Friday Roundup: Integra, Sidera, Level 3, Interxion

July 22nd, 2011 by · Leave a Comment

If you’re on the east coast, stay cool out there.  Here’s a quick rundown of some of the other items that have passed by the wires lately:

Integra Telecom won a key local government contract up in the state of Washington with the Spokane Public Facilities District.  The western service provider will be fibering up the city’s Veterans Memorial arena, Convention Center, and INB Performing Arts Center and providing phone and high speed internet.  Spokane was one of Electric Lightwave’s stronger markets back in the day, and they are clearly leveraging that fiber for this deal.  Integra also earned SIP interoperability certification for three Allworx IP PBXs.

Northeastern provider Sidera Networks picked up two contracts.  GWI, a service provider in northern New England, is using Sidera’s Ethernet and colocation services to extend southward into Boston and New York.  They’ll be taking up residence with Sidera at 111 8th Ave and 1 Summer Street, from which they will be better able to sell Ethernet circuits up into Maine.  Sidera also won a deal in the financial vertical, with CME Group leveraging the company’s low latency connectivity between downtown Chicago and Aurora out west in the suburbs.  Sidera only recently expanded out there, so clearly CME was the anchor tenant that made it viable.

Over in Europe, Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) won yet another CDN deal, this time with Spanish-based RIU Hotels & Resorts.  They will be speeding up and securing the company’s website, which serves the customers of more than 100 hotels in 19 countries.  Level 3’s reach into Latin America was a key factor in their ability to win the contract.

Also across the Atlantic, Interxion picked up another tenant from the financial vertical.  Trading and risk management solutions provider Patsystems has selected its City of London facility for its London access point.  I haven’t run into Patsystems before, but there certainly have been more and more such network-focused financial services firms staking out their turf lately, and Interxion has been getting its share.

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