TDC Switches Tracks from MTG to Macquarie

February 13th, 2018

Folks at TDC saw their drama ratchet up another notch yesterday.  The Danish telecommunications provider has shifted its stance, backing a sale to Australian investment bank Macquarie and three Danish pension funds for $6.7B. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: eStruxture, Verizon, STI

February 13th, 2018

A colo M&A, a blockchain move, and a corporate anniversary to peruse this morning. [Read more →]

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Qualcomm board rejects Broadcom’s $121b bid

February 12th, 2018

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

Chipmaker Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom's latest $121 billion takeover offer on the grounds that it still undervalues the company. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Interoute, Sabey, TELEHOUSE, Sprint

February 9th, 2018

TGIF, hopefully spring is around the corner.  Here's a few more news bytes from this week to peruse: [Read more →]

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Cloud M&A: Unitas Global Buys Solinea

February 8th, 2018

Some consolidation activity landed this morning in the cloud space. Unitas Global has announced the acquisition of Solinea. [Read more →]

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Zayo Makes Some Progress Toward Growth Goals

February 8th, 2018

Fresh off of two acquisition announcements in January, Zayo posted its fiscal Q2 numbers yesterday after the market closed.  Revenues came in a bit above expectations, while earnings per share trailed slightly.  Here are a few of their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Zayo Heads to Reno Again, From the North This Time

February 7th, 2018

Zayo has unveiled some new longhaul dark fiber plans out west. With a webscale customer in tow, Zayo will be building a new fiber network between Reno, Nevada and Umatilla, Oregon. [Read more →]

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Akamai Accelerates, Streamlines

February 7th, 2018

Akamai reported its Q4 numbers yesterday after the market closed, and the markets are liking what they see. But in addition to beating estimates, they revealed some layoff plans aimed at their Media division. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Windstream, FirstLight, Orange Business, Pensa

February 7th, 2018

Here's a couple of enterprise wins, and a couple of NFV developments to take a quick look at: [Read more →]

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Qlink enters partnership with Block Array

February 6th, 2018

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

Qlink, a Chinese company billing itself as the operator of the world's first decentralized mobile network, has entered a partnership with blockchain company Block Array [Read more →]

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Windstream Aims at Western, Rural NY

February 6th, 2018

Windstream has picked up some government support in upstate New York. The Arkansas-based service provider has been awarded $2.7M as part of Phase 3 of the New NY Broadband Program. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: McAllen, Orange, Sparkle, Cisco

February 5th, 2018

Here's a few other tidbits from late last week that are worth noting: [Read more →]

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Broadcom to Boost Fight For Qualcomm With New Bid

February 5th, 2018

According to reports over the weekend, Broadcom is raising the stakes in its efforts to acquire Qualcomm. They plan to take the wraps off of a new offer worth some $80-82, valuing the proposed deal at $120B. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: UPN, OneCom, CenturyLink, Mitel

February 2nd, 2018

Here's a quick rundown on some of the other news from this week, including a metro fiber build and three UC-related items: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: GTT, ROOT, Atrinet, HFN, 165 Halsey, Hurricane Electric

February 1st, 2018

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

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Internap Buys SingleHop

February 1st, 2018

So what else did I miss while travelling to Miami for Metro Connect this week? Apparently on the list is an infrastructure acquisition in the colo/cloud space. Internap has announced an agreement to purchase SingleHop, LLC. [Read more →]

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Grain Management Moves In With WANRack

January 31st, 2018

It's been a busy couple of weeks in infrastructure M&A, and yesterday another batch of fiber changed hands. WANRack, LLC has announced that Grain Management, LLC has bought a controlling interest in the company. No, not that kind of grain, but the private equity firm founded by David Grain. [Read more →]

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Consortium said to bid $1b for TTSL’s fiber assets

January 30th, 2018

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

Indian conglomerate Tata Group is reportedly close to a deal to sell its Tata Teleservices (TTSL) division's fiber assets to a consortium backed by private equity company TPG Capital. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: DE-CIX’s Ivo Ivanov on the Future of Interconnection

January 30th, 2018

The world of interconnection has become far more complex than the simple peering and transit relationships that arose in the days of the early internet.  Looking ahead, given the rise of the cloud and the expected flood of data from IoT and 5G data in the years ahead, there will be a lot of moving parts.  With us today to help figure out how it will all shake out is Ivo Ivanov, Chief Strategic and Corporate Development officer at DE-CIX.  Over the last few years, DE-CIX has expanded aggressively outward from its giant Frankfurt IX into markets around the world, and is rapidly transforming its own model in preparation for the dynamic future ahead. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Vantage, Rising Realty, Cleareon, Skywire

January 30th, 2018

Here's a few updates to peruse, two from each coast: [Read more →]

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Zayo Takes Out Neutral Path

January 29th, 2018

Zayo kicked off Metro Connect this year with a bang, buying its second fiber network asset of the year.  The Boulder-based network builder and operator has announced an agreement to acquire Neutral Path Communications and Near North partners. [Read more →]

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Conterra to Buy NUSA

January 29th, 2018

With Metro Connect kicking off today, it's fitting perhaps that we have some fiber infrastructure changing hands as well.  Conterra has announced an agreement to acquire Network USA, LLC and Sun America, LLC, which make up NUSA. [Read more →]

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Is Trump Really Considering Nationalizing 5G?

January 29th, 2018

There are some days one really wonders if one is still aleep when reading the headlines on Monday morning. According to a report on Axios that is quickly making the rounds on the major news channels, the Trump Administration is considering nationalizing parts of the nascent 5G network infrastructure that providers have been starting to put together. [Read more →]

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