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17 March 2017
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
Wilcon has expanded its network across Southern California by deploying carrier-grade fibre-optic and data centre infrastructure.
The deployment by the West Coast provider will support
growing business ecosystems in multiple areas of California,
including the cities of Calabasas, Culver City, and Venice.
"Our strategic network expansion throughout LA and the
surrounding regions is in response to the increased demand from
businesses in areas where they have limited options for high
speed infrastructure," said Will Frederickson, SVP of sales and
marketing for Wilcon. "Because Wilcon operates the most dense
fibre and interconnection infrastructure in Los Angeles, we are
uniquely positioned to provide custom dark fibre and lit
networks to support the growing ecosystem of companies that
need high capacity connectivity."
Pamela, Kissel, CEO and president for the Calabasas Chamber
of Commerce, added: "We are pleased to work with innovative
companies such as Wilcon who bring expanded technology options
to the area."
The proliferation of small cell nodes, particularly in urban
or metro environments, and network deployments are going to be
critical for 5G.
Jon DeLuca, president and CEO of
Wilcon told Capacity last month about the recent
deployment of turnkey small cells and hundreds of nodes in
downtown LA and San Diego. "In addition to our extensive fibre
deployment, we’re providing a turnkey small cell
solution in these central business districts." Wilcon is a big
believer in dark fibre: "You don’t have to twist
our arm to get us to sell dark fibre; it’s a major
part of what we do," said DeLuca. "Leveraging what we already
have strengthens our market position."
"Wireless carriers are more focused on fibre today and dark
fibre is becoming much more prominent in the enterprise space.
Enterprises are looking to deploy their own equipment and
manage their own networks," added DeLuca.