Networks Europe Issue 13 January/February 2018 - Page 9

NEWS IN BRIEF Lite Linke looks to grow international footprint Leading fibre optic specialist Leader Optec is on the lookout for new distribution partners for its premium Lite Linke products. The company already has partnerships in place covering the Netherlands, France and the Middle East with Datop, 0.3dB Fibre Optique and TierX respectively. Now the North Wales-headquartered business wants to increase its international footprint to cover other parts of the world. Among the key territories being targeted by Leader Optec are Germany, Scandinavia and Southern Europe. The Lite Linke suite of products utilises best-in-class components, bespoke design and UK manufacturing to meet the challenges facing networks. All of the MTP connectivity, containment and cabling solutions are manufactured from Leader Optec’s headquarters in St Asaph. Products include cassettes and chassis as well as assemblies and accessories. Paul Desmond, Managing Director of Leader Optec, said: “We have successfully launched Lite Linke during the second half of 2017 and the feedback we have received from the market has been extremely positive. We have put in place a number of distribution agreements but in 2018 we want to increase the global reach of the Lite Linke product set.” He added. “The Lite Linke MTP solutions are helping data centres meet the network challenges they face today and tomorrow. Data centres that are adopting our technologies are successfully condensing and future-proofing their networks.” n 09 e-shelter opens new wing at Europe’s largest data centre e-shelter has opened the eighth building ‘H’ on its Frankfurt 1 Data Center campus, adding 7,100 square meters of new data centre technical space to Europe’s largest data centre campus, with an investment of EUR 100 million. e-shelter currently operates across ten locations in the DACH region and a data centre area of around 90,000 square meters. With this expansion of the Frankfurt 1 Data Centre campus, e-shelter has further underlined its position as a leading provider of colocation services as well as the central cloud marketplace in Europe. “This is where the future of the German economy is happening,” said Rupprecht Rittweger, CEO and founder of e-shelter. “In 2017, e-shelter has invested a total of EUR 250 million and we plan to build, operate and secure further data centres all over Europe – but we always keep an eye on the big picture. No wonder leading companies and cloud providers place their trust in us!” With a highly secure and energy efficient design, building H of the Frankfurt 1 Data Center is 18,000 square meters in total and was completed after just nine months of construction. n