Network Bytes: Sparkle, Hurricane Electric, Crosslake, 165Halsey, Zayo

May 28th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

Three network expansion items, and some government contract news from across the pond:

Sparkle has continued to expand its reach in Latin America. The international arm of TIM Group has deployed a new PoP in Salvador, Brazil. Salvador lies on the coast roughly midway between Fortaleza and Rio de Janeiro, and is a market that hasn’t gotten much attention from global bandwith markets. The expansion Sparkle them eleven in Brazil so far, which will soon be an even dozen as they are also planning a new PoP in Porto Alegre.

Hurricane Electric has also been busy adding depth to its network. Yesterday they announced a new PoP at H5 Data Centers’ Denver data center campus. It’s the company’s sixth deployment within H5’s footprint, as they are already in the data center operator’s Albuquerque, Atlanta, Cleveland, San Antonio, and Seattle. H5’s Denver campus offers some 300K square feet of space and 17.5MW of emergency generator power capacity.

Crosslake Fiber has added a PoP in New Jersey. They have expanded into the iconic 165 Halsey Street data center facility in Newark. Crosslake built a fiber link across Lake Ontario from Toronto, offering diversity and lower latency on routes between the Canadian city and the New York/New Jersey metro region. Crosslake is planning additional expansions to Montreal, Chicago, and Ashburn for later this quarter.

And Zayo is now in position for government contract opportunities over in the United Kingdom. They have been placed on two UK public sector procurement mechanisms, Gigabit Capable Connectivity and the Education Technology Framework. The former applies to public sector bodies at all levels, and the latter of course is for schools, colleges, and universities. Zayo officially went private again back in March following the buyout by EQT and Digital Colony, and they’ve been pretty quiet since then.

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