Here’s a quick look at some network items so far this week that are worth a quick look:
Zayo picked up an international networking deal this morning. Expereo has selected the company for data center and IP services reaching out into Canada and Europe. We don’t hear as much from Zayo at the IP backbone level, but the fiber assets acquired in the Viatel and Allstream deal have already boosted the company’s reach at higher levels of the network as well. Expereo’s international platform is aimed at improving cloud access in Toronto, London, Paris, New York, Ashburn, Los Angeles and Dallas. The deal includes colo with Zayo’s Dallas Infomart data center.
In western Virginia, the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority has rolled out a new municipal network. They have deployed packet optical gear from Ciena across a 47 mile network serving some 200 business parks with capacity up to 200G. The new network goes online on May 1, and will also be providing connectivity to various anchor institutions while seeking to spur economic development in Botetourt and Roanoke counties.
Down in Georgia, NGN has added 100Gbps of capacity to its core fiber network. NGN is a member-owned cooperative that operates a 1,600 route mile network in northern Georgia. The extra capacity will go toward fulfilling demand from carriers for capacity in the region as well as to supporting NGN’s 8K subscribers.
And CityFibre’s plans for Leeds and Bradford just keep getting bigger. This week they announced the addition of the two cities to their Gigabit Cities initiative. ExaNetworks and Diva Telecom, who three weeks ago committed to connecting a few hundred new sites in the city, will be CityFibre’s launch partners. CityFibre’s presence in the city comes courtesy of the KCOM network acquisition late last year, the assets of which they are quickly putting to use.
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