Goldman Takes CityFibre Private

April 24th, 2018

There has been an interesting fiber M&A move over in the UK.  The metro fiber challenger CityFibre has agreed to a $750M buyout.   [Read more →]

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ZenFi, Cross River to Merge

April 24th, 2018

Two of the country's youngest and most dynamic metro fiber builders and operators have decided to join forces.  ZenFi and Cross River Fiber have long been following similar paths in adjacent territories, and the combination has always been one that makes sense even if it seemed more likely that each would eventually be bought by one of the larger industry consolidators eventually. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Clearwave CEO Matt Dement

April 24th, 2018

Fiber builders and operators in and around the big NFL cities get most of the attention, but in today’s market substantial amounts of fiber are being built out in less traveled geographies.  With 5G and the pressure to move content to the edge, we are only going to see that trend grow.  One company taking on the challenge in southern Illinois is Clearwave Communications.  With us today to give his perspective on it all is Clearwave President and CEO Matt Dement. [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: RagingWire, Equinix, Africa Data Centres

April 23rd, 2018

Looks like a bit of a slow start to the week if you don't count new regulatory interest in AT&T and Verizon regarding eSIM, but there were several interesting data center items from around the world late last week that I should have noted so here are a few quick takes: [Read more →]

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ZTE calls US export ban “unacceptable”

April 23rd, 2018

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

ZTE has objected to the imposition of a seven-year ban on importing any US components as part of the ongoing fallout over allegations that the company violated US sanctions by [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Fatbeam, FirstLight, Orange, CenturyLink

April 20th, 2018

Several contract wins and an IoT partnership to round out the week: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Telia, ADVA, Vonage, 128 Technology, Zayo

April 19th, 2018

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

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1547, CIM Kick Off New San Francisco Data Center

April 18th, 2018

The San Francisco Bay Area will soon have another large data center. CIM Group and fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty are teaming up for another development project in the city itself, just outside the central business district. [Read more →]

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Interoute to Supply 1000km of Dark Fiber to WebScale

April 18th, 2018

The European network operator Interoute has picked up an interesting infrastructure deal. They will be delivering over 1000 route kilometers of dark fiber to an unnamed 'global internet technology company'. The big internet companies' appetite for fiber is, if anything, growing to new levels. [Read more →]

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GTT Adds Depth in North America, Asia

April 17th, 2018

While it's inorganic moves have been driving things for GTT lately, today they announced some organic network expansion.  The global network operator has added a series of new PoPs in North America and Asia. [Read more →]

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China edges ahead in 5G race

April 17th, 2018

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

China has edged slightly ahead of both South Korea and the US in the race to deploy 5G, according to a new report by Analysys Mason. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Zayo, Sabey, Carrier-1, Silver Peak

April 16th, 2018

Two data center items and some SD-WAN from late last week and the start of this one: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Connected2Fiber CEO Ben Edmond

April 16th, 2018

When tackling the opportunities in the telecommunications space, any leader knows how important actionable data is.  One of the newer entrants in providing that data and a platform to manage it is Connected2Fiber, which recently raised $8M in their second round funding to enable its next round of growth.  With us today to talk about Connected2Fiber’s unique approach is the company’s Founder and CEO, Ben Edmond.  Prior to founding Connected2Fiber, Ben was Chief Revenue Officer at Global Capacity. [Read more →]

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Quintillion’s Former CEO Runs Afoul of the FBI

April 13th, 2018

In what will surely be one of the more eyebrow-raising bits of news for all of 2018, Elizabeth Ann Pierce, the former CEO of Quintillion, has been arrested by the FBI. According to reports (Capacity has a great summary), she used 'forged guaranteed revenue contracts' to convince investors to invest in the company. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: 1547 CSR, 3W Infra, Orange Business

April 13th, 2018

TGIF, here are a few other news items from this week that are worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Singapore among top five destinations for IoT attacks

April 13th, 2018

This article was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Singapore is in the top five destinations globally for IoT attacks, the latest installment of F5 Networks’ The Hunt for IoT series shows. [Read more →]

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AT&T Taps Crown Castle For More Infrastructure

April 12th, 2018

With its FirstNet build up to bat and 5G in the wings, AT&T is expanding its relationship with Crown Castle as part of its infrastructure plans. The two have signed a new agreement streamlining leasing management and operations and the overall scope of the deal. [Read more →]

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Zayo Aims More Fiber at Canada

April 12th, 2018

Zayo has plans to further build out its fiber network north of the border, according to a release yesterday. With an unnamed 'global cloud provider' in tow, the fiber builder and operator will be extending its footprint in Montreal. [Read more →]

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EQT, Lumos Close Spirit Deal

April 12th, 2018

EQT Infrastructure has closed its purchase of a majority stake in Spirit Communications, a transaction that was announced in August of last year. Then they unsurprisingly moved quickly to combine the company with Lumos Networks, which they closed the purchase of in November. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: GCX, Nokia, Assia, CenturyLink, Interxion

April 11th, 2018

Here are a few interesting recent news items from around the world: [Read more →]

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Sprint and T-Mobile US Restart Talks Yet Again

April 11th, 2018

Spring must finally be here this time, as the aromas of last year's wireless M&A rumors are once again wafting through the air. Reuters recently reported that Spring and T-Mobile US are talking merger. Yes, yet again. [Read more →]

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MEF Publishes Two Standards, Launches SDN/NFV Certifications

April 10th, 2018

MEF's quest to standardize the next generation of network automation passed several new milestones this morning on the road to MEF 3.0. The organization has published two key standards and kicked off a new class of professional certification options. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Fatbeam, CrossLake Fibre, Zayo, Conterra

April 10th, 2018

Here are several news items worth mentioning on the metro and regional side of things: [Read more →]

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