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Friday Bytes: Ciena, GTT, AFR-IX, STACK

Two network upgrades, some SD-WAN, a new subsea cable project, and a data center campus:

Ciena won two global network upgrade projects this weeks that are worth noting. GBI is using the company’s technology to increase the design capacity of its network by 10Tbps. GBI’s subsea and terrestrial infrastructure interconnects the countries of the Persian Gulf and provides connectivity to Europe and India. And Vodafone Idea, or Vi, is deploying Ciena gear across its footprint in India as it prepares for 5G. The deployment enables 300-400G services, upgradeable to 800G when the time comes.

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