Wilcon expands fibre-optic infrastructure across Southern California
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.
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