Here’s some fiber, subsea, and colo news from the start of this week:
Southern Telecom has unveiled plans to go underground across a swath of the southeastern US. They are planning new underground fiber routes across the region, replacing or complementing aerial routes with higher fiber counts and newer infrastructure. Southern Telecom’s main footprint is in Georgia and Florida, and they’ve been adding assets in Alabama and Mississippi in recent years.
Deep Blue Cable’s plans for a new cable in the Caribbean are coming into clearer focus. The company has revealed plans to add landings in both Colombia and Panama as a part of phase 1, adding additional South American destinations. When complete in Q2 of 2020, Deep Blue’s cable will feature 8 fibre pairs capable of up to 20Tbps each and will stretch 12,000km between landings in 14 markets.
And in New York City, Cleareon says it has added data center assets to its infrastructure. The move will complement the company’s existing infrastructure and let them better serve the emerging fronthaul marketplace. Last year Cleareon acquire Pangaea, which broadened their reach and added lit capabilities to their portfolio.
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Whose data centers did Cleareon acquire? Adding “data center assets to its infrastructure” can mean they have a few cabinets at various locations, or it can mean the acquired another company’s assets. Seems very ambiguous to me.