Tuesday Bytes: Sparkle, Equinix, Colt, FirstLight

October 24th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some other news from the start of this week and over the weekend: [Read more →]

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Crosslake Fiber to Come to New Jersey

October 23rd, 2017

Crosslake Fiber, which is already working on a cable across Lake Ontario between Toronto and Buffalo, has a new project.  It's another short underwater link, but this time its under salt water. [Read more →]

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Cisco to acquire BroadSoft

October 23rd, 2017

Indeed, the rumors came true rather quickly.  Cisco has announced an agreement to acquire BroadSoft. [Read more →]

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Zayo Takes Triple Aim at Marseille

October 23rd, 2017

Zayo this morning unveiled plans for three diverse network routes from Marseille to the major markets of western Europe and on to North America.  The communications infrastructure provider is deploying 100G coherent waves over existing fiber in a lit expansion that will be complete by the end of the year. [Read more →]

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BroadSoft’s Suitor? Apparently It’s Cisco

October 23rd, 2017

At the end of the summer, rumors emerged that BroadSoft was exploring strategic alternatives with the help of Jefferies.  At the time I thought it might be a private equity group that might step up to the plate, but according to Reuters this morning, it's the opposite.  Cisco is said to be nearing a deal to acquire the communications software company. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: HFN, Zayo, BSO, Crosslake

October 20th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some other news from this week before we all head out for the weekend: [Read more →]

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Early telco reporters Verizon & Rogers provide mixed signals for vendors

October 19th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Matt Walker, Founder & Lead Analyst, MTN Consulting, LLC (https://mtnconsulting.biz/)

The first sizable telcos reported 3Q17 earnings this morning: Verizon and Rogers. Both can point to reassuring bottom line results. For the 9 months ended September, operating & net margins improved year-over-year, as did [Read more →]

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GTT Expands Low Latency Reach

October 19th, 2017

Yesterday, GTT Communications announced a series of new low latency routes around the globe, and simultaneously launched a new time synchronization service.   [Read more →]

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Liquid Telecom to Tap KETRACO Footprint

October 19th, 2017

The pan-African network operator Liquid Telecom has found a new way to expand its fiber footprint in eastern Africa.  They have struck up a 10-year partnership deal with Kenya Electricity Transmission Company, or KETRACO.   [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, euNetworks, UPN, 1025Connect

October 18th, 2017

Here are a few news mid-week news items: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Southern Telecom, Deep Blue Cable, Cleareon

October 17th, 2017

Here's some fiber, subsea, and colo news from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Who Might Buy Interoute?

October 17th, 2017

Late last week, an infrastructure M&A rumor managed to slip past my nets. The pan-European network and cloud infrastructure operator Interoute was revealed have brought in Credit Suisse and Evercore to help evaluate a sale of the company. [Read more →]

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PLDT buys into AAE-1 cable

October 16th, 2017

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

PLDT has announced plans to invest in a Philippines link for the Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) subsea cable system. [Read more →]

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T-Mobile, Sprint Plan to Leave Divestitures for Later

October 16th, 2017

Another week has passed which means another incremental revelation about the likely deal between T-Mobile US and Sprint. This week's installment comes from Reuters, which reports that the two wireless companies are aiming to announce a merger agreement that includes neither plans to sell assets nor a cap on possible divestments. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Colt, Hurricane Electric, Coriant, Tata

October 13th, 2017

TGIF.  Here's some quick takes on infrastructure news from around the world: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: EdgeConneX, Lumos, Interxion, Exponential-e

October 12th, 2017

Four customer and partnership wins, two in the US and two over in the UK: [Read more →]

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Hawaiki Lands in Oregon

October 11th, 2017

The buildout of the Hawaiki cable system continues to march along.  Yesterday morning the project achieved a key milestone, landing the cable in Pacific City, Oregon.   [Read more →]

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Akamai to Acquire Nominum

October 11th, 2017

Akamai has found an acquisition target aimed at boosting its portfolio further. The cloud and content delivery giant has announced an agreement to acquire Nominum. [Read more →]

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Vantage Moves Into Northern Virginia

October 11th, 2017

Vantage Data Centers has announced plans to enter the northern Virginia data center market.  The company has acquired 42 acres in Ashburn, and is planning to build out a 5-building campus. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Windstream, NTT, WOW, Equinix

October 10th, 2017

A transport deal, two deployments, and an M&A close to peruse this Tuesday morning: [Read more →]

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Sprint, T-Mobile Edge Closer to the Altar

October 10th, 2017

The world's least secret courtship is getting closer to engagement time. According to a report by Bloomberg over the long weekend, the two companies are now 'putting the finishing touches on' a merger plan. [Read more →]

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Open source NFV/SDN disrupting vendor-operator relationships: TBR

October 10th, 2017

This article was authored by Fiona Chau, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Open source continues to upend traditional supplier-operator relationships as Tier 1 operators explore ways to scale NFV and SDN deployments, according to TBR’s [Read more →]

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Equinix Makes a Deal in Istanbul

October 9th, 2017

Here is some data center M&A to kick off the week. Equinix announced this morning that it has acquired the Zenium data center business in Istanbul, Turkey, and renamed it as IS2. [Read more →]

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