Metro Bytes: euNetworks, Southern Telecom, Telesystem, Comcast

July 12th, 2013 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick Friday update covering items from metro and regional fiber operators this week:

Over in Frankfurt, euNetworks continued its German offensive via a contract expansion with Deutsche Vermögensberatung (DVAG). The financial services provider is moving up the ladder from a dark fiber ring to Ethernet VPLS, hooking up sites in Frankfurt am Main and Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, with more nodes to follow.

Tower Cloud has further expanded its backhaul coverage with the help of some additional dark fiber from Southern Telecom. The dark fiber will support low latency DWDM connectivity between carrier hotels in Atlanta and Jacksonville, stopping at a carrier PoP in Macon along the way. Tower Cloud first expanded to Georgia a couple years ago with some dark fiber from Southern in Atlanta, and this hooks that up to their Florida footprint.

Cyan won a key MidWestern contract. Telesystem is tapping both their Z-Series packet-optical transport for a network upgrade across northwest Ohio and southern Michigan and their Blue Planet SDN systems for service orchestration and network visualization. The upgrade will help Telesystem ensure five-nines availability for its regional commercial, government, and backhaul customers.

And the nation’s largest cable MSO picked up an aerospace Ethernet customer.  They’re supplying a 100Mbps Ethernet pipe as well as some PRIs to the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology up in East Hartford.  The connectivity will support 3D printing of jet engine parts for the likes of Pratt Whitney, according to FierceCable.

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