Skywire Networks grows its New York wholesale and channel partner activities

02 February 2018 | Natalie Bannerman


Skywire Networks, the New York-based Ethernet provider, says that it has significantly scaled its wholesale and channel partner activities.

Alan Levy 300 x 300After a successful capital raise completed in the summer of 2017, the company says it has reached a new milestone having lit its 450th building and amassed a near-net footprint of 20,000+ commercial buildings.

Commenting on the announcement, Alan Levy, CEO of Skywire Networks, said: "We are incredibly excited to announce our plans to accelerate our wholesale and channel activities. Unlike most fibre providers that have focused exclusively on midtown and downtown Manhattan Class A commercial buildings, our NYC coverage area covers most of Brooklyn, Queens and those parts of Manhattan which have poor fibre density.”

A key part of Skywire’s wholesale Ethernet offering is the launch of Partners Portal. Through it registered partners can search for a NYC building by entering the service address and will immediately know if Skywire can provide high-speed connectivity and the associated monthly recurring charges.

Skywire’s NYC portal includes Skywire lit buildings (Type 1), Skywire partner fibre buildings (Type 2), and Skywire near-net buildings. Today, the few carriers that do publish a pricing portal only include their own on-net buildings. Skywire’s portal is an industry capable tool, in that Skywire publishes a building list of more than 60,000 NYC commercial buildings which covers essentially all of NYC.

“With continued consolidation in the telecom space, there is a shortage of quality carriers that can provide wholesale SLA Ethernet private line access to buildings and businesses throughout NYC. Skywire is excited to help our partners fill this void in the marketplace,” added Levy.

Earlier this month, Cross River Fiber completed its new latency-sensitive fibre route that connects to NJFX’s Tier 3 colocation campus in Wall Township, New Jersey. The new route will offer enterprises and the international carrier community a robust interconnection option between the NJFX campus and financial exchanges and carrier hotels in both New York and New Jersey.