Network Bytes: HFN, Telia, Optic Zoo, Zayo

October 4th, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

A few expansions and upgrades worth noting:

Hudson Fiber Network has unveiled a “smart grid” of bandwidth crisscrossing northern New Jersey. They’ve built out connections between nine key data centers and a selection of enterprise buildings in Clifton, Nutley, and Carlstadt, enabling a mileage insensitive cross connect platform.

Telia is adding some depth in eastern Europe. They announced today a relationship with DATASIX, a data center in Vienna. The arrangement adds diversity and improved performance to the company’s network options reaching southeast through the Balkans to Istanbul. Telia has been steadily investing in an organic expansion of its network reach worldwide.

Optic Zoo Networks is leveraging Ciena’s gear for its nextgen metro Ethernet offerings. Director of Network Engineering Tony Ross has authored a post over on Ciena’s blog discussing the Carrier Ethernet Network deployment up in Vancouver, Canada. Among the gear involved are Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave and 3903/3930 Service Delivery Switches.

And Zayo has picked up another dark fiber customer.  An unnamed ‘global webscale company’ has tapped Zayo for 500 miles of longhaul dark fiber to support its growth in the Midwest.  More specifically, they’re leveraging fiber picked up in the FiberLink deal in 2013, which consisted mainly of an intercity route between Chicago and Denver.  The customer needed ‘dozens of dark fiber strands’ on the route, according to CTO Jack Waters.

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