Level 3's momentum in providing network services to large business customers continued to bode well in the fourth quarter as Core Network Services (CNS) rose to $1.49 billion, easing ongoing declines in its wholesale business.
PEG Bandwidth is one of the many competitors that are willing to provide dark fiber services to wireless operators like Verizon Wireless, but the company is seeing some carriers put their plans on hold.
Zayo has put the final touches on a dark fiber route between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Data Center facility at 1700 MacArthur Blvd. in Mahwah, N.J., and 755 Secaucus Road outside of New York City, a move showing the need for fiber-based connectivity.
PEG Bandwidth, a wireless backhaul specialist focused on Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, has reached 2,000 cell sites with its fiber in less than four year from its initial launch.
Zayo is ramping up its regional fiber network buildout play, announcing that it plans to extend its long haul dark fiber network between Salt Lake City and Sacramento.
Axiom Fiber Networks has officially launched as the newest contender focused on serving the New York City metro region's growing dark fiber market.
Level 3's overall wholesale business revenues may be gradually declining every quarter, but it sees a bright spot in the dark fiber business, a company executive told investors.
Dark fiber, which is the practice of leasing fiber optic cables from a network service provider, has re-emerged as the latest fashion trend in the wireline industry. The dark fiber opportunity is focused on serving three main markets: wireless backhaul, enterprise customers and traditional carriers. However, like any market segment, service providers remain divided on the opportunity.
Zayo has been awarded a spot on the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 IT contract, enabling it to compete for federal, state and local government agency telecom service contracts.
Whether it's a traditional carrier that needs to fill in a coverage gap, a content company that wants control over its infrastructure, or a school district that wants to be able to flexibly scale bandwidth to fulfill the growth of digital learning initiatives, we address these issues in our latest special report, Dark fiber creates new fortunes for ILECs, cable and CLECs.