Several items today and over the weekend worth a look:
Today abvt began an initiative targeting law firms. That seems to stretch their focus on high bandwidth enterprises down a notch in size, though of course there are some big law firms and many of those have multiple offices. More and more types of business are looking for private, high bandwidth connectivity, which can only be good for fiber operators.
On Friday, Zayo closed its purchase of American Fiber Systems. That brings them, 6 new markets, more depth in 3 more, over 1K route miles of fiber and some 600+ additional on-net buildings. I have updated both my metro fiber statistics and my metro fiber maps to compensate for the M&A recently, though if I missed anything do let me know. Notably, I switched Zayo's map links to their new Google Maps setup, which is quite nice.
Also on Friday, tndm completed its purchase of Tinet. That's just three weeks after the deal was announced, which must have set some sort of speed record. Neutral Tandem now operates a top tier international IP backbone, we'll have to see just what they plan to do with it.
Telx entered into a strategic partnership with Guavus, a provider of dynamic decision-making solutions. Telx will leverage Guavus's network analysis capabilities to enhance its internet exchange facilities and enable participants in New York City, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Dallas to securely exchange traffic statistics.
Finally, Internap Network Services (NASDAQ:INAP, news, filings) and Digital Technology International unveiled a partnership. Internap's bandwidth is powering the expansion to Europe of DTI's cloud offerings. DTI focuses on SaaS for newspaper companies, helping them with computing resources for managing circulation, advertising, content publishing, audience targeting, and financials.
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