Thursday Roundup: HE, UFD, Telepacific, Cologix

November 21st, 2013 by · Leave a Comment

Here are four other expansion items from yesterday and today spanning four different segments of the industry:

In the IP backbone world, Hurricane Electric has continued to add depth to the east. They have hooked up their network to six internet exchanges across Eastern Europe: the Budapest Internet Exchange (BIX), the Balkan Internet Exchange (B-IX), the Bulgarian Internet Exchange (BIX.BG), the InterLAN Exchange, NetIX and the Romanian Network Internet Exchange (RoNIX). The multiple regional exchange points will let Hurricane Electric’s customers in Eastern Europe lower latency for traffic.  HE has been adding steadily adding PoPs in the region for some time now.

In fiber construction, United Fiber & Data is moving into Newark.  They have completed the fiber pull through Harrison and across the Passaic River into the northern New Jersey city.  The target, of course, is 165 Halsey Street.  UFD has been doing the hard part in heavily populated NJ first, with a lot of work yet to come to build fiber down to Ashburn via the western route through York.

In the US CLEC world, TelePacific says it has completed an expansion in the coastal Texas market of Corpus Christi. Since its entry into Texas with the Tel West acquisition, TelePacific hasn’t skimped on the blocking and tackling necessary to bring its brand of telecom service over from the west coast to serve Texas SMBs. However, it’s still quite possible that they will look to accelerate their penetration of the market or even move on to an additional geography via more M&A.

And finally, in the colo and interconnection space, Cologix has picked up its first enterprise customer in its new Montreal data center. Aerostructures specialist Aerolia is moving in, expanding their existing relationship. Cologix announced its expansion to this 7th Montreal location back in June, and will be commissioning Phase 1 in a few weeks.

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Categories: CLEC · Datacenter · Internet Backbones

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