Vocus, Alcatel Near Completion for ASC Cable

July 23rd, 2018
 

Fresh off the RFS of Hawaiki, Australia will soon have even more new connectivity at its disposal. According to Vocus the laying of the 4600 kilometer Australia Singapore Cable is now complete. [Read more →]

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Virtual Network Function (VNF) onboarding is simply more than VNF Descriptor (VNFD) configurations

July 20th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Prodapt

More and more digital service providers (DSPs) are adopting Virtual Network Function (VNF) to reap key benefits of virtualization such as accelerated service realization, reduced time-to-market, better scalability, and cost-effective & centralized network monitoring. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Rémi Galasso on the Launch of Hawaiki

July 19th, 2018
 

The Pacific has a new submarine cable as of today.  The Hawaiki cable system has officially launched, connecting the Pacific Northwest with New Zealand and Australia via Hawaii with up to 43Tbps of initial design capacity.  The cable spans some 15,000km and cost about $300M to build.  With us today to give us a bit more color on just what Hawaiki has built and what is next on the menu is CEO Rémi Galasso.
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Euro Bytes: Sparkle, Ufinet, VIRTUS, BICS

July 19th, 2018
 

A few interesting tidbits from over in Europe: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Fusion, Colo Atl, France-IX, Telia, GTT

July 18th, 2018
 

Two enterprise contracts in the US, plus a new interconnection and an M&A over in Europe, and a federal contract that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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Google Plans Dunant Cable, Taps TE Subcom

July 17th, 2018
 

Google's submarine cable splurge seems to gain momentum every year, and as time goes on they are steadily taking a more direct hand. Today they unveiled their latest project, the Dunant transatlantic cable system, named after the Swiss Nobel Laureate and founder of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant. [Read more →]

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On a Sad Note

July 17th, 2018
 

This past weekend, the telecom & data community lost one of its own. Jon DeLuca passed away on Saturday after a bout with cancer at the far too young age of 46. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Cirrus, CenturyLink, Flexential, Infomart

July 17th, 2018
 

Some data center and cloud connectivity news that's worth noting: [Read more →]

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Orange Seeds Its Cloud With Basefarm Buy

July 17th, 2018
 

There has been some interesting consolidation in the cloud space over in Europe this week, as one of the continent's largest network operators has made another move to augment its capabilities in cloud-based infrastructure. Orange Business Services has agreed to acquire Basefarm Holding. [Read more →]

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Liquid Telecom, Telecom Egypt to Hook Up Africa’s North and South

July 17th, 2018
 

The African fiber market may finally have a terrestrial link from North to South. Liquid Telecom and Telecom Egypt have signed an MOU to link up their fiber networks and enable Liquid Telecom to hook up Cairo to Cape Town without going under the waves. [Read more →]

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SD-WAN isn’t Just Another WAN

July 16th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

According to the market status of 1st half of 2018, while SD-WAN adoption by enterprises of all sizes and verticals is accelerating, there are some barriers along the road as well. [Read more →]

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US formally overturns import ban on ZTE

July 16th, 2018
 

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The US government has lifted its denial order against ZTE, finally clearing the way for the vendor to resume major operations. [Read more →]

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Another New Cable Planned for Lake Ontario

July 13th, 2018
 

Crosslake Fibre, Metro Optic, and Utilities Kingston have unveiled plans for a new and unique fiber route hooking up the key markets of eastern Canada. The project will be part terrestrial and part under water, starting in Toronto and finishing up in Montreal via a diverse route. [Read more →]

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Training Options in Optical Communications

July 13th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed By Jabulani Dhliwayo, founder of FiberGuide

The demand for high bandwidth continues to grow, driven by video streaming, cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT), upcoming 5G mobile networks, and other bandwidth hungry applications. This in turn is driving the need for very high transmission speed in [Read more →]

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Unique Collaboration Between Oregon Trawlers and Tech Companies

July 12th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by the Oregon Fishermen’s Cable Committee.  It's not a perfect fit for this section, but given their status as a nonprofit with a unique point of view I decided to relax the usual restrictions.

Around the globe commercial fishermen and owners of undersea telecommunications cable are typically at odds—cables get laid across prime fishing grounds, then fishermen are told not to fish near them, angering fishermen.  On a global scale, more submarine cables are severed or damaged by fishing vessels than any other cause, frustrating cable owners.  [Read more →]

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Lingo Acquires Impact

July 12th, 2018
 

This morning brings an interesting but somewhat difficult to parse M&A in the service provider space.  Lingo has announced an agreement to acquire Impact Telecom.   [Read more →]

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AT&T Makes Security Move, to Acquire AlienVault

July 11th, 2018
 

AT&T made a move yesterday to bolster its network security portfolio with the announcement of plans to acquire AlienVault.  San Mateo-based AlienVault specializes in threat detection, analyzing data from the Open Threat Exchange to enable collaborative defense. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Telia, DC BLOX, WebAir

July 11th, 2018
 

Three bits of mid-week news worth noting: [Read more →]

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euNetworks to Help DE-CIX Expand Reach

July 11th, 2018
 

Frankfurt-based internet exchange provider DE-CIX has unveiled a new Project Reach initiative to extend its effective reach into more data centers across Europe. To get that done they'll be tapping the network of pan-European bandwidth infrastructure provider euNetworks. [Read more →]

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IoT and blockchain will digitize daily life

July 10th, 2018
 

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Digitization is coming to all services, also linked to physical services. It will change the user experience significantly. It helps us to get rid of many [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: NTT, Nokia, Zayo

July 10th, 2018
 

A quick rundown on some news items worth a look: [Read more →]

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Network M&A: Fatbeam Acquires Ednetics’ IP Connect

July 10th, 2018
 

In an interesting network MA move up in the Pacific Northwest, Fatbeam today announced the purchase of the IP Connect division of Ednetics. The deal widens Fatbeam's customer base in its core region while broadening its product portfolio with more lit services. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: GTT, Sparkle, Equinix, China Mobile

July 9th, 2018
 

A few stories from around the world worth noting to start the week: [Read more →]

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