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.
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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.
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 acquired Openbyte Infrastructure Private Limited, an India-based licensed telecom company focused on providing neutral, open access landing solutions for submarine cables.
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.
The 242,000-square-foot (22,500 sqm), eight-story building was built around 1985 and renovated in 2000.
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 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.