Tuesday Bytes: DE-CIX, Dobson, Horizon, Verizon, Crown Castle, SBA

April 13th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

Four interesting contract announcements, two from the start of this week, and two that I missed from late last week that are worth noting:

DE-CIX has added a new interconnection partner in Spain. They are teaming up with Adam, which operates two data centers in Barcelona and another in Madrid. Adam will be connecting to DE-CIX Madrid with plans to do the same in Barcelona, and will be offering DirectCloud services as well as a Microsoft Azure Peering Service.

Dobson Fiber has won a deal in the energy vertical. Oklahoma Gas and Electric has tapped Dobson to for fiber infrastructure in support of the company’s utility communications network backbone. The deal includes the construction of 350 new miles of fiber in addition to some 600 route miles of existing network. OG&E’s network bandwidth will see a boost from 150Mbps to 10Gbps with enhanced security and reliability.

Horizon has won a significant contract renewal in Ohio. The Midwestern fiber operator has been awarded a 5-year master service agreement renewal with the Southern Ohio Health Care Network. SOHCN serves 350 facilities operated by 18 providers, and has used Horizon’s fiber infrastructure to support connectivity to its locations across the southern part of the state since 2009.

And Verizon is tapping both Crown Castle and SBA in order to roll out C-band equipment. Verizon won some 161MHz of C-band spectrum nationwide via the recent FCC auction, and is moving to put that spectrum to use for its 5G plans. The two tower operators will provide the necessary space and support for the necessary basebands and antennas for the rollout of 5G Ultra Wideband technology

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