Five infrastructure projects touching five continents:
Telxius has signed on with Google to help build the Firmina cable system. Firmina will connect the US East Coast with Las Toninas in Argentina, with branches to Braia Grande, Brazil and Punta del Este in Uruguay. Telxius will host the cable at its Santos digital hub in Brazil as well. The move will give Telxius three redundant routes between multiple destinations on the two continents.
DE-CIX has lined up a new partner in the education and research networking space. The high performance computing specialists at cr8dl.ai will be leveraging DE-CIX’s global IX infrastructure to remove bottlenecks in data transfer for their large scale data handling needs. CR8DL is looking to smooth the process of deploying and using HPC infrastructure for AI and other nextgen workloads, starting with a focus in the US.
Avelacom has launched an ultra-low latency route within the northeast Asian theatre. They have established a new PoP at KINX Gasan and lit up a 22ms latency route between Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea. Also part of the buildout are direct links to the associated AWS regions, which will help them serve the needs of customers in the crypto space.
Swisscom and Nokia have completed the buildout of Swisscom’s next generation optical platform. Nokia is the sole supplier for the NEWTON project, which will support both fixed and wireless traffic across 22 backbone sites and 560 metro location. The migration of traffic is now underway, with the two companies jointly managing the process.
And Equinix has added another IX to its ecosystem way down in South Africa. JINX, the Johannesburg Internet Exchange Point, will take up residence in its new JN1 facility. JINX is a community-run IX that has been around for 27 years. Equinix began its buildout of JN1 in December 2022, and the facility is expected to be online by the middle of next year.
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