Time for a quick roundup of some other news from the sector worth a look on this Wednesday:
Over in Europe, euNetworks has launched a new product line aimed at the media vertical. The company’s new Media Connect solution leverages the company’s fiber networks to bring the sector big bandwidth connectivity and cloud access. More specifically, it includes fiber from Chiswick Park to the west of London, to Wood Lane and Soho, Hear East in Stratford, as well as to Manchester’s Media City and the Netherlands Hilversum.
Level 3 has picked up an enterprise voice customer down in Latin America. Buenos Aires-based Despegar.com has selected them for domestic and international toll free collect call services. Despegar.com is the region’s largest travel agency with a headcount of 3500 spread across 21 countries.
Meanwhile, back in the US, WANRack says it has taken its e-Rate fiber buildout into the state of Texas. They have completed a WAN network for the Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District. That’s down near the Mexican border between Harlingen and McAllen. The district already had 1G from the incumbent telco, but switched to dedicated lit fiber from WANRack in anticipation to an upgrade to 10G in the near future.
Back in my home state of New Jersey, 111 Town Square Place (111TSP) has a new tenant. PressONE has established a PoP in the Jersey City carrier hotel. 111TSP was formerly known as 111 Pavonia and sits a few blocks south of the western end of the Holland Tunnel into southern Manhattan. It was redeveloped by affiliates of LeFrak last year.
And finally, 165 Halsey has announced an expansion of its already huge colo footprint in Newark. They have added another 27,000 square feet on the second floor, spanning five compartments offering 550Kw of power each. Two have already been leased.