Friday Roundup: UPN, Lumos, Infinera, Windstream

March 9th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

It’s been a rough few months here, even beyond the weather of the east coast, but Spring should be coming soon in more ways than one.  In the meantime, here are a few more news bytes from this week worth a look:

Unite Private Networks is building out its Dallas metro footprint into a new data center. The expansion will bring DataBank’s new Legacy Park facility in Plano, Texas. The new facility is scheduled to open this quarter, bringing some 145,000 square feet to bear on the market. DataBank also has facilities in Richardson and Dallas, which are already hooked up via UPN’s fiber.

Lumos Networks is also building out some new fiber to bring a key node on-net. They are hooking up what will be Globalinx’s data center in Virginia Beach at 1632 Corporate Landing Parkway, which happens to be in close proximity to the nearby Telxius cable landing station. That’s where the MAREA and BRUSA cable systems are coming ashore this year, offering Virginia direct connectivity to both Europe and South America.

RETN has upgraded its backbone network with a bit more Infinera gear. They have deployed the XT-3300 and FlexILS in order to scale network capacity, tripling the capacity it has access to on the company’s fiber network. The deployment was on a key route connecting Scandinavia to Russia, with additional deployments on the way this year across other routes in Europe.

And Windstream’s channel program got a boost this week. The master agent PlanetOne has added Windstream Enterprise to its list of ‘Preferred Providers’, making its services available to the company’s ecosystem. The expanded channel relationship will help Windstream with the enterprise revenue growth it has been increasingly focusing on.

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Categories: Channel · Internet Backbones · Metro fiber · Telecom Equipment

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