Friday Metro Roundup: DC BLOX, UPN, Crosslake, EdgeConneX

May 7th, 2021
 

Four interesting metro buildouts in four US markets to catch up on before going home for the weekend: [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Ciena, Calix, Nokia

May 7th, 2021
 

Three projects spanning three continents won by vendors that were announced this week: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Involta, NetIX, du, SpaceX

May 6th, 2021
 

An M&A, an upgrade, some financing, and some pre-ordering. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Dartpoints, DE-CIX, Aryaka, Infinera, Windstream, Verizon

May 5th, 2021
 

Two bits of M&A news, a certficiation, a technology rollout, and an IX partnership to catch up on at midweek: [Read more →]

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Switch Moves Into Texas, Buys Data Foundry

May 4th, 2021
 

Some significant data center infrastructure down in Texas will be changing hands according to an announcement yesterday. Switch Data Centers has agreed to purchase Data Foundry in a $420M all cash transaction. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Tampnet’s Peter Hartlow on Fiber under the North Sea

May 3rd, 2021
 

One of the more unique fiber footprints in western Europe belongs to Tampnet, with infrastructure initially designed to support the oil and gas industry in the North Sea, they’re now providing access to other industries.  With subsea fiber connecting offshore platforms, these systems also provide diverse opportunities to connect key cities across the region, completely bypassing the usual routes between the FLAP markets and Scandinavia.  With us today to talk about Tampnet’s unique approach to the region’s connectivity capabilities is Peter Hartlow, Sales Director for Tampnet Carrier.  Peter started out back in 2000 working for European telecom carriers before joining Tampnet six years ago. [Read more →]

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Euro Bytes: Tampnet, Bulk, Nokia, Telefonica, Orange Business, Ericsson

April 30th, 2021
 

Five interesting infrastructure items from the European theater worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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Why AR and VR Are Set to Have Their Zoom Moment

April 30th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Craig Williams, CIO, Ciena

Imagine a world in which you put on a pair of glasses and your customer can stream your point-of-view as you deliver a live tour of your manufacturing floor. Imagine the day when you don't need to send a technical crew to a site upgrade but can instead offer guided instructions through a HoloLens or Magic Leap headset. Better yet [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: EdgeConneX, Aligned, Telia, Cologix, Avelacom, Seaborn

April 29th, 2021
 

Lots of interesting news items to keep up with this week.  Here are two data center expansion projects, two network expansion projects, and an M&A worth noting, all North and South America. [Read more →]

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Embracing The Alien

April 28th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by: Aleck Gilner, SVP Cloud and Strategic Sales, LightRiver

In pop culture Area 51 is the common name of a highly classified United States Air Force base located in the Nevada Test and Training range. It’s reputed to be the final resting place for an alien spacecraft recovered in Roswell New Mexico in 1947 and much later, of course, incongruously piloted by actor Will Smith to defeat a race of alien insurgents in the movie Independence Day. But I digress. [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Cox to Buy Segra’s Wholesale, Enterprise Biz

April 27th, 2021
 

After a slow start to the spring, there has been a significant fiber deal on the east coast of the USA. Cox Communications has agreed to buy Segra's Commercial Services Business from the EQT Infrastructure III fund, according to a release from EQT today. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: American Tower, Infinera, Ribbon, Frontier

April 27th, 2021
 

A few interesting regional and metro infrastructure items to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Infovista, Ritter, Nokia, NewCore

April 26th, 2021
 

A few interesting items to catch up with from late last week before we finish off April later this week - one software M&A and two network expansions to less traveled destinations: [Read more →]

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The 3 Pillars of Modern Physical Data Center Security

April 23rd, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Tung Vo, Director of Security and Compliance at STACK INFRASTRUCTURE.

Combining the right tools, processes, and people is key to addressing today’s and tomorrow’s data center security challenges. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Iron Mountain, vXchnge, Sparkle, DE-CIX, PacketFabric, Stateless

April 22nd, 2021
 

Two items from the data center world, and two from backbones and interconnection to catch up with: [Read more →]

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DF&I Plans Expansion Deeper Into Northern Virginia, Taps Hylan

April 22nd, 2021
 

Today Dark Fiber & Infrastructure has offered up an update on its buildout in northern Virginia and Maryland. They are finishing up one project while planning a new one, bringing new conduit and fiber to one of the world's busiest infrastructure markets. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Serverfarm, Prime, Ciena, Comstar, Cato, AT&T

April 21st, 2021
 

One data center M&A, one build-to-suit, a network upgrade, a technology partnership, and a global enterprise win: [Read more →]

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How to boost 5G roll-out with joined-up, data-driven networks

April 21st, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Jay Cadman, Senior Vice President, Enterprise of IQGeo

Following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent launch of a ‘5G Fast Plan’ which aims to accelerate nationwide coverage, it is clear that the industry faces a significant challenge if it is to achieve this goal. As part of the plan, in October 2020 the Commission established the 5G Fund for Rural America, which aims to make up to [Read more →]

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Telxius’s New Tannat Cable Is Now Live

April 20th, 2021
 

The eastern coast of South America has another connectivity option in place as of today. Telxius says that the new Tannat submarine cable it has been working on with Google is officially open for business. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Aligned’s Billie Haggard on Veterans In the Data Center

April 19th, 2021
 

A few months ago, we looked into the opportunity for veterans in the data center and internet infrastructure industry with Salute Mission Critical.  Today, we return to that topic to talk with Aligned’s Billie Haggard. Aligned builds and operates data center infrastructure for hyperscale and enterprise companies around the country, leveraging innovative, sustainable and adaptable approaches to facility design and operations. Billie started out in the Navy before transitioning to the data center world, and as SVP of Operations and Safety Officer at Aligned, he actively seeks to attract more veterans and ex-military talent into the industry due to their unique mindset and training. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: MetTel, Fujitsu, 123Net, Orange Business

April 16th, 2021
 

A couple of government contracts, a new CDN PoP, and a multinational upgrade to finish off the week: [Read more →]

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Telecom operators can accelerate the expansion of fiber connectivity

April 16th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Todd Twete, Director of Carrier Services at Blackfoot Communications

RDOF, 5G, Infrastructure planning are exciting new avenues to support fast broadband services to business and residential communities around the nation. [Read more →]

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Cologix to Acquire vXchnge’s Silicon Valley Data Center

April 15th, 2021
 

Cologix has made an inorganic move that will take it into northern California for the first time. The data center and interconnection operator has announced a definitive agreement to acquire vXchnge's data center campus in Silicon Valley. [Read more →]

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