Int’l Bytes: Arelion, Southern Cross, Ciena, iBasis, CityFibre

May 15th, 2024 by · Leave a Comment

Four items from around the world to catch up with:

Arelion has continued to invest in its US network with the addition of two new routes and the overbuild of another in the southeast. The new routes connect Jacksonville to Atlanta and to Tallahassee, while the overbuild runs from Miami to Atlanta but along the west coast of Florida rather than the east. The expansion gives them their first PoP in Tallahassee as well as additional metro sites in Jacksonville and in Tampa.

Southern Cross has enhanced its portfolio again with the help of Ciena. They have introduced support for multi-rate Layer 1 solutions using Ciena’s ODUflex technology. That will let their customers access fractional payload speeds via existing 10GbE and 100GbE interfaces, and in 2025 that will include 400GbE.

iBasis, a division of Tofane Global, has won a renewed international voice contract with Altice Dominicana. Altice Dominicana, a leading mobile network in the Dominican Republic, will continue the outsourcing of its international voice needs while expanding the collaboration to include additional services.

And CityFibre continue its own growth path with a pair of announcements, one inorganic and the other organic. They have completed the acquisition of Lit Fibre. The deal adds reach to 220K premises in 20 towns in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Worcestershire, Essex and Suffolk with 10K retail customers. Meanwhile their primary build in Kettering is now complete, a £17m project that added 162km of fiber passing 25K homes. Now they will continue to add density while hooking people up with 2.5Gbps symmetrical services.

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