CenturyLink's newest data center in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MP2, became even more valuable as the center received Uptime Institute's coveted Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility.
TDS Telecom has named New London, N.H., as the latest town where it will take its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service, the second of two towns in the state to get the new service. The earlier deployment was in Hollis in May.
AT&T has added the North Carolina town of Carrboro as the latest target where it will deliver its GigaPower 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) network service after ratifying an agreement with local town officials.
Verizon is pushing the bandwidth boundaries of its Ethernet network, announcing that it recently completed a trial carrying 100G traffic over its regional network between two 100G network interface devices (NID).
Allied Fiber, a dark fiber provider, is pushing the limits of its existing fiber by completing a 1 Tbps super-channel transmission trial over a 1,700 km ring connecting West Palm Beach to Jacksonville, Fla., using Coriant's FlexiGrid technology.
Belgacom International and Carrier Services (BICS) is moving to improve its interconnection capabilities in Africa by establishing a point of presence in Johannesburg, South Africa.
ADTRAN reported that revenues were $176 million, up year-over-year from $162 million in the second quarter of 2013 due to an uptick in broadband and carrier sales, particularly in the international arena.
Bell Aliant has set Quebec as the next target for its FibreOP service, announcing that it is investing $70 million to extend the reach of its fiber to the home (FTTH) network to 125,000 premises in seven Quebec communities.
Exatel, a Poland-based service provider, has begun offering a global VPN service to its large enterprise customers via an agreement with Verizon Global Wholesale.
Equinix is giving Washington, D.C., businesses another option to get Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute by offering the service out of its Washington, D.C., Cloud Exchange facility.