ITW Fiber Roundup: UFD, Telia, Bluebird, FiberLight

June 25th, 2019 by · 1 Comment

More ITW announcements, this time for dark-fiber-related news worth noting in the US:

UFD has announced a major customer for its newly launched infrastructure. An unnamed 'global hyperscaler' is using 12 fiber pairs on the buildout, connecting two of its major US carrier hotels in Manhattan and northern New Jersey, where UFD has built out some 60 metro route miles. Earlier this month UFD completed its New Jersey-Northern Virginia longhaul route of course.

Telia Carrier has been busy lighting dark fiber on the east coast of the USA. They have added two new diverse DWDM routes between northern New Jersey and northern Virginia. Also part of the expansion is some additional metro reach and two new PoPs in Secaucus. Telia has been steadily adding depth and diversity to its North American infrastructure.

Bluebird Network has been busy hooking up more corners of Missouri. Yesterday they announced the completion of a project in Wentzville, 40 miles west of St. Louis. It's the next step beyond last month's buildout to Weldon Spring. Bluebird should also be closing that three-way deal with Macquarie and Uniti later this summer.

And FiberLight has announced some new standard pricing for its dark fiber in northern Virginia. They have recently built out a new, diverse ring between Washington DC and Ashburn VA. The new pricing is for up to three fiber pairs between facilities within the region, to which they have some 750 on-net locations.

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Categories: Fiber Networks · Internet Backbones · Metro fiber

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  • Jim says:

    Why has Fiberlight not been rolled up by a larger player? What is hidden under the covers or are they simply asking for a huge premium?

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