For the last Friday in February: two fiber items, one colo expansion, and some interconnection news from Spain:
Out on the great plains, Unite Private Network has added another customer in the education vertical. York College has tapped the fiber provider for Ethernet-based connectivity as it moves to handle growing bandwidth needs for things like online testing and virtual calssrooms. York is about a hundred miles west of Omaha and 50 miles west of the state capitol in Lincoln, but right on one of UPN’s regional fiber routes just north of I-80.
Over in the UK, CityFibre and Vodafone are expanding their FTTP buildout partnership up into the Scottish city of Aberdeen. CityFibre is planning to follow up its metro expansion to the city in 2015 with another £40 investment as Vodafone brings fiber-based gigabit connectivity to nearly every home and business in the city. Aberdeen joins Milton Keynes as the second city the two companies have promised to build out FTTP networks in.
Also in Europe, the EvoSwitch is expanding its Amsterdam footprint further. The Dutch colocation specialist will be adding 6,000 square meters of space backed by 7.5MW of power to the AMS1 campus, boosting the footprint by about half with room for further expansion. The extra space will be within a new facility adjacent to and obviously interconnected with the existing data centers on the campus.
And DE-CIX has its first 100G Spanish operator at its Madrid exchange. MásMóvil has connected via a 100G port to the platform, gaining low latency access to more than 100 connec ted networks. Madrid has rapidly been becoming a key interconnection hub for southern Europe and northern Africa, and DE-CIX Madrid now has more than 900Gbps of connected capacity.
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