Allied Fiber, the United States’ first open-access, integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber superstructure, today announced a 20-year Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement with C&W Networks, one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the Pan Caribbean region. As a result of the partnership, C&W Networks will utilize colocation space and dark fiber from Allied Fiber in order to expand its route between Miami and Jacksonville.
C&W Networks will leverage Allied Fiber’s recently completed Southeast Network to meet its customer demands for greater capacity, network diversity and more efficient service offerings. C&W Networks will have long-term use to two of Allied Fiber’s express fibers, local fibers in North Miami, Boca Raton, and Jacksonville and its five colocation sites. These local fibers allow Cable & Wireless to connect its ARCOS-1, CFX, and PCCS submarine cables/landing stations in Florida to the Allied Fiber system. This agreement with Allied Fiber, reaffirms C&W Networks’ ongoing commitment towards offering higher capacities, greater network resilience and more affordable Internet solutions for customers.
“As the demand for reliable, high speed broadband infrastructure and network access increases in every country and continent, the need for additional submarine cables and subsea capacity to connect them naturally increases as well,” said Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber. “By connecting to and through Allied Fiber, C&W Networks is able to efficiently and cost effectively interconnect its own cable landing stations in the United States, providing control over service quality, cost and scalability.”
“Allied Fiber’s business model provides new and exciting opportunities for us to expand our footprint and better service our valued customers,” said Paul Scott, President of C&W Networks. “We are delighted that this neutral colocation and dark fiber network exists so that we can improve our own network operations and performance to better meet the ever evolving needs of our customers.”
This announcement highlights a key component of the Allied Fiber strategy to provide a neutral colocation and dark fiber thoroughfare for global network operators through the United States, and a significant customer utilizing it for its exact intended purpose.