Southeastern service provider itcd has announced that it has deployed Infinera's new ATN metro edge platform. Deltacom's Interstate FiberNet group had previously deployed Infinera longhaul gear, and apparently things have gone well. Infinera has yet to formally introduce the ATN metro edge platform, that step will come at Supercomm next week. But with the gear in the field already and an announcement already pre-announced, I do wonder why we bother with these formal introductions and such. Ah well, gotta let the marketing guys earn their money I guess!
In parallel, Deltacom announced a managed router service, designed to enable customers to outsource MPLS network management. Still not that much happening at Deltacom these days at least in the numbers they report. The recession has taken a bit of a toll, but not much has changed strategically in a long time. To me they look likely to participate in the next round of consolidation, as their revenues could generate higher margins with a deeper asset base and perhaps deeper pockets as well.
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