South Atlantic Cable System Construction Underway

April 24th, 2017

It's been in the works for half a decade or more now, but the South Atlantic Cable System is apparently finally off the drawing board and under construction.  Earlier this month, NEC announced that the contract to build SACS had come into force, and late last week, Angola Cables announced that the marine survey is now complete and the loading of the pre-laid shore end on the Angolan side is underway.   [Read more →]

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Thailand plans to build Bangkok-China-HK cable

April 24th, 2017

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

The Thai government is eager to build a new subsea cable linking China, Bangkok and Hong Kong, as part of the efforts to transform Thailand into Southeast Asia's digital hub. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Infomart, Colo Atl, Windstream, Green House Data

April 21st, 2017

Here's another quick look at some colo & cloud news from this week: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Lightower, DataSite, Consolidated

April 20th, 2017

Here's a quick look at a few other news items from the metro this week: [Read more →]

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Verizon Posts Q1 Numbers, Misses on Revenues and Earnings

April 20th, 2017

Verizon helped kick off telecoms earnings season on a sour note this morning with its first quarter results.  Revenues of $29.8B, whereas analysts had been expecting more like $30.5B.  Excluding one time items, earnings per share of $0.95 also came in three pennies under expectations, and so the market will probably take them down a bit when it opens. [Read more →]

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Goodbye John Purcell

April 20th, 2017

Sad news out of Rochester New York this week. John K. Purcell, longtime CEO and co-founder of Fibertech Networks, has passed away at the age of 73. John was one of the first in the industry to recognize the power of the metro fiber model and to build a business entirely around it. He was also an all-around fantastic guy to have known, and he will be missed. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Orange, f6, NTT, EdgeConneX

April 19th, 2017

Here's some news from around the world that's worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Verizon Makes Corning’s Day, Talks Mergers Too

April 19th, 2017

The telecommunications giant Verizon had a bit of an interesting day yesterday.  Apparently there's going to be more fiber in their diet in the next few years, and perhaps some romance as well. [Read more →]

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Tuesday bytes: GTT, MRV, Equinix, Nokia

April 18th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some news from around the industry from the start of the week: [Read more →]

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China Telecom, Huawei lead group exploring AI in networks

April 18th, 2017

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

China Telecom and Huawei will lead a new industry working group exploring the use of AI in the deployment and optimization of telecoms networks. [Read more →]

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Wilcon Sells to Crown Castle

April 17th, 2017

Easter weekend was apparently a fruitful one for fiber infrastructure M&A work, as we have another deal to look at this morning.  Crown Castle International has announced a definitive agreement to buy Wilcon. [Read more →]

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Lightower For Sale? The Rumor Resurfaces, Stronger Than Ever

April 17th, 2017

Last summer there was some discussion that Lightower Fiber Networks might be up for sale, but the source was quite sketchy at the time.  Nothing immediate came of it, but just before the Easter weekend broke, the rumor resurfaced and this time it's coming in as a Reuters report that is worth taking seriously. [Read more →]

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Zayo Expands Data Center Footprint in LA

April 14th, 2017

With an 'major webscale' anchor customer in tow, Zayo has announced the expansion of its data center presence in Los Angeles.  They will be adding another data center there, bringing their California total up to five. [Read more →]

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Verizon is Eyeing Straight Path Too?

April 14th, 2017

The bidding war for Straight Path Communications may not be over yet.  Rumors now suggest that Verizon is considering an offer for the spectrum owner that would take the prize away from rival AT&T. [Read more →]

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Telecom Digital Transformation – 4 Trends That Matter

April 14th, 2017

This industry viewpoint was contributed by Karanbir Singh Saluja, Senior Marketing Executive at Kochartech

Digitization has revolutionized various sectors & organizations, and telecom is no exception. Being the enablers of a connected ecosystem, communication service providers are facing new challenges to be consumers’ preference. [Read more →]

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Windstream Strikes a Second Time, to Acquire Broadview

April 13th, 2017

Windstream's acquisition of EarthLink over the winter is looking like the start of a broader plan.  This morning the Arkansas-based network operator announced a followup deal, signing an agreement to acquire Broadview Networks.  If that sounds familiar, it's because I actually suggested the same idea back in February. [Read more →]

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Cloud Bytes: Fujitsu, Telehouse, Verne Global, Interxion, Megaport

April 13th, 2017

Technology partnerships and cloud connectivity were definitely on the menu for data center and cloud operators this week: [Read more →]

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TPG to Challenge Optus, Telstra With New Mobile Network

April 12th, 2017

Fresh off the purchase of a pile of spectrum last week, the Australian network operator TPG Telecom has unveiled plans to build out its own wireless network down under.   [Read more →]

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Ocean Networks Taps OSI, Updates Plans for SAPL Cable System

April 12th, 2017

Ocean Networks has tapped Ocean Specialists for full turnkey network development services for the proposed South America Pacific Link cable system.  It's a project that has been in the works for a few years now and I had been wondering where it was at. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: CenturyLink, AMS-IX, Interoute, ShoreTel, Limelight

April 11th, 2017

Here's a quick rundown on a few news items worth a look: [Read more →]

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AT&T Buys Straight Path, Adds to Spectrum Holdings

April 10th, 2017

A significant chunk of spectrum is changing hands in the wireless space. Today AT&T announced an agreement to buy Straight Path Communications. [Read more →]

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Southern Light Sells to Uniti Group

April 10th, 2017

Uniti Group has made another inorganic fiber move. The network REIT has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Southern Light. [Read more →]

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The rise of the IoT marketplace is under way

April 10th, 2017

This article was authored by Networks Asia staff, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

As companies seek to transform themselves with IoT technologies, they are confronted by an incredibly complex and diverse supplier market from which to build IoT solutions, according to ABI Research. [Read more →]

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