Here's a set of mid-week items worth noting:
Windstream Enterprise's network upgrades continued with another announcement this week. The Arkansas-based communications provider is expanding its Cloud Connect network with more on-ramps to the regional Southwest, starting with Dallas-Fort Worth and supporting other regional markets like Phoenix and Las Vegas. It's probably no coincidence of course that Windstream's wholesale division recently lit new dark fiber routes out this way.
ADVA is upgrading its capabilities out at the network edge. They have optimized their FSP 150 lineup with two new edge devices, a metro service aggregation device with 1.6Tbps of capacity and a data center-focused aggregation device with layer 2, 3, and tunneling support. The two new products will be available in Q1 of next year.
Colo Atl has a new tenant down in Georgia. The software developer Care Solutions, Inc (CSI) has picked the data center and interconnection provider's 55 Marietta facility for colocation and connectivity. CSI will use Colo Atl's infrastructure to host customer websites and data reporting systems, and will have access to interconnection to a wide array of network destinations via the facility's meet-me-area.
Fusion has picked up another multi-million dollar enterprise contract. This time it is an unnamed 'leading North American shipping company' signing on for a $2.3M, three-year deal. Fusion will be consolidating the communications services that had been provided by four separate carriers into an integrated solution. The shipping company is considering a further deployment up in Canada. Fusion has been putting out a steady drumbeat of deals like this since acquiring Birch back in the spring.