Friday Bytes: Lumos, Colt, AMS-IX

March 24th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some other network news from this week: [Read more →]

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Cloud M&A – Running to Where the Ball is Going

March 23rd, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Michael Quinn & Jordan Rupar of Q Advisors

Q Advisors recently joined hundreds of leaders from across the cloud and managed services space at Cavell’s third annual European VoIP Summit in London. Industry consolidation was a recurring theme throughout [Read more →]

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Windstream’s Metro Push Comes Home to Little Rock

March 23rd, 2017

Windstream's metro expansion plans have come back home.  The communications provider has revealed an expansion of its footprint in Little Rock, Arkansas, which also happens to house its own headquarters.   [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: ADVA, Cologix, Interxion

March 22nd, 2017

A quick rundown of some news items from across the sector: [Read more →]

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Facebook, Nokia Push Through Transatlantic Speed Limits

March 22nd, 2017

What do you get when you mix a motivated major content player, the latest gear, and the most recently constructed transatlantic fiberoptic cable?  A new record of course.  Nokia and Facebook have successfully trialed some new technology, achieving a spectral efficiency of 7.46 b/s/Hz over 5500 kilometers. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: NJFX, Sabey, CoreSite, Equinix, Colo Atl

March 21st, 2017

Here's a quick rundown of some news from the data center space: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ciena’s Anthony McLachlan on Submarine

March 21st, 2017

The world of submarine cable systems has been evolving quite rapidly in recent years.  With new cables coming online and big content increasingly driving things, equipment providers are shifting to meet new requirements and keep up with the pace of bandwidth demand.  With us today to give his perspective on the subject is Anthony McLachlan, VP & GM Asia Pacific at Ciena.  Anthony came to Ciena via Nortel, and looks after the company’s global submarine business as well as the APAC region. [Read more →]

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Infinera Intros Software Defined Instant Network

March 20th, 2017

OFC is this week out in California, and as such we are seeing optical vendors roll out some big product announcements and technological developments. Infinera is doing just that today, unveiling its next generation of SDN technology in the transport layer, called Instant Network. [Read more →]

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In India, Vodafone and Idea to Merge

March 20th, 2017

The Indian wireless market has been a bit of an M&A soap opera lately, and over the weekend another merger was announced, though not an unexpected one. Vodafone has agreed to merge its Indian unit with Idea in a $23.2B deal. [Read more →]

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India’s DoT to propose BSNL-MTNL merger by June

March 20th, 2017

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

A potential merger between lossmaking Indian state-owned operators BSNL and MTNL is back on the agenda, with the nation's Department of Telecom planning to put a merger proposal before cabinet by [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Zayo, GTT, Orange, LINX

March 17th, 2017

TGIF, and may the ice and snow melt in the Northeastern US over the weekend - it's time for some springtime. [Read more →]

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Managed SD-WAN Services- Monetizing Connectivity for a Cloud-Connected Enterprise

March 17th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Nav Chander, Senior Director of Marketing at Silver Peak

In my former role as an industry analyst covering managed services, I advised and interacted with more than 100 leading communication service providers ranging from tier 1 global carriers to tier 3 regional carriers and Multiple Systems Operators (MSOs).

At the beginning of 2016, when I asked service providers about [Read more →]

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Uniti Fiber Takes On Shreveport

March 16th, 2017

Uniti Fiber is unveiling plans today for a new metro fiber expansion this morning in a market that rarely makes the national news.  They plan to build out a fiber network in and around the city of Shreveport. [Read more →]

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Wilcon Adds More LA Metro Fiber

March 16th, 2017

Wilcon is expanding its footprint again in southern California.  The regional and metro provider said this morning that it is deploying dark fiber deeper into the Los Angeles metro area. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Telia, Digital Realty, FiberLight

March 16th, 2017

A few quick takes on news from the last 24 hours or so: [Read more →]

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Ciena Reveals Liquid Spectrum, Its New Approach to Networks

March 15th, 2017

This morning Ciena took the wraps off of its next generation approach to the building and operating of fiberoptic networks. They are calling it Liquid Spectrum, and it takes the movement toward software defined networks deep into the transport layer. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Green House Data, NaviSite, Vodafone, Atlantic Link

March 15th, 2017

As the US East coast digs out from the recent storms, here's a quick rundown on some other news from this week: [Read more →]

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Oak Hill Completes Sovernet Deal, Combines It With FirstLight

March 14th, 2017

As promised, Oak Hill Capital Partners polished off its acquisition of Sovernet and immediately combined its operations with that of FirstLight Fiber, just as it recently did with Oxford Networks. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: DISH, T-Mobile, Internap, AMS-IX

March 14th, 2017

As a Nor'easter hits my area, I'll be hunkered down and hoping the power holds out.  In the meantime, here's a quick rundown on some news from early this week. [Read more →]

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AT&T, Akamai Add Two More Years to Their Alliance

March 13th, 2017

Akamai and AT&T have renewed their global alliance, extending it through 2019.  That will keep Akamai's CDN and web security services on AT&T's business solutions menu, including the addition of DDoS capabilities.  Akamai will also be able to further extend it's server footprint out onto AT&T's edge.   [Read more →]

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Connectivity is not an asset, MWC told

March 13th, 2017

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

Serial telecoms entrepreneur Alexey Reznikovich says that building an “enabled gateway” to customers is the key to survival for traditional telecoms players, who need to stop relying on the diminishing returns from connectivity. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Spectrum Enterprise, UPN, Equinix, Epsilon

March 10th, 2017

Here's a Friday rundown on some other news from this week: [Read more →]

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Hurricane Electric Lands in the Middle East and Africa

March 10th, 2017

Hurricane Electric is expanding its IPv4 and IPv6 backbone deep into the Middle East and Africa with the buildout of three new points of presence. [Read more →]

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