Why dark fiber matters to your organization

November 17th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Chris Janson, Product Marketing Manager - Optical Networking for Nokia

Optical fiber is now prevalent in communications networks and is used to connect business, residential, and individual users. The backbone of these networks, including those using wireless access devices, is a fiber optic network, aggregating and transporting data. Fiber’s huge [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: DE-CIX, CenturyLink, HE, Peak 10 + Viawest

November 16th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some news items from around the US mid-week: [Read more →]

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SD-WAN Poised to Steal Thunder from MPLS in 2018

November 15th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

At the end of 2017, we already see quite some momentum gathered around SD-WAN new service launches in the coming 2018 from tier one & two communication service providers, both in the US and global markets.

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Qualcomm board rejects Broadcom bid

November 15th, 2017

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

Qualcomm's board has unanimously voted to reject Broadcom's unsolicited $105 billion takeover offer on the grounds that the bid price is too low. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: FirstLight, QTS, EdgeConneX, Spectrum

November 15th, 2017

I'm still on the road down in Orlando at MEF17, but in the meantime here's a few quick takes on a few news items from the first half of the week: [Read more →]

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MEF Launches MEF 3.0

November 14th, 2017

So what comes after Carrier Ethernet 2.0 for MEF? Over the last few years, the MEF has been focusing on the 'Third Network', and this morning they put it all together under a new and more specifically-defined umbrella, the MEF 3.0 Transformational Global Services Framework. [Read more →]

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Tata Treks Down to South America

November 14th, 2017

Tata Communications has extended its global backbone to a new continent this week.  The company has invested in significant subsea capacity that hooks up its network to Brazil, the largest market in South America. [Read more →]

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How telco data can improve advertising

November 14th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mark Lederman, Sr. Director Product Mgt, Synchronoss

Good advertising is all about knowing your customer. Companies large and small turn to various sources to help make their digital advertising and promotional efforts as effective as possible. Working with telco companies has not traditionally [Read more →]

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PCCW Acquires Console Connect

November 13th, 2017

We have some interconnection M&A this morning to talk about.  PCCW and HKT Trust have teamed up to acquire the software platform and proprietary technology of Console Connect. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Seaborn, Huawei, American Tower, Sunshine Coast

November 13th, 2017

I'll be on the road this week at MEF17. If you're there, feel free to stop by and say hi. In the meantime, there's a look at some international news from late last week and early this week: [Read more →]

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The DOJ Throws a Wrench into AT&T’s TWX Buy

November 10th, 2017

So yesterday a tidal wave of news trickled out from the bucket the AT&T/Time Warner deal has been marinating in.  Apparently the DOJ has raised an objection to AT&T's ownership of Turner Broadcasting, which owns CNN, HBO, TBS, TNT, Warner Bros and other media properties. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Ciena, Verizon, magicJack

November 10th, 2017

Here's a few more news bytes from this week: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: LightRiver, Windstream, Interxion

November 9th, 2017

A few quick takes on news from around the sector: [Read more →]

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A cloud war with more functions

November 9th, 2017

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Cloud services are often seen only as server capacity, but we are now entering the phase of serverless cloud services (read more here ). We also see services from cloud companies, like Google Apps, Microsoft Office and IBM Watson. In the future cloud companies probably offer more [Read more →]

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Vodafone, CityFibre Plan to Bypass BT With FTTP

November 9th, 2017

In a deal that has the potential to rock the status quo in the UK, Vodafone and CityFibre have teamed up to build a new FTTH network.  It's a direct challenge to BT, which has been trying to get Vodafone and others to chip in funding for its own expansion of OpenReach.   [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Interxion, CoreSite, Avelacom

November 8th, 2017

Here are a few quick takes on other news from this week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: ZenFi CEO Ray LaChance on ZenFi’s LinkNYC Buildout

November 8th, 2017

For the last year and a half or so, smart kiosks from LinkNYC have been popping up all over New York City replacing old pay telephones, each equipped with Wi-Fi, an embedded tablet, and large advertising panels.  Behind it all is CityBridge, which itself is backed by a complex coalition of tech companies that includes Google parent Alphabet through its Sidewalk Labs subsidiary and Qualcomm.  But in August, what had been a bit of an open secret finally got a little public recognition.  Each of those kiosks is connected via the new fiber network being built from scratch by ZenFi.  With us today to [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Congruex, Orange, Telia, Peak10+Viawest

November 7th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some news from early this week and late last week: [Read more →]

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Seaborn, IOX Team Up For New Route to India

November 7th, 2017

Seaborn Networks and IOX Cable Ltd are teaming up to offer a new way to send bits from North America to India.  The plan is to leverage Seaborn's new Seabras-1 cable to Brazil, the soon to be built SABR system from there over to southern Africa, and then the proposed IOX system across the Indian ocean to India. [Read more →]

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Colt to Expand Deeper into North America

November 7th, 2017

Colt Technology Services has announced plans to upgrade its subsea capabilities and to add network assets in North America.  The pan-European and Asian regional operator is going to increase its capabilities in the USA and Canada. [Read more →]

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Sprint and T-Mobile Call It Off

November 6th, 2017

This year's least-secret merger negotiations ended over the weekend, so there will be no deal this time either. Sprint and T-Mobile US have officially called off their talks on a deal. The stumbling block appears to have been the fact that Softbank would not [Read more →]

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Stonepeak Takes Driver’s Seat at euNetworks

November 6th, 2017

The pan-European fiber and network services provider euNetworks is going to be changing hands this winter. Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire a majority interest in the company. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: FirstLight, VMware, Sprint

November 3rd, 2017

TGIF, here are a few quick takes before it's time to rake some leaves this November weekend. [Read more →]

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