A Smattering of Metro Contracts

February 24th, 2010 by · Leave a Comment

Several contracts crossed the wires over the past few days, let's take a quick look:

TW Telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings) continued with its seemingly never-ending string of wins at multi-site regional enterprises. This time it was ProHealth Care, which will use the metro networking provider's business Ethernet and integrated LAN services to hook up some 21 locations in southeastern Wisconsin.  Bandwidth needs in the health care sector continue to be a steady driver of growth.

RCN Metro announced its selection by ROAM Data, a service provider specializing in mobile applications and commerce gateways.  RCN will be providing connectivity to the ROAM's facility at 1 Summer in Boston, helping them scale to meet growing wireless data traffic requirements.  Boston is one of RCN's strongholds of course, where they have one of the deepest competitive footprints available.

Pangaea Networks has extended its Metro Ethernet footprint into Arbinet's PoP at 75 Broad Street in Manhattan.  That will allows Pangaea's customers to more easily access Arbinet's IP Exchange services.  Pangaea uses both its own fiber and that of many others in the NY/NJ metro area to reach over 2700 buildings.  As for Arbinet, I've wondered lately if they might be joining the growing Ethernet exchange party alongside Neutral Tandem, Equinix, and CENX at some point - it seems like a natural direction.

And in the financial sector, Hibernia Atlantic's Global Financial Network joined Switch and Data's Geo Reach program at its North Bergen site.  Basically that means that the two will work together offering low latency services to the financial community.  Of course, barring a regulatory asteroid strike, Switch and Data will soon be part of Equinix so there's going to be some consolidation work right off the bat, but Hibernia is of course working with Equinix also.

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