Some metro fiber, a couple of colo moves, a little FTTN, and a new hire:
Mobilitie says it has broken ground on a major metro fiber buildout in the San Francisco Bay Area. They plan to deploy 200 route miles of fiber reaching 60% of the area’s fiber market and connect 40 data centers. The first phase will be a fiber route through the Transbay Tube, the transit tunnel that passes under the water between San Francisco and Oakland.
fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty has made an inorganic move. They have teamed up with Valterra Partners to acquire ColoHouse, which operates a data center and cloud/managed services business based in Miami with facilities there, in New York, and over in The Hague, Netherlands. Current ColoHouse CEO Paul Bint will stay on to lead the management team with a focus on organic growth. The combined company’s colo assets span 14 markets around the world and may also serve as a platform for additional consolidation going forward.
Cologix is investing some resources out in Columbus, Ohio. They are building COL4 on a land acquisition a few hundred feet from their existing campus, boosting their capacity by 40MW to a total of 70MW in the market. It’s part of a plan to boost their footprint in Columbus to 200MW over the next few years. Cologix has also added direct connectivity to Google Cloud at the COL2 and COL3 facilities.
Calix continues to find success with alternative providers around the country. This week they announced a win down at DE Lightspeed, a subsidiary of the Delta Electric Power Association. DE Lightspeed has picked up some RDOF funding to expand its FTTH footprint, which spans 13 counties in Mississippi. The state empowered electric cooperatives to enter the broadband market in 2019, and CARES funding enabled an initial 416-mile deployment last year.
And euNetworks is adding some management muscle over in Europe. The pan-European fiber infrastructure company has appointed Paula Cogan to the position of President, though it won’t take effect until November 28 of this year. Paula, who most recently held an EVP role over at Colt, will take on responsibility for all operating aspects of the business.
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