Telescent Signs Milestone Agreement To Deliver Automated Cross-Connections For Quantum Loophole’s QLoop Fiber Network and the Quantum Maryland Campus

Telescent’s Automated Cross-Connect Platform Enables Scalability Across QLoop, One of the Largest Regional Fiber Backbones Ever To Be Built and the Quantum Maryland Data Center Campus, One of the Largest in the World

Irvine, CaliforniaOctober 17, 2022Telescent, a leading manufacturer of automated fiber cross-connects for data centers, announces that  Quantum Loophole, Inc. has 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. Quantum Loophole is the first-of-its-kind Gigawatt-scale master-planned data center developer deploying Telescent’s automated system to manage the diagnostics and connectivity for the company’s QLoop fiber network, a 40 (+/-) mile hyperscale fiber ring connecting Quantum Maryland to  the Northern Virginia Internet ecosystem.

This signed milestone agreement sets into motion Telescent’s next phase of growth. Set to be deployed across multiple operation centers at the Quantum Maryland data center campus, 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 provides the ability to process interconnections within a few minutes end-to-end.

Telescent’s interconnect system is 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. Telescent’s system enables the remote and near real-time delivery of services such as bandwidth-on-demand solutions, unmanned interconnection capabilities, and offers the opportunity to turn on new services in remote locations directly through the platform.  

“With Telescent’s automated cross-connect system, we’re on track to enable the one of the largest regional fiber backbones to ever be built by offering automatic direct connectivity between Frederick, Maryland and the Northern Virginia Internet ecosystem” comments Josh Snowhorn, Founder and CEO of Quantum Loophole, Inc. “With Telescent’s system, we will be capable of processing cross-connects in minutes instead of hours or days, all without a human being touching it.” 

“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,” says Josh Snowhorn, founder and CEO of Quantum Loophole, Inc. “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.”  

“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. “Telescent is excited to play an integral role in the future capabilities of interconnection across the Quantum Maryland campus development – and to the entire Northern Virginia internet ecosystem.”

Quantum Loophole’s QLoop fiber network is a 40 (+/-) mile hyperscale fiber ring that will connect Quantum Maryland to the Ashburn, Virginia ecosystem. The 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.

Telescent Signs Milestone Agreement To Deliver Automated Cross-Connections For Quantum Loophole’s QLoop Fiber Network and the Quantum Maryland Campus  

Telescent’s Automated Cross-Connect Platform Enables Scalability Across QLoop, One of the Largest Regional Fiber Backbones Ever To Be Built and the Quantum Maryland Data Center Campus, One of the Largest in the World

Irvine, CaliforniaOctober 17, 2022Telescent, a leading manufacturer of automated fiber cross-connects for data centers, announces that  Quantum Loophole, Inc. has 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. Quantum Loophole is the first-of-its-kind Gigawatt-scale master-planned data center developer deploying Telescent’s automated system to manage the diagnostics and connectivity for the company’s QLoop fiber network, a 40 (+/-) mile hyperscale fiber ring connecting Quantum Maryland to  the Northern Virginia Internet ecosystem.

This signed milestone agreement sets into motion Telescent’s next phase of growth. Set to be deployed across multiple operation centers at the Quantum Maryland data center campus, 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 provides the ability to process interconnections within a few minutes end-to-end.

Telescent’s interconnect system is 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. Telescent’s system enables the remote and near real-time delivery of services such as bandwidth-on-demand solutions, unmanned interconnection capabilities, and offers the opportunity to turn on new services in remote locations directly through the platform.  

“With Telescent’s automated cross-connect system, we’re on track to enable the one of the largest regional fiber backbones to ever be built by offering automatic direct connectivity between Frederick, Maryland and the Northern Virginia Internet ecosystem” comments Josh Snowhorn, Founder and CEO of Quantum Loophole, Inc. “With Telescent’s system, we will be capable of processing cross-connects in minutes instead of hours or days, all without a human being touching it.” 

“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,” says Josh Snowhorn, founder and CEO of Quantum Loophole, Inc. “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.”  

“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. “Telescent is excited to play an integral role in the future capabilities of interconnection across the Quantum Maryland campus development – and to the entire Northern Virginia internet ecosystem.”

Quantum Loophole’s QLoop fiber network is a 40 (+/-) mile hyperscale fiber ring that will connect Quantum Maryland to the Ashburn, Virginia ecosystem. The 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 the  QLoop fiber network, visit: www.quantumloophole.com/qloop

For more information about Telescent, visit www.telescent.com.

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