Australia’s MetroNode acquired by Equinx in $792mn deal

Australia’s MetroNode hosting company has been acquired by Equinix for $792mn. 100 % held by the Canadian Ontario Teachers Pension Plan currently, MetroNode was previously part of the NextGen Group. When the ownership of NextGen changed in 2016, OTPP retained MetroNode (NextGen became part of Vocus Communications) OTPP has now agreed to sell MetroNode to…

Lenovo buys control of Fujitsu’s PC business

Lenovo and Fujitsu have announced the creation of a joint-venture company. Lenovo is effectively buying a 51% controlling stake in Fujitsu’s FCCL (Fujitsu Client Computing Ltd). Fujitsu is selling an additional 5% to Development Bank of Japan (DBJ). Fujitsu gains about 28bn¥, providing them with cash for the rest of the business. Lenovo pays 25.5bn¥,…

Quintillion completes Alaskan subsea cable

Quintillion has announced it has completed the first phase of its cable between Japan and the UK. The finished segment runs from Prudhoe Bay to Nome, as well as the overland segment from Prudhoe to Fairbanks, following the Dalton Highway (of Ice Road Truckers fame). These Alaskan sections bring coastal communities onto terrestrial internet links.…

Product Announcement: Cisco ISR 1000 router

Cisco have launched a new entry point ISR router. This is the Cisco ISR 1000 series, intended as the new entry point for SME connection into the corporate network. It supports lower density remote locations accessing through either an MPLS link or a VPN using the Internet. This isn’t designed to support NFV, but it…

Ethereum to reach Visa-like volumes in two years

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of the Ethereum platform had an interview with Naval Ravikant, CEO of AngelList during TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF17 conference. Despite Techcrunch taking some quotes out of context, both on Twitter and its website, it is a good interview with lots of insights from Vitalik. For the record: I said ethereum (+plasma et al)…