Telefonica signs dark fiber agreement with Allied Fiber

Telefonica Global Solutions has signed a 20-year agreement for dark fiber with Allied Fiber. The agreement calls for Allied Fiber to provide neutral colocation and interconnection services, and represents a major win for the fiber-optic network services provider.

Telefonica Global Solutions has signed a 20-year agreement for dark fiber with Allied Fiber. The agreement calls for Allied Fiber to provide neutral colocation and interconnection services, and represents a major win for the fiber-optic network services provider.

The global service provider will use the dark fiber to connect its U.S. submarine cable landing stations and major peering points. The fiber-optic cable infrastructure will also support connectivity to other parts of the Americas.

For example, Telefonica leverages the Sam-1 undersea cable that connects the U.S. with Latin America, as well as the new 3,700-mile PCCS submarine network.

"With this infrastructure, Telefonica will increase reliability and diversity through its global network. This will result in improved quality of experience for final customers," states Serafin Borrego, IT, network, and platforms director for Telefonica Global Solutions.

Allied Fiber aims to create a nationwide network of dark fiber and carrier-neutral colocation facilities. The company has infrastructure in place in the U.S. Northeast, and recently opened the first leg of its southern network. The infrastructure provider says its network was built to serve network operators of all types including, national, regional, and metro carriers, as well as submarine cable networks.

"Telefonica is a marquee customer for Allied Fiber," says Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber. "We are very pleased to have this relationship with such an established global service provider and we look forward to working with them in the future."

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