Metro Bytes: Alpheus, Mid-Atlantic, DukeNet, Global Capacity, Epsilon

September 25th, 2013 by · Leave a Comment

Here's a quick rundown on some other news from the metro and regional fiber sector:

Down in Texas, Alpheus Communications has completed a network-to-network interface (NNI) with Telesphere. Telesphere offers cloud-based UC, which it can now take to the enterprise market in Texas via Alpheus's fiber and central office depth.

In the Carolinas, DukeNet says it has passed the 3,500 milestone. That's how many cell sites/towers the regional fiber operator now has on-net. Most are in the Carolinas of course, but DukeNet has been building fiber in Tenessee, Georgia and Alabama lately too. The company was rumored to be for sale in the Spring, but I haven't heard anything lately about that process.

Mid-Atlantic Broadband is making connections outside its southern Virginia network turf. They've added two new points of presence to the north. In Richmond they're taking some space at QTS's 6000 Technology Boulevard, and in downtown Washington it's the CoreSite facility at 1275 K Street. That gives them 32 on-net locations, with more points of interconnection likely to come.

Global Capacity has added another name to the list of access providers interconnecting with its One Marketplace platform.  The ninth largest cable MSO, WOW!, has signed on at their Chicago PoP, bringing 40,000 miles of fiber and 150,000 endpoints mostly out in the Midwest and Southeast to Global Capacity's ecosystem.

And on the other side of the planet, Epsilon has made arrangements for dark fiber access in Indonesia. They're partnering with PowerTel to offer local metro fiber access within the Jakarta metro area. Initially that will include the Cyber One and Cyber CXJ facilities, with more on the way.  Epsilon has been working hard to gain footholds like this in various far flung corners of the world, although this one isn't too far from their own Singapore backyard of course.

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