Thursday Roundup 1/26: Zayo, GTT, Optimum Lightpath, QTS, C7

January 26th, 2012 by · Leave a Comment

Time to catch up on a few items that have slipped past in the last few days:

Zayo Group (news, filings) picked up some on-net Ethernet business with a win at U.S. Electrodynamics. They’ve built out fiber to to USEI’s Teleport facility in Brewster, Washington, which will be used to expand the terrestrial component of USEI’s service. Satellite services are becoming increasingly integrated with fiber networks these days to handle bandwidth growth. Zayo picked up Washington fiber from 360networks, but I think they already had some fiber in this area from the acquisition of Northwest Telephone back in the summer of 2008.

gtlt picked up a contract in the Washington DC metro area. Veteran-owned AOC Connect has selected their high performance IP connectivity offering to power their network and IT solutions aimed at enterprises and government customers. GTT operates its own network these days while simultaneously blending capacity and connectivity from many others.

Up in the New York metro area, Optimum Lightpath (news) [a subsidiary of Cablevision (NYSE:CVC, news, filings)] has expanded its collaboration offerings. On Tuesday they debuted a full line of conferencing services aimed at the mid-market. The metro fiber operator recently broke the 5,000 on-net barrier in its single market, and has been expanding on multiple fronts. We recently interviewed the company’s President here on Telecom Ramblings.

QTS (news) says it has successfully transitioned from SAS 70 to SSAE 16, following independent SSAE 16 Type II audits at eight of its data centers. The auditor’s reports for their newest facility, the huge converted former chip fab in Richmond, will be out by March 1. Meeting SSAE 16 standards will help the company meet the risk management requirements of a wider range of customers.

And out in Salt Lake City, C7 Data Centers (news) won a substantial deal in the healthcare sector. They will be providing data center services to Loma Linda University Medical Center, which serves some 33K inpations and 750K outpatients each year. A modern high-tech infrastructure is swiftly becoming a sine qua non for many medical institutions nowadays.

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