Int’l Bytes: STACK, CMC Networks, Ericsson, Aqua Comms

December 9th, 2022
 

A few other items from around the world this week to catch up with: [Read more →]

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How Wireless Internet Providers Can Now Overcome Obstacles in Their Path to Faster and Broader Service

December 9th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Sergiu Nedevschi, Co-Founder & CSO at Tarana Wireless

Fixed wireless access (FWA) networks have long been used to provide basic internet service in areas with no fiber or coax infrastructure. Unfortunately, these legacy FWA solutions are significantly challenged by the obstructions pervasive in most residential neighborhoods, which block wireless signals and severely limit these networks’ utility as demand for faster internet service continues to rise. These obstructions [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Zayo, Accelecom, WANRack, OpticalTel, Dobson

December 8th, 2022
 

Five interesting items focused on regional and metro projects and events around the US: [Read more →]

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Lumen to Pull More Than a Little Fiber

December 7th, 2022
 

Lumen said yesterday that it plans to significantly increase its potential capacity nationwide. The company plans to add 6 million fiber miles to its intercity fiber network over the next several years. The move takes advantage of Lumen’s existing extra conduits, meaning they don’t have to dig, just pull. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Names Paula Cogan as Next CEO

December 6th, 2022
 

The new year will see a changing of the guard over at euNetworks. The Western European bandwidth infrastructure company’s board of director has agreed to the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer. [Read more →]

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DDoS attacks may no longer be new, but they’re still an evolving threat

December 6th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Erik Nordquist, Global Managed Security Product Director at GTT

As ransomware and data breaches have been grabbing headlines for the past few years, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have stopped being top of mind for many CIOs, but they’re still more dangerous than ever and companies cannot neglect the necessary steps for prevention and securing internal traffic. In fact, Google Cloud recently recorded the largest DDoS attack ever of 46 million requests per second in an offensive that lasted 69 minutes. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: QTS’ Tag Greason on the Emergence of Operational Maturity as a Key Selection Criteria for Post Pandemic Data Centers

December 5th, 2022
 

One of the biggest byproducts of the global pandemic is its impact on accelerating the digital transformation process. In just a few years, data digitization, often referred to as digital transformation, has profoundly changed the shape of digital business in every industry and for consumers globally. Increased usage of digital applications in video calling, telehealth, e-commerce and e-learning and entertainment has significantly increased the need for data capacities.  Unrelenting data growth, combined with the continuing migration of enterprises offsite into multitenant colocation data centers, is having a significant impact on the industry.  With us today to talk about their experiences over the last few years is Tag Greason, Chief Hyperscale Officer, at QTS Data Centers. [Read more →]

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Maximising Voice Margins: Strategies for Managing OBR and Stopping Bill Shock

December 2nd, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Andrew Whitelaw, CEO of Springboard

Origin-Based-Rating (OBR) is being rolled out in a growing number of markets globally, creating new challenges for voice service providers and MNOs. They are being challenged to maintain and grow margin as new surcharges are appearing on their bills often six months or more after a service has gone live. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Visionary, Archtop, Hurricane Electric, STACK

December 1st, 2022
 

Two regional FTTH updates, one new PoP, and some data center buildout news: [Read more →]

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T-Mobile Taps ExteNet For Venue Infrastructure

November 30th, 2022
 

ExteNet has picked up some major business in the arena of, well, arenas. The wireless infrastructure specialist announced yesterday that it has entered into an exclusive and expanded partnership with one of the big three US wireless carriers: T-Mobile. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Comcast Business, H5, Africa Data Centres, Syntropy, Zenlayer, Tata Communictions

November 29th, 2022
 

A couple infrastructure expansions and a couple technology partnerships to start the week: [Read more →]

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How Service Providers Can Meet Network SLAs and Create a Competitive Advantage

November 29th, 2022
 

By Sergio Bea, vice president of global enterprise and channels, Accedian

Even as cyber-attacks increase and network infrastructure grows more complex, IT, network and cybersecurity teams are expected to deliver better customer experience with fewer resources and are charged with more responsibilities around their organization’s resiliency. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Joe Scattareggia on Windstream Wholesale’s Infrastructure Buildouts and Beyond

November 28th, 2022
 

In February we had Windstream Wholesale’s Buddy Bayer here to talk about the company’s plans for 2022.  Now we follow up to see how things went with Joe Scattareggia, who has been instrumental in driving forward the company’s new infrastructure construction activity on multiple fronts.  On the menu are multiple intercity, high-fiber-count network buildouts and many new customer relationships that you wouldn’t have associated with the Windstream of old. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Vodafone, Nokia, Ericsson

November 23rd, 2022
 

The Thanksgiving break is upon us here in the US, but here are a few interesting items from around the world first: [Read more →]

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Ciena Scarfs Up Benu, Tibit

November 22nd, 2022
 

As Thanksgiving weekend approaches, Ciena has made a pair of inorganic moves. The optical and software vendor has acquired Benu Networks and signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tibit Communications. [Read more →]

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Observability: the next big thing in the telecom industry

November 22nd, 2022
 

By Andy Burrell, Head of Portfolio Marketing, CNS Business Applications, Nokia

The term observability is gaining recognition in the telecoms industry. Experts predict it to cross the chasm and become a mainstream telecom topic in the near future – and it’s all because of the cloud. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Adtran, Viavi, Sparkle

November 21st, 2022
 

Three items from Europe and one from Arizona: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Archtop, LS Networks, Cologix, Prime Data Centers

November 18th, 2022
 

A bit of M&A, some metro fiber, some interconnection, and a data center build: [Read more →]

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Comcast Business Targets More of Northern Virginia

November 18th, 2022
 

For the third year in a row, Comcast Business has announced significant investments in the DC metro fiber marketplace. The latest expansion project will put $3M to work across six Virginia markets, and not just within the immediate suburbs of DC itself. [Read more →]

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As More Countries Consider International Call Authentication Standards, What Can Regulators Learn from STIR/SHAKEN?

November 18th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Anthony Cresti, Senior Business Development Director at Neustar

Illegal robocalling knows no borders, plaguing enterprises and consumers around the world. The United States remains the primary target with 45.9 billion robocalls received in 2020, but this issue has huge international implications, and no country is immune. Naturally, telecom regulators are looking for solutions. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: EXA, BAI, ZenFi, GBI, Infinera, Lumen

November 17th, 2022
 

A new CLS, some M&A activity, a technology upgrade, and a broad FTTH expansion move to keep an eye on: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: MOX, Telescent, Virgin Media, DataBank, Element Critical, Megaport

November 16th, 2022
 

A migration, a couple of technology partnerships, and a new network launch: [Read more →]

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5G is revolutionizing the network and IT landscape

November 16th, 2022
 

This sponsored thought leadership article was authored by Chris Menier, President – VIA AIOPS for Vitria Technology

5G is revolutionizing the network and IT landscape for telcos, multi-system operators (MSOs) and enterprise IT. Telcos and MSOs are implementing new architectures, new patterns for managing networks at scale with increasing pressure on attracting and retaining talent. The expected spend by telephony service providers is expected to be $240 billion. In the meantime, telcos are struggling with [Read more →]

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