Network Bytes: Hurricane Electric, Crown Castle, Telia Carrier, RETN

October 27th, 2020 by · 2 Comments

Here’s a set of network expansion quick takes from early this week and late last week that are worth noting.

Hurricane Electric keeps on adding PoPs to its global network footprint. This week they have announced an expansion to a second location in Calgary, specifically in Arrow Group’s facility ag 840 7th Ave SW. Arrow Calgary is HE’s 16th PoP in Canada and enable’s HE to better serve Alberta’s high tech and energy verticals and to reach the Calgary Internet Exchange.

Crown Castle is extending its metro fiber reach in the Lone Star state. Late last week they unveiled plans to build out fiber into Stream Data Centers’ Houston I facility in The Woodlands. That’s a  keybusiness hub about 28 miles to the north of the Houston CBD, and Crown Castle says the route will be completely diverse, adding redundancy and low latency to support the demands of 5G and other nextgen technologies.

Telia Carrier and Iron Mountain have upsized their relationship. The two announced today an expanded partnership under which Telia Carrier’s global IP transit services will be available at Iron Mountain facilities in Manassas VA, Pittsburgh PA, Edison NJ, and Phoenix AZ as well as internationally in London, Amsterdam, and Singapore. Iron Mountain’s overall footprint spans 15 locations in 13 markets worldwide with room for expansion.

And RETN is spreading out its metro reach in the UK. Last week the global network operator revealed an expansion of its single metro fiber ring into a dual ring architecture reaching a wider array of data centers. The deployment is powered by Infinera’s FlexILS and routers and switches from Juniper, and also increases capacity and performance at the company’s existing nodes.

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Categories: Datacenter · Internet Backbones · Metro fiber

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  • Foleman says:

    Crown Castle just had a huge layoff, approx 500 FTE and Contractors. It looks like Eliot Mgt is pulling the strings wanting more ROI on their Fiber Investment. I would not be surprised if Eliot has CC sell of the Fiber Division in 2021.

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