Friday Roundup: UPN, CityFibre, EvoSwitch, DE-CIX

February 23rd, 2018

For the last Friday in February: two fiber items, one colo expansion, and some interconnection news from Spain: [Read more →]

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Consolidated Moves to Improve New England Broadband Speeds

February 22nd, 2018

Consolidated Communications is moving quickly to change the narrative for its business in New England. They recently rebranded FairPoint to Consolidated following its acquisition last year, and today have announced plans to upgrade the company's access network. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Expereo, Nokia, ZTE

February 22nd, 2018

Some other news from Africa, the Middle East, and Russia to note: [Read more →]

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Broadcom, Qualcomm Trade Blows Over NXP Bid

February 22nd, 2018

The merger soap opera continues to unfold between Broadcom and Qualcomm. After Qualcomm upsized its bid for NXP this week, Broadcom has downsized its own bid for Qualcomm. Qualcomm has responded with another round of derision for that bid. Hanging in the balance is ownership of a good portion of the guts of current and future wireless technology. [Read more →]

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Antin to Buy FirstLight Fiber

February 21st, 2018

At Metro Connect, one of the bigger rumors making the rounds was that FirstLight Fiber was on the market. This morning, that rumor became a deal. Antin Infrastructure Partners has entered into a definitive agreement to buy the company from Oak Hill Capital Partners. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight – Q Advisors on European UCaaS Consolidation

February 21st, 2018

Consolidators in the unified communications as a service space have been quite active lately, especially over in Europe.  With us today to help us understand what is going on and why are Q Advisor’s Partner Gerry DeHaven and Managing Director Andy Monroe.  Q Advisors is a global boutique investment bank that has been directly or indirectly involved in much of the consolidation in the UCaaS space on both sides of the Atlantic over the last few years.  [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: FiberLight, Megaport, PacketFabric, QTS

February 21st, 2018

A fiber expansion, two cloud connectivity expansions, and a data center restructuring plan: [Read more →]

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Tweaking Broadcom, Qualcomm to Raise Bid for NXP

February 20th, 2018

The Broadcom/Qualcomm soap opera continues to roll on.  According to the Wall Street Journal this morning, Qualcomm is about to raise its bid for NXP Semiconductors NFV. The plan is to increase the current bid of $110 per share to [Read more →]

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A Few Tips on SD-WAN Deployment Choices

February 20th, 2018

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

If your organization has learnt about SD-WAN and its benefits and now is thinking seriously on its deployment, then what major options are there on the table that you can pick? [Read more →]

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China strikes telecoms from list of “sensitive” outbound sectors

February 19th, 2018

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

The Chinese government has reportedly taken the telecoms sector off a list of “sensitive sectors” that require special approvals for outbound investment. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Nokia, Reliance, Telehouse, QTS, CoreSite

February 19th, 2018

Two international items, an IX deployment or two, and a new data center for Chicago that I missed last week. [Read more →]

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Kao Data Launches in London

February 16th, 2018

London got a new data center recently.  Kao Data has opened its first facility in the London metro area, specifically in Harlow.   [Read more →]

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Equinix Buys Infomart Dallas

February 15th, 2018

One of the key data centers in the central US is changing hands. Equinix has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Infomart Dallas building from ASB Real Estate Investments for $800M. [Read more →]

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Cisco Throws a Party, Brings $67B

February 15th, 2018

Wall Street needed a valentine yesterday, and Cisco stepped up. The technology giant posted its fiscal second quarter numbers yesterday. Revenues of $11.89B were slightly above expectations, while adjusted earnings per share of $0.63 was four pennies on the high side. [Read more →]

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Cloud Provider Taps Zayo to Achieve Triversity

February 15th, 2018

Zayo announced yesterday that will be supplying a 'global webscale cloud provider' with wavelength connectivity between two of the provider's markets. The arrangement is taking advantage of existing Zayo infrastructure, and thus can be mobilize very quickly. [Read more →]

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Ciena Prepares for 5G With Upgrades

February 14th, 2018

Ciena has unvelied new capabilities within its networking portfolio this morning. It's part of an effort to better serve the growing needs of 4G networks and to prepare for the stresses of 5G. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: FirstLight, Infomart, Telia, Open Fiber

February 14th, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day all. Here are a few tidbits of infrastructure worth some love: [Read more →]

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TDC Switches Tracks from MTG to Macquarie

February 13th, 2018

Folks at TDC saw their drama ratchet up another notch yesterday.  The Danish telecommunications provider has shifted its stance, backing a sale to Australian investment bank Macquarie and three Danish pension funds for $6.7B. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: eStruxture, Verizon, STI

February 13th, 2018

A colo M&A, a blockchain move, and a corporate anniversary to peruse this morning. [Read more →]

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Qualcomm board rejects Broadcom’s $121b bid

February 12th, 2018

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

Chipmaker Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom's latest $121 billion takeover offer on the grounds that it still undervalues the company. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Interoute, Sabey, TELEHOUSE, Sprint

February 9th, 2018

TGIF, hopefully spring is around the corner.  Here's a few more news bytes from this week to peruse: [Read more →]

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Cloud M&A: Unitas Global Buys Solinea

February 8th, 2018

Some consolidation activity landed this morning in the cloud space. Unitas Global has announced the acquisition of Solinea. [Read more →]

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Zayo Makes Some Progress Toward Growth Goals

February 8th, 2018

Fresh off of two acquisition announcements in January, Zayo posted its fiscal Q2 numbers yesterday after the market closed.  Revenues came in a bit above expectations, while earnings per share trailed slightly.  Here are a few of their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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