About Bandwidth Infrastructure Group
BANDWIDTH INFRASTRUCTURE GROUP (BIG): BUILDING THE FABRIC TO EMPOWER A CONNECTED SOCIETY
Our primary focus is building and operating the most efficient, high capacity dark fiber networks connecting major data centers in Northern California and Greater Atlanta. Here at Bandwidth IG, we believe that:
- Bandwidth demand will continue to grow
- Data centers are the key points of intersection
- Data center interconnection favors dark fiber
- Legacy networks serving data centers are unable to meet the needs of today’s digital enterprise
Enterprise Migration to the Cloud is in Early Innings
Bandwidth demand is in no danger of slowing down. There are now 5 billion people accessing the internet – 20 years ago, when most of the legacy fiber networks were built, there were only 400 million users. With 20 billion devices connected to the internet, including phones, tablets, video surveillance cameras, healthcare monitoring systems, asset tracking chips and more, the volume of devices in use is skyrocketing. Cisco forecasts the number of devices connected to the internet will reach 80 billion by 2025. More importantly, the amount of bandwidth consumed per device is actually growing faster than the number of devices.
Data Centers Are the Critical Point of Intersection
All data, whether generated by people or machines, comes back to a data center.
Enterprises are engaged in a race to find new and creative ways to mine this data by building predictive analytics, AI/ML, and Big Data applications. The servers that run these applications need a resilient data center environment to store, process, sort and execute routines to turn their data into currency.
Data Centers rely exclusively on fiber
No other medium achieves higher throughput – full stop. And no other medium can match the security and reliability gained by deploying dark fiber.
Old networks just can’t keep up
Incumbent networks are under pressure to meet escalating technological hurdles.
Most existing networks were built to get to Bell Central Offices and as a result, may not take the most direct route between data centers. More distance between end points means more latency – which is a deal killer for most advanced digital enterprises.
Additionally, many of those networks were built through acquisition – forcing them to attempt to marry incompatible cables. Each time they splice those disparate cables together, they introduce signal loss. Another deal killer for digital enterprises.
As a result of placing those networks 20+ years ago, when the internet served only 400 million people, they have relatively few fibers remaining in inventory which puts them at a disadvantage when customers today are looking to leverage bulk fiber.
The Bandwidth IG Difference
At Bandwidth Infrastructure Group, our network is brand-new and purpose-built to minimize latency and signal loss, and to maximize diversity. Every inch of our network has multiple conduits and is populated with large-count fiber optic cables – a minimum of 1,728 fibers – leaving us plenty of room to scale quickly.
All of our network is completely underground and 100% owned and operated by us and our team of highly trained professionals. We take great pride in making sure our network is able to outperform our most sophisticated customer’s requirements. But we also know it is SERVICE that will keep customers coming back to order more, which is why we are constantly reminding ourselves that – there are no traffic jams on the extra mile – and that is exactly where our clients should expect us to be going.