Wilcon Plans San Diego Expansion

January 31st, 2017 by · 1 Comment

Wilcon is stretching its reach to an even larger chunk of southern California. The Los Angeles-based fiberoptic networking provider announced today a significant expansion of its network in the City of San Diego.

ScreenHunter_93 Jan. 31 05.57The buildout will hook up small cell sites throughout the city, including the within the Core District, the Gaslamp Quarter, and the area around the convention center. In addition to small cells now, they are positioning the new infrastructure to support 5G when it arrives. The expansion closely follows a similar small-cell-focused expansion back in Los Angeles earlier this month.

Wilcon’s San Diego presence isn’t as broad as its footprint in the Los Angeles metro area, and they will surely be making use of this opportunity to add depth for more than just the wireless backhaul market.  With its regional fiber network and tightly focused business model, Wilcon unsurprisingly showed up in the top 5 in this year’s reader poll looking at companies likely to be acquired in 2017.  We interviewed Wilcon CEO Jon DeLuca here two years ago this month and a year after the purchase of Freedom Dark Fiber that brought their initial San Diego presence with it.

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  • CalTel says:

    I wonder which wireless carrier Wilcon had in mind with this action?

    Downtown San Diego is a very expensive area to build in and all of Wilcon’s primary competitors in the market are already built out in this part of town.

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