August 17, 2013
Dark Fiber Week in Review
By Rory J. Thompson
The future keeps looking brighter for Dark Fiber, as news of the industry shows growth and expansion.
Boston Limited has signed a distribution agreement with Mellanox (News - Alert) Technologies, aiming to distribute Mellanox’ end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnect solutions, including adapters, switches, cables and software for a wide range of markets. For the past two decades, Boston Limited has been providing clients with first-to-market technology and tailored solutions that are customized to fit their exact specifications. The partnership with Mellanox complements Boston’s continued growth and development in providing customers with high performance server and storage solutions.
In other news, Thinklogical LLC, a manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and switching solutions, was awarded the European patent EP2274679 for its Multi-Rate Transmission System technology. "This patent solidifies Thinklogical's global reputation for technology leadership and product innovation," said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical, in a statement. Officials said that Thinklogical systems help users to access video and data sources like computers, DVD players, live video feeds and networks and switch those sources to destinations including displays, workstations, video walls, and others.
Sydney, Australia-based wireless company BigAir purchased telecommunications carrier Intelligent IP Communications (IIPC) last week. BigAir, one of Australia’s major fixed wireless Ethernet providers, will pay $20 million for the telco carrier based in Perth, Australia. The first half, $10 million, will be paid up front, with $6.5 million in cash payable as soon as the acquisition is finished at the end of August. The other $10 million will be paid out based on the performance of IIPC over the next two fiscal years. Doug Childress and Jonathan Matthews, who co-founded IIPC in 2005, will stay with the company for two years on employment contracts. During the 2013 financial year, IIPC’s revenues totaled $9.2 million with $1.4 million EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization). They expect revenues of $9-$11 million in 2014, with $3 million in EBITDA.
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