Monday Bytes: Horizon, T5, Windstream

April 18th, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

Happy Easter to all.  Before the new week gets started here’s some catch-up from the end of last week we didn’t get to at the time: one M&A move, an organic transatlantic expansion, and a product upgrade:

Horizon has completed the acquisition of some fiber out in Ohio. They have closed on the previously announced purchase of the fiber business of Consolidated Cooperative, a regional energy utility operating north of Columbus. The deal gives Horizon another 450 route miles of fiber in Delaware, Marion, and Richland counties. Consolidate Cooperative will continue to do what it does on the energy side of things.

T5 Data Centers is adding staff across the Atlantic. They have brought in Dave Ryan as Site Operations Manager in Ireland. He’ll be overseeing the development of T5’s upcoming 32.5-acre campus in Cork, which currently calls for 2x 7MW enterprise facilities and a 32MW facility aimed at cloud/hyperscale opportunities. I expect they’ll be adding more new hires in Cork as well.

And Windstream Enterprise continues to flesh out more of its next generation managed services. The most recent move is to enhance the company’s OfficeSuite UC contact center service platform, introducing omnichannel capabilities. The upgrades will enable customers to leverages advanced skills-based routing, bundle multiple communications channels, and control things from the company’s single-pane-of-glass portal.

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