Tuesday Bytes: Level 3, 365Main, CenturyLink, HFN

April 30th, 2013 by · 1 Comment

Here’s a quick rundown of Tuesday morning news from North America, with three expansions and a contract win.

Medical Billing and Management Systems, or MBMS, says it is using the network services of Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) to support its growth. MBMS handles the billing for 450+ radiologists, and needs to interconnect six locations across the PA/NJ/DE region with a combination of MPLS IPVPN, dedicated internet access, and SIP trunking. The healthcare vertical has been one of Level 3’s big enterprise growth targets.

365Main is wasting no time deciding what to do with those data centers Equinix sold off last year. They announced an expansion of their Manhattan facility at 65 Broadway, adding another 16,000 square feet within the same building. No doubt we’ll be hearing about similar projects from 365Main elsewhere as 2013 rolls on.

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL, news, filings) announced a metro fiber expansion into Jacksonville, Florida today. They’ve brought two independent data centers on-net, offering internet connectivity, IPVPN, and wavelength services. The aim is to offer Jacksonville-area businesses access to cloud-based services, e.g. from their Savvis division of course.  We don’t hear as much from CenturyLink’s fiber network as we ought to IMHO.

And Hudson Fiber Network is moving into low latency wireless to complement its fiber network. They’re going to be reselling ULL Networks’ connectivity within the New York/New Jersy metro areas. That will add 1Gbps links with 30-60% lower latency to their portfolio for those speed-crazed financial clients that need it.


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Categories: Datacenter · Internet Backbones · Metro fiber · Wireless

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