An infrastructure expansion, a new IX, a couple of customer wins, and a strategic investment:
EdgeConneX is expanding its footprint in Spain to take advantage of upcoming subsea cable options. They have connected their data center in Sant Boi de Llobregat outside of Barcelona to the AFR-IX Barcelona Cable Landing Station. EdgeConneX’s Barcelona facility came online two years ago and offers 9MW of capacity. The new route enables connectivity to Africa, the Middle East, and beyond, but also provides alternative routes to other European markets.
Kalaam Carrier Solutions has won a deal with Riedel Networks in the world of motorsports. Riedel will be using KCS as partner of choice for motorsports events in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE. KCS will provide a regional PoP and leverage its KNOT cable system, which spans 1,400km of terrestrial network in the region, and the EIG cable system to India and Europe. Riedel has been doing connectivity for motorsports events around the world since 2006.
DE-CIX has launched yet another international IX location with the help of a local partner. This time the strategic partner is PTCL and the country is Pakistan. It will be DE-CIX’s 13th IX that is operated under its DE-CIX-as-a-Service model, where they provide installation, maintenance, provisioning, marketing, and sales support. With an IX in place, PCTL hopes to grow digital enablement in the country and expand the overall ecosystem.
Orange Business picked up a connected car deal over in Europe this week. US-based Lucid Motors has picked them as the preferred European partner to help keep its luxury all-electric vehicles connected. Orange’s IoT technology and infrastructure was built for such opportunities, so I’m sure we will be hearing more on this front if Lucid makes headway in European markets.
And neutrality one has landed a strategic investment. The global SDN and cloud networking company has teamed up with expand group, which specializes in talent acquisition and has an accelerator fund. neutrality one plans to use the new resources to penetrate the managed services marketplace and to reach more enterprises. They will also leverage expand group’s expertise in talent acquisition to expand their own workforce.
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