One subsea cable, one DAS deployment, one SASE expansion, and one IoT M&A:
The Atlantic Ocean officially recently got a big new subsea cable up and running. According to Aqua Comms, Meta, Microsoft, and Vodafone, the Amitié cable has been completed. Built by Alcatel Submarine Networks, it connects Lynn MA with Widemouth Bay in England and Le Porge in France. It has 16 fiber pairs and an initial designed capacity of up to 400Tbps.
Freshwave says it has contributed to the ongoing residential connectivity surge in the UK with an interesting deployment in a massive residential tower complex. They have been working with R&F Properties Inc to bring no less than four operators into London’s One Nine Elms. The development has two towers of 42 and 57 stories lined by a glazed bridge, for which Freshwave has deployed a DAS system with connectivity from basement to rooftop within the elevator system.
Nitel has expanded its SASE footprint onto the international stage. Working with multiple access providers as well as VMware, they can supply SASE to some 34 global regions. Their focus will be on US-based companies with global connectivity needs via SD-WAN and a suite of managed security services.
And there has been a bit of interesting consolidation activity in the world of low power WAN. Actility has announced the acquisition of Acklio, which specializes in Static Context Header Compression for LPWAN networks. Actility will incorporate those capabilities into its IP-based IoT applications for LPWAN networks. Actility says it will keep Aklio’s SCHC technology open and licensable to the industry.
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