Int’l Bytes: Hawaiki, Ciena, GTT, NetIX, BDx

January 11th, 2024 by · Leave a Comment

Three upgrade projects and one inorganic move from around the world:

BW Digital’s Hawaiki has tapped Ciena for an upgrade of its transpacific cable system. Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme has been deployed to power 400GbE services between the US and Australia/New Zealand via Hawaii and American Samoa. The upgrade follows a demo of 500Gbps channel wavelengths and also leverages test technology from EXFO and WWG Comtest.

GTT is deploying network-aware AIOps on its global IP backbone. They have tapped Selector’s artificial intelligence technology to improve its IT operations, improving observability and generating actionable insights. They hope to proactively detect and remediate operational issues that might otherwise impact their customers’ traffic.

NetIX says it has doubled the capacity connecting its infrastructure to key markets in western Europe. They have added a new 100G route between Marseille and Milan while boosting their Madrid-Frankfurt route to 200G. An additional 100G link between Madrid and Marseille is expected to come online later this quarter.

And there was some significant M&A activity in southeast Asia. BDx Indonesia has agreed to acquire a portfolio of 10 facilities in the country, touching Jakarta, Surabaya, Batam, Medan, Makassar, Bandung, and Semarang. BDX Indonesia is a JV of BDX Data Centers, Lintasarta, and Indosat, the last of which is the current owner of those data centers. It’s an expansion of an existing relationship between Indosat and BDx.


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