With the first chilly autumn weekend to start off the week, here’s a little catchup to consider:
Frontier is a few steps closer to a whole bunch more copper and fiber as it closes in on its purchase of another batch of Verizon wireline assets. They lined up a $6.6B financing package late last week with $1B of 8.875% senior notes due 2020, $2B of 10.5% senior notes due 2022, and $3.6B of 11% senior notes due 2025. If that sounded like expensive money to you, well then you are not alone.
Limelight announced a set of enhancements to its CDN infrastructure. The upgrades focus on better usage of cloud resources, including the ability to purge content in seconds, migration of content to cloud storage, automatic transcoding for multi-device delivery, and additional security measures against DDoS. Meanwhile, this morning Limelight won a CDN deal with OTT provider OWNZONES.
Hibernia Networks also announced some new content transport options. They unveiled their Broadcast Cloud solution portfolio, extending their video transport reach and QoS over the public internet. The extra reach will get them to venues for which last mile costs makes it uneconomical to extend their own core infrastructure (for now).
And in the interconnection domain, the NYIIX is now available further south. With the help of Data Network Solutions, Telehouse’s New York International Internet Exchange now reaches a couple hours to the southwest into 401 Broad Street in Philadelphia. DNS joins the exchange’s reseller program.
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