Over in Europe, euNetworks has added a new metro fiber market to its footprint. The English city of Manchester is the target of the latest buildout, following the company's initial expansion there in May of last year.
euNetworks has invested in 40 route kilometers of high density fiber hooking up some 12 data centers in the Manchester metro area, expanding the reach of their dc connect solutions. Those data centers include four of Equinix's MA1, MA2, MA3, and MA4 facilities; UKFast's MaNOC4, MaNOC5, and MaNOC6/7, M24Seven's DC1/DC2 facility, the LDeX2 data center, and of course the MediaCityUK data center they originally built out to last year.
euNetworks has added those miles with the help of leased duct from The Loop and sub-duct from CityFibre, inside of which they have installed 864 fibers. The expansion brings the company's metro reach up to 14 markets. euNetworks has kept capex levels high over the last few years, investing every dollar they can into new infrastructure both in the metro and the longhaul in anticipation of future growth.
CEO Brady Rafuse was here just last month for an industry spotlight.