Friday Bytes: MBC, Allied Fiber, OneNeck, Limelight, DE-CIX

June 26th, 2015 by · Leave a Comment

TGIF.  I’ll be back in full force on Monday after a week on the road out here in sunny California.  In the meantime, here’s a bit more catchup after a busy week:

On the eastern seaboard, more towers and fiber were mixed this week via some consolidation. Mid-Atlantic Broadband has purchased the tower services division of Gamewood Technology Group. They’ll be operating it as a subsidiary called MBC Towers. The deal gives MBC a starting set of six towers, with seven under construction. A small deal perhaps, but indicative of how the tower and dark fiber businesses are drawing closer together.

Allied Fiber now has some new financial leadership to bulk up its management team as it shifts into whatever the next gear is. They’ve named Scott L. Drake as EVP and CFO, bringing him over from Warbird Consultants, and Broadvox before that. Allied just finished off its Atlanta-Miami route, and is likely ready to move onto the next construction project.

OneNeck IT Solutions, an arm of TDS, says it has completed a new Tier 3 data center out in Denver. It’s their 9th facility nationally, and kicks off with the first 35,000 square feet of space out of a future total of 160,000. At $20M, they’ve put a substantial amount of capital behind their expansion out in Denver.

Earlier this week, Limelight added Sophos as a CDN customer. The security and identity protection firm has shifted to Limelight’s platform in order to help keep up with the growing threat environment out there. Limelight and much of the CDN sector have been a bit under the radar this year in some ways, but the bits are still flowing nonetheless.

And speaking of CDNs, DE-CIX New York says they now have all the major ones on-net at their growing internet exchange. They now have 80 networks hooked up in all, making significant progress in their first year of operation. Independent IX platforms have been proliferating around the US all year, making DE-CIX’s early foray into the US look better and better.

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Categories: Content Distribution · Datacenter · Fiber Networks · Interconnection · Mergers and Acquisitions · Towers

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