Infinera announced that Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent optical solution has been deployed to modernize and increase capacity on the transpacific Unity Submarine Cable System, which spans 9,620 kilometers and provides operators with a direct cable route linking Japan and the U.S. By upgrading to Infinera’s ICE6 solution, the cable system will double capacity and provide operators with the highest capacity services at the lowest cost per bit.
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Arelion Expands Network Coverage in APAC
Arelion (formerly Telia Carrier) announced a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Osaka, Japan. The new PoP will provide high-speed IP Transit services to content providers and enterprises across Osaka’s metropolitan area. Arelion recently announced global 40G Ethernet Virtual Circuit (VC) availability and will offer this key product in its new PoP to facilitate digital transformation in Asian markets.
Aqua Comms Acquires Submarine Cable Landing Solution
Aqua Comms acquired Openbyte Infrastructure Private Limited, an India-based licensed telecom company focused on providing neutral, open access landing solutions for submarine cables.
Beyond Technology and Infinera Successfully Deployed Multi-terabit Network to Support Bandwidth Demand During FIFA World Cup 2022
Beyond Technology, a global player in technology transformation, and Infinera successfully deployed a 3.6-terabit network for a leading Middle East network operator to support the upsurge in global and local demand for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Leveraging Infinera’s industry leading ICE6 800G technology and installed in record time ahead of the world’s largest sports tournament in support of one of the world’s largest streaming platforms, the deployment ensured fast, seamless, high-quality, and nonstop connectivity for sports fans globally.
Verizon Has Acquired 800 S. Hope St. Data Center for $130 Million
The 242,000-square-foot (22,500 sqm), eight-story building was built around 1985 and renovated in 2000.
AT&T Joint Venture Forms Wholesale Fiber Services Provider
AT&T and BlackRock Alternatives (BlackRock), through a fund managed by its Diversified Infrastructure business, signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture that will operate a commercial fiber platform. The newly formed joint venture — Gigapower, LLC — expects to provide a best-in-class fiber network to internet service providers (ISPs) and other businesses across the United States.
Zayo Unveils Latest Series of Infrastructure Expansions with 22 New Long-Haul Dark Fiber, 400G, and Transpacific Subsea Routes
Zayo announced a series of expansions to its independent fiber network infrastructure, including continued growth in its long-haul capacity with three new and overbuilt dark fiber routes, 18 new 400 Gbps (400G) enabled routes, and a newly completed Transpacific subsea route connecting the U.S. and Tokyo.
Lightpath Announces Network Expansion
Lightpath announced a series of significant network expansions across the New York Metro region, in total adding over 300 route miles to Lightpath’s already dense network in the area. These latest expansions were driven by the 5G network rollout of a major wireless provider, and will also serve thousands of additional enterprise, education, and government customers.
Major Mexico Fiber Border Crossing Sold
Critical Systems Realty (1547) has partnered with Harrison Street. Together, the two companies will begin their seventh data center endeavor to purchase the iconic Chase Tower in McAllen, TX, one of the most important Internet exchange locations for telecommunication traffic between Texas and Mexico.
Adtran End-to-End Fiber Broadband Solution
New Hope Telephone Cooperative (NHTC) is leveraging the Adtran end-to-end fiber broadband solution to scale its network dramatically. Adtran is helping NHTC launch competitive multi-gigabit fiber broadband services, spend less time on network operations and more time building its brand in a market that is growing rapidly.