Monday Bytes: Zayo, Sparkle, Congruex, LINX

November 26th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

A few items from just before Thanksgiving that you might have missed (I did), and one interesting price cutting tidbit from this morning:

Zayo has won another deal with an unnamed global webscale company. The Boulder-based infrastructure provider has been selected to provide the webscale operator with a pile of wavelengths between two data centers in Europe, leveraging the intercity fiber they acquired from Viatel. It’s an expansion of an existing relationship of course, leveraging fiber already in Zayo’s inventory.

Sparkle has added another node to its global IP backbone down on the US/Mexico border. The international arm of TIM Group has added a PoP in MDC Data Centers’ facility in El Paso. They are already in MDC’s other locations in Texas: Dallas, McAllen, and Laredo. The El Paso node helps Sparkle better address opportunities south of the border.

Congruex has made its third acquisition in the telecom engineering and construction space. The target this time is White Construction, which serves the upper Midwest with expertise in OSP construction. With a major investment by Crestview last year, Congruex has been actively looking to roll up companies in this space and started with CCLD Technologies and CHC Consulting last winter, but had been quiet for a few quarters.

And the London Internet Exchange is cutting pricing for the new year.  LINX is reducing its 10GE and 100GE port fees in both LON1 and LON2 in London and also at LINX NoVA in northern Virginia by a factor of 15%.

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Categories: Engineering & Construction · Fiber Networks · Interconnection · Internet Backbones · Mergers and Acquisitions

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