Windstream has received all of its Rural Digital Opportunity Fund long-form authorizations from the FCC. Windstream will receive $523 million over 10 years to help bring its Kinetic fiber-to-the-home internet service to approximately 193,000 locations in 18 states.
Wholesale and Capacity
DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator and home to the largest carrier and data center neutral interconnection ecosystem on the planet, is pleased to announce its fifth North American market, DE-CIX Phoenix, is now live. DE-CIX North America’s multi-service interconnection platform now offers connectivity from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Southwestern (East and West) regions. DE-CIX Phoenix expands the company into new markets across the United States while enhancing gateway access between North America, South America, and Europe.
Aqua Comms, Bulk Fiber Networks, and Meta have completed the construction of the Havhingsten cable system. A fully funded project, the parties have contracted with Alcatel Submarine Networks (“ASN”) to build the subsea cable, which will bring greater connectivity in Europe and the Nordics.
Enet, Ireland’s largest open access telecoms network provider, has today completed a partnership agreement with EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America. The move will enable new high-speed datacenter to datacenter optical network connections between Dublin and datacenters in Europe and across the North Atlantic.
As rural broadband deployment accelerates this year it is important that all entities are well prepared. Clearfield introduced its FieldSmart® 96-Port PON Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) cabinet, the latest addition to the company’s line of outside plant cabinets. With the industry’s most complete line of cabinet options, Clearfield® can help any operator take fiber to any location, in any market, and through any environment. The small size enables service providers a more efficient return on their investment (ROI) for rural areas with lower population densities.
Windstream Wholesale has plans to collaborate on an initiative to transform Windstream’s optical network infrastructure. The modernized network will enable Windstream to offer innovative new connectivity services optimized to seamlessly support the hyperscale capacity growth of its customers. As part of Windstream’s Intelligent Converged Optical Network (ICON) initiative, this collaboration will leverage pioneering optical networking technologies to provide a new level of control, visibility, and automation to Windstream’s optical network.
The Round Rock Transportation and Economic Development Corporation and the City Council approved the agreement with Sabey Data Centers at their respective regularly scheduled meetings Thursday evening.
The MainOne Cloud Connect service ensures direct, secure, and reliable network connectivity between enterprise data centers or office locations and public cloud providers
ADTRAN tells us that operators have increasingly selected its XGS-PON/10G-EPON portfolio to take their network capabilities to 10G. The ADTRAN Combo PON technology and software-defined access (SD-Access) approach have proven to be a fiber access game changer for the largest incumbent operators, regional service providers and community broadband providers in North America and Europe as each seeks a competitive edge when satisfying the growing demand for multi-gigabit business and residential services.
Netcracker Technology and T–Mobile have extended their BSS and managed services partnership for its wholesale business, which includes the MVNO and IoT markets. Netcracker Digital BSS, including Netcracker Partner Management, and Netcracker Managed Services will help T-Mobile continue leveraging best-in-class capabilities for revenue management while optimizing a range of operations, such as reduced bill run times and improved billing accuracy.