Here's a quick look at some other news from this week before we all head out for the weekend:
Hudson Fiber Network has some new help over in the channel. They have announced a new partnership with Avant Communications. Avant will help HFN bring its SDN capabilities to a wider market via the community of agents and VARs out there.
Zayo has added a US-based multinational bank to its customer lists. The bank is tapping Zayo for a combination of data center, metro dark fiber, and longhaul wavelengths across a wide geography. Zayo has continued to pour on the capex needed to invest organically in its infrastructure so it can win more and more of this kind of deal.
BSO has picked up a new customer for its low latency services between the major hubs of Chicago, New York, London, and Tokyo. Lucera will be leveraging the routes as part of its on-demand SDN-powered network, which targets the foreign exchange trading community. BSO added new routes to and within Asia earlier this year.
And earlier this week, Crosslake Fibre took another step toward building its planned cable across Lake Ontario. They have begun the marine survey for the project, although I do wonder if it's still a 'marine' survey when it's freshwater, though... Not that it matters! The project will see 50km of fiber make the crossing from Toronto to the shore of New York State as part of a 131km high fiber count connection to Buffalo.