RETN to Acquire OPTRON

January 15th, 2018

Here's a bit more consolidation activity for the start of this week, this time over in Europe.  The UK-based pan-European network operator RETN has  announced the completion of a deal for OPTRON SIA. [Read more →]

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Cogeco to Acquire a Piece of FiberLight

January 15th, 2018

There was apparently a bit of fiber consolidation over New Year's that managed to slip quietly under the radar until now.  Although there has been no formal PR yet, an alert reader kindly pointed me to the following lines from Cogeco's quarterly report for the three months ending November 30, 2017: [Read more →]

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Stonepeak Closes euNetworks Purchase

January 12th, 2018

euNetworks officially has a new majority owner.  Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners has successfully closed its purchase of a majority stake in the pan-European network operator, joining Columbia Capital who will be staying on with a material interest. [Read more →]

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Heading to Miami for Metro Connect?

January 12th, 2018

Later this month the leaders of the metro fiber industry will gather for its annual bash down in Miami Beach known as Metro Connect. It has always been one of my favorite events, for what goes on both at the podium and away from it. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Conguex, ColoHouse, Hurricane Electric

January 11th, 2018

In today's roundup, two small M&As worth noting and a network expansion: [Read more →]

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Akamai For Sale?

January 10th, 2018

A Bloomberg report yesterday claims that Akamai is working with Morgan Stanley to explore strategic alternatives.  On the table, apparently, is a sale of the company.  To whom, though?   [Read more →]

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Subcom to Build HAVFRUE Transatlantic Cable System

January 10th, 2018

It looks like the transatlantic bandwidth markets will be getting another new cable system in a couple of years.  A consortium that includes Aqua Comms, Bulk Infrastructure, and Facebook has tapped TE SubCom as supplier for the HAVFRUE cable system.  HAVFRUE is the Danish word for 'mermaid', which is inevitably what it will be referred to affectionately in English since we aren't quite sure how to pronounce (or spell) 'havfrue'. [Read more →]

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Lumos to Tackle Mid-Ohio Valley Enterprise Market

January 9th, 2018

Lumos Networks is expanding its enterprise focus to include another market along its northwestern border.  They have launched the Mid-Ohio Valley as the company's 27th enterprise market, following up on a win there recently with Marietta's Memorial Health System. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Altice, DE-CIX, Epsilon, Interxion

January 9th, 2018

Four bits of news touching on the European markets worth noting this morning: [Read more →]

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GTT Does Another Deal, in Europe This Time

January 8th, 2018

GTT has been a busy consolidator lately, and they have kicked off 2018 with another purchase.  They have announced the acquisition of Custom Connect, expanding their IP and low latency capabilities in the EMEA region. [Read more →]

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This Year’s Likely Network M&A Buyers and Sellers

January 8th, 2018

Last week we had our two annual January M&A polls looking at the most likely acquirers and acquirees of 2018.  I can't say I disagree much with with the emerging results.   [Read more →]

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IoT data traffic “per node”: critical metric for IoT designers

January 8th, 2018

This article was authored by Allan Tan, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The best IoT message bandwidth planning may not survive the first contact with real-world data as IoT System Integrators (SIs) and network planners face the challenge of developing a project concept while at the same time anticipating [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: T-Mobile, Sprint, Akamai, CenturyLink

January 5th, 2018

If you're on the east coast like me, keep warm.  Here's a quick roundup of some news from this week, with some 5G spadework and a bunch of new management appointments. [Read more →]

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Not using data to drive advertising? You’re missing out.

January 5th, 2018

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mark Lederman, Sr. Director Product Mgt, Synchronoss

Telco data for advertising holds extraordinary promise for brands. As a mobile carrier, if you aren’t using your wealth of data – particularly location data – to help companies drive more effective, targeted advertising, you’re missing out: missing out on [Read more →]

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Who Are the Most Likely Buyers of US Networks in 2018?

January 4th, 2018

On Tuesday we asked who the likely targets of consolidation will be in 2018.  Today we reverse the question and ask who the likely strategic buyers of network infrastructure are in 2018.  Who has both the appetite and the financial wherewithal to make some deals this year? [Read more →]

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Zayo Moves Into SD-WAN

January 3rd, 2018

Another network operator has joined the SD-WAN party.  Zayo has launched its own solution, which complements the existing WAN solutions in the company's existing portfolio. [Read more →]

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Holiday Roundup: Xtera, Windstream, 123Net, Zayo

January 3rd, 2018

Here's a few news items from just this morning back through the start of the holiday break, just to catch things up a bit: [Read more →]

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Reliance Jio to acquire Rcom’s telecoms assets for $3.75b

January 3rd, 2018

This article was authored by Fiona Chau, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

India’s Reliance Communications (RCom) has signed an agreement to sell its telecoms infrastructure assets to Reliance Jio Infocomm, for a total value of nearly 240 billion rupees ($3.75 billion), Reuters reported. [Read more →]

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Poll: Which US Networks Are Most Likely to Be Acquired in 2018?

January 2nd, 2018

Happy New Year!  It is time to take the pulse of M&A in the world of network operators once again.  Let's start off with who Telecom Ramblings readers think are the most likely targets of consolidation.  Which network operators do you think are most likely to get bought this year?  Last year, three of the top five (Lightower, Lumos, and Wilcon) picked by readers did in fact change hands.  [Read more →]

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Windstream to Acquire MassComm

January 2nd, 2018

There was a bit of M&A that apparently came out between Christmas and New Year's this year that is worth notice.  According to Fierce Telecom and an FCC Filing, Windstream has quietly agreed to acquire MassComm in an all-cash transaction. [Read more →]

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A Few Predictions for 2018

December 29th, 2017

2017 is about to end, and we will all kick off 2018 this Sunday night. As exhausting as this year has been overall, it seems unusually difficult to guess what is ahead of us. But let's try anyway. Here my predictions: [Read more →]

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2017 M&A Review – Networks Edition

December 28th, 2017

After the flurry of activity ending 2016, I expected 2017 to be a bit more relaxed on the network M&A front given how many deals were already pending and awaiting integration. To an extent that was true, but although a few big players were indeed busy elsewhere others filled in the gaps. Interestingly, like last year, if a network provider was involved in one M&A they were often/usually [Read more →]

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2018 M&A Review: Colo Edition

December 27th, 2017

There was plenty of M&A activity in the world of colo and data centers this year.  Let's take a quick trip back and remember what happened, starting off with the bigger players. [Read more →]

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