Int’l Bytes: Colt, Epsilon, Nokia, A1, Arelion

April 26th, 2024 by · Leave a Comment

Four network expansion projects from this week’s news, three in Europe and one in Southeast Asia:

Colt has added some more 400Gps to its European network. The expansion includes 400G IP transit infrastructure on the heavily transited FLAP loop, which connects Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, and Paris. Of course Colt’s European IP transit business now includes the European piece of the former Level 3 network that they acquired from Lumen last November. Colt and Lumen now co-manage that IP backbone.

Epsilon Telecommunications picked up a network operator customer in Indonesia this week. Moratelindo has picked Epsilon’s Infiny NaaS platform to connect to IX infrastructure global via remote peering. The deal enables Moratelindo’s enterprise customers in the region to extend their reach to other parts of the world via a 100G NNI rather than building out the necessary leased international circuits itself.

Nokia and A1 Austria have been busy trialing 800Gbps longhaul technology. The two successfully delivered an 800Gbps, single-wavelength link spanning 1276km on a live network between Frankfurt and Budapest. The trial leveraged Nokia’s PSE-6 and FP5 tecyhnologies over a 32-degree ROADM/WDM line system with 16 spans and 3 ROADM nodes. A1 is looking to meet demand from wholesale customers while reducing operational and hardware costs.

And Arelion has a new channel partner in North America. This week they announced a Telecom Service Distributor Partnership with Sandler Partners, gaining access to Sandler Partners’ wholesale and enterprise customer base. Arelion has been looking to expand its market potential in North America by targeting enterprise buyers via the channel, building on the network investments they have been making. We had Arelion CEO Daniel Kurgan here to talk about exactly that just a few weeks ago.

If you haven't already, please take our Reader Survey! Just 3 questions to help us better understand who is reading Telecom Ramblings so we can serve you better!

Categories: Interconnection · Internet Backbones · SDN · Telecom Equipment

Discuss this Post

Leave a Comment

You may Log In to post a comment, or fill in the form to post anonymously.

  • Ramblings’ Jobs

    Post a Job - Just $99/30days
  • Event Calendar