Thursday Roundup: Equinix, Colt, Breezeline, MTN Group, EXFO

February 16th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

A couple of expansions and a couple of customer wins to keep up with:

Equinix has plans for a new data center in Barcelona. It will be their second in the city, which has been getting more attention lately with the 2Africa cable and other subsea projects offering diverse connectivity options to a wide variety of destinations. Colt is already signed up as a tenant for the new facility, which will be called BA2 and located adjacent to BA1.

Speaking of Colt, they have won a convert to their IP services over in Japan. Kitasato University has selected Colt IP Access to hook up three of its campus locations. Colt will provide 1Gbps to both the Sagamihara Campus in Kanagawa Prefecture and the Shirokane Campus in Tokyo, plus 100Mbps to the Towada Campus in Aomori Prefecture. The university plans to introduce SD-WAN and SASE as well.

Breezeline has finished off a fiber build along the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. They have spent $7.2M building 150 route miles of fiber in Matthews, Caroline, Lancaster, and Middlesex counties that reach 1,400 homes and businesses. The project was enabled by a $4.2M VATI grant in a public/private partnership.

And EXFO has announced a win over in Africa. MTN Group has deployed its Context topology solution across its subsidiaries in 14 countries. They started at MTN Uganda and MTN South Africa, offering simplified network management and improved visibility across their footprint.

If you haven't already, please take our Reader Survey! Just 3 questions to help us better understand who is reading Telecom Ramblings so we can serve you better!

Categories: Datacenter · Fiber Networks · FTTH · Internet Backbones · Software

Discuss this Post

Leave a Comment

You may Log In to post a comment, or fill in the form to post anonymously.

  • Ramblings’ Jobs

    Post a Job - Just $99/30days
  • Event Calendar