Nokia to Buy Comptel, Add to Software Side

February 9th, 2017

Nokia has revealed an interesting M&A move over in Europe this morning.  They have announced their intention to acquire Finland-based Comptel, launching a recommended cash tender offer for the company's shares. [Read more →]

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With CenturyLink in the Wings, Level 3 Finishes Off 2016

February 8th, 2017

With the CenturyLink/Level 3 deal still in process, there are still earnings reports to keep an eye on.  This afternoon, Level 3 posted its numbers for the fourth quarter of 2016, showing relatively stable results relative to the third quarter.  Relative to analyst estimates, Q4 revenue came in light at $2.032B while earnings per share of $0.70 was above expectations. [Read more →]

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Interconnection Roundup: DE-CIX, Console, PacketFabric

February 8th, 2017

Three interconnection and cloud networking items to peruse this morning: [Read more →]

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Carlyle Buys Control of CMC

February 8th, 2017

The Carlyle Group has done a bit of network M&A overseas.  The US-based private equity group has acquired a majority stake in the global carrier CMC Networks. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Sparkle, AMS-IX, Level 3, Verizon

February 7th, 2017

It's been busy on the international front this week, here's another round of news items worth a look: [Read more →]

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SKT, Ericsson, BMW achieve 3.6Gbps for 5G connected car trial

February 7th, 2017

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

SK Telecom achieved what it says is the world’s fastest 5G speed for a connected car during a demonstration conducted with Ericsson and BMW Korea. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Colt, Seaborn Networks, NTT

February 6th, 2017

Here's some news from around the world that's worth a look this morning: [Read more →]

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Equinix Buy’s IO’s Slough Data Center

February 6th, 2017

This week starts off with a data center changing hands over in the UK. Equinix has announced the purchase of IO UK's data center operating business. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: FirstLight Fiber, Walker and Associates

February 5th, 2017

We have three listings to peruse over on the Ramblings Jobs Board this week, all from familiar faces. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Zayo, Mitel, Ciena, RCN, Everstream, HFN, ShoreTel, PS Lightwave

February 3rd, 2017

Ok, I'm back from Metro Connect and mostly recovered, and it's time to catch up on what else I missed from this week while on the road.  It's a pretty long list. [Read more →]

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Verizon Closes the XO Deal

February 2nd, 2017

Last February, one of 2016's most surprising acquisitions was announced as Verizon agreed to buy XO Communications from Carl Icahn.  Yesterday, after what has been quite a full year of M&A news, Verizon finally finished with all the necessary regulatory hurdles and closed the deal.   [Read more →]

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Epsilon Makes a Deal, Buys Metcom

February 2nd, 2017

The global communications provider Epsilon is making a play for more of the US marketplace via an inorganic path.  Epsilon revealed this morning that it has acquired the assets and operations of Metcom Network Services, adding to its assets and capabilities in  none other than New York City. [Read more →]

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Lumos Makes Second North Carolina Deal, Acquires DC74

February 1st, 2017

Lumos Networks' North Carolina ambitions have led to another M&A.  The Virginia-based fiber builder and operator has announced the acquisition of DC74, complementing the fiber and connectivity services they got through the Clarity acquisition with some regional data center expertise. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: NJFX, Global Capacity, PacketFabric

February 1st, 2017

Here's a quick look at a few other bits of news announced down here at Metro Connect in Miami this week: [Read more →]

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Smart Cities gaining momentum in India

February 1st, 2017

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

Anyone wanting to understand which are the hottest telecoms markets in the world only needs to look to India, where we learned recently that foreign direct investment in the sector has more than tripled this year.  [Read more →]

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C3BU Hooks Up With Colo Atl

January 31st, 2017

Atlanta's Colo Atl has some new regional fiber connectivity to report. The Columbia County Community Broadband Utility is moving into its data center at 55 Marietta Street. They'll be taking up some colo space in the facility as well as accessing the Southeast Network Access Point IX for interconnection and related services. [Read more →]

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Wilcon Plans San Diego Expansion

January 31st, 2017

Wilcon is stretching its reach to an even larger chunk of southern California. The Los Angeles-based fiberoptic networking provider announced today a significant expansion of its network in the City of San Diego. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Nigel Bayliff Takes the Helm at Aqua Comms

January 31st, 2017

image001It was one year ago that Aqua Comms polished off the build-out of the transatlantic cable system America-Europe Connect (AEConnect). This past autumn, the company brought in as CEO an industry veteran with extensive experience in all aspects of the submarine cable industry. Nigel Bayliff started out at Mercury Communications back in the 80s, moved on to what later became Virgin Media, then on to Flag Telecom, and more recently to Huawei Marine, with various periods of independent consulting in between. He joins us today to discuss what the submarine cable market looks like today and where Aqua Comms goes from here. [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX’s Buildout Returns to Miami

January 30th, 2017

One edge data center in Miami was apparently not enough.  EdgeConneX has announced the construction of a second facility in Miami. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Juniper, Telefonica, Vodafone

January 30th, 2017

I'll be traveling to/from Metro Connect for the first half of the week.  But before I go, here's a quick rundown on some early news from this week from around the world: [Read more →]

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Digitalization could unlock $2tr in value for telecoms

January 30th, 2017

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

The telecommunications sector is in a position to unlock $2 trillion in economic value through digital transformation, according to new research from the World Economic Forum. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Windstream, Conterra, UPN, Great Plains, McAllen Data Center

January 27th, 2017

Next week is Metro Connect, and I'll be down in Miami as well.  But first, here's some metro fiber news from Missouri, Texas, Nebraska, and Arkansas that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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