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We provide the latest Fiber news, analysis and opinion. In the Fiber sector we cover companies including Zayo Group (private), Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI), Uniti Group (NASDAQ: UNIT), and Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN). Within Fiber, we focus on the sub-sectors of wholesale / dark fiber, enterprise fiber, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), and subsea cables.

Our fiber news discusses how fiber optic cables consist of bundled glass strands that transfer data signals into optical light. Importantly, fiber is the connective tissue. Fiber supplies connectivity, and enables all of the other three types of digital infrastructure to work.

Fiber news includes discussing how fiber provides the core connectivity for internet traffic globally. Additionally, fiber connects cellular tower sites, data centers, small cells, and last-mile customers into the broader global network.

Our fiber news segments are in two core verticals: dark fiber and lit services. Dark fiber is the leasing of individual fiber strands to provide dedicated high bandwidth, fixed network capacity. In this case, the customer lights the fiber themselves. Whereas, lit services is where the service provider lights the fiber and enables connectivity for the customer. Connectivity ranges from 100 Mbps of capacity to 100 Gbps of capacity.

Additionally, our fiber news includes discussing how the fiber revenue model varies by segment. Fiber revenue can typically be parsed into two segments or customers bases: wholesale fiber and enterprise fiber. Wholesale fiber is carrier-to-carrier traffic, where connectivity services are provided for mobile operators (e.g., AT&T) and other fiber providers (e.g., Cogent). Enterprise fiber is the supply connectivity services to businesses, government agencies, health care providers and telecom providers.

FiberLight HRL Morrison & Co CalSTRS

FiberLight Sells for $1bn to Morrison & Co, ART, CalSTRS Consortium

FiberLight, an enterprise and dark fiber provider, will be acquired by HRL Morrison & Co, Australian Retirement Trust (ART) and CalSTRS for $1 billion.
Google Firmina Subsea Cable Myrtle Beach DC BLOX

Google’s 9k-Mile Firmina Subsea Cable to Link-Up with DC BLOX, Telxius, Lumen

Google will construct, land, and operate its Firmina subsea cable using the cable landing stations of DC BLOX (Myrtle Beach), Telxius, ANTEL, and Lumen.
InfraVia Play Poland Fiber Network FiberForce

InfraVia Spends $400m on 50% Stake in Play’s Network Assets in Poland

InfraVia Capital Partners will acquire 50% of the shares in FiberForce, a subsidiary of Play, a wireless carrier and fiber network provider in Poland.
Ardian Aire Networks Spain Magnum Industrial Partners

Ardian Purchases Spain Fiber Provider Aire Networks for €600m+

Ardian, through its €7.5bn Buyout Fund VII, will acquire Aire Networks, a wholesale fiber provider in Spain, from Magnum Industrial Partners for over €600m.
Infranode Tafjord Connect Kraft

Infranode Buys 49% Stake in Norway Fiber Provider Tafjord Connect

Infranode partnered with Tafjord Kraft AS and acquired a 49% stake in Tafjord Connect, the largest fiber and internet provider in Møre og Romsdal, Norway.
Digital Infrastructure Roundup June 2022

Digital Infrastructure Mid-Week Roundup – Early June 2022

Dgtl Infra provides a roundup of digital infrastructure events in sub-sectors of towers, data centers, and fiber, during the week commencing June 6, 2022.
Fiera Infrastructure INALAN Greece

Fiera Infrastructure Backs INALAN’s Fiber-to-the-Home Roll-Out in Greece

Fiera Infrastructure will invest growth capital into INALAN, a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) internet service provider (ISP) in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece.
GTCR Visionary Broadband Fiber

GTCR Invests in Visionary Broadband, Fiber in the Western United States

GTCR acquired a 67% ownership interest in Visionary Broadband, an ISP that is rolling-out fiber broadband across Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana.
CityFibre Debt Raise UK Infrastructure Bank UKIB

CityFibre Nets £4.9bn in Debt alongside UK Infrastructure Bank Support

CityFibre completed a £4.9bn debt raise, comprising £3.9bn of committed facilities and a £1bn accordion, with the UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) partaking.
TIM Fixed Network Sale CDP Equity Vivendi

TIM Eyes €21bn Italy Network Sale, Gets Pushback from Vivendi on Valuation

TIM (Telecom Italia) and CDP Equity signed a MoU for the sale of TIM’s fixed network assets via a merger with Open Fiber, but was opposed by Vivendi.