Tuesday Bytes: Prime, Infinera, Globe, Altice, Proximity

September 21st, 2021
 

Two data center buildouts, a vendor win, and a French infrastructure M&A: [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: QTS, MOX, Telxius, Ciena, Infinera, HGC, EXA

September 20th, 2021
 

Three interesting items of teamwork to catch up with, both domestic and international: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight – Connected2Fiber’s Ben Edmond Charges Ahead

September 20th, 2021
 

As the entire infrastructure business looks to automate everything that can be automated, a new generation of cloud-based software platforms has risen up to meet those needs.  Today we have a return visit from one of those pioneers, Connected2Fiber’s Founder and CEO Ben Edmond.  Connected2Fiber recognized early on the intersection of location and price data was fundamental to the planning and buildout of network infrastructure, and set out to automate it before the idea was cool.  Since we last talked in 2018, Connected2Fiber has seen substantial growth and the market now seems to be catching up with the original vision. [Read more →]

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I Squared Completes GTT Infra Deal, EXA Is Born

September 17th, 2021
 

GTT's sale of its infrastructure division is now a done deal. I Squared Capital has closed its purchase of the assets, and now we know something of their plans. They have re-launched the division under the name EXA Infrastructure. [Read more →]

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How Digital Service Providers (DSPs) can Build AI-ML Capabilities to Enhance Efficiency of Technicians and Reduce MTTR by 30%

September 17th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Boominathan S and Abhay Goyal of Prodapt

Inefficiencies in the field service are a major challenge for most Digital Service Providers (DSPs). Delay in providing fixes impacts customer experience leading to significant customer churn and revenue loss affecting profit margin for DSPs. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Google, STT GDC, LOGIX, Versa, ONI

September 16th, 2021
 

Two bits of submarine cable news, one new data center, and some SASE in the southwest: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: DE-CIX, phoenixNAP, Infinera, GÉANT, Nokia, NL-IX, LightEdge

September 15th, 2021
 

Some IX and vendor news, plus a data center M&A: [Read more →]

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GlobalConnect Plans New Nordic Fiber Build

September 14th, 2021
 

The Northern and Western European fiber operator GlobalConnect has unveiled a major new infrastructure project through the heart of its footprint.  The plans call for the deployment of a 'mega capacity fiber cable' stretching from the far northern Sweden down to the German capital of Berlin. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: New Lisbon, Tierpoint, Vexus, Liquid, Unitas Global

September 14th, 2021
 

One M&A, one new data center, three new fiber markets, and a partnership overseas: [Read more →]

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KT Makes a Deal For Epsilon

September 13th, 2021
 

There was a bit of surprise M&A in the international interconnection world late last week. The South Korean telecommunications giant KT Corp. has announced the acquisition of Singapore-based Epsilon Telecommunications. [Read more →]

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Vantage Makes 2 Deals, Expands to Asia-Pacific

September 10th, 2021
 

Vantage Data Centers is taking on some new territory via two acquisitions. They have announced deals for both Agile Data Centers and the data center portfolio of PCCW. Vantage's current owners, led by DigitalBridge, are contributing the financial power for the transactions, putting another $1.5B of equity capital into Vantage. [Read more →]

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Why Telecommunications Companies Need to Embrace a Single Customer View

September 10th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Michele Szabocsik, VP of Marketing, BlueConic

Traditional telecommunications companies are at a critical crossroads. While coverage and speed are improving with investments in 5G, the rise of new mobile tech, messaging apps, and over-the-top services offered by nimbler digitally native companies have eroded legacy revenue streams and diminished subscriber growth. At the same time, the industry is struggling to [Read more →]

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euNetworks Extends SuperHighway Reach to Amsterdam

September 9th, 2021
 

Western Europe has another path to get data between England and the Netherlands. And path may not be the right word given the amount of potential bandwidth euNetworks has built out. The western European bandwidth infrastructure provider has announced the completion of a new infrastructure project with both a subsea and terrestrial component between the two countries. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Zella, Nokia, Infradata, Ukrtelecom, Iskratel, Sparkle

September 8th, 2021
 

Four expansions in four global markets, two network and two data center: [Read more →]

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GTT to Restructure Via Chapter 11 After Infrastructure Sale

September 7th, 2021
 

Late last week we got an update from GTT on its restructuring plans.  The global network operator has arranged a trip through a pre-planned chapter 11 process for its US-based units following the completion of its infrastructure division sale. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Interxion, Ciena, UPN, Uniti

September 7th, 2021
 

For those in the US, welcome back from the long weekend and whatever August vacations you might have gotten up to in these odd times.  Now it's time to catch up with a few items from last week that slipped past my nets.  [Read more →]

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Why stack simplification is the future of telco revenue success

September 3rd, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dheeraj Remella, Chief Product Officer at VoltDB

5G is a $13 trillion opportunity for industries as diverse as manufacturing, ICT, ecommerce, public services, and real estate. For telcos, it’s a $1 trillion investment that needs to generate the necessary ROI. To make that happen, every player in the 5G ecosystem—including operators, partners, and industrial/enterprise customers—needs to rethink how they create and capture value in the network. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: QTS, Databank, Novva, EDGENEX

September 2nd, 2021
 

Four items of data center news from around the industry: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Horizon Acquires Consolidated Cooperative’s Fiber

September 1st, 2021
 

There was a bit of interesting regional fiber M&A yesterday out in the Midwest. Horizon has announced the acquisition of the commercial fiber business of Consolidated Cooperative. [Read more →]

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Colt Takes On the Channel Tunnel

September 1st, 2021
 

Over in Europe, Colt has plans for a new fiber route under the English Channel that doesn't involve getting wet. They have signed a 25-year contract with Getlink for the rights to pull new fiber through the Channel Tunnel between England and France. [Read more →]

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ADVA, ADTRAN to Merge

August 31st, 2021
 

Yesterday there was a major M&A move over in the vendor space. ADTRAN and ADVA have announced plans to combine their businesses in an all stock transaction that pays a 22% premium to ADVA's stock price averaged over the last three months. [Read more →]

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IT Scalability as a Competitive Advantage

August 31st, 2021
 

This thought leadership article was sponsored by QTS Data Centers and was authored by Sean Baillie, EVP Connectivity

Digital Transformation Driving Large Enterprises Off Premise and into Mega Scale Third Party Data Centers [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Sparkle, DE-CIX, HGC, NYIIX, LINX

August 30th, 2021
 

Three expansion projects and some IX teamwork to catch up with as we start the week before Labor Day here in the US. ITW is of course underway this week. [Read more →]

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