Friday, November 6, 2015

euNetworks Acquires Ireland's Inland Fibre Telecom

euNetworks Group has acquired 100% of the shares of Inland Fibre Telecom. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Inland Fibre, which is headquartered in Dublin, will add 130 km to euNetworks' existing metro network in Dublin. The Inland Fibre network offers a number of unique features in the market, with routes along the canalways, comprehensive diversity options to key data centres in the city and access to business parks in Maynooth and Naas.

“The acquisition of Inland Fibre has added further uniqueness to our fibre footprint in Dublin, creating new resilient routes in and out of some key business parks, as well as connecting important data centres,” said Brady Rafuse, Chief Executive Officer of euNetworks. “This is a highly complementary business to euNetworks and further strengthens our already dominant position in Dublin.”

Zayo's Small Cell Deployments Reach 1,200

Zayo reported that it now has 1,200 small cell nodes, including those under construction, connected to its network. The milestone comes less than two years after Zayo entered the small cell market as a strategic extension of its fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) business.

“Zayo’s small cell solutions leverage our extensive dark fiber network that is in place or under construction,” said Dave Jones, Zayo senior vice president, Mobile Infrastructure. “The growth in this line of business is another example of our ability to fully leverage our assets, execution capabilities and capital to drive follow-on sales.”

Zayo’s small cell solutions include fiber backhaul and fronthaul, as well as full turnkey implementation, including RF design, site acquisition, permitting and installation of equipment. The company’s FTT network, which addresses wireless carriers’ requirements for scalable, high-capacity infrastructure, now includes approximately 8,000 towers nationwide.

NTT Presentation on Fixed Telephony Migration

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation published a presentation outlining some plans concerning the state of fixed-line telephone services going forward. After the migration from the traditional PSTN to IP networks has been completed, some historically-provided PSTN-specific functions will no longer be provided.