Fiber M&A: Everstream to Acquire Lynx Network Group

December 2nd, 2016

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October and November were hot for fiber and infrastructure M&A, and now December has one already too.  Ohio-based Everstream has struck in Michigan for the second time in 2016.  They have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lynx Network Group. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: UPN, Liquid Telecom, CityFibre

December 2nd, 2016

Here's some additional metro fiber news from three continents as the week winds down: [Read more →]

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Altice Places a Big Bet on Fiber

December 1st, 2016

A year ago, Altice made a move on the US cable market, purchasing Cablevision and Suddenlink. Now, as the fourth largest cable operator in the country, the French group has announced just what they plan to do with those assets. They are plotting a big fiber rollout. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Windstream, CenturyLink, Tata Communications

November 30th, 2016

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Three other bits of network news to peruse this morning: [Read more →]

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CyrusOne Follows Through in Chicago With New Buildout

November 30th, 2016

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CyrusOne said this morning that it has broken ground on a new data center out in the Chicago metro area.  The new facility will span some 425,000 square feet on the company's campus in Aurora, Illinois. [Read more →]

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Zayo Strikes In the West, Buys Electric Lightwave

November 30th, 2016

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After eight plus years of buying US fiber assets, Zayo has yet to run out of targets it seems.  The Boulder-based fiber operator has struck again, announcing the acquisition of Electric Lightwave in a $1.42B cash deal announced this morning. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Nokia, Elisa, Sparkle, Vodafone, America Movil, IBM

November 29th, 2016

Here's a quick rundown on some news from around the world this Tuesday morning: [Read more →]

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UK Regulators Push BT to Separate Faster

November 29th, 2016

Back in July, the British regulator Ofcom ordered BT to separate its Openreach wholesale wireline arm and operate it as a separate company.  That process has apparently not gone as they desired, because today they ratcheted up the pressure further.   [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Stellium, CoreSite, Iristel, Cogent

November 28th, 2016

In the US, Thanksgiving is over and we are now in the interlude before Christmas when little gets done.  Little doesn't mean nothing though, so let's take a quick survey of what else is out there: [Read more →]

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Global Cloud Xchange Takes Aim at 100G in India, and Sells Yipes?

November 28th, 2016

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, there was a bit of interesting network news from South Asia. Global Cloud Xchange has announced the deployment of a national 100G backbone across India as well as some recent M&A I must have missed along the way. [Read more →]

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NBN: Please don’t be a white elephant

November 28th, 2016

This article was authored by Lachlan Colquhoun, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

No one was the least bit surprised last week when the Australian Government committed another $A20 billion ($14.8 billion) to the roll-out of the National Broad Network. [Read more →]

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Zayo Expands Manchester Presence

November 23rd, 2016

Yesterday, Zayo revealed an organic expansion into the UK city of Manchester. They've added a new PoP there in response to customer demand, including initial sales to both a multinational content provider and to a pan-European systems integrator. [Read more →]

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Virtualized Instrumentation Empowers Operators to Embrace the Third Network

November 23rd, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Henrik Nydell, Senior Product Manager at Accedian

We are in the midst of a transitional period for mobile network operators and their use of virtualized performance assurance tools. One driver of the changes now underway is that, especially for new services such as voice over LTE (VoLTE), quality of experience (QoE) is proving to be more critical than ever, and also more challenging to achieve using conventional tools and methodologies. [Read more →]

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UNIFI Buys WIS

November 22nd, 2016

Today there was yet another M&A to add to the list of the month-long spurt of inorganic activity. This time it is in the arena of wholesale carrier voice, and to a lesser extent submarine cables. UNIFI Communications has acquired WIS Telecom from Orascom TMTI, which is of course controlled by the Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Jerry De Martino—CEO Competitive Telecoms Group, Inc.

November 22nd, 2016

jerrydemartinoThe last few weeks have seen a new wave of M&A in the telecom and internet infrastructure world.  But successful consolidation often comes down to putting the right people in the right places to get more out of the combined assets than others have been able to do.  Companies spend a lot of resources acquiring the right talented executives that can do that job, and they often turn to recruiters with deep industry knowledge to help them do it.  Competitive Telecoms Group, Inc is one such resource, and with us today to talk about his approach is CEO Jerry De Martino. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Hibernia, AMS-IX, Hurricane Electric

November 21st, 2016

A short week in the US is on tap, but plenty is going on internationally anyway.  Here are a few quick takes for the start of the week: [Read more →]

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Taking Full Advantage of SD-WAN with Unified Service Assurance

November 21st, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Chris Purdy, CTO, CENX

With SD-WAN, it’s all about flexible, assured connectivity. Software-Defined Wide-Area Networks offer a long laundry list of benefits for both enterprises (that use them) and service providers (that offer them). If you’ve been following the SD-WAN conversation, you are undoubtedly familiar with many of the claimed benefits: [Read more →]

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Australia to assign extra $14.3b to NBN project

November 21st, 2016

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

The Australian government has been forced to commit an extra A$19.5 billion ($14.3 billion) towards the construction of the National Broadband Network. [Read more →]

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Virtualization: Where It Happens is Important

November 18th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Dr. Yuri Gittik, Head of Strategic Developments and Innovation, RAD

Network functions virtualization (NFV) is all about agility and efficiency, with the objective of automating and speeding service delivery with a streamlined cost structure for service providers. But where in the network can NFV best deliver on its promise? [Read more →]

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Verizon Gets FCC Approval for XO Buy

November 18th, 2016

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Verizon's plans to buy XO Communications cleared a key regulatory hurdle yesterday.  The FCC has given the deal a nod of approval for the $1.8B deal, which still has to finish up with some state regulators.  The deal is still expected to close in the first half of 2017. [Read more →]

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Sparkle, Global Cloud Exchange Expand Via Each Other’s Reach

November 18th, 2016

Two global network operators revealed yesterday that they are partnering to expand their respective capacity and reach. Sparkle, the international arm of Telecom Italia, and Global Cloud Exchange, which serves the same role for India's Reliance Communication, are tapping each others infrastructure. [Read more →]

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Infinera Puts ICE Into Cloud Scale Networks

November 17th, 2016

The optical vendor Infinera announced new platforms today that incorporate its Infinite Capacity Engine technology platform, further filling out the company's next generation portfolio. They've added two packet-optical transport modules, two meshponders, and a ROADM product to the mix, complementing the data center interconnection-focused products announced in September. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: F6, TDS, Zayo, Lumos

November 17th, 2016

In the metro world, here are two bits of regional M&A, one contract win, and some data center connectivity to peruse today: [Read more →]

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