FiberLight has employed Ciena's 6500 converged packet optical platform and 5160 Service Aggregation switch for an optical network overbuild of its South Florida network, a move it says will enable it to better respond to higher speed requirements from its mix of business and wholesale customers.
Every service provider, whether it be a traditional ILEC or a competitive provider, continues to find that the largest challenges lie in dealing with state and local government agencies and gaining utility rights-of-way along existing aerial poles.
FiberLight continues to make progress with its fiber-network buildout in Texas, announcing that that in the first five months of 2014 it connected more than 600 cell towers and installed nearly 5,500 route miles across the state.
FiberLight is branching out of its network infrastructure roots into the growing cloud-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) market through a partnership with cloud provider Cirracore.
FiberLight has named Paul Pierron as its new CEO, taking over the role after company founder Michael P. Miller retired last February. He comes to the CEO position with plenty of operations and business development experience.
The time to innovate couldn't be any more pressing for the wireline telecom industry as traditional operators look to shut down 100-year-old TDM networks and transition to all-IP infrastructure. FierceTelecom profiles eight up-and-coming executives meeting the demands of a changing landscape.
FiberLight is growing its competitive stance in Texas by finishing the construction of over 4,500 miles of its planned 8,800 mile expansion across the central and western parts of the state.
FiberLight has put the final touches on a redundant dark fiber optical network for the London Internet Exchange (LINX) in Northern Virginia as the U.K.-based provider looks to establish a larger foothold in the U.S. market.
It's clear that the dark fiber market is on a rapid growth trajectory. FierceTelecom takes a look at five dark fiber providers coming of age in this special report.
FiberLight, a growing fiber-based competitive provider, has secured $97.2 million in new funding from a number of creditors led by CoBank.