Friday Bytes: Digital Realty, Phonism, Deep Blue Cable, STT GDC

October 6th, 2017

Two bits of news from the data center world, one from VoIP, and one under the waves: [Read more →]

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Facebook to Build Huge Virginia Data Center

October 5th, 2017

Reports out of Richmond say that Facebook is moving in next door.  The tech giant is said to be building a $1B data center in eastern Henrico County, a few miles east of town. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: HFN, Telia, Optic Zoo, Zayo

October 4th, 2017

A few expansions and upgrades worth noting: [Read more →]

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GTT Finds Another Target, Acquires Transbeam

October 3rd, 2017

The network space saw another M&A hit the wires this morning.  GTT Communications has announced the acquisition of the managed services provider Transbeam. [Read more →]

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Data must be an enabler, not an optimizer

October 3rd, 2017

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

Everyone today knows data has a lot of value. Ten years ago, we developed a market slogan for our then data analytics company - “data is the black gold of the 21st century.” Nowadays, almost all companies share that sentiment. But it is not so simple. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink/Level3 Agree to Divest Some Fiber, Gain Approval

October 2nd, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice has given CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications the green light for their merger, but not without some pretty significant conditions.  The combined company will be divesting a substantial pile of fiber assets to pass regulatory muster. [Read more →]

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The need for an effective packet core in IoT

October 2nd, 2017

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

The Internet of Things (IoT) is being hailed as the next big thing in the tech world. The way in which we live our day-to-day lives will change forever when all of our products and devices become ‘connected’ – that’s if we’re led to believe everything we see and hear. However, the market has somewhat slowed down. [Read more →]

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Level 3 Expands Security Footprint

October 2nd, 2017

Level 3 has been focusing substantial resources on its managed security capabilities over the last year or two.  Today they unveiled their latest investment in the company's Adaptive Network Security offering: an expansion into the Asia-Pacific and African regions. [Read more →]

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Reliance, Aircel Call Off the Wedding

October 2nd, 2017

The Indian wireless space has been a bit of a soap opera this past year, and in the latest twist the expected merger between Reliance Communications and Aircel has fallen apart. RCom announced on Sunday that in the face of legal and regulatory delays the two companies had allowed the arrangement to "lapse by mutual consent".  [Read more →]

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Startups challenge telecoms status quo as 5G rises

September 29th, 2017

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

The rise of 5G is promising to shake up the status quo in the mobile equipment industry by presenting opportunities for startups to grab market share away from the incumbent vendors, according to [Read more →]

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VIRTUS Plans New London Campus

September 28th, 2017

VIRTUS Data Centres has unveiled some new expansion plans for its UK data center footprint. They will be refitting two adjacent buildings in Stockley Park, which lies 6 miles from London and 7 miles from Slough, and launching them as LONDON5 and LONDON6. [Read more →]

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Peak 10, Viawest Launch 100G

September 28th, 2017

A month and a half ago, Peak 10 closed its acquisition of Viawest. Today the combined company, which is simply going by the probably temporary name of "Peak 10 + Viawest", has made its first big move: launching a network backbone. [Read more →]

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Colo M&A: 365 Data Centers Buys Host.net

September 28th, 2017

Yesterday there was a bit of consolidation in the data center marketplace.  365 Data Centers has announced the acquisition of hybrid data center services provider Host.net. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Verne Global, LINX, IOX, Windstream

September 27th, 2017

Here are some quick takes of other news that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Xtera, Mitel, Sparkle, TPx

September 26th, 2017

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

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Zayo Plans to Double Atlanta Colo

September 26th, 2017

Zayo Group announced plans to expand its colo footprint in Atlanta, Georgia yesterday.  The company is building out a second data center in the southeastern hub in response to demand for both connectivity and colo from four anchor tenants. [Read more →]

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Hawaiki Prepares to Kick Off Installation Phase

September 25th, 2017

The ongoing efforts to build a new cable system between the west coast of the US and Australia/New Zealand by way of Hawaii and American Samoa has achieved a new milestone.  Hawaiki and TE SubCom have issued a project update as they move into the next phase, the actual laying of the cable. [Read more →]

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Neutral Path Acquires Infinity Fiber

September 25th, 2017

There is some fiber M&A going on out in the Midwest today.  Neutral Path Communications has revealed a definitive agreement to acquire Infinity Fiber, LLC in a deal that will extend its reach east and south from Chicago. [Read more →]

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More Metro Fiber for SummitIG

September 25th, 2017

The fiber infrastructure builder and operator SummitIG has announced plans to further expand its footprint.  On the menu is a network expansion that will add another 50 route miles to the company's network this year, boosting the current 500 route miles by 10% by the end of 2017. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ciena’s Helen Xenos on 400G and Other Optical Trends

September 25th, 2017

Now that 100G has been with us for most of a decade, we should be about due for the next wave of technology.  And indeed we have started to see 200G solutions come out, and 400G appears to be just about ready.  Ciena is one of the companies pushing technology past current boundaries and is actively rolling out its own solution.  With us today to tell us what to expect and when to expect it is Ciena’s Helen Xenos. Helen is a senior director on the portfolio marketing team at Ciena and bears responsibility for taking the company’s converged packet-optical and high capacity coherent solutions to market. [Read more →]

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Marea Cable Is Complete

September 22nd, 2017

According to a blog over at Microsoft, the Marea transatlantic cable has been successfully installed.  It's been a joint project between Microsoft, Facebook, and Telxius, and it's taken just two years to bring to fruition. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Spread, FirstLight, CCMI, Infinera

September 22nd, 2017

TGIF, and here's a few other news items from this week that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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