Int’l Bytes: GlobalConnect, RETN, Infinera, Orange, Chorus, Vertiv

March 19th, 2024 by · Leave a Comment

Three bits of network news from Europe and a colo upgrade project rather further away:

GlobalConnect says it has completed its big fiber build between the Nordics and the rest of Europe. They have been busy building a high fiber count cable that runs from northern Sweden to Berlin, crossing the Baltic Sea and creating a newly diverse route for data to take. One of the more unique hurdles they had to clear along the way was the removal of 200 bombs from WW2 on the German shore.

RETN has also been busy in northern Europe. They have upgraded a 900km stretch of their network between Stockholm and Copenhagen. As part of the project, they added redundancy within the Copenhagen metro area and leveraged the Øresundsbron bridge. Infinera’s gear was used to power the upgrade, enabling a reduced amplifier count and switching to a modern flex-grid generation system.

Infinera has also picked up a significant new partnership with Orange. Orange will be using their GX Series networking platform to power the company’s international backbone, starting with links between Paris, Marseille, and Bordeaux. Orange’s reach touches 220 countries and territories worldwide, so there are plenty more possible deployments to move onto next should things continue to go well.

And New Zealand’s Chorus has tapped Vertiv for an upgrade of its colocation footprint. The wholesale infrastructure provider will be using Vertiv’s modular data center solution to add new, modern capacity to Chorus’s footprint in the Auckland suburb of Mount Eden. The upgrade includes a 23-rack hot aisle containment system scalable to 250kW, allowing the efficient use of space within Chorus’s existing telco fiber/copper infrastructure.

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Categories: Datacenter · Fiber Networks · Internet Backbones · Telecom Equipment · Undersea cables

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