Vodafone, Nokia Put C-RAN Through Its Paces

December 12th, 2016

Of the various technologies that are expected to make 5G possible, it is perhaps C-RAN that will require the biggest shifts in deployment.  And so, I have a feeling that we're going to be hearing quite a bit about C-RAN tests and demos throughout 2017.  We're not yet done with 2016 of course, but this morning it was Vodafone and Nokia that announced a successful test. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: FirstLight Fiber, Comstar Supply

December 11th, 2016

We have two new job listings to peruse over on the Ramblings Jobs Board.  They were actually posted earlier than this last week, but I was out sick (dang flu) at the time and didn't get this email done at the time. [Read more →]

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Another Big Virginia Project for CyrusOne

December 9th, 2016

In June of this year, CyrusOne bought 40 acres from the Kincora project in Northern Virginia's Loudoun County.  It was not exactly a secret what the company planned to do with that land, and indeed today the company announced it has broken ground on the construction of what will be its fifth data center in the state. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Cisco, Megaport, Lumos

December 9th, 2016

For a little Friday catch-up, one packet networking deployment, one interconnection strategic partnership, and a metro market update: [Read more →]

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Ciena Saw Steady Growth in Fiscal Q4

December 8th, 2016

Ciena reported its fiscal fourth quarter earnings this morning, offering its usual extra month of insight into the state of the market. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Lumos, Comcast, UPN

December 8th, 2016

Here are several interesting quick takes on news from the metro fiber sector: [Read more →]

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From boring 2016 to 2017 with some question marks

December 8th, 2016

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

This year didn’t bring much new in the telecoms and mobile device businesses, it was just more organic development, nothing really new or game changing. The network side is waiting for [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Infinera, Nokia, Viavi

December 7th, 2016

Here's a few news bytes from vendors seeing their gear deployed around the world: [Read more →]

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RETN, Transtelecom Open New Path Across Asia

December 7th, 2016

The terrestrial path between the Far East and Europe has been gaining importance steadily over the last 5-10 years, and today another option was unveiled.  RETN and Transtelecom (Kazakhstan) have partnered to launch TRANSKZ, which connects RETN's European network with Hong Kong by crossing Kazakhstan. [Read more →]

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Consolidated Sells IT Biz to ePlus

December 6th, 2016

A day after announcing its planned acquisition of FairPoint, Consolidated Communications has made another inorganic move but in the opposite direction. They have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their Enterprise Services equipment and IT Services business to the systems integrator ePlus. [Read more →]

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Equinix to Buy 24 Verizon Data Center Sites

December 6th, 2016

This morning we have yet more consolidation to add to the pile that has been accumulating during the final quarter of 2016. Equinix has agreed to purchase a portfolio of 29 data centers on 24 sites from none other than Verizon. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Telia, China Telecom Global, NTT, Raging Wire

December 6th, 2016

Here's a quick rundown of some interesting news from three international network and infrastructure players: [Read more →]

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Consolidated Makes a Move on the Northeast, Buys FairPoint

December 5th, 2016

The final months of this year have seen a flurry of infrastructure deals, and this week starts off with another.  Consolidated Communications has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FairPoint Communications in an all-stock deal worth about $1.5B. [Read more →]

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Cologix For Sale?

December 5th, 2016

Last week, news emerged that some more infrastructure assets might be up for sale.  Cologix, which has spent the last five years consolidating tier 2 data center and interconnection assets, is said to be considering a sale. [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Everstream to Acquire Lynx Network Group

December 2nd, 2016

October and November were hot for fiber and infrastructure M&A, and now December has one already too.  Ohio-based Everstream has struck in Michigan for the second time in 2016.  They have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lynx Network Group. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: UPN, Liquid Telecom, CityFibre

December 2nd, 2016

Here's some additional metro fiber news from three continents as the week winds down: [Read more →]

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Altice Places a Big Bet on Fiber

December 1st, 2016

A year ago, Altice made a move on the US cable market, purchasing Cablevision and Suddenlink. Now, as the fourth largest cable operator in the country, the French group has announced just what they plan to do with those assets. They are plotting a big fiber rollout. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Windstream, CenturyLink, Tata Communications

November 30th, 2016

Three other bits of network news to peruse this morning: [Read more →]

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CyrusOne Follows Through in Chicago With New Buildout

November 30th, 2016

CyrusOne said this morning that it has broken ground on a new data center out in the Chicago metro area.  The new facility will span some 425,000 square feet on the company's campus in Aurora, Illinois. [Read more →]

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Zayo Strikes In the West, Buys Electric Lightwave

November 30th, 2016

After eight plus years of buying US fiber assets, Zayo has yet to run out of targets it seems.  The Boulder-based fiber operator has struck again, announcing the acquisition of Electric Lightwave in a $1.42B cash deal announced this morning. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Nokia, Elisa, Sparkle, Vodafone, America Movil, IBM

November 29th, 2016

Here's a quick rundown on some news from around the world this Tuesday morning: [Read more →]

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UK Regulators Push BT to Separate Faster

November 29th, 2016

Back in July, the British regulator Ofcom ordered BT to separate its Openreach wholesale wireline arm and operate it as a separate company.  That process has apparently not gone as they desired, because today they ratcheted up the pressure further.   [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Stellium, CoreSite, Iristel, Cogent

November 28th, 2016

In the US, Thanksgiving is over and we are now in the interlude before Christmas when little gets done.  Little doesn't mean nothing though, so let's take a quick survey of what else is out there: [Read more →]

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