TGIF, and here's a few other news items from this week that are worth a look:
Spread Networks has been working on its latency along the edge of New York City. They have announced improvements to their 5Gbps wireless connection between Equinix NY11 in Carteret to Equinix NY4 in Secaucus, lowering their roundtrip latency to 180.40µs when it goes live in a couple of weeks. Spread's low latency fiber network out to Chicago terminates in Carteret of course.
FirstLight Fiber has completed its acquisition of Finger Lakes Technology Groups. FLTG's network spans some 2,500 route miles in upstate New York and into northern Pennsylvania. The acquisition joins FirstLight's recent deals for Sovernet and Oxford, and awaits the still pending purchase of 186 Communications. FirstLight has been quite busy rolling up northeastern fiber assets over the last few years.
The telecom data and info firm CCMI has made its third acquisition of the past year. The division of Simply Compliance has bought The HUB, a networking group in the DC metro area. They hope to turn CCMI HUB into a broader community for insiders from the telecom/tech industry.
And with Seabras-1 cable system now in service, Seaborn Networks and Infinera have revealed a successful trial of the latter's XTS-3300 solution. With 8QAM, Nyquist sub-carriers and SD-FEC gainsharing they have demonstrated 4.5bps per hertz on the submarine cable, which stretches 10,500km between the NYC and Sao Paolo metro areas. That means up to 18.2Tbps per fiber