A new dark fiber operator, called Axiom Fiber Networks, has been formed to serve the New York metro.
The company says its fiber routes will run between key traffic exchange points in New York City. It is targeting both enterprises and carriers with dark fiber and managed private network services.
The 20-mile 864-strand network construction started late last year. The company expects to complete the first phase, which will connect multiple carrier hotels, in the first quarter.
The network will connect five of New York City’s biggest carrier hotels, according to the company’s website. These are Google-owned 111 8th Avenue, 325 Hudson, 60 Hudson, 32 Avenue of the Americas, and Sabey-owned 375 Pearl.
Axiom Fiber CEO Felipe Alvarez has been in the telco business for more than 25 years. He has held positions at Sidera Networks, Con Edison Communications, Hibernia Networks, and Verizon.
“I am thrilled to be back at building a service provider business that not only addresses continued market demand for fiber connectivity but also gaps in the marketplace in areas such as customer service, deal flexibility, and speed of delivery,” Alvarez said in a statement.