Japan-Saudi alliance: A gamechanger for tech investment?

October 19th, 2016

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

The first reaction is to be slightly scared, but then excited about the news that Japan’s SoftBank Group is teaming up with a Saudi sovereign wealth fund to create a new tech investment fund, focussing largely on the Internet of Things. [Read more →]

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Windstream Crosses the Rockies

October 18th, 2016

Windstream has, at long last, made the decision to take its fiber footprint to the west coast.  They have announced plans to add fiber routes across the Rockies to bring the markets of Salt Lake City, Reno, Las Vegas, and Silicon Valley onto their physical network this year, with further plans to add additional western routes and markets next year. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Telia, Inteliquent, Equinix, EdgeConneX

October 18th, 2016

One network expansion, a strategic investment, some cloud connectivity, and an IX at the edge: [Read more →]

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Hawaiki Manufacturing Underway

October 17th, 2016

Another item from the under the waves landed late last week. The Hawaiki Submarine Cable has officially moved off the drawing board and into the manufacturing plant of TE Subcom. Some 1,000km of cable is done, and the manufacturing of the repeaters is underway. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Christopher Lodge on UFD’s NYC-Ashburn Fiber Build

October 17th, 2016

image001A few years ago, we started to see new intercity fiber projects spring up on specific routes.  One of the more intriguing of those proposed projects was that of United Fiber & Data (UFD), which proposed to construct fiber on the highly trafficked route between New York City and Ashburn, but on a diverse, westerly route.  There hasn’t been much news on the project since, but construction is in fact underway now.  With us today to tell us all about it is President and COO Christopher Lodge. [Read more →]

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What’s Next for Carrier SD-WAN?

October 14th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

Now it’s very clear that all major telecom carriers are deploying or will soon deploy SD-WAN for their next-generation hybrid WAN network made from public Internet and MPLS. Recently both AT&T and Sprint have announced that they will use [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: TelePacific, Windstream, WANRack, CityFibre

October 13th, 2016

Lots of news from network operators this week that shouldn't be missed. [Read more →]

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Google and Facebook Team Up for Pacific Light Cable Network

October 13th, 2016

The internet giants Google and Facebook apparently agree on at least one thing this month: that the world's infrastructure is in need of another trans-pacific cable system.  They are teaming up with privately held Pacific Light Data Communication and TE Subcom to build the Pacific Light Cable Network, or PLCN. [Read more →]

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Lightower Aims South, Announces North Carolina Buildout

October 12th, 2016

With its expansion throughout the state of Virginia in place and the integration of Fibertech well along its path, I've been expecting Lightower to kick off a new project.  They did so today, announcing a significant expansion southward into North Carolina. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: CoreSite, ViaWest, Colo Atl, Equinix

October 12th, 2016

Here's a set of colo news items worth a look for this Wednesday morning. [Read more →]

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Akamai: Security Challenges of IoT Just Got Real

October 12th, 2016

Akamai has a report out this morning detailing yet another attack vector it is seeing out there, and it's one that may bring a dose of reality to the Internet of Things.  Since the term itself was coined, there have been cautions that security would be a big IoT issue.  But nevertheless that threat was below the horizon still, and thus still ignorable. [Read more →]

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Windstream Raises Its Bet on Fixed Wireless

October 11th, 2016

Windstream has revealed plans to significantly boost its last mile reach to the business market, and they'll be doing it wirelessly.  They have signed a strategic partnership with Cambridge Broadband Networks and Straight Path Communications to expand their fixed wireless reach in 40 markets nationwide.   [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: CityFibre, Epsilon, Avelacom, Level 3

October 11th, 2016

Some international items to peruse on this Tuesday morning. [Read more →]

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Columbus Day Roundup: CCMI, EIS, Level 3

October 10th, 2016

It's still the long weekend for many, but here's a quick look at two M&A items from the edges of my usual coverage areas last week and two executive moves by Level 3: [Read more →]

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Telco strategies – an open mystery

October 10th, 2016

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

What is the best strategy for a telco? In Europe we can now witness how Telefónica is trying to get rid of O2 and related businesses. The regulator stopped the sale of O2. Now the operator plans an IPO and the sale of the infrastructure business, Telxius. It is a good example of how complex it is for a telco to find [Read more →]

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Zayo Adds Some Chicago Colo

October 7th, 2016

Zayo is expanding its colocation footprint in Chicago.  They are planning to open their fourth location in the Windy City in response to strong customer demand. [Read more →]

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Unhappy With Yahoo Revelations, Verizon Seeks Discount

October 7th, 2016

When Yahoo revealed that it had been hacked and data on some 500 million accounts might have been stolen, it wasn't clear what the reprecussions would be on the pending purchase of the company by Verizon. Would they get cold feet? Well, according to the NY Post, the answer may be yes. [Read more →]

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Cleareon Buys Pangaea, Goes Live With Lit Services

October 6th, 2016

Cleareon Fiber Networks says its network is now ready for service across the NYC metro region.  The company has been completing a dark fiber footprint in and adjacent to Manhattan since rolling out in February.  They have now moved quickly into lit services as well via a bit of M&A. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: CS&L, Consolidated, Reliance

October 6th, 2016

Several corporate moves to note today: [Read more →]

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AT&T Lines Up Behind Amazon’s Cloud

October 6th, 2016

In what could be a significant realignment, AT&T and Amazon have announced a new strategic relationship to integrate their respective networking and cloud capabilities.  The two intend to collaborate not just on direct connections to the cloud, which they were already doing of course but will be enhancing further, but also on preconfigured IoT sensors and devices as well as security and threat management.   [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: GTT, QTS, Corero

October 5th, 2016

Here's a quick rundown on some other news from today that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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Aqua Comms, Ciena Take 150Gbps For a Ride

October 5th, 2016

It's been less than a year since Aqua Comms launched its new transatlantic cable system with 100x130Tbps of potential capacity on each of its four fiber pairs. However, they are already looking into the upgrade possibilities ahead. [Read more →]

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ICANN’s contract to provide IANA functions expires

October 5th, 2016

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

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) stewardship of internet governance has officially expired, triggering the transfer of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to [Read more →]

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