Tuesday Roundup: Hibernia, Lightower, Geo, Viawest, and Infinera

October 30th, 2012 by · Leave a Comment

Sandy may be tearing up the northeast, but the rest of the world does go on. Here’s a few quick takes on recent items from Hibernia Atlantic, Lightower, Geo, Viawest, and Infinera:

Over in Europe, Hibernia Atlantic says it has been named an Accredited Connectivity Partner by the London Stock Exchange Group. That means they’ll be able to offer access to market data from the LSE’s various core markets around Europe to the the financial vertical. Hibernia is still working on that new ultra-low latency transatlantic cable, with which it hopes to gain further ground there.

Also in the UK, the dark fiber operator Geo Networks won a contract in the healthcare vertical. Nuffield Health will be using their dedicated fiber to power their network needs. Nuffield Health has 1,345 beds across 31 hospital along with data centers in Woking and central London.  I’ve long wondered when Geo’s deep UK infrastructure might become the target of consolidation by other UK operators, it’s been in the hands of private equity (the Alchemy Investment Plan) for four years now.

Back in the USA, Lightower said this morning that it has expanded its New York City network down into Staten Island. They’ve now hooked up TELEHOUSE America’s 7 Teleport facility there to their fiber, continuing their footprint expansion. Just in time for Sandy to give it bath I guess…

Out in Texas, ViaWest won some colocation business from the education sector. The University of Texas Dallas is outsourcing their infrastructure to the cloud and regional datacenter specialist rather than build its own data center for expansion. ViaWest has been moving ahead very aggressively this year, and their CEO Roy Dimoff was interviewed here a few months back.

And Infinera announced another of its DTN-X wins, picking up a contract with the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority. Cyta plans to use their 100G gear and 500G superchannels on its portion of the TE-North submarine cable. TE-North’s 3,600km of submarine cables hook up Egypt, Cyprus, and Marseilles.

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