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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EdgeConneX Weaves in PacketFabric

September 21st, 2017

The interconnection and cloud connectivity markets have been evolving rapidly over the last few years.  Yesterday two of the companies that have been shaking things up in their respective areas have announced a new partnership. [Read more →]

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Mobile broadband adoption boosts GDP

September 21st, 2017

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

An increase in mobile broadband penetration directly causes significant growth in a country's GDP, according to research from Ericsson and the Imperial College of London. [Read more →]

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Pennsylvania Picks Level 3

September 20th, 2017

With the CenturyLink deal looming ever closer, Level 3 has landed a significant contract in the government vertical.  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has awarded the Broomfield-based network operator a 5-year, $79M contract. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Infomart, Orange, Cloudsmartz, Colt

September 20th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some news from around the industry: [Read more →]

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Not-So-Breaking News: Sprint & T-Mobile Are Talking

September 19th, 2017

The seasons are changing, which means of course that we need to refresh our wireless M&A rumors.  You'll never guess who is talking about a mega-merger this time.  Ok, maybe you will. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: QTS, Cisco, CenturyLink, Level 3, Voxbone

September 19th, 2017

An IX expansion, a retirement, two new products, and a makeover: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: ROOT Data Center CEO AJ Byers

September 19th, 2017

The Canadian data center market has been getting more and more attention lately, especially as more and more internet infrastructure investments are focused at the edge, outside the handful of core nodes that have traditionally dominated.  One such market is that of Montreal, the home of ROOT Data Center.  With us today to talk about the data center business up north is ROOT’s CEO AJ Byers.  Prior to taking the helm at ROOT, AJ led Black Iron Data until its sale to Rogers, when he became the division’s president. [Read more →]

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Focus Makes A Difference for SD-WAN Vendors

September 18th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

With SD-WAN becoming more popular in the WAN infrastructure marketplace, IT and telecom consultants like myself are often asked such questions by enterprise clients as that there are dozens of SD-WAN vendors out there, which one [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Keppel, Tata, China Telecom Global, Digital Realty

September 18th, 2017

Some news from around the world to start off this Monday morning: [Read more →]

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Colt Adds Metro Fiber in the Far East

September 15th, 2017

Colt has been busy adding some fiber to its diet in the eastern hemisphere. They are in the process of building a metro footprint in Singapore and have begun the buildout of a new metro network in Hong Kong. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Equinix, Southern Telecom, Wilcon, RETN, DE-CIX

September 14th, 2017

One data center launch, some new hires in metro fiber, a new office in central Asia, and some interconnection milestones: [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Takes On Toronto

September 14th, 2017

EdgeConneX is taking its edge data center footprint across the US/Canada border for the first time. The company's first Canadian Edge Data Center and 40th overall is planned to be opened in Toronto. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: CenturyLink, FiberLight, CoreSite, Connected2Fiber

September 13th, 2017

An update on the CenturyLink/Level 3 deal, some new fiber and cloud connectivity, and an SaaS adoption: [Read more →]

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Skywire Raises Funding, Takes Aim at the Rest of NYC

September 12th, 2017

New York City is going to have some more fixed wireless competition going forward.  Skywire Networks has landed $23M in financing from Metropolitan Partners Group as part of an effort to greatly expand its list of on-net buildings, which currently stands at 400. [Read more →]

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