Wednesday Bytes: Level 3, Digital Realty, FairPoint, Equinox

September 4th, 2013 by · 5 Comments

Here's a quick look at some news items from the start of this week, and one from last week that I hadn't gotten to. 

Level 3 added more multinational industrial business down in Colombia this morning. The Colombian subsidiary of Praxair has signed up for additional services, including VoIP, internet access, managed security, and data center services.  Latin America has been the steadiest region for Level 3 since the Global Crossing deal.

Digital Realty dipped its toe into a new international market yesterday with its first bit of Japanese real estate. They've purchased a 15,000 square meter site 20km outside of Osaka's central business district for $10.5M. The new facility will open for business with 4Mw of IT capacity in the fourth quarter of 2014.

FairPoint added some wireless backhaul business up in the far northeast yesterday. CoverageCo has selected them as the lead carrier across 200 miles of rural Vermont. They're going to be looking at using small cell technology to deliver service far from the beaten path.

Last week I managed to miss a longhaul fiber expansion announcement from Equinox. The upstart network builder is branching further out from the Carolinas to the south and to the west. They've unveiled a new build heading through Charleston and on down to Miami, and another starting in Roanoke and going through the Appalachains all the way to Cincinnati. That latter route isn't exactly on most network maps I've seen.

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Categories: Datacenter · Fiber Networks · Internet Backbones · Wireless

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