Network Bytes: euNetworks, Orange Business, Windstream, CS&L

June 9th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s some interesting network news, both international and domestic:

In London, euNetworks says it is providing more fiber to one of its media customers. They are supplying an additional connection for the independent media services and post-production house TVT, whom they have been working with for the past two years. The expansion doubles TVT’s capacity, which it uses to help power the cloud-based media management platform it launched last year.

Orange Business has picked up one of its bread and butter international enterprise network deals. They’ve signed a five year hybrid network deal with the German mulinational consumer and industrial goods manufacturer Henkel. The hybrid network spans 355 locations across five continents with managed security services supporting 42,000 users.

Windstream is claiming some space the giant new QTS Chicago data center that will be opening in a few weeks. They have expanded their fiber network into the new 317k square foot downtown facility as an anchor service provider. Windstream is already in QTS facilities Atlanta and Virginia as part of the two companies’ strategic alliance, and has been aggressively expanding its network reach over the last year or two.

And CS&L is looking to do a bit of balance sheet work this week. They announced plans to offer $150M in senior secured notes as an add-on to their existing 6% notes due 2023. They’ll be using the proceeds to pay off amounts owed under the company’s revolving credit facility. After being spun out of Windstream last year as a network REIT, CS&L became an operator in its own right when it closed the acquisition of PEG Bandwidth a few weeks ago and seems likely to be preparing itself for more M&A in the near future.

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Categories: Datacenter · Fiber Networks · Internet Backbones · Mergers and Acquisitions · Metro fiber

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