Friday Bytes: Lumen, GTT, Calix, Zayo

December 10th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

Three contract wins and a new metro fiber expansion:

Lumen has picked up a high profile government contract. The US Army Reserve Command will be using Lumen’s VPN and remote access solutions to connect up some 650 locations nationwide. It’s an 11-year task order worth $23M and is covered under the GSA’s EIS program.

GTT has won a convert to its SD-WAN solution. Barry Callebaut, which is a Swiss-based chocolate and food manufacturer. Barry Callebaut needs to connect some 131 sites across 30 countries on 5 continents, including 60 production facilities and 25 Chocolate Academy Centers. GTT’s solution will lower its costs while boosting bandwidth by 77%.

Calix picked up another access customer, this time over in Europe. UK-based Grayshott Gaigabit Limited is leveraging Calix’s E7-2 technology to accelerate subscriber turnup on its XGS-PON infrastructure. Grayshott focuses on Eastern Hampshire and Surrey Hills, regions a bit to the south and west of London.

And Zayo detailed another expansion plan, this time up in Canada. They will be building 140km of new fiber in the Toronto metro area by the end of next year. They are also rolling out their new Shielded Internet Access product in Toronto, blending their DIA, DDoS, and cloud connectivity for enterprises. The company says it has additional network expansion projects in mind for the city as well.

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Categories: Federal contracts · FTTH · Metro fiber · SDN · Telecom Equipment

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