Tuesday Roundup: LightRiver, South Reach, Uniti, Hurricane Electric, Alianza

February 1st, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

I’m down at MetroConnect this week, my first conference foray in a couple years (for obvious reasons).  So if you’re there, feel free to say hi.  In the meantime, here are a few network expansion and upgrade projects and a bit of cloud communications news:

LightRiver Technologies has picked up some business down in Florida. South Reach Networks will be using their WaveWatch technology and netFLEX platform to autonomously control customer networks and services. SRN operates fiber long the east coast of Florida from Miami to Tallahassee as well as data center space and metro fiber in Miami.

Uniti Group has sold a significant chunk of dark fiber to an unnamed network infrastructure provider. The deal covers eight segments spanning 2,000 route miles of both longhaul and metro fiber connecting up markets from the Midwest into the Mid-Atlantic. Uniti will add five new regional colo locations along the routes as well. The deal is an expansion of an existing relationship, and is the kind of thing Uniti hopes to do more of across its national infrastructure footprint.

Hurricane Electric has found another data center to hook up with its native IPv6 backbone. They have deployed a new PoP at Involta’s Arizona Data Center in Tucson, Arizona. It’s the company’s seventh in the state but their first in Tucson. Involta’s Tucson facility offers 38,000 square feet of space, into which HE will be able to offer its usual mix of transit and peering.

And Alianza has further enhanced its platform this week. The cloud communciations provider has improved its support for E911 regulations like Kari’s Law and RAY BAUM’s Act. This winter these new requirements went into full effect, making sure that better location information is available to the PSAP. Alianza’s technology supports dynamic E911 locations via device GPS or manual input.


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Categories: Fiber Networks · Internet Backbones · Metro fiber · SDN · Unified Communications

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