Distributed core or edge computing? Is one better than the other?

December 15th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mattias Fridstrom, Telia Carrier

Edge computing is a new spin on an old concept—to put computing resources at the edge of the network, so services are delivered faster to the end-user. But the concept of distributed computing runs head-on into the need for scale and centralized management of resources, especially when [Read more →]

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Bye Bye Net Neutrality

December 14th, 2017

The FCC went ahead as promised and voted today to roll back the network neutrality framework we have been working with for the last few years.  The vote was 3-2 along party lines, surprising absolutely nobody. [Read more →]

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Iron Mountain Acquires IO

December 14th, 2017

I didn't see this one the other day, but there's been some more interesting M&A in the data center space this week.  Iron Mountain has made another deal, agreeing to acquire IO Data Centers' US operations. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Vapor IO, Internap, Orange Business, LINX

December 14th, 2017

Some new edge tech, a colo expansion, an IoT win, and a new interconnection node: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: EdgeConneX, Telia, Peak10+Viawest, Equinix

December 13th, 2017

Some customer wins and expansion plans worth a look at midweek: [Read more →]

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Zayo to Provide Euro Webscale Dark Fiber

December 12th, 2017

Zayo has picked up an interesting infrastructure contract over in Europe this week.  An unnamed 'global webscale company' has tapped the company for a dark fiber solution in response to the ever-growing demands of traffic growth. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Colt, Enter, Megaport, GCX

December 12th, 2017

Here's some other news from around the world from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Pennsylvania Chooses Even More CenturyLink

December 12th, 2017

Yesterday CenturyLink announced an expansion of its relationship with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. They will be providing data networking services to the state's agencies, commissions, councils, bureaus, authorities and boards. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: H5, Epsilon, MainOne, SEA-US

December 11th, 2017

Here's some news to catch up on from the end of last week: [Read more →]

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DoCoMo, Huawei complete long distance mmWave trial

December 11th, 2017

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

Japan's NTT DoCoMo has announced a new milestone in 5G joint trials with Huawei in Tokyo, achieving high-speed data transmission over a distance of [Read more →]

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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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