Friday Bytes: Zayo, GENBAND, Sonus

July 28th, 2017

TGIF. It's been a long month for me, I'm looking forward to a more relaxing August.  Here's a quick rundown of some other news from this week that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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Verizon Contemplating WOW’s Chicago Fiber?

July 28th, 2017

There's a Reuters report out this morning (last evening actually) that Verizon may be about to return to the fiber M&A scene.  The wireless giant and incumbent provider is said to be talking with the cable operator WideOpenWest about the latter's Chicago fiber network. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Windstream, UPN, Hammer Fiber, Console, RETN

July 27th, 2017

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

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Mitel Finally Gets ShoreTel

July 27th, 2017

A couple years after an unsuccessful bid to acquire ShoreTel, Mitel has apparently now succeeded.  The Canadian-based business voice provider has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire ShoreTel for $7.50 per share, which is a 28% premium to yesterday's closing price. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: euNetworks’ Brady Rafuse on European Fiber

July 26th, 2017

The European fiber markets have always had a different flavor from those in the US.  While the underlying drivers from 5G, IoT, virtual reality, and the like are the same, the response has been a bit different.  Meanwhile, you have Brexit and a host of regulatory differences affecting things as well. With us today to help us keep track of events across the pond is euNetworks CEO Brady Rafuse. [Read more →]

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AT&T to Seek the Edge

July 25th, 2017

According to several reports, AT&T is making a move out at the edge of the network.  They have plans to follow the trend and add edge computing capabilities out there. [Read more →]

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Level 3, Amazon Team Up for Chime

July 25th, 2017

Level 3 Communications has added a new unified communications options to its portfolio.  This morning they have unveiled "Amazon Chime delivered by Level 3" in both North America and EMEA. [Read more →]

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Euro Network M&A: Digi Buys Invitel’s Retail, SMB Biz

July 25th, 2017

In the US, just about every acquirer is busy closing deals or integrating assets right now.  But there is M&A activity going on in places we don't hear from often.  Over in eastern Europe yesterday, Digi has agreed to acquire the SMB and retail business of the Hungarian provider Invitel. [Read more →]

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Huawei Marine, BTL Launch 32Tbps Cable System

July 24th, 2017

Over the weekend the Caribbean got a new cable system.  Belize Telemedia Ltd and Huawei Marine have officially completed the SEUL cable project, connecting the island of Ambergris Caye to the mainland.  [Read more →]

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Tencent Arrives in Interxion Frankfurt

July 24th, 2017

Tencent Cloud is landing in Europe. The cloud division of the Chinese technology powerhouse Tencent has decided to establish its first hub on the continent at Interxion's Frankfurt campus. [Read more →]

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Airtel accuses Jio of engineering monopoly

July 24th, 2017

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

India’s largest operator by subscribers Bharti Airtel has accused disruptive new market entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm of attempting to distort competition and create a monopoly with its proposal to [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: 365 Data Centers, QTS, CoreSite, Interxion

July 21st, 2017

I'm finally getting caught back up.  The rest of the summer should be smoother, but we'll see.  Here's a quick rundown on news from the colo and cloud infrastructure world this week: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: HE, Hawaiki, Interoute, Cataleya, Limelight

July 20th, 2017

More catchup, this time from around the world: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Lumos, AiNET, Frontier, Consolidated

July 19th, 2017

Ok, it's been a busy month for me so far and I was on the road the first half of this week so there's lots to catch up on.  Here are a few items from the metro and regional networking side of things: [Read more →]

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Crown Castle to Acquire Lightower

July 19th, 2017

I was on the road yesterday travelling up I-95 from Florida to NJ, so of course that's when the long-awaited Crown Castle deal came down at last.  And so it has happened, Lightower Fiber Networks has agreed to be acquired by Crown Castle International for $7.1B in cash. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: netsapiens CEO Anand Buch

July 18th, 2017

The voice business these days lives mostly either in the cloud or in the past.  Companies that specialize in the former are young and hungry and often not household names.  One of those is netsapiens, which has built a platform for cloud communications that underlies the offerings of many service providers today.   With us today to discuss netsapiens’ approach to VoIP and cloud communications is co-founder and CEO Anand Buch.  Before helping found netsapiens in 2002 he was at Nuera, which was later acquired by AudioCodes. [Read more →]

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AAE-1 cable system lands in Hong Kong

July 17th, 2017

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

Hong Kong based PCCW Global has announced the Hong Kong landing of the new 25,000km Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) subsea cable. [Read more →]

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Reports: Crown Castle Makes Its Bid for Lightower

July 17th, 2017

One of this summer's bigger infrastructure rumors is getting closer to reality. A Reuters report on Friday says that Crown Castle has indeed made a bid for Lightower Fiber Networks. The bid is said to exceed $7B including net debt, and is now being considered by Lightower and its private equity owners at Berkshire Partners. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Lumos, ip.access, netsapiens, CoreSite

July 14th, 2017

Here are a few more news items worth a quick look from this week: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Zayo, BSO, CCMI, Equinix

July 13th, 2017

Here's a quick rundown on two expansions, one acquisition, and a customer win. [Read more →]

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Just how much disruption can India’s telecoms sector take?

July 13th, 2017

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

Some disruptors create the markets of the future because they bring new business models which revolutionize markets and harness new technology. [Read more →]

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FirstLight Fiber Reveals Yet Another M&A

July 12th, 2017

Consolidation among fiber infrastructure providers just keeps on chugging along.  This mornings deal comes from a familiar source, FirstLight Fiber.  FirstLight has been rolling up fiber assets across northern New England and upstate New York for many years now, and today they announced a definitive agreement to acquire 186 Communications. [Read more →]

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Interxion Reveals Three Customers Wins and a New Market

July 12th, 2017

The European data center provider Interxion has had a busy week on multiple fronts. [Read more →]

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