Int’l Bytes: EXA, LINX, CMC Networks, Arelion

November 14th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

A new CEO plus several new expansion projects from international service providers:

EXA Infrastructure has itself a new temporary CEO. The Chair of the company’s board, Nick Read, is taking over the top job ‘with immediate effect’, with Martijn Blanken stepping down. The company is now conducting a comprehensive search process for a permanent replacement. Meanwhile, EXA has added a partnership with the Greek provider Lancom. EXA now has a node in Lancom’s Balkan Gate facility in Thessaloniki, complementing their other expansions in southeastern Europe.

The London Internet Exchange’s foray into East Africa is officially in place. LINX Nairobi is now live and ready for business, enabling service providers in the region the ability to keep more traffic from having to transit back and forth to Europe or Asia for interconnection. The IX has nodes in the Nairobi facilities of IXAfrica, Africa Data Centres, and iColo.

CMC Networks has teamed up with acconic to bring NFV to Africa and the Middle East. CMC is deploying the German network solution provider’s uSphir OS & NFV platform as part of its NaaS platform. That gives them a universal CPE capability in addition to their SD-WAN, security, cloud, and other offerings. CMC’s footprint touches 51 countries in Africa and 12 in the Middle East.

And Arelion’s fotoprint now has another PoP in eastern North America. They have joined the ecosystem at DataVerge’s carrier-neutral facility in Brooklyn. The NYC borough has never gotten the sort of attention Manhattan does, but in recent years the connectivity options have been gaining in diversity. DataVerge is located in Industry City at Sunset Park.

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