Wednesday Bytes: Lumos, ShoreTel, iconectiv, Cataleya

March 8th, 2017

Here's a few quick takes in fiber, interconnection, and voice. [Read more →]

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Equinix to Sell Stock, Notes in Preparation for Verizon Deal

March 8th, 2017

Equinix revealed plans yesterday to raise at least $2.875B in public offerings over the next few weeks. The data center giant is lining up the necessary funds to make their previously announced purchase of a selection of Verizon's data center footprint. [Read more →]

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Lightower Adds Western Route to Ashburn

March 7th, 2017

Lightower has made a key addition to its network infrastructure along the Maryland-Virginia border.   They've added a new river crossing over the Potomac, adding a diverse route to Ashburn from the north that doesn't pass through Washington DC. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Nokia, Verizon, Epsilon, BICS

March 7th, 2017

Here's some more news from around the world: [Read more →]

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FirstLight Fiber Strikes Again, to Acquire FLTG

March 6th, 2017

FirstLight Fiber has made another consolidation move up in the northeastern region.  The Albany-based fiber infrastructure provider has announced its intent to acquire Finger Lakes Technologies Group. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: AWS, Ciena, Superloop, DE-CIX

March 6th, 2017

Let's do a quick look around the world for news from the last few days that's worth noting: [Read more →]

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Zayo Moves Quickly on ELI Synergies

March 6th, 2017

Last week Zayo completed its $1.4B acquisition of Electric Lightwave, and immediately started working on the $40M in annual synergies it has planned for the integration.  The first move was apparently to reduce headcount, taking on the unpleasant task of layoffs right off the bat. [Read more →]

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Waiting for the Next Element

March 6th, 2017

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

Mobile World Congress 2017 showcased a host of innovative gadgets and prompted some major 5G announcements, but in its timing it caught the telecoms industry at an uncertain point in its development. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Akamai, Infomart, Vantage, Subsea Networks

March 3rd, 2017

Some content delivery, data center, and subsea news for this March friday: [Read more →]

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Managed SD-WAN Services- Monetizing Connectivity for a Cloud-Connected Enterprise

March 3rd, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Nav Chander, Senior Director of Marketing at Silver Peak, an SD-WAN solution vendor

In my former role as an industry analyst covering managed services, I advised and interacted with more than 100 leading communication service providers ranging from tier 1 global carriers to tier 3 regional carriers and [Read more →]

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More Ashburn Land for Equinix

March 2nd, 2017

If you thought Equinix's 10 data centers in the DC metro area were enough, you were wrong. The data center builder and operator has purchased four new parcels of land in Loudon County, Virginia. [Read more →]

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Ireland’s enet Makes Move on UK

March 2nd, 2017

According to reports this morning, the UK will soon be getting a new bandwidth competitor. The Irish open access provider enet has signed a network partnership with SSE Enterprise Telecoms, giving them optical reach throughout the UK. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Lightower, Zayo, Corero, Faction

March 2nd, 2017

Time for a quick rundown of some news at the regional and metro level: [Read more →]

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Network Roundup: Level 3, Colt, Verizon, CENX, America Movil

March 1st, 2017

Here's some more network news from around the world to look over: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: NTT, Telstra, Altice, Ericsson, Ciena, Cisco, LightRiver

February 28th, 2017

With MWC underway over in Barcelona and 5G and IoT on everyone's drawing board in some form, there are quite a few announcements this week covering a wide range of network upgrade projects and such. [Read more →]

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Equinix Acquires Swiss Data Center

February 28th, 2017

The global data center giant Equinix is making an inorganic move in the Alpine nation of Switzerland.  In a deal that will augment its Swiss footprint without the need to build from scratch, Equinix has agreed to acquire the data center business of ICT-Center AG. [Read more →]

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Windstream Closes EarthLink Deal, Finds More Synergies

February 27th, 2017

EarthLink, a household name from its days as a dialup ISP back in the bubble, has finally finished its journey as an independent entity.  Windstream has completed the merger announced three and a half months ago, with EarthLink exchanging 0.818 shares of common stock for each EarhLink share in a $1.1B deal. [Read more →]

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Interxion Acquires Vancis’ Data Center

February 27th, 2017

Interxion has made an inorganic move on its home turf. The Netherlands-based colocation provider has acquired a data center business from Vancis Holding BV[Read more →]

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Major telcos push to speed 5G NR standardization

February 27th, 2017

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

A group of major operators and vendors have joined forces to support the acceleration of the standardization of 5G new radio (NR) technology. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Windstream, IFN, Lightower, IO, CoreSite

February 24th, 2017

Here's a quick roundup of news from the metro and colo spaces: [Read more →]

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CS&L Acquires Hunt Telecom, Plans New Name

February 23rd, 2017

Communications Sales & Leasing has made another fiber M&A move this morning.  The network REIT has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Hunt Telecom for a purchase price of $170M in cash and equity. [Read more →]

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Three New Data Centers for Interxion

February 23rd, 2017

The European data center specialist Interxion revealed some significant expansion plans this morning.  They'll be building three new data centers in the key markets of London, Frankfurt, and Stockholm. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Comcast, EarthLink, CBTS, Zayo

February 22nd, 2017

Time for some updates from the metro: [Read more →]

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