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TMCnet Dark Fiber Week in Review

February 16, 2013

TMCnet Dark Fiber Week in Review

By Brooke Neuman
TMCnet Copy Editor

In this week’s Dark fiber news, Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) stated that the Total Telecommunications Services Market in Colombia is set for notable growth by 2017. The expansion will be a result of the operator’s efforts to expand coverage services and create competition and government plans.

In a statement, Frost & Sullivan Telecom Services Industry Analyst Gina Sanchez, said that, "Competition is promoting the development of competitively priced, integrated services and networks that improve quality, ubiquity, mobility, and convergence. This is resulting in enhanced products and services for customers. Government incentives and tax reductions are necessary to stimulate investments and attract service providers to enter the market. This will elevate competition levels, improve the quality of services nationwide, as well as push operators to invest in faster, more cost-efficient technologies."

The country also plans on investing in 3G LTE (News - Alert), GigaEthernet and FTTH technologies.

In more Dark Fiber news, Aviat Networks, a provider of microwave networking solutions, will provide a city municipality in the U.S. with a public safety LTE infrastructure. The contract is worth $10 million of microwave backhaul equipment and services. This contract will benefit the city’s police and fire departments, and will ensure that the network is ready to deliver the necessary infrastructure to support communications during emergency situations.

In addition, Hudson Fiber Network will provide its new Mahwah optic fiber route in New York.

Brett Diamond, president of HFN said, “There has been much hype about delivering substantial latency reductions for the financial services community across the New York metro area. HFN is the first to deliver the lowest fiber latency connectivity possible for the four new paths.”

In order to provide fast and reliable routes, the new paths will be placed between Mahwah and locations in Secaucus Road, Halsey Street, Federal Boulevard and Boulevard East.

Lastly, GTCR recently agreed to acquire NewWave Communcations from Pamlico Capital.

“The NewWave acquisition is an exciting opportunity and the ideal starting point from which to build our investment in the industry. We look to build a leading cable platform through increasing high-speed data penetration, growth in commercial services and accretive acquisitions," Phil Canfield, managing director at GTCR, said in a statement.

Dark Fiber news is always churning out new developments, so tune in for more heading into next week!

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