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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Thursday Bytes: 123Net, Crown Castle, Orange Business, BroadSoft, Ufinet

September 7th, 2017

Some metro news, some global items, and an M&A in LATAM to consider: [Read more →]

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Serverless changes cloud and FinTech services

September 7th, 2017

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

Clouds have become the standard for many online services. Now we are really moving to serverless services that offer many benefits over the traditional cloud server models. [Read more →]

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Zayo Buys Some Colo Close to Home

September 6th, 2017

Zayo Group has hopped back into the M&A ring once again, albeit for a relatively small deal.  The Colorado-based fiber builder and operator has acquired another colo facility along Colorado's Front Range for $3.5M. [Read more →]

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Windstream Furthers Its Westward Expansion

September 6th, 2017

Windstream's ongoing network expansion has taken aim at the western region once again according to a release this morning.  The  network operator has deployed two new points of presence with the help of the data center provider CoreSite. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Liquid, BICS, China Mobile, Liberty

September 5th, 2017

The US was off yesterday, but the week did start on Monday for much of the world.  here's a quick look at some news from overseas: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Aqua Comms’ CEO Nigel Bayliff

September 5th, 2017

On tap today is a quick Q&A with Aqua Comms’ Nigel Bayliff.  We interviewed Nigel last winter soon after he took over as CEO of the carrier’s carrier and its AEConnect and CeltixConnect-1 submarine cable systems.  Aqua Comms has some network expansion projects in mind on both sides of the Atlantic, and I was able to sit down with him briefly for an update. [Read more →]

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Network Roundup: Windstream, EdgeConneX, Neutral Path, Custom Connect, IFSC

September 1st, 2017

TGIF and goodbye to another summer.  Here's a quick look at other news from this week that's worth a quick read first though: [Read more →]

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Security versus usability

August 31st, 2017

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

Cybersecurity is seen as one of the biggest threats nowadays. It is linked to all our daily activities from electricity networks to bank accounts and daily work. It has been an unknown area for [Read more →]

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Ciena’s Fiscal Q3 Bests Estimates, But Q4 Looks Less Fun

August 31st, 2017

Ciena has posted its fiscal Q3 numbers and again managed to stay slightly ahead of analyst expectations.  However, guidance for fiscal Q4 was more conservative than had been hoped for. [Read more →]

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BroadSoft Said to be Exploring a Sale

August 31st, 2017

Yesterday rumors surfaced of another potential M&A in the cloud communications space.  BroadSoft is supposedly considering its strategic options, with Jefferies helping sift through options including a sale of the company. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: UPN, Juniper, Ericsson, Hutchison

August 30th, 2017

Some metro Ethernet, some vendor news, and a minor tax dispute. [Read more →]

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Liquid Brings the Cloud to Africa

August 30th, 2017

There will be at least one more cloud in Africa from here on out.  Liquid Telecom has unveiled a new partnership to bring Microsoft's cloud products to the continent. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Digital Realty, Faction, Adva, Zayo

August 29th, 2017

Here is some data center, cloud, vendor, and service provider news to peruse: [Read more →]

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Fusion to Buy Birch’s Cloud & Network

August 28th, 2017

One of the few M&A rumors of 2017 that hadn't come true did so this morning.  Birch Communications has found a buyer for the vast majority of its business and assets.  The cloud services provider Fusion has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Birch's cloud and business services units. [Read more →]

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