Friday, November 7, 2014

Equinix Announces Another $43M Data Center in Tokyo

Equinix announced its newest data center expansion in Japan.  TY5, which is located near Tokyo’s financial district and in close proximity to the Japan Exchange and Tokyo Commodity Exchange, will provide a total capacity of 725 cabinets with 350 available in the first phase and 375 in the second. With 54,663 square foot of space, TY5 is located in a single tenant facility for improved design and physical security, with 24x7x365 security officers and CCTV. Scheduled to open in Q1 2016, it is being built in close proximity to TY3 to streamline operations.

“TY5 will be built in response to the various demands being driven by the digital economy across the cloud, mobile and financial services industries. As Tokyo is a major international finance center that houses some of the world’s largest investment banks, trading platforms and insurance companies, it is important that we provide the necessary interconnection services to meet these increasing demands. The new TY5 data center will do just that, as customers will have direct access to Equinix’s established financial ecosystem in TY3," stated Kei Furuta, managing director, Equinix Japan.

http://www.equinix.com

Huawei Supports University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre

Huawei announced its support for the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) based in Guildford, England.

Specifically, Huawei will collaborate as part of the 5GIC’s work to develop the world’s first 5G test bed, based at the University’s campus, where emerging 5G technologies will be tested in a real-world environment. As one of the founding members of the 5GIC, Huawei has provided expertise in and equipment for large scale radio access for the test bed. Overall, Huawei is investing £5m in the 5GIC, part of the $600m the company is committing to 5G research and innovation globally by 2018.

The test bed will take just over one year to complete and will be built in three separate phases. The first phase will be operational by April 2015 and will be used collaboratively by 5GIC researchers and industry partners to develop and test advanced technologies and actively contribute to shaping the communications standards of the future.

http://www.huawei.com

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