Thanksgiving Roundup: Adva, Colt, Sparkle, UPN, Lumos

November 22nd, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Before you head out early this afternoon, here are three international tidbits and two domestic items worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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The FCC’s Ajit Pai to Make His Move on Net Neutrality

November 21st, 2017

The days before Thanksgiving are apparently ripe for regulatory moves this year. While the DOJ prepares for court in its opposition to AT&T/Time Warner, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is about to unveil plans to overhaul net neutrality. [Read more →]

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DOJ Sues to Stop AT&T/Time Warner

November 21st, 2017

It's official, war has been declared in the world of mega mergers. The Department of Justice is planning to file a lawsuit to protect us all from AT&T's evil ambition to own CNN. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: LINX, INAP, CenturyLink, Windstream

November 20th, 2017

Some new interconnection technology and two contract renewals to start this shortened week: [Read more →]

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China Telecom launches 100G link to Russia

November 20th, 2017

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

China Telecom has teamed up with Russian operator TransTeleCom (TTK) to launch the first connection between China and Europe based on 100G ultra long haul DWDM technology. [Read more →]

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Verizon, Comcast Looking at Fox?

November 17th, 2017

Yesterday a new rumor hit the markets involving big telecom/cable buying media assets.  Supposedly, both Verizon and Comcast have been talking to Twenty-First Century Fox about acquiring TV and movie related assets. [Read more →]

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Why dark fiber matters to your organization

November 17th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Chris Janson, Product Marketing Manager - Optical Networking for Nokia

Optical fiber is now prevalent in communications networks and is used to connect business, residential, and individual users. The backbone of these networks, including those using wireless access devices, is a fiber optic network, aggregating and transporting data. Fiber’s huge [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: DE-CIX, CenturyLink, HE, Peak 10 + Viawest

November 16th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some news items from around the US mid-week: [Read more →]

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SD-WAN Poised to Steal Thunder from MPLS in 2018

November 15th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

At the end of 2017, we already see quite some momentum gathered around SD-WAN new service launches in the coming 2018 from tier one & two communication service providers, both in the US and global markets.

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Qualcomm board rejects Broadcom bid

November 15th, 2017

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

Qualcomm's board has unanimously voted to reject Broadcom's unsolicited $105 billion takeover offer on the grounds that the bid price is too low. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: FirstLight, QTS, EdgeConneX, Spectrum

November 15th, 2017

I'm still on the road down in Orlando at MEF17, but in the meantime here's a few quick takes on a few news items from the first half of the week: [Read more →]

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MEF Launches MEF 3.0

November 14th, 2017

So what comes after Carrier Ethernet 2.0 for MEF? Over the last few years, the MEF has been focusing on the 'Third Network', and this morning they put it all together under a new and more specifically-defined umbrella, the MEF 3.0 Transformational Global Services Framework. [Read more →]

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Tata Treks Down to South America

November 14th, 2017

Tata Communications has extended its global backbone to a new continent this week.  The company has invested in significant subsea capacity that hooks up its network to Brazil, the largest market in South America. [Read more →]

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How telco data can improve advertising

November 14th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mark Lederman, Sr. Director Product Mgt, Synchronoss

Good advertising is all about knowing your customer. Companies large and small turn to various sources to help make their digital advertising and promotional efforts as effective as possible. Working with telco companies has not traditionally [Read more →]

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PCCW Acquires Console Connect

November 13th, 2017

We have some interconnection M&A this morning to talk about.  PCCW and HKT Trust have teamed up to acquire the software platform and proprietary technology of Console Connect. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Seaborn, Huawei, American Tower, Sunshine Coast

November 13th, 2017

I'll be on the road this week at MEF17. If you're there, feel free to stop by and say hi. In the meantime, there's a look at some international news from late last week and early this week: [Read more →]

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The DOJ Throws a Wrench into AT&T’s TWX Buy

November 10th, 2017

So yesterday a tidal wave of news trickled out from the bucket the AT&T/Time Warner deal has been marinating in.  Apparently the DOJ has raised an objection to AT&T's ownership of Turner Broadcasting, which owns CNN, HBO, TBS, TNT, Warner Bros and other media properties. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Ciena, Verizon, magicJack

November 10th, 2017

Here's a few more news bytes from this week: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: LightRiver, Windstream, Interxion

November 9th, 2017

A few quick takes on news from around the sector: [Read more →]

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A cloud war with more functions

November 9th, 2017

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Cloud services are often seen only as server capacity, but we are now entering the phase of serverless cloud services (read more here ). We also see services from cloud companies, like Google Apps, Microsoft Office and IBM Watson. In the future cloud companies probably offer more [Read more →]

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Vodafone, CityFibre Plan to Bypass BT With FTTP

November 9th, 2017

In a deal that has the potential to rock the status quo in the UK, Vodafone and CityFibre have teamed up to build a new FTTH network.  It's a direct challenge to BT, which has been trying to get Vodafone and others to chip in funding for its own expansion of OpenReach.   [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Interxion, CoreSite, Avelacom

November 8th, 2017

Here are a few quick takes on other news from this week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: ZenFi CEO Ray LaChance on ZenFi’s LinkNYC Buildout

November 8th, 2017

For the last year and a half or so, smart kiosks from LinkNYC have been popping up all over New York City replacing old pay telephones, each equipped with Wi-Fi, an embedded tablet, and large advertising panels.  Behind it all is CityBridge, which itself is backed by a complex coalition of tech companies that includes Google parent Alphabet through its Sidewalk Labs subsidiary and Qualcomm.  But in August, what had been a bit of an open secret finally got a little public recognition.  Each of those kiosks is connected via the new fiber network being built from scratch by ZenFi.  With us today to [Read more →]

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