Marea Cable Is Complete

September 22nd, 2017

According to a blog over at Microsoft, the Marea transatlantic cable has been successfully installed.  It's been a joint project between Microsoft, Facebook, and Telxius, and it's taken just two years to bring to fruition. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Spread, FirstLight, CCMI, Infinera

September 22nd, 2017

TGIF, and here's a few other news items from this week that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Weaves in PacketFabric

September 21st, 2017

The interconnection and cloud connectivity markets have been evolving rapidly over the last few years.  Yesterday two of the companies that have been shaking things up in their respective areas have announced a new partnership. [Read more →]

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Mobile broadband adoption boosts GDP

September 21st, 2017

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

An increase in mobile broadband penetration directly causes significant growth in a country's GDP, according to research from Ericsson and the Imperial College of London. [Read more →]

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Pennsylvania Picks Level 3

September 20th, 2017

With the CenturyLink deal looming ever closer, Level 3 has landed a significant contract in the government vertical.  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has awarded the Broomfield-based network operator a 5-year, $79M contract. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Infomart, Orange, Cloudsmartz, Colt

September 20th, 2017

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

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Not-So-Breaking News: Sprint & T-Mobile Are Talking

September 19th, 2017

The seasons are changing, which means of course that we need to refresh our wireless M&A rumors.  You'll never guess who is talking about a mega-merger this time.  Ok, maybe you will. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: QTS, Cisco, CenturyLink, Level 3, Voxbone

September 19th, 2017

An IX expansion, a retirement, two new products, and a makeover: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: ROOT Data Center CEO AJ Byers

September 19th, 2017

The Canadian data center market has been getting more and more attention lately, especially as more and more internet infrastructure investments are focused at the edge, outside the handful of core nodes that have traditionally dominated.  One such market is that of Montreal, the home of ROOT Data Center.  With us today to talk about the data center business up north is ROOT’s CEO AJ Byers.  Prior to taking the helm at ROOT, AJ led Black Iron Data until its sale to Rogers, when he became the division’s president. [Read more →]

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Focus Makes A Difference for SD-WAN Vendors

September 18th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

With SD-WAN becoming more popular in the WAN infrastructure marketplace, IT and telecom consultants like myself are often asked such questions by enterprise clients as that there are dozens of SD-WAN vendors out there, which one [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Keppel, Tata, China Telecom Global, Digital Realty

September 18th, 2017

Some news from around the world to start off this Monday morning: [Read more →]

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Colt Adds Metro Fiber in the Far East

September 15th, 2017

Colt has been busy adding some fiber to its diet in the eastern hemisphere. They are in the process of building a metro footprint in Singapore and have begun the buildout of a new metro network in Hong Kong. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Equinix, Southern Telecom, Wilcon, RETN, DE-CIX

September 14th, 2017

One data center launch, some new hires in metro fiber, a new office in central Asia, and some interconnection milestones: [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Takes On Toronto

September 14th, 2017

EdgeConneX is taking its edge data center footprint across the US/Canada border for the first time. The company's first Canadian Edge Data Center and 40th overall is planned to be opened in Toronto. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: CenturyLink, FiberLight, CoreSite, Connected2Fiber

September 13th, 2017

An update on the CenturyLink/Level 3 deal, some new fiber and cloud connectivity, and an SaaS adoption: [Read more →]

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Skywire Raises Funding, Takes Aim at the Rest of NYC

September 12th, 2017

New York City is going to have some more fixed wireless competition going forward.  Skywire Networks has landed $23M in financing from Metropolitan Partners Group as part of an effort to greatly expand its list of on-net buildings, which currently stands at 400. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Seaborn, Element Critical, Ciena, FiberLight, Zayo

September 12th, 2017

Here's a quick survey of some news from the past few days through this morning: [Read more →]

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Singtel to close copper-based ADSL networks

September 12th, 2017

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

Singtel has revealed plans to progressively shut down its copper-based ADSL networks as part of a push to accelerate fiber based service adoption to business and residential customers. [Read more →]

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Equinix to Acquire Itconic

September 11th, 2017

Equinix has found another M&A target and a new international market region to attack.  The global data center company has entered into an agreement to acquire the cloud and data center specialist Itconic. [Read more →]

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Superloop Acquires NuSkope, Moves Deeper Into Fixed Wireless

September 11th, 2017

There was a bit of M&A in the metro space down under to start off this week. Superloop has announced the acquisition of NuSkope, a provider of metro fixed wireless in the city of Adelaide, as well as several associated entities. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: 128 Technology COO Patrick MeLampy

September 11th, 2017

Software is driving the world of networking more so than ever before, and the changes are just getting started.  There are a lot of new approaches and new voices in the conversation.  One of those is 128 Technology, which is bringing session-awareness to routing. With us today to talk about 128 Technology’s approach to routing and where they think the market is going is COO Patrick MeLampy.  Prior to helping found 128 Technology, Patrick was co-founder and CTO at Acme Packet, which Oracle acquired in 2013. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Epsilon, Internap, Digital Realty

September 8th, 2017

Some interconnection news and a couple of data center expansions: [Read more →]

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How to form your B2B Telecoms video marketing

September 8th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Jon Mowat, founder of video strategy agency, Hurricane.

No matter how many articles you read about top marketing trends for 2017, video will always get a mention. The medium of moving pictures has become the dominant force for brands keen to catch the eye, and the proliferation [Read more →]

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