Friday Roundup 5/4: Zayo, tw telecom, CFE, QBrick, Telx, ViaWest

May 4th, 2012 by · Leave a Comment

TGIF.  There’s been a lot of news this week, more than I’ve been able to keep up with.  Here’s some quick looks at a selection of interesting items:

Zayo Group (news, filings) is apparently not satisfied with the extra markets its getting inorganically from Arialink and AboveNet, and is making an organic move into a new market. They are extending their extensive Indiana regional and metro fiber assets southward into Louisville, Kentucky. The initial build will add 60 metro route miles and bring six buildings on net.

TW Telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings) unveiled a national rollout of both Ethernet and intelligent network enhanced management solutions. The network upgrade is aimed at helping them better serve the growing cloud connectivity opportunity. That’s going to bring them more carrier and wholesale business, whereas they’ve been laser-focused on the enterprise opportunity for a long time. Perhaps success there will also help their top line growth as well.

Mexico’s CFE Telecom is upgrading to 100G. They have put in Xtera’s ultra-longhaul 100G+Raman technology in place across their 22,000km Optical-Ground-Wire based network. The deployment includes a 24-span, 9-ROADM, 2,500km stretch from Mexico City to Ciudad Juarez, and a 1,350km route from Mexico City to Monterrey that includes a 250km 60dB span. Mexico’s getting some serious bandwidth it seems.

The Nordic-based CDN Qbrick continues to upgrade its infrastructure. In an announcement yesterday they said they will be moving a large portion of their Scandanavian infrastructure into InterXion (NYSE:INXN, news) in Stockholm. Qbrick isn’t a household name in the US, but they handle video for the likes of Swedish National Television, Norwegian National Television, Aftonbladet, Dagens Industri, Volvo, and Astra Zeneca.

Unitas Global is moving into Telx both Dallas and Miami. They’ve deployed private managed hosting in each location, giving them an entry into each metro area from which they can deliver private cloud infrastructure. Telx has been positioning its connectivity offerings for the cloud market for quite some time now, and the market does seem to be developing.

And out in Oregon, ViaWest says that it is expanding the Hillsboro Complex with an additional 23,000 square feet of usable raised floor space. That will give them more than 50,000 square feet of sellable space, which they say is the largest retail facility in the state.


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