C&W Networks, a large pan-Caribbean provider, has signed a 20-year Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement to expand its route between Miami and Jacksonville with colocation and dark fiber infrastructure.
Under the terms of the agreement, C&W Networks will use Allied Fiber's recently built Southeast Network to address its customers' capacity, diversity and service offering needs.
The service provider will be able to use Allied Fiber's express fibers, local fibers in North Miami, Boca Raton, and Jacksonville, and its five colocation sites.
Each of these local fibers will allow C&W to connect its ARCOS-1, CFX, and PCCS submarine cables/landing stations in Florida to the Allied Fiber system.
This agreement has good implications for C&W and Allied Fiber.
C&W will be able to immediately get access to fiber and colocation network infrastructure in a key submarine cable connection point with a set of established network facilities. This will be important for C&W as it looks to better serve its existing business and wholesale customers that need access to the Florida market.
Paul Scott, president of C&W Networks, said in a release that this agreement will allow it improve its "network operations and performance to better meet the ever evolving needs of our customers."
For Allied Fiber, the agreement highlights that its plan to sell neutral colocation and dark fiber for global network operations is resonating with large carriers that need to deepen their U.S. network presence.
- see the release
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