TOWARDEX, a Boston-based network provider specializing in data center interconnections, fiber optic communications, and operator of the Massachusetts Internet Exchange (MASS IX), announced completion of the region’s first open access utility entrance for fiber optic networks in CoreSite’s Boston data center. The new fiber optic corridor substantially increases the area’s digital infrastructure for interconnected data centers and delivers a foundation for continued internet traffic and carrier growth throughout New England.
Known as the Hub Express System, TOWARDEX and CoreSite worked together to build a corridor that enabled open access for all interested telecommunications providers in a competitively neutral and nondiscriminatory environment. The companies constructed a new utility entrance and lateral trench, installing 68 conduits with the ability to accommodate installation of more than 135 additional fiber optic cables overall. The new entrance facilities are operated by TWDX Infrastructure, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of TOWARDEX.
“We’re excited to partner with CoreSite, an industry leader of interconnected data centers, in deploying the first open access utility entrance of its kind in New England,” said James Jun, Chief Operating Officer of TOWARDEX.
Open access infrastructure projects like the one are designed to anticipate not only today’s demands, but also the next generation of data growth. “With the completion of the Hub
Express System we are not only providing infrastructure that scales with our community’s needs, but we are also providing an opportunity to stimulate additional business for interested network providers—thus providing greater choice and fair market competition,” Jun continued.
According to Statista.com the volume of data that will be created worldwide is expected to reach nearly 181 zettabytes by 2025. Coupled with the world’s supply chain constraints, the ability to bring on new network and data center capacity has been a primary objective for operators and clients alike. “No one could have predicted the skyrocketing data demands placed upon our networks worldwide. Updates to infrastructure are inevitable, and with this project we’re pleased to offer a unique approach that provides expanded capacity and inclusive business opportunities for all network providers,” said Gavin Schoch, General Manager of TWDX Infrastructure.”
Last year, TOWARDEX announced the completion of a significant network upgrade in Boston’s Somerville Inner Belt, which increased capacity, peering interconnections and direct connection to the Lynn, Massachusetts’ subsea cable landing station to position the region as a poTier 1 player.