By Madhubanti Rudra

TMCnet Contributor

Telecommunications equipment provider Corning Inc. has recently bagged a major contract from Allied Fiber, which is currently constructing the Miami-to-Atlanta segment of its planned nationwide network system. Under the terms of contract, Corning (News – Alert) will be providing the optical fiber for this 754-mile stretch of Allied’s network neutral dark fiber infrastructure. The project is schedule to be completed by year’s end.

The existing broadband infrastructure’s inadequacy in meeting increased bandwidth needs has driven the demand for flexible and efficient fiber and colocation solutions.

With the exponential growth of mobile devices and a dramatic rise in cloud computing, providers are seeking to move beyond legacy backhaul network infrastructure. Allied Fiber’s (News – Alert) next generation infrastructure will help address these needs by providing access to new dark fiber and colocation facilities on a network-neutral, open-access basis. End users that will benefit from these physical-layer services include: submarine cable systems, large wire line and wireless carriers and network operators, private enterprises, cooperatives, cable television companies and data center operators.

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