A few interesting items, both domestic and international to catch up with:
Lumen has been chosen to help get the US Postal Service back on track. They will be providing the USPS with broadband, wireless access, SDN, and managed services to better power its 32,000 post offices and mail processing sites nationwide. It’s a task order awarded under a new USPS multi-vendor, indefinite quantity, indefinite delivery contract vehicle.
Lightpath has increased its presence at NJFX, the cable landing station colo campus in Wall NJ. Lightpath now has dual points of entry, dual electronics, and enhanced backhaul options, and can use cable provider head end infrastructure to bypass the usual carrier hotels in the region. Lightpath has been pushing ahead on multiple fronts since Altice USA sold half the business to Morgan Stanley last winter, including a new buildout in Queens and an inorganic entry into Boston.
And the 2Africa cable system is getting a new segment. The consortium has unveiled plans for the 2Africa PEARLS branch, extending eastward to the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan, and India. The expansion comes on the heels of other recent extensions to the Canary Islands, the Seychelles, the Comors Islands, Angola, and south-east Nigeria. When it’s all in place, 2Africa will boast some 45,000km.
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