Sidera Networks signs deal to tap into Allied Fiber's dark fiber
Sidera Networks has inked an agreement that allows it to use Allied Fiber's dark fiber in New Jersey and Virginia, while in return Allied Fiber can leverage Sidera's Xtreme Network.
Sidera Networks is reportedly up for sale , but that didn't stop the company from forging ahead on the mutually beneficial deal with Allied. Sidera was formerly known as RCN Metro Optical Networks until Abry Partners bought RCN and subsequently renamed and split-off Sidera.
Sidera's Xtreme Network, which was launched two years ago, provides ultra-low-latency connectivity to exchanges and data centers in New Jersey and New York.
Sidera said the deal with Allied will enable both the expansion of its Xtreme Network within New Jersey and the enhancement of Sidera's network along the mid-Atlantic corridor. Allied Fiber's dark fiber network in Virginia gives Sidera the ability to create a secondary route to this region, which increases network resiliency and redundancy.
"To expand our leadership in delivering high-quality, low-latency connectivity, it is important that we establish strategic relationships with carriers that share our philosophy and capabilities," said Mike Sicoli, CEO of Sidera Networks. "Our collaboration with Allied Fiber is a key component in addressing the strong demand we are seeing for access to our Xtreme Network and maintaining our latency advantage. Customers throughout this region require first-class reliability, low-latency and high-bandwidth capacity, and we look forward to continuing to support their needs."
Allied Fiber is in the process of a five-phase project to design, build and operate a carrier-neutral dark fiber network connecting local, regional, national and international networks to major telecommunications hubs.
Allied said the network plan was created to address America's need for more broadband access, wireless backhaul, data center distribution and lower-latency communications services.
With access to direct connectivity from Piscataway, N.J., to New York City through Sidera's Xtreme Network, Allied Fiber's clients can receive low-latency access backed by service-level agreements to key data centers in Jersey City and Weehawken, N.J.
"Our mission is to simplify access to first-class dark fiber connectivity throughout the country and to collaborate with network professionals, such as Sidera, that can deliver a competitive advantage to our clients," said Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber. "These relationships will benefit our customers on several fronts and play an integral role in our strategic plan to develop a nationwide fiber network."
With the deal, Sidera Networks became a member of Allied Fiber's Dark Fiber Community, which is an online resource with more than 85 members formed in response to the rising demands for dark fiber products and services.