Colocation and dark fiber provider Allied Fiber, which is in the midst of a nationwide fiber-optic network build, says it has signed a 20-year agreement with GlobeNet, a submarine network operator and wholesale provider of Latin American data network services, for dark fiber, colocation, and interconnection services.
GlobeNet provides secure and reliable low-latency data services to global carriers and service providers over a dual ring-protected fiber-optic submarine cable system serving North and South America. As part of this agreement, GlobeNet gains access to open interconnection with all other network operators that enter the Allied Fiber colocation facilities, as well as added route path and interconnection point diversity.
Allied Fiber says its open access interconnection and colocation facilities solve significant business challenges faced by network operators in the US. These challenges include:
- a lack of control
- inefficient design for lateral splicing
- a lack of neutrality within long-haul colocation facilities
- technological obsolescence of legacy fiber
- a lack of diversity in path routing and physical interconnection points for content distribution.
GlobeNet's primary motivation to use the Allied Fiber system was to address and improve upon the control of its own network, Allied Fiber says.
“We are very pleased to have entered into this agreement with Allied Fiber!” added Erick W. Contag, CEO of GlobeNet. “By seamlessly integrating Allied Fiber’s network and colocation facilities with our own, we can immediately secure additional leading edge communications services to our global customers for years to come.”
The announcement of the deal with Globenet comes shortly after Allied Fiber announced the Florida segment of its Southeast route was ready for service (see "Allied Fiber opens southeast fiber-optic network route"). The segment covers more than 360 miles throughout the state.
"This agreement with GlobeNet is important for many reasons,” said Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber. "The response to and adoption of Allied Fiber in the market is incredibly encouraging for our collective future, and further validates the immediate need for a national, open access, integrated network-neutral colocation and dark fiber superstructure in the United States."
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