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TMCnet Dark Fiber Week in Review

December 22, 2012

TMCnet Dark Fiber Week in Review

By Carlos Olivera
TMCnet Content Producer

This past week in Dark Fiber news saw Verizon (News - Alert) put the finishing touches on new fiber optics cables in lower Manhattan, the introduction of a new dual-core nanomechanical fiber, and a partnership providing several markets across North America with the integration of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and carrier-neutral collocation and interconnection services.

A couple months after one of the worst storms to hit the East coast, Verizon has finished installing its fiber optic cables in lower Manhattan, between its two main central switching offices.

Verizon already has more than 5,000 miles worth of fiber optic strands in place, and this latest addition will provide the area with the nation’s most “advanced communications infrastructure.”

“We are doing years' worth of work in just a few weeks' time, and doing it round the clock," said Martin Burvill, senior vice president of global operations for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "We are keenly focused on transforming the communications infrastructure of lower Manhattan with this new architecture in a way that fully benefits our residential and business customers."

In other fiber optic news, a group of researchers have unveiled a dual-core optical fiber capable of carrying messages, music and movies at a faster speed. Data processing operations will be significantly improved, allowing it to carry and deliver the information faster than before.

“Nanomechanical optical fibers do not just transmit light like previous optical fibers. Their internal core structure is designed to be dynamic and capable of precise mechanical motion. This mechanical motion, created by applying a tiny bit of pressure, can harness some of the fundamental properties of light to give the fiber new functions and capabilities,” said Wei H. Loh, Deputy Director, EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Photonics and Researcher, Optoelectronics Research Centre.

In other news, Zayo Group (News - Alert) recently announced it will be delivering its fiber-based services to all CoreSite data centers in nine markets across North America. Zayo Group is an international provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and carrier-neutral collocation and interconnection services.

The announcement will help enterprises incorporate computing platform of CoreSite (News - Alert) with the bandwidth services from Zayo.

"The Zayo and CoreSite partnership expands connectivity for current and future customers from both companies," stated John Real, SVP of Sales for Zayo. "We're proud to offer fiber-based services to all CoreSite data centers."

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