Friday Roundup: Lumen, FirstDigital, Calix, DZS

July 30th, 2021
 

One subsea move, and three network expansion moves out in the rural US - one inorganic and two organic: [Read more →]

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How thinking differently can help close the experience divide

July 30th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Angela Logothetis, CTO of Amdocs Open Network

Connectivity has played a critical role during the pandemic. Carriers across the globe have done an amazing job not only keeping us connected but delivering the resilience and quality of service we need to work, educate, shop, and stay in touch with each other from home during the pandemic. But in many homes, it has not been possible to [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: euNetworks, epsilon, TPG, Infinera, Windstream

July 29th, 2021
 

A new hire, two product launches, and an upgrade: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Yondr, Antin, DigitalBridge, Ribbon, Rogers

July 28th, 2021
 

Three inorganic moves in the data center space and a vendor win for 400G ZR+: [Read more →]

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BW Group Buys Hawaiki Cable

July 27th, 2021
 

One of the Pacific's newer submarine cables has itself a new owner today. Hawaiki Submarine Cable Limited Partnership has announced the sale of 100% of the company to a subsidiary of BW Group Limited. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: DataBank, Infinera, Lumen, Broadvoice

July 27th, 2021
 

Two organic expansion plans, one international vendor deployment, and a bit of M&A I almost missed from last week: [Read more →]

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Stonepeak to Acquire Lumen’s Latin American Business

July 26th, 2021
 

There is some significant M&A news to report this morning, and the seller is none other than Lumen Technologies. Lumen has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Latin American business for $2.7B to the money guys over at Stonepeak. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: BT Wholesale’s Jamie Hayes on Smart Cities, Small Cells

July 26th, 2021
 

All that infrastructure that is getting built for 5G will be doing more than transmitting cat videos and social media notifications. The many efforts around the world that fall under the umbrella of the 'Smart City' are preparing to put it all to the test. With us today to talk about the perspective of BT Wholesale on making the promises of those future Smart Cities into a reality is Jamie Hayes, Mobile Network Operators Director.  Jamie joined BT back in 2017 after a 5 year stint at Ericsson.

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Zayo Plots New North Sea Cable

July 23rd, 2021
 

The connectivity between the UK and the rest of Europe has always been a key piece of global infrastructure, and Brexit hasn't really changed anything in that regard. Zayo yesterday announced plans to add a whole bunch more capacity between the southwestern coast of England and the Netherlands. [Read more →]

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Augmented Analytics: Unlocking the insights from your data

July 23rd, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Rohit Maheshwari, Head of Strategy and Product at Subex

Big Data is a big business and it’s getting bigger with each passing year. In fact, IDC predicts that data generated by connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices will grow from 13.6 zettabytes (ZB) in 2019 to 79.4 ZB by 2025. Although Big Data plays a key role in an organization’s ability to make effective business decisions, most companies struggle with being able to accurately interpret the insights held within that data. There are two reasons for this: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Southern Cross, VIAVI, Aligned, Comcast

July 22nd, 2021
 

Four other bits of news from around the industry worth catching up on: [Read more →]

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Netrality Acquires Its Way Into Indianapolis

July 21st, 2021
 

There was some interesting data center M&A yesterday. Netrality Data Centers has announced the acquisition of the Indy Telcom Center, a data center campus in Indianapolis. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: GCX, Epsilon, Green Mountain, Frontier

July 20th, 2021
 

One M&A, an expansion project that won't happen, one that did, and one that is in process now: [Read more →]

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KKR Buys Into Telefonica’s Colombia Fiber

July 19th, 2021
 

Telefonica has sold a major stake in its network infrastructure down in the Latin American nation of Colombia.  The global investors over at KKR have put together a joint venture that will establish the country's first nationwide open access fiber network. [Read more →]

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UFINET Buys NB, Enters Rio

July 19th, 2021
 

There was a bit of metro fiber M&A down in Latin America that came down on Friday.  UFINET has made a deal down in Brazil giving them an instant presence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The wholesale fiber infrastructure carrier says that it has entered into an agreement to acquire NB Telecom.   [Read more →]

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Key Strategies for CSPs to Drive Effective Cultural Transformation

July 16th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Prodapt

According to Gartner research, around 50% of initiatives for digital transformation fail and CIOs report that the main barrier is culture. A successful digital transformation must begin with an effective cultural transformation. As Communication Service Providers (CSPs) aim to compete with new digital businesses by adopting cloud-based technologies and agile development methods, they need to first start the transformation of their organizational culture, operational processes, and core business strategies. [Read more →]

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Thursday Updates: Hurricane Electric, ADTRAN, Ciena, Macquarie

July 15th, 2021
 

A new PoP, a bunch of vendor wins, and a new data center down under: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Prime, DET-iX, DataBank, Everstream

July 14th, 2021
 

Four regional items worth noting from around the US -- two colo, one fiber, and one IX:  [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Expereo, Sparkle, GPC, AMS-IX

July 13th, 2021
 

Four expansion projects, one inorganic, one technology, and two geographical: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: AQUABLUE’s Chris Marino on the Evolving Infrastructure Marketplace

July 12th, 2021
 

In the current infrastructure markets, there is a gap between the appetite and the capabilities of enterprise customers.  Into that gap we have seen the rise of a new breed of provider that specializes in solving the problems of the enterprise using all the resources and expertise they can round up. One such company is AQUABLUE, and with us today to share perspective is CEO Chris Marino.  Chris started out way back to the origins of MCI, went through the belly of the beast at WorldCom, experienced the highs and lows at Global Crossing, and helped build the metro footprint of Con Ed Communications.  He then went on to co- found Wall Street Networks, and after that company became part of GTT he assembled the team he leads today. [Read more →]

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Beyond the Mandate: Next Steps in the Fight to Combat Robocalls and Spoofing

July 9th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Jamie Gibson, VP of Technology, Ribbon Communications

Robocalling is no small problem. These nuisance calls are the major source of consumer complaints, with some estimates suggesting that more than 22 billion robocalls have been made in 2021 alone – and we’re only halfway through the year. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Lumen, Microsoft, NorthC, NL-IX, Digital Bridge, Edgepoint, Telefonica

July 8th, 2021
 

I'm on the road the rest of this week, but one still needs to keep up with things.  Here are three bits of news to catch up on with: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Infinera, Seaborn, STT GDC, OQC, DoD

July 7th, 2021
 

Some new subsea upgrade work, a new hyperscale facility, a new XaaS acronym to remember, and a renewed chance for the cloud players to win big at the Pentagon. [Read more →]

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