Monday Roundup: NetIX, CityFibre, UTOPIA Fiber, Lumen

August 14th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

A couple of FTTH items, an interconnection expansion, and some edge data protection:

NetIX continues to expand its European network reach, adding connectivity another three IXPs. They have added the Swedish IXP Netnod, the Russian-based IXP Piter-IX, and the Netherlands-based IXP InterIX. Destinations on all three will be accessible through NetIX’s GIX platform, boosting the number of ASNs directly reachable by 400.

CityFibre says its rollout of FTTH in Bracknell continues to roll on. They have now finished the neighborhoods of Easthampstead, Harmans Water, Binfield, Birch Hill, Crown Wood, Great Hollands and Jennetts Park, and are moving into Bullbrook, Warfield, and Ascot. The entire £20m project is expected to be complete sometime in 2024, three years after first breaking ground.  Bracknell is west of London, about 10 miles southwest of Slough.

UTOPIA Fiber has lined up a new FTTH market out in Utah. They will be building out in the city of Bountiful, which sits just 11 miles north of Salt Lake City along the Great Salt Lake. The partnership with the city’s Bountiful Fiber entity will see construction begin this summer, with a 2-3 buildout time anticipated. UTOPIA Fiber was created by a group of the state’s cities to build out community-owned fiber networks. 

And Lumen’s expansion at the edge has led to another new service. They have rolled out Lumen Data Protect, an enterprise grade managed service that enables smoother backup and recovery capabilities. Lumen isn’t rolling their own for this one, but rather the company has tapped Commvault’s technolopgy to power the offering.

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