Southern Cross has officially deployed commercial 400GbE services on its NEXT cable system. NEXT is Southern Cross’s recently built cable between the US west coast and Australia/New Zealand. The upgrade leverage’s Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical gear and coherent optics, 5400 and 8700 platforms, and the supporting MCP domain controller.

The Unity cable system is boosting its capacity with Infinera’s latest technology. They are putting Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent optical solution to work on the transpacific cable between Japan and the US. The upgrade adds 25% to the cable’s expected lifespan and enables it to deliver 7.4Tbps per fiber pair.

Aryaka has expanded its partnership with SGS Telekom. SGS Telekom will resell Aryaka’s SASE and SD-WAN solutions within its own broad product portfolio via infrastructure touching 170 countries worldwide. They do that via partnerships of course, much like the one with Aryaka. I can’t seem to find much else about them though.

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