Friday Bytes: DE-CIX, PCCW, BTG

December 8th, 2017

Another friday, another roundup of news worth noting before you head home for the weekend: [Read more →]

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Crosslake Brings in Tiger

December 8th, 2017

With two infrastructure projects on its drawing board, Crosslake Fibre landed a key new partner to help make it all happen. Tiger Infrastructure Partners has stepped in with an investment. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: CAB, Quintillion, LeoSat

December 7th, 2017

Three projects from further afield than the usual fare that have made progress lately: [Read more →]

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Ciena Posts Q4, Sets Up Share Buyback

December 7th, 2017

Ciena has posted its fiscal Q4 results this morning. With its off-month reporting schedule, Ciena gives us a quick look at how things have been going in the sector. So how was it? [Read more →]

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Lessons from 25+ Years of Making the Internet Go Fast and Far

December 7th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Steve Alexander, SVP and CTO of Ciena

November 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of Ciena’s founding. Back in 1992, the original business plan required time to flesh out, but by 1994 things really got rolling with the arrival of a seasoned engineering team and top-tier venture funding. By May of 1996 we had [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: FiberLight, PacketFabric, Megaport, ROOT, Juniper

December 6th, 2017

A leadership change, two bits of cloud connectivity news, some AI, and an expanded vendor/network/software relationship. [Read more →]

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More Solar, Wind For Digital Realty

December 5th, 2017

Digital Realty is adding yet more renewable energy to its diet. The global data center REIT has signed two long-term energy agreements that boost the company's renewable consumption by over 80%. [Read more →]

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SD-WAN is Pivotal to Telcos’ IoT Strategy

December 5th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept created in contrast to the notion that Internet connects people. By connecting devices, IoT generates data that help to create more friendly products, smarter insights and better business results. It’s stunning that [Read more →]

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Monet Turns Up the Bandwidth

December 5th, 2017

TE SubCom and a consortium of network operators has announced that the Monet Cable System is ready for service. Stretching 10,556km between Boca Raton, Florida and landing stations in Fortaleza and Praia Grande in Brazil, the system brings another 64Tbps of bandwidth online between the Americas. [Read more →]

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What we (don’t) know about that Facebook-PH LBI deal

December 4th, 2017

This article was authored by Grace In Mono, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Much has been said about the landing party agreement between the Philippine government and Facebook. And most of it is quite [Read more →]

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Equinix to Link Its Cloud Exchanges Worldwide, Add 7 More

December 4th, 2017

Equinix has this morning unveiled plans to expand and directly interconnect its cloud exchanges around the world.  It's a move that seems to take the company further into the realm of network operators than ever before. [Read more →]

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The Network Operator Conundrum of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

December 1st, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Kevin Martin, CEO, Net2Edge

When you think of the Fourth Industrial Revolution you most likely think about robots, driverless cars and mobile supercomputing. You then wonder how we are all going to keep up. From a communications perspective and in our evermore rapidly developing, hyper-connected world, TDM and ISDN services have to [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Consolidated, Altice, Equinix, Colt, 123Net

December 1st, 2017

TGIF.  Some M&A, two cloud connectivity moves, and a status update: [Read more →]

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Zayo to Backhaul For New Cross Pacific

November 30th, 2017

The New Cross Pacific cable project has lined up the fiber backhaul it will need on the US side. Zayo will be providing the fiber connectivity needed to reach its landing stations from sites across the western US. [Read more →]

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Nokia Throws Cold Water on Juniper Rumor

November 30th, 2017

Yesterday, CNBC was pushing a rumor that Nokia was planning a buyout of Juniper Networks.  Their sources suggested that a bid of some $16B was in the works.  Juniper's stock price has surged 10% in the last two days and was up further after hours last night, suggesting someone out there believes the rumors. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Sparkle, Interxion, NTT, Ribbon

November 29th, 2017

Here's three bits of news from around the world, plus a name change: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: WANRack, Webair, RACK59

November 28th, 2017

Here are a few items of interest from the metro from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Atlanta Gets Ready for CyrusOne

November 28th, 2017

Reports suggest that Atlanta is going to have a new player in its data center marketplace. The Douglas City Council has approved tax incentives for a $200M data center buildout on a 44-acre site in the Riverside Business Park, and reports indicate that builder will be CyrusOne[Read more →]

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Econet Plots IPO

November 28th, 2017

Investors may finally get a chance to buy into African fiber infrastructure directly next year. Econet, which is the parent company for the pan-African network operator Liquid Telecom, is said to be preparing for an IPO over on the London Stock Exchange. [Read more →]

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Spread Networks Gets Bought Out By Zayo

November 27th, 2017

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! The first day back we have some fiber M&A to take a look at. Zayo has struck again, announcing a definitive agreement to buy Spread Networks. [Read more →]

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Distributed models to give data control back to consumers?

November 27th, 2017

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

Equifax’s data leak was truly monumental; it involved compromised information of 145 million people. An interesting part of the story was the hearing with former and current executives of [Read more →]

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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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