Southern Telecom launches US fibre initiative

17 October 2017 | Natalie Bannerman


Southern Telecom has announced a new initiative that will see it add new underground fibre optic routes and colocation facilities across the southeast of the US.

Barry_Navarre 160 x 186Southern Telecom (STI), a US-based wire and fibre optic telecoms company, will replace existing cables with new underground fibre that has increased capacity, higher fibre counts and features state of the art technology providing STI with more flexibility.

Commenting on the news, Barry Navarre, business development manager for STI, said: “We are constantly evaluating routes and are committed to offering our customers and partners the very best dark fiber and colocation services in the Southeast. As part of our network fiber strategy, we’ll be enhancing current routes and introducing new ones through strategic partnerships.”

The news comes as part of STI’s wider strategy. It’s has over 600 miles currently under construction, mostly as part of joint projects. In addition, the company is seeking route joint build partners as well as customers for the other existing routes and greenfield projects.

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Back In August, STI entered into an agreement with Colo Atl to increase its fibre network building access. The new fibre runs to the Colo Atl Meet-Me-Area via diverse fibre risers. 

Commenting at the time, Navarre said: “The new fibre build and partnership with Colo Atl will meet growing bandwidth needs and deliver expanded network reach, providing greater value for both our existing customer base, as well as future customers."