Here’s a quick rundown of some recent metro news from around the sector:
In Southern California, Sunesys has picked up 100Gbps worth of metro connectivity. The cloud and managed service provider VPLS is using their metro fiber to span the 40km between its data centers in downtown LA and El Segundo. The deal expands on an existing dark fiber relationship.
The alternative French network operator Neo Telecoms is looking to expand both in terms of depth and breadth. They’re deploying ADVA gear both in the Paris metro area to upgrade their IPTB (IP to the Building) offerings and on a link to a new city beyond the Paris market. The latter expansion suggests further underserved French markets are on the menu as well.
Zayo is always expanding, and this week it was their colo facility out in Mount Prospect, Illinois. zColo is planning to invest $12M to add 20,000 square feet of floor space, bringing the total to 32,000. This facility provides a cost-effective alternative to space downtown by leveraging Zayo’s fiber for a virtual presence there. There are also power, cooling, and security system upgrades on the way, all of which will be ready in August.
The Midwestern regional operator Pinpoint is helping hook up two facilities with its fiber between Denver and Omaha. 910 Telecom has tapped them for low latency connectivity between its own facility in at 910 S 15th St in Denver and the Omaha Carrier Hotel at 1623 Farnam. That will let them offer direct connectivity into the Omaha Internet Exchange.
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