Metro Bytes: American Tower, Infinera, Ribbon, Frontier

April 27th, 2021 by · 1 Comment

A few interesting regional and metro infrastructure items to keep up with:

American Tower is investing in its Atlanta data center footprint. They have added another 20,000 square feet and 2MW of capacity to their 55 Marietta location, which not so long ago we used to call Colo Atl. The upgrades included renovations on the 5th floor, a new meet-me area, upgrades to security, and revamped workspaces.

Infinera has picked up a regional fiber customer over in the UK. WPD Telecoms, which is a division of Western Power Distribution, will be using Infinera's XTM Series metro optical platform to power its optical network. The rollout enables 100G/200G connectivity services and prepares for 400G pluggable optics. WPD Telecoms territory includes communities in South West England, South Wales, and the Midlands.

Ribbon Communications has won a bit of regional business down in Georgia. Pineland Telephone Cooperative will be using Ribbon's Apollo and Neptune solutions to expand its network capacity in central and southeastern Georgia. This is the expansion of an existing relationship under which Pineland has been leveraging Ribbon's cloud and edge technologies.

And Frontier Communications is just about ready to put that pesky Chapter 11 thing behind it. With the necessary regulatory approvals in hand, Frontier expects to re-emerge from the process this Friday, April 30. A new eight-member Board of Directors has been lined up and will be lead by Exeuctive Chairman John Stratton, while the CEO role will be filled by Nick Jeffrey.

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Categories: Datacenter · Fiber Networks · Financials · Telecom Equipment

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  • mhammett says:

    How long until Frontier screws it up again?

    Incumbent telcos rarely have the ability to be successful businesses.

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