Thursday bytes: Tract, Ericsson, Nokia, Utopia

May 9th, 2024 by · Leave a Comment

A major new campus, a wireless expansion, and two bits of FTTH news:

The infrastructure developer Tract has some major new data center plans for Hanover Counter, Virginia. They have acquire 1,200 acres upon which they plan to build Hanover Technology Park, which will provide a home for hyperscale facilities. The plans call for up to 2.4GW of power capacity, and they and Dominion Energy already have equipment orders in for the project, which is envisioned to go live in 2028 or so.  Hanover County is north of Richmond.

Ericsson will be helping add wireless capacity in the country of Jordan. They have signed an MoU with Umniah to deploy 3G and 4G to underserved parts of the country, leveraging 5Mhz of newly acquired spectrum and another 5Mhz that is being refarmed. Not everyone is on the 5G train just yet I guess.

Nokia has won a deal with Deutsche Glasfazer for new network infrastructure in Germany. Nokia will be providing IP and PON solutions, establishing 10Gbps XGS-PON as their standard access technology. Deutsche Glasfaser is backed by EQT and Omers and is looking to triple its existing reach of 2M homes passed across suburban and rural Germany.

And Utopia Fiber has lined up three new ISPs out in Utah. WiFi Pros in Bountiful City, ETS in Layton City, and Fusion Networks in Salem City are joining the ecosystem. They are looking to add another two ISPs, and are now also offering a new 2.5Gbps service to residential users.

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Categories: Datacenter · FTTH · Telecom Equipment · Wireless

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