Zayo is acquiring Allstream, MTS' business unit, for $348 million, giving the service provider an immediate fiber network presence in Canada.
Cox Business is taking advantage of the emerging small cell opportunity with a new turnkey service that it says will enable wireless operators to deploy small cells to extend coverage and capacity.
Speaking to investors during the third-quarter earnings call, Dan Caruso, co-founder, chairman and CEO, said that wireless backhaul deals are a key contributor to its Physical Infrastructure revenue mix.
Zayo has been making inroads into the emerging small cell backhaul market, announcing that it now provides 1,200 sites in its territory with a mix of fiber and turnkey network solutions.
zColo, the data center and colocation arm of Zayo, is enhancing its Las Vegas data center with the addition of about 10,000 new square feet. Set to be available later this month, this center will now have 28,000 square feet of total billable space.
Five years after the FCC called for data on the state of the special access marketplace from just a portion of the providers offering special access, the agency appears poised to modify contracts and embark on a new round of rate regulation based on market data from 2010 to 2012. This would not be a concern if, in fact, the market for special access services had stagnated in 2012 with prices and providers remaining constant; however, that is not the case. Why should we care if the FCC premises a new set of pricing regulations on outdated information?
FairPoint says its new line of construction services was driven by the growing demand from its wireless wholesale customers' ongoing small cell buildouts.
Zayo's zColo division and Netflix have partnered to become founding members for Community IX Holdings' newest community-based peering exchange in Atlanta, Ga.
Zayo continues to see new opportunities to sell dark fiber, a service that has become a key requirement to participate in the wireless backhaul market segment. According to the company's estimates, dark fiber is among its highest EBITDA margin businesses and will represent 30 percent of its overall revenues.
Comcast Business' creation of a new unit focusing on large businesses has raised speculation that it could purchase Level 3 Communications as a way to gain a national fiber footprint.