And several other bits of news this week on the home front deserve a look as well:
Yesterday Telx Group (news, filings) announced nine new charter customers for its Ethernet Exchange offering. KDDI, Expereo, FiberLight, Intelepeer, Intellifiber, IPNetZone, OneSource, Packet Exchange, and RRSat will leverage the exchanges to expand their addressable market. That's quite an interesting collection of service providers, and one must recall that the Telx exchange partners directly with that of Neutral Tandem.
q came up with an interesting initiative to ease the complexity of backhaul network planning for wireless providers. With the introduction of Qwest Adaptive Broadband, they will provide an upgrade path from legacy T-1 backhaul circuits to fiber and other technologies. Qwest is building out fiber to some 2000 cell sites this year, but of course that's only a small fraction of those out there.
first-communications joined the growing low latency party up in Toronto. The company added a lit route between the NJ/NY area and the Canadian city, running north through Binghamton - a route which doesn't get much attention from most carriers.
Metro operator abvt unveiled its Core Wave services in New York. New York is the company's deepest market and the center of the financial bandwidth frenzy, and hence ideal as a place to implement a next generation bandwidth offer.
And finally, 360networks announced a contract with iCall, which will leverage the company's wholesale VoIP services to lower operating costs and improve performance. In this case, 360Networks is providing not just regional but national service, as the company continues to grow its capabilities beyond the fomer western assets they operate.