A quick roundup of network news from the last day or two:
Rochester-based Fibertech is busy expanding in the Midwest, but yesterday it announced a milestone in a different direction. They have delivered what they believe to be the first outdoor metro small cell site carrying commercial traffic for a wireless carrier. So far indoor applications for small cell technology have been the rule, but it's all still at a very early stage. Fibertech and other carriers that serve wireless backhaul are hoping it works out as a new revenue opportunity.
Following on the heels of a well-received earnings report, Level 3 tacked on a global data contract today. London-based Hogarth Worldwide will be using their wavelengths, VPLS, and colocation to help it store and share advertising content between its production teams around the world. The company said yesterday it will be actively working on bring its EMEA unit up to snuff, and announcing this one right afterwards will help set the tone.
Syringa is tapping ADVA again to help upgrade its regional network. They've deployed ADVA's 100G gear across their footprint in Idaho and parts of the nearby states of Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Wyoming. The Rockies are a region we used to hear nothing about when it comes to bandwidth, but these days more and more interesting stuff seems to be going on. Syringa has been using ADVA gear for a decade now.
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