Friday Bytes: 6DG, Fibertech, Calix, Teliasonera, Windstream

May 25th, 2012 by · Leave a Comment

One last roundup to finish off the week:

British-based service provider Six Degrees Group (6DG) made its fourth acquisition of the year, belatedly making it onto my radar. They’re buying Datahop, by which they not only add 16 new data center PoPs to their footprint but also expand their network across the English Channel into Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Paris. Earlier this year they also acquired three managed hosting/cloud providers: Ultraspeed back in February and Firstserv and Serverstream in April. With run-rate revenues and EBITDA of £44m and £11m now, respectively, it should be interesting to see what they roll up next.

Fibertech (news) has built out its network deeper into suburban New Jersey. Yesterday they announced a buildout into the 50,000 square foot data center of Net Access Corporation in Cedar Knolls. That’s the second Northern NJ data center they’ve featured this month, as three weeks ago they brought fiber into Dupont Fabros NJ1.

Calix Networks (NYSE:CALX, news, filings) says that its E7-2 Ethernet gear and Compass Flow Analyzer technology have been chosen by Case Western Reserve University as part of its Gig.U deployment. They’ll be deploying fiber around their campus in Cleveland to bring 1Gbps connectivity to their neighborhood. CWRU happens to be where I went to school, and in fact their all-fiber campus network of 1989 was my first experience with real bandwidth.

Nordic giant TeliaSonera AB (ETR:TLS, news, filings) is expanding its data center footprint. They’ve expanded their colo and hosting capabilities in Frankfurt in response to demand from the content vertical. Makes sense of course, since Frankfurt is about as central as you can get to the European bandwidth market right now.

And Windstream Hosted Solutions added another healthcare client to its roster. Hickory NC’s Jackson Group will be hosting its servers in the company’s Charlotte facility. Jackson had been working with a California-based data center operator, but had found that arrangement was not sufficient for an incoming federal contract.

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Categories: CLEC · Datacenter · Mergers and Acquisitions · Metro fiber

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