Thursday Roundup: DF&I, FiberLight, Seaborn, DE-CIX

June 18th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

One bit of investment news, one new contract, and two new PoPs:

Dark Fiber & Infrastructure is getting a new majority owner. IPI Partners has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the DF&I, which specializes in infrastructure in the DC Metro area and has built a unique route between Ashburn and Baltimore that crosses the Potomac to the north and west of the city. IPI Partners is co-sponsored by ICONIQ Capital and an affiliate of Iron Point Partners.

FiberLight has picked up a contract with Slice Wireless Solutions in Maryland. Slice is taking over the public WiFi network at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and FiberLight is providing the necessary dedicated internet access. FiberLight has implemented a 5Gbps circuit on a 10Gbps port for easy bandwidth upgrades, enabling Slice to increase throughput by a factor of 10.

Seaborn Networks has added another PoP down in Brazil. They have added colo within ODATA's SP01 data center in São Paulo, enabling them to offer a complete set of wavelength, Ethernet, and IP services at the facility. ODATA operates 4 data centers around Latin America, with another two under construction. Seaborn's Seabras-1 cable stretches between the markets of Brazil and the east coast of the US.

And DE-CIX India has added another PoP in Mumbai. DE-CIX India provides interconnection services to an ecosystem of 220+ networks in India, and its fifth PoP in Mumbai is at Sify Technologies. DE-CIX entered India initially back in 2017 via a joint venture with Interwire, bringing its platform to bear on one of the world's largest markets.

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Categories: Datacenter · Interconnection · Metro fiber · Undersea cables

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