Time for a quick look around at the week's initial news from competitive network operators:
Masergy joined the general industry stampede into Latin America with an expansion of its own. In response to demand from the region, they've opened PoPs in Miami, Sao Paolo, and Mexico City. Masergy has been pretty quiet lately, but ABRY Partners is always busy and I wonder if they've got more plans in mind for Masergy.
DukeNet says it is bringing big bandwidth to The Citadel, the well known South Carolina military college. The Charleston institution is getting a GigE of dedicated internet access from the fiber operators, with a disaster recovery solution in the works for the fall of 2013. DukeNet is supposedly a consolidation target at the moment, but no recent rumors on that front have reached me.
MegaPath is continuing to expand its managed services portfolio for the SMB market. Today they added wireless failover services to the mix, offering enterprises some backup for their internet access. They also added 4G capabilities to their wireless coverage.
XO says it has implemented a 10G wavelength solution for Integrated Data Storage. The cloud services provider says it has tripled its customer base and is using the connectivity to connect its four ier 3 US data centers with some big pipes.
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