Cross River Blazes Low Latency Route to NJFX

January 22nd, 2018

Cross River Fiber has polished off a new carefully designed route through the New Jersey suburban landscape.  They have built out a latency-sensitive fiber connection between NJFX down in Wall Township and the key financial exchanges and carrier hotels in northern New Jersey and across the river in Manhattan. [Read more →]

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Digital Realty to Hook Up Oracle’s Cloud

January 22nd, 2018

Digital Realty is making a move to augment its cloud connectivity ecosystem.  The data center REIT and interconnection provider has announced plans to offer dedicated and private access through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect in 14 major metros. [Read more →]

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Telstra to invest in two HK-US cables

January 22nd, 2018

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Australia's Telstra has announced plans to invest in two new subsea cable systems connecting Hong Kong to the west coast of the US. [Read more →]

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Zayo Acquires Optic Zoo

January 21st, 2018

Zayo waited a whole two and a half weeks into the new year to make its first infrastructure acquisition.  On Friday they announced the purchase of Optic Zoo Networks for CAD $31M. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Coriant, CityFibre, Nokia, Flexential

January 19th, 2018

Here's a quick rundown of some other news from this week that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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A Further Look into Why the FCC Has Lowered Broadband Standards

January 19th, 2018

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Alan Levy, CEO of Skywire Networks

Net neutrality may be dead, but that doesn’t seem to have stopped the FCC from continuing to relax the regulatory standards to which broadband providers are held. The FCC is now proposing that access to mobile broadband via a smartphone will be treated [Read more →]

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Sprint, Cox Dance Closer

January 18th, 2018

Sprint and Cox Communications are moving to deepen their ties, signing a new multi-year business agreement while also settling some patent litigation. The deal will see Sprint gain greater access to Cox's broadband infrastructure, adding density to the company's backhaul networks. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: CenturyLink, Lumos, Hawaiki, Enter

January 17th, 2018

A fiber expansion, an enterprise customer win, a submarine update, and a new product launch: [Read more →]

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Google Taps Subcom for Curie Cable

January 17th, 2018

The period just before PTC each year is always a big week for submarine cable announcements, and 2018 appears to be no exception.  Another big new intercontinental project was unveiled yesterday, this time connecting the Americas.  TE SubCom has been selected by Google to design and deploy the Curie Submarine Cable, named after the scientist Marie Curie. [Read more →]

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A Technical Overview of the Proposed Rockabill Cable System

January 17th, 2018

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Tom McMahon, co-founder of DeepSea Fibre Networks and managing director of McMahon Design & Management.

The Rockabill System, named after the Rockabill Lighthouse on the north Dublin coast, will run from Portrane situated just 15 km north of Dublin City to Lancaster in the  UK which is some 70 km north west of Manchester. The system will be routed to the [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Connected2Fiber, Chayora, FirstLight, 123Net

January 16th, 2018

Here's a quick look at some of the news from early this week: [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Heads South, to Argentina

January 16th, 2018

EdgeConneX has found some new territory at the network edge in which to replicate its data center model.  This morning they have announced their first data center in the southern hemisphere, putting down a few roots in Buenos Aires, Argentina. [Read more →]

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Aqua Comms Aims For North Atlantic Bridge

January 16th, 2018

Last week we learned that Subcom would be building the HAVFRUE cable system across the North Atlantic, and that Aqua Comms would be the system operator and the landing party in the US, Ireland, and Denmark.  Yesterday, Aqua Comms revealed a bit more information about how the new cable fits into the company's plans. [Read more →]

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US lawmaker proposes ban on Huawei and ZTE

January 16th, 2018

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

A US congressman has introduced a new bill that would ban US government agencies from purchasing telecoms equipment, devices and services from Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE. [Read more →]

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RETN to Acquire OPTRON

January 15th, 2018

Here's a bit more consolidation activity for the start of this week, this time over in Europe.  The UK-based pan-European network operator RETN has  announced the completion of a deal for OPTRON SIA. [Read more →]

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Cogeco to Acquire a Piece of FiberLight

January 15th, 2018

There was apparently a bit of fiber consolidation over New Year's that managed to slip quietly under the radar until now.  Although there has been no formal PR yet, an alert reader kindly pointed me to the following lines from Cogeco's quarterly report for the three months ending November 30, 2017: [Read more →]

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Stonepeak Closes euNetworks Purchase

January 12th, 2018

euNetworks officially has a new majority owner.  Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners has successfully closed its purchase of a majority stake in the pan-European network operator, joining Columbia Capital who will be staying on with a material interest. [Read more →]

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Heading to Miami for Metro Connect?

January 12th, 2018

Later this month the leaders of the metro fiber industry will gather for its annual bash down in Miami Beach known as Metro Connect. It has always been one of my favorite events, for what goes on both at the podium and away from it. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Conguex, ColoHouse, Hurricane Electric

January 11th, 2018

In today's roundup, two small M&As worth noting and a network expansion: [Read more →]

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Akamai For Sale?

January 10th, 2018

A Bloomberg report yesterday claims that Akamai is working with Morgan Stanley to explore strategic alternatives.  On the table, apparently, is a sale of the company.  To whom, though?   [Read more →]

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Subcom to Build HAVFRUE Transatlantic Cable System

January 10th, 2018

It looks like the transatlantic bandwidth markets will be getting another new cable system in a couple of years.  A consortium that includes Aqua Comms, Bulk Infrastructure, and Facebook has tapped TE SubCom as supplier for the HAVFRUE cable system.  HAVFRUE is the Danish word for 'mermaid', which is inevitably what it will be referred to affectionately in English since we aren't quite sure how to pronounce (or spell) 'havfrue'. [Read more →]

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Lumos to Tackle Mid-Ohio Valley Enterprise Market

January 9th, 2018

Lumos Networks is expanding its enterprise focus to include another market along its northwestern border.  They have launched the Mid-Ohio Valley as the company's 27th enterprise market, following up on a win there recently with Marietta's Memorial Health System. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Altice, DE-CIX, Epsilon, Interxion

January 9th, 2018

Four bits of news touching on the European markets worth noting this morning: [Read more →]

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