Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, UPN, Lumos, vXchnge

April 1st, 2015 by · 1 Comment

Here's a quick rundown of other news from this pre-Easter week that's worth a look -- three from metro fiber and one from the data center:

Zayo is busy rolling out new capabilities over in its European beachhead. Yesterday they extended their 100G wavelength offering into their metro networks in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Paris, consolidating a large number of legacy point-to-point wavelength connections into single coherent 100G lineside capacity. They had London complete by the end of 2014, and finished the other three this past quarter. I don't think it will be very long before Zayo finds a few more cities in continental Europe to add to that list.

Out in the Midwest, Unite Private Networks picked up an internet services contract with the internet real estate marketplace Zillow. Zillow is based in Seattle, but they have an office in Lincoln, Nebraska. As that lies right in the heart of UPN's footprint, that's probably where the fiber for this one is going.

Lumos Networks is continuing its offensive in the non-Ashburn parts of Virginia. This week they started pre-selling a 75 route mile segment of network they are building between Richmond and Hampton Roads. It's the first piece of a 665 route mile buildout that will take Lumos down to Norfolk and back, with some 257 cell sites to hook up along the way. They expect to have it all done in the first half of next year.

And out in California, vXchnge saw one of its customers triple the footprint at its Santa Clara facility. CloudMosa, the creator of the cloud-powered mobile web browser known as Puffin, is expanding its infrastructure there in order to keep up with growth. I regularly misspell vXchnge with an extra 'a', as six consonants in a row are viscerally difficult for someone paranoid about spelling errors to type. But this time I'm getting it right.

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