A fiber expansion, an enterprise customer win, a submarine update, and a new product launch:
CenturyLink has added some new metro fiber to its national footprint to the northeast of New York City. The new fiber loop extends CenturyLink's network into Greenwich, Connecticut, adding to recent buildouts in White Plains, Stamford, Norwalk, and Hartford over the last year. The Greenwich buildout brings some 20 Class-A office buildings on-net, and strengthens the company's enterprise presence in a key geography that has historically gotten less infrastructure love than its population might suggest.
Lumos Networks has picked up an important enterprise customer in southwestern Virginia. The Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport has signed a multi-year contract for fiber connectivity, bringing the facility on-net. Lumos says it now has some 200 on-net enterprise buildings in the Roanoke Valley. The airport has flights from American, Delta, United, and Allegiant with flights to the big regional hubs.
Hawaiki reports that its cable laying across the Pacific is proceeding well. The Oregon-Hawaii segment is complete, the Australia-Hawaii segment is in process, and the work off of New Zealand is now kicking off. They'll be landing in American Samoa in March and the whole system should be ready for service in June.
And the Italian-based network operator Enter has become the latest to throw its hat into the rapidly growing SD-WAN ring. They are offering hybrid WAN services across the company's 35+ national and international PoPs, complete with OpenStack-based automation for both cloud-based and on-premesis applications. They'll be taking those capabilities to both carrier and enterprise customers.
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