EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America has partnered with Colt on a new digital ecosystem in the Channel Tunnel linking the growing data center markets in London and Paris.
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China Mobile International Limited (CMI) announced the successful launch of its Oman Muscat MC1 point of presence (PoP) on March 7. Ren Lei, Division Head of CMI Planning & Development Department, Colin Wang, Managing Director of CMI Middle East and Africa region, and other members of both companies attended the ceremony.
The agreement between Qualcomm Technologies and ATC Edge LLC (American Tower) aims to address evolving needs of edge use cases including Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud computing, 5G, Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (CV2X) and autonomous system operations among others.
The Transit Wireless ubiquitous fiber network will be expanded, includes several river crossings, and leverages the power of 5G small cells and IoT to deliver advanced fiber solutions and route diversity for millions of homes and businesses.
Nokia has broken two optical transport records in real-world field trials on GlobalConnect’s live optical network in Europe. The demonstration used Nokia’s sixth generation super-coherent Photonic Service Engine, PSE-6s, to achieve 1.2 Tb/s over metro distances (118km) and 800 Gb/s over long haul distances (2,019 km), both using a single wavelength.
Google Fiber is now offering 5 Gbps speeds in certain markets. Customers in Kansas City, West Des Moines, and the Salt Lake City metropolitan area will be the first to get the option for the speedier tier, which is rolling out now. Late last year, Google started testing limited access to Fiber’s faster 5-gig and even 8-gig packages for some customers in those same areas.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to invest $35 billion by 2040 to establish multiple data center campuses across Virginia. Numerous localities in the Commonwealth are under consideration and will be decided at a later date.
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.announced the deployment of a new 400G enabled route connecting Paris and Marseille—including first-in-market network hardening of this critical route leveraging next-generation fiber technologies—to provide enterprises with an easier and more secure way to transport rapidly increasing high-bandwidth traffic from these top-ten global internet hubs.
América Móvil and Telxius have announced the construction of a new submarine cable system to connect Boca Raton in the US and Puerto Barrios in Guatemala.
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.