Wednesday Bytes: Windstream, Peak 10, Megapath, 8×8, Ciena

June 28th, 2017

Here's a quick rundown on some news items from the first half of this week: [Read more →]

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Comcast, Charter, Sprint Talk Partnership, Deal, or Something

June 27th, 2017

That's the merger-related news making the rounds this morning.  The cable giants Comcast and Charter are talking with Softbank-controlled Sprint in a two-month period of exclusive negotiations.   [Read more →]

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The AAE-1 Cable System Is Now Live

June 27th, 2017

The subsea route between southern Europe and the Far East now has a whole lot more bandwidth to work with.  The Asia-Africa-Europe-1 consortium today announced that the AAE-1 cable system has entered service.   [Read more →]

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GTT Strikes Yet Again, to Acquire Global Capacity

June 26th, 2017

Fresh off of deals for Perseus and Giglinx and five months after closing the Hibernia Networks deal, GTT is at it again. This morning they announced an agreement to buy Global Capacity for $100M in cash plus 1.8M shares of GTT common stock, which works out to about $160M. [Read more →]

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Australia in new rebuff to Chinese telcos

June 26th, 2017

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

China is Australia’s major business partner and the value of its currency rises and falls almost in line with the price of the iron ore and coal which it sells. [Read more →]

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Zayo Inks Webscale Deal Bypassing London

June 23rd, 2017

Friday has lately been Zayo's favorite day to announce deals with unnamed customers, and today they revealed another one over in Europe.  A global webscale company has selected Zayo to connect data centers in Dublin and Amsterdam.   [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: RETN, Interxion, Orange, Cisco, Citrix, Lightower, Zayo

June 23rd, 2017

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

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, McAllen, FiberLight, EdgeConneX, Megaport

June 22nd, 2017

Here's some metro and regional connectivity news to take a look at: [Read more →]

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Comcast Business Advances in Philadelphia, New Haven

June 22nd, 2017

Comcast Business has been busy this week with two announcements on the metro fiber connectivity front.  Both are aimed at urban innovation hub opportunities in the northeast. [Read more →]

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IoT spend on pace to $800b in 2017

June 22nd, 2017

This article was authored by IoT Asia, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) to grow 17% year over year in 2017, and to be near $1.4 trillion by 2021, according to IDC. [Read more →]

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Vapor IO to Put Colo at the Tower via Project Volutus

June 21st, 2017

Moving data to the edge has been a mantra over the last couple of years, and today we have another company launching a unique take on it.  Vapor IO has unveiled Project Volutus, an undertaking that will put micro data centers right at the cell tower site. [Read more →]

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GTT’s Other Spring Acquisition: Giglinx

June 21st, 2017

Last week we learned that GTT bought Perseus, adding depth in the financial vertical. But actually that’s GTT’s second acquisition of the Spring. In May they quietly closed an acquisition of the assets and customer base of Giglinx Global, Inc. according to Giglinx’s President Marcus Mamolen. [Read more →]

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New CEO for CENX

June 20th, 2017

The telecom software vendor CENX announced new leadership today. Ed Kennedy will be the company's new President and CEO. He'll lead the next phase of CENX's growth, in which they take the company's maturing network operations and LSO platform to a wider audience. [Read more →]

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NTT Communications Takes Its SD-WAN Global

June 20th, 2017

NTT Communications this morning took the wraps off its latest network upgrade. The international arm of the Japanese giant NTT has launched its SD-WAN portfolio globally. And by globally, they do mean with coverage spanning 190+ countries. [Read more →]

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DQE Passes 3K Miles

June 20th, 2017

One of the less noisy metro fiber players offered up a progress report this week as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.  DQE Comunications says it has passed the 3,000 fiber route mile mark.   [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Zayo, Akamai, Coriant, GTT

June 19th, 2017

Here are a few items from late last week and over the weekend that are worth catching up on before we start the week: [Read more →]

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GTT Moving Into HFT, Buying Perseus

June 16th, 2017

According to a report from Bloomberg late yesterday, GTT is making another key inorganic move. The CEO of Perseus, Jock Percy, has apparently been quoted as saying that GTT will be buying the company for $39.5M. [GTT has now clarified the purchase price as [Read more →]

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Expereo to Buy Border 6

June 15th, 2017

There was some M&A in the managed network services space yesterday that's worth a look.  Netherlands-based Expereo has announced the acquisition of French-based Border 6. [Read more →]

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Nokia Introduces Petabit-class Router

June 15th, 2017

Yesterday Nokia took the wraps off of its next generation routing platform and moved the conversation from the terabit to the petabit. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Altice, CenturyLink, Infinera

June 14th, 2017

Here are three interesting items worth a look: [Read more →]

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Verizon Closes Yahoo!, Launches Oath

June 14th, 2017

The Yahoo! saga ended yesterday with the closing of the acquisition of the company by Verizon.  Well, the brand is still there of course, it's just not independent anymore and it has some new roommates. [Read more →]

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Peak 10 to Acquire ViaWest from Shaw

June 13th, 2017

We have some data center consolidation to look at this morning.  Peak 10 has announced a definitive agreement to acquire ViaWest for $1.675B in cash. [Read more →]

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Equinix Expands Connectivity to Alibaba Cloud

June 13th, 2017

Here's some cloud connectivity news that doesn't involve the big 3 public cloud providers we hear about all the time yet still takes on what will surely become the biggest market of them all.  Equinix has partnered with Alibaba Cloud to offer direct access from four additional nodes of the Equinix Cloud Exchange, with two more to come. [Read more →]

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