Wilcon Sells to Crown Castle

April 17th, 2017

Easter weekend was apparently a fruitful one for fiber infrastructure M&A work, as we have another deal to look at this morning.  Crown Castle International has announced a definitive agreement to buy Wilcon. [Read more →]

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Lightower For Sale? The Rumor Resurfaces, Stronger Than Ever

April 17th, 2017

Last summer there was some discussion that Lightower Fiber Networks might be up for sale, but the source was quite sketchy at the time.  Nothing immediate came of it, but just before the Easter weekend broke, the rumor resurfaced and this time it's coming in as a Reuters report that is worth taking seriously. [Read more →]

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Zayo Expands Data Center Footprint in LA

April 14th, 2017

With an 'major webscale' anchor customer in tow, Zayo has announced the expansion of its data center presence in Los Angeles.  They will be adding another data center there, bringing their California total up to five. [Read more →]

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Verizon is Eyeing Straight Path Too?

April 14th, 2017

The bidding war for Straight Path Communications may not be over yet.  Rumors now suggest that Verizon is considering an offer for the spectrum owner that would take the prize away from rival AT&T. [Read more →]

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Telecom Digital Transformation – 4 Trends That Matter

April 14th, 2017

This industry viewpoint was contributed by Karanbir Singh Saluja, Senior Marketing Executive at Kochartech

Digitization has revolutionized various sectors & organizations, and telecom is no exception. Being the enablers of a connected ecosystem, communication service providers are facing new challenges to be consumers’ preference. [Read more →]

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Windstream Strikes a Second Time, to Acquire Broadview

April 13th, 2017

Windstream's acquisition of EarthLink over the winter is looking like the start of a broader plan.  This morning the Arkansas-based network operator announced a followup deal, signing an agreement to acquire Broadview Networks.  If that sounds familiar, it's because I actually suggested the same idea back in February. [Read more →]

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Cloud Bytes: Fujitsu, Telehouse, Verne Global, Interxion, Megaport

April 13th, 2017

Technology partnerships and cloud connectivity were definitely on the menu for data center and cloud operators this week: [Read more →]

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TPG to Challenge Optus, Telstra With New Mobile Network

April 12th, 2017

Fresh off the purchase of a pile of spectrum last week, the Australian network operator TPG Telecom has unveiled plans to build out its own wireless network down under.   [Read more →]

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Ocean Networks Taps OSI, Updates Plans for SAPL Cable System

April 12th, 2017

Ocean Networks has tapped Ocean Specialists for full turnkey network development services for the proposed South America Pacific Link cable system.  It's a project that has been in the works for a few years now and I had been wondering where it was at. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: CenturyLink, AMS-IX, Interoute, ShoreTel, Limelight

April 11th, 2017

Here's a quick rundown on a few news items worth a look: [Read more →]

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AT&T Buys Straight Path, Adds to Spectrum Holdings

April 10th, 2017

A significant chunk of spectrum is changing hands in the wireless space. Today AT&T announced an agreement to buy Straight Path Communications. [Read more →]

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Southern Light Sells to Uniti Group

April 10th, 2017

Uniti Group has made another inorganic fiber move. The network REIT has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Southern Light. [Read more →]

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The rise of the IoT marketplace is under way

April 10th, 2017

This article was authored by Networks Asia staff, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

As companies seek to transform themselves with IoT technologies, they are confronted by an incredibly complex and diverse supplier market from which to build IoT solutions, according to ABI Research. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Southern Linc, Mid-Atlantic Broadband

April 9th, 2017

We have two new job listings over on the Ramblings' jobs board this week, both in the South. [Read more →]

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Zayo Upgrades Network for Colo Provider, Refinances Some Debt

April 7th, 2017

Friday morning seems to be Zayo's preferred timeframe to announce its significant contract wins.  This morning the network operator revealed a deal with an unnamed 'leading colocation provider. [Read more →]

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How service providers can bring legacy into the 21st century

April 7th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Robin Kent, director of European operations, Adax

Agility is key

Digital transformation has been one of the most talked about topics in recent years. And in response to the buzz, there have been plenty of column inches dedicated to the importance of modern organisations becoming agile. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: H5, EdgeConneX, Equinix, CoreSite, DataSite

April 6th, 2017

Lots of data center news this week that's worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Superloop Acquires SubPartners, Joins INDIGO Cable Project

April 6th, 2017

Down under we have a metro fiber provider moving into the submarine cable business via M&A. Superloop, which operates metro fiber networks in Singapore, Hong Kong, and multiple Australian markets, has announced the acquisition of SubPartners. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Southern Light, Syndeo, Global Capacity, Zayo

April 5th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some developments in the metro/regional networking world that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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UPN Expands Texas Fiber Into Allen

April 5th, 2017

Unite Private Networks has added more fiber to its footprint in and around the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.  The new build-out stretches further northeast from the Texas city, extending the company's recent expansion into Plano to add metro reach in Allen, Texas. [Read more →]

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Canadian Partner, Backhaul Customer for FirstLight Fiber

April 4th, 2017

FirstLight Fiber has had a busy week, adding both a Canadian partner and a significant wireless backhaul customer.   [Read more →]

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Seaborn Plans a Cable Further South

April 4th, 2017

Seaborn Networks already has one cable system under construction, and now they've added another project.  Seaborn has announced an agreement with the Argentine investment company Grupo Werthein to build and operate a new submarine cable system.  Called ARBR, the new system will stretch along the South American coast between Argentina and Brazil. [Read more →]

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Trump and Cambridge Analytica: big data for marketing messaging

April 4th, 2017

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

The US president election started a new chapter in the discussion on the role of data analytics in political marketing. Cambridge Analytica got a lot visibility when they conducted analytics for Trump’s campaign. At the same time there have been claims that [Read more →]

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