Here's a quick Friday rundown of the news ending the week:
Over in the UK, CityFibre is making the leap into wireless backhaul. They've won deals with both EE and Three UK to provide dark fiber connections for wireless backhaul. The rollout starts in Kingston-upon-Hull on the eastern coast of Britain, where CityFibre is already busy there "overhauling MBNL's network". The wireless backhaul expansion has other targeted markets in the works.
TelePacific is deploying Overture's Ethernet platform to further penetrate the Enterprise marketplace. Since acquiring and integrating Telwest as an entry into Texas, TelePacific has been relatively quiet. Across California, Nevada and Texas it serves Ethernet out of 400+ LSOs, but I can't help wondering where its next inorganic expansion will be.
The cloud services provider Day1 has picked Zayo for some bandwidth. Day1 be serving their enterprise customers Zayo private connectivity to Amazon's AWS, from which they supply private storage, compute, disaster recovery, etc. Hooking up the enterprise with the various clouds is at the very early stages of a landslide, or at least fiber operators certainly hope so.
And ViaWest has a new customer over in Texas. The marketing firm Moroch Partners has moved its infrastructure into their Richardson facility outside of Dallas. Another ViaWest customer in the same facility, LightSpar, will be managing Moroch's network. Viawest was bought by Shaw earlier this year, but so far it seems to have been business as usual for the colo and cloud provider.
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