Some metro fiber, some rural fiber, a vendor win, and a bit of global colo and interconnection:
Comcast Business is taking its fiber Ethernet deeper into Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The fiber arm of the cable giant has completed a significant upgrade to its infrastructure across the city, bringing 10Tbps dedicated connectivity and Ethernet private line services to the region’s businesses, schools, hospitals, and government agencies.
Windstream has applied for funds from the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction. They plan to use the money to bring FTTH services to 200K locations across 18 states. It’s a followup to the CAF II program under which Windstream completed a project to bring broadband to 400K rural locations through December 2020.
Ciena has won some more business in Southeast Asia. Vietnam’s FPT Telecom has deployed a range of the company’s technology in response to rising residential broadband traffic across the country. The project includes the company’s coherent optical gear, it’s MCP domain controller, Blue Planet’s route optimization and analysis capabilities, and professional services to tie it all together.
And also in that part of the world, Epsilon has picked up an interesting deal over in Singapore. The IT services provider Lifeway Singapore will be using Epsilon’s colo, remote peering, and DCI services to power its global 5G Cyber Range solution. LWS’s technology provides a testing environment for smart citie and factories as well as for self-driving cars. The deal includes space in Epsilon facilities not just in Singapore, but in London and New York as well.
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