Telescent, a leading manufacturer of automated fiber cross-connects for data centers, recently announced that Quantum Loophole, Inc. had signed an agreement for Telescent’s automated interconnect system to be deployed at the company’s Quantum Maryland data center development site, currently under construction. Telescent will manage connectivity and diagnostics for Quantum Loophole’s QLoop fiber network.
The QLoop fiber network is a 40 (+/-) mile hyperscale fiber ring connecting Quantum Maryland to the Northern Virginia Internet ecosystem. Telescent’s automated interconnect system will manage interconnections across the campus and between Frederick and many locations across data center alley in Northern Virginia. The automated interconnection system reduces the need for additional manpower, will minimize truck rolls, and can process interconnections within a few minutes end-to-end.
Josh Snowhorn, founder and CEO of Quantum Loophole, Inc recently commented, “We are confident that the use of robotics in our high-capacity network and development site will enable our customers to connect with ease and allow for management of fiber at a significantly higher scale. We’re excited to be one of the largest-scale customers to deploy Telescent’s automated cross-connect platform in our Quantum Maryland campus and across our QLoop network. It’s exciting to continue to raise the bar of what is possible in the industry.”
Telescent’s automated systems are a robotic patch panel that addresses the requirements of automating fiber management between enterprises, cloud service providers, network operators and telecom carriers. Robotic systems provide the opportunity to manage more than 200,000 fiber connections simultaneously and is supported by an algorithm that enables the robotic arm to weave around fibers without restrictions to manage connections, disconnections, and reconnections over the lifetime of the data center.
“Integrating our automated cross-connect system into the Quantum Maryland campus and QLoop network is a massive milestone for Telescent. Not only does this kick into motion the next phase of growth for our company, we now have the opportunity to illustrate the powerful capabilities that an automated cross-connect platform could enable – particularly as the need for interconnection services continues to grow while being part of one of the largest regional fiber network deployments to be built,” adds Anthony Kewitsch, co-founder and CEO of Telescent.
QLoops fiber network ring will offer capacity for more than 200,000 strands of fiber. In the summer of 2022, Quantum Loophole broke ground on QLoop, with a completion date targeted for 2023.
For information about Quantum Loophole and the QLoop fiber network, visit: www.quantumloophole.com.
For more information about Telescent, visit www.telescent.com.