Tuesday Bytes: Bandwidth IG, Console Connect, Nokia, OpenColo, Verizon

April 4th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

Some metro fiber, some software-defined interconnection, some 800GE, and a significant federal contract award:

Bandwidth IG has added some more depth to its network in the San Francisco Bay Area. They have built out a third dark fiber route between Santa Clara and the Great Oaks area of San Jose. Bandwidth IG has built 200 route miles in the region over the past two years, and expects to build another 90 route miles in 2023 as well.

Console Connect has unveiled a new access port service targeted at the enterprise. Their new Edge Port offering enables dedicated connectivity to the Console Connect platform and network direct from office locations. So far the new capability is available in 10 markets: US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and South Africa. More countries will be added as the year gotes on.

Nokia and OpenColo have teamed up for a commercial field trial of 800GE in a DCI context. The two successfully aggregated two 800GE routing interfaces in a single 1.6Tbps connection using Nokia’s 7750 SR and 1830 PSS. OpenColo will deploy the technology between its data centers in Santa Clara CA.

And Verizon has won a high profile federal contract. The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded them a 15-year critical infrastructure contract worth as much as $2B under the FENS contract vehicle. Verizon and a team of partners will design, build, operate, and maintain the FAA’s nextgen communications platform. That covers thousands of sites and tens of thousands of circuits across the National Airspace System.

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Categories: Ethernet · Federal contracts · Interconnection · Metro fiber · SDN · Telecom Equipment

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