EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, announced the extension of its network in the Mediterranean, linking Crete with mainland Greece via a second diverse submarine route as part of its ongoing strategic investment to accelerate its customers’ growth.
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Bell Canada, in partnership with FirstLight Fiber, announced new unique wavelength data routes with speeds up to 400G that will enable triversity – otherwise known as triple redundancy – between Secaucus, NJ, Toronto and Montréal. These will be available in Q1 of 2024.
Telxius, the leading global connectivity provider, is joining the Firmina subsea cable system. Firmina will connect the East Coast of the USA to Las Toninas (Argentina), with additional landings in Praia Grande (Brazil) and Punta del Este (Uruguay). Telxius will subsequently host Firmina in its Santos digital hub in Brazil.
Arelion, global connectivity provider and owner of the world's number one ranked Internet backbone, AS1299, has joined the growing ecosystem at DataVerge, the owner and operator of the only carrier-neutral interconnection facility in Brooklyn.
EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, and Lancom, one of the fastest growing providers of data centre, cloud and telecoms services in Greece, announced their strategic partnership to bolster connectivity and infrastructure services, establishing Greece as a critical link to internet exchanges in Europe.
Microsoft is set to enlarge its footprint in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, through the acquisition of an additional 1,030 acres within Tax Incremental District No. 5 off Interstate 94. The company aims to construct more data centers, making it the primary landowner in a district initially designated for Foxconn, pending approval from the village and county.
Bell intends to cut its CAPEX by more than $1 billion in 2024-25, posing a threat to the expansion of its fiber network. In 2024 alone, the company plans to reduce investment by a minimum of $500 to $600 million, originally allocated for bringing high-speed fiber Internet to additional homes and businesses in rural, suburban, and urban areas.
Liberty Latin America has reached an agreement with Phoenix Tower International (PTI) to monetize approximately 1,300 mobile tower sites across Panama, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Barbados and the British Virgin Islands.
In collaboration with a number of partners, including Fiji International Telecommunications, Office of Posts and Telecommunications of French Polynesia, APTelecom and Vocus Group, South Pacific Connect initiative will deliver two new international subsea cables connecting Fiji and French Polynesia to both the United States and Australia.
Telxius, a leading global connectivity provider, will be extending its ultra-high capacity subsea cable Tikal to land in Cancun (Mexico). Tikal was announced jointly with America Movil in January 2023 to connect Puerto Barrios (Guatemala) to Boca Raton (United States). Telxius will now lead independently, on its own, the extension project to Cancun and the related supply contract is already in force with ASN.