Here’s some additional metro fiber news from three continents as the week winds down:
Unite Private Networks continues to rack up enterprise customer wins out in the Great Plains. Yesterday, they announced a fiber connectivity solution for R&R Realty Group, which builds and manages properties out of Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa has been the focus of UPN’s territorial expansion for a couple years now, with both intercity and metro buildouts.
In east Africa, Liquid Telecom is partnering with poa! internet to power WiFi connectivity in the poor Nairobi neighborhood of Kibera that is described as Africa’s second largest slum. Liquid’s metro fiber infrastructure is providing the necessary backhaul for poa!’s network, which delivers access via solar-powered hotspots.
And in the UK, CityFibre this week said it has begun a roll-out of new metro fiber connectivity across 40 markets. The buildout aims to bring more than 500 business parks online, expanding their potential reach to some 22,000 SMEs. The first targets will be in Coventry, Bristo, and Peterborough. The model will continue to be a wholesale one, with local ISPs and resellers actually selling bandwidth to the businesses in question.
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