The 5G Standalone Revolution Has Officially Begun

June 14th, 2024

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Anil Kollipara, Vice President of Product Management at Spirent Communications

Check the numbers, and 5G network adoption looks to be absolutely humming. According to GSMA Intelligence, there were 1.6 billion 5G connections worldwide by the end of 2023. All told, more than 261 operators offered commercial 5G services as of February 2024, representing the fastest new network generation rollout ever. Of course, Telecom Ramblings readers know that those figures need an asterisk. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Macquarie, Nokia, Infinera, Sparkle

June 13th, 2024

Four infrastructure projects, three in the southern hemisphere and one not so far from the equator: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: FiberLight, Netsync, Connectbase, Allied, DE-CIX, NOCIX

June 12th, 2024

Three bits of regional connectivity news from around the US worth catching up with at midweek: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Ciena, NTT Data, American Tower, Infinera, Telehouse

June 11th, 2024

One vendor win under the ocean, another on land, and a shift in the data center market in Canada: [Read more →]

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Lightpath Buys United Fiber & Data

June 10th, 2024

There was an interesting M&A in the infrastructure space this morning.  Lightpath has announced the acquisition of the assets of United Fiber & Data.  The deal takes Lightpath south all the way to Ashburn in one fell swoop. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Vodafone, SubCom, Telecom Egypt, Liquid C2, MetTel

June 10th, 2024

Three international projects that each touch the continent of Africa, and a federal contract. [Read more →]

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Managing AI’s Power Needs and Sustainability Goals

June 7th, 2024

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Iceotope’s Dr. Kelley Mullick

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our interactions with technology. From personalized streaming recommendations to autonomous vehicles, it is pervasive and rapidly evolving, and requires support from the digital infrastructure industry to continue its meteoric adoption. This raises a critical question: How are data center operators managing the impact of AI on their operations? [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Cologix, Tahoe, Ziply, ArchTop, NYIIX

June 6th, 2024

A bit of data center M&A, three FTTH projects, and an IX upgrade: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Ciena, Constl, EXA, Liquid, Avelacom

June 5th, 2024

Five interesting infrastructure projects in four different parts of the world at midweek: [Read more →]

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US Signal Buys OneNeck From TDS

June 4th, 2024

Two service providers that have largely stayed out of the M&A game for the past couple of decades have done a deal out in the Midwest and West. US Signal has entered into a definitive agreement to buy OneNeck from Telephone and Data Systems. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Greenlight’s Kevin Gorman on the MDU, SMB Opportunity

June 3rd, 2024

Fiber-to-the-home buildouts are being launched in more communities and neighborhoods around the country every day.  Greenlight Networks is one of the relatively young upstarts taking on the status quo.  Based out of Rochester, they have been adding markets throughout New York state, and has recently expanded its focus to take on more of the SMB market as well as multiple dwelling units, or MDUs.  With us to talk about Greenlight’s approach is the company’s Commercial Development Director, Kevin Gorman. [Read more →]

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Field Mobility is Key to the Rural Connectivity Challenge

May 31st, 2024

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by James Wolfley, Telecom Customer Success Manager at IQGeo

As governments globally take action in implementing strategies, such as the USA’s Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program (BEAD), to ensure rural communities are served with strong, reliable network systems, it brings into discussion the importance of connectivity in a rapidly digitalized world. We only need to cast our minds back to the Coronavirus pandemic and the ‘work-from-home’ requirements to highlight how, [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Bandwidth IG, LiveOak, Bluegrass, Ciena, Gateway, Ritter

May 30th, 2024

Five bits of metro and FTTx news from around the country: [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Nokia, RETN, Epsilon, Neterra, Sparkle, Equinix

May 29th, 2024

Multiple upgrades and expansions on multiple continents to catch up with this week: [Read more →]

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Google’s Next Subsea Project? Umoja

May 28th, 2024

There was a time when I didn’t quite believe Google or other hyperscalers were serious about building the next generation of subsea infrastructure in any form. But if you asked me whether they’d build a cable from Africa to Australia across the southern Indian ocean, I’d have known you were messing with me. And yet, that’s exactly what Google announced a few days ago. [Read more →]

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Earthly origins, cosmic destinations

May 24th, 2024

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dan Rhodes, Director of Business Development at designer and manufacturer of RF-to-mmWave components and subsystems, Filtronic.

~ Pioneering space communication with terrestrial know-how ~

Bridging the terrestrial and non-terrestrial worlds is not merely a matter of applying existing technologies to a new canvas. While both environments share fundamental principles of communication and rely on robust components such as transmitters, receivers, filters and amplifiers, the shift upwards introduces a unique set of challenges and demands. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Vantage, Bulk, Sparkle, Nokia, Netrouting

May 23rd, 2024

Four more expansion and upgrade items for infrastructure around the world: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Prime, DE-CIX, PacketFabric, Virgin Media

May 22nd, 2024

One new data center, one partnership expansion, and some new fiber connectivity: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: SUBCO, Sparkle, PAIX, LINX, Infinera

May 21st, 2024

Five interesting projects from around the world to catch up with: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: FiberLight CEO Bill Major Sees Fiber M&A Ahead

May 20th, 2024

Might we be on the edge of a new phase of consolidation on the US fiber landscape?  That’s what FiberLight CEO Bill Major has on his mind at the moment.  He took the helm last spring when Morrison & Co finalized the purchase of FiberLight from Thermo Companies.  With Morrison’s backing, the company has the resources to be more aggressive both organically and inorganically.  How do they view the industry right now?  Let’s find out. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: DC BLOX, FiberLight, Globalinx, BT, Cologix, EXA

May 17th, 2024

Four interesting network expansion projects from this week to catch up with, now that ITW week is coming to a close. [Read more →]

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How Will Data Center Networks Hold Up Under an Avalanche of AI Workloads?

May 17th, 2024

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Aniket Khosla, Spirent’s Vice President of Wireline Product Management

For a technology limited to sci-fi movies just a few years ago, artificial intelligence (AI) is suddenly everywhere. In a McKinsey survey conducted in April 2024, less than a year after ChatGPT and other first-generation tools debuted, 55% of respondents said they were already using AI. More than two thirds reported that they were planning to increase AI investments. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: Powerhouse, Quantum Loophole, arc data centers, PAIX, maincubes

May 16th, 2024

Five items from the data center sector from this week to catch up with, three from the US, one from Europe, and one from the Red Sea: [Read more →]

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