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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NTT Com launches lowest latency Tokyo-Chicago link

November 3rd, 2017

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

Japan's NTT Com has launched a new ultra-low latency connectivity service between the financial markets of Tokyo in Japan and Chicago in the United States. [Read more →]

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Zayo Aims More Fiber at Indiana

November 2nd, 2017

Zayo revealed plans for yet another expansion of its footprint in Indiana today.  On the menu is fiber-to-the-tower for another 70 towers in the state in response to the winning of a new major wireless customer. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Ciena, ROOT, Centeris, Digerati

November 2nd, 2017

A vendor win, some data center news, and some cloud communications M&A activity: [Read more →]

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Finally! CenturyLink and Level 3 Finish the Deal

November 1st, 2017

It has taken a year and a day to jump through all the regulatory hoops, but the CenturyLink/Level 3 deal finally closed this morning.  The $34B combination puts the combined company 51% in the hands of former CenturyLink shareholders and 49% in the hands of former Level 3 shareholders. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Expands Reach, Posts Q3 Growth

November 1st, 2017

The third quarter was a busy one for euNetworks, which posted solid growth while adding some significant new longhaul and metro assets to its network.  Revenue grew to €34.9M while normalized adjusted EBITDA expanded to €13.1M.  Here are a few of the ir numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Infinera, vXchnge, Reliance

October 31st, 2017

Here's a quick roundup of some other news from this week: [Read more →]

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Sprint, T-Mobile Get Cold Feet

October 31st, 2017

The year's least secret M&A negotiations have apparently hit a snag.  News reports overnight suggest that Sprint may be about to abandon its attempts to merge with T-Mobile US.   [Read more →]

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Cisco and BroadSoft: A Game Changer for the UCaaS Landscape

October 30th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Michael Quinn, Gerry DeHaven and Andrew Gaffney of Q Advisors

On October 23, Cisco announced an agreement to acquire BroadSoft, the leading provider of cloud-based unified communications and collaboration solutions, for $1.9 billion in cash, or $55 per share.  The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.  The purchase price represents [Read more →]

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Here Comes Jupiter, a New Transpacific Cable

October 30th, 2017

TE SubCom said yesterday that the supply contract for the Jupiter Cable system has come into force.  The project's partners include the Asian carriers PLDT, NTT Communications, PCCW Global, and Softbank, and the US-based tech giants Facebook and Amazon. [Read more →]

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