How does SD-WAN Fit into Enterprise’s Digital Transformation?

October 19th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

SD-WAN entered the market initially being positioned as an alternative or replacement to legacy WAN solutions such as MPLS. However, as more enterprises plan to kick off Digital Transformation (DX) so as to better run the business and serve the customers, now it’s worth [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: CenturyLink, QTS, Interxion, Deep Blue Cable

October 18th, 2018
 

A bit of everything today: some metro fiber, some data center real estate, some cloud connectivity, and a bit of subsea action: [Read more →]

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Softbank, Toyota form JV for mobility services in Japan

October 18th, 2018
 

This article was authored by Fiona Chau, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net

Japan’s Softbank and automaker Toyota announced plans to form a joint venture by April 2019 to provide launch Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) in the country. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Ericsson, Orange, e-shelter, Kentik

October 17th, 2018
 

A few items from EMEA worth noting from the first half of this week: [Read more →]

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DE-CIX Makes a Move in Frankfurt

October 17th, 2018
 

Yesterday DE-CIX announced the completion of what had to have been an epic infrastructure migration on its home turf. The company spent the summer moving one of the core nodes of its Frankfurt IX from one data center to another, with the IX remaining live the entire time. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: AquaComms, Infinera, Connected2Fiber

October 16th, 2018
 

One by sea, one by land, and two by api: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Larry Coleman,Tom Perrone Take GoNetspeed to the Last Mile

October 15th, 2018
 

For over a decade, the fiber industry has been focused on the metro and middle mile as the path to success. But having solved that business model, some in the industry are now turning their attention toward what has been a harder nut to crack -- fiber to the home.  GoNetSpeed is a recent entry in that arena, launching its services in the Pittsburgh metro area and in suburban Connecticut.  With us today to talk about the opportunity they see and how they are taking advantage of it are two familiar faces: the company’s president, Larry Coleman, and its COO, Tom Perrone, veterans of Sunesys and Fibertech/Lightower, respectively. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: 123Net, GIGA, Colt, DE-CIX

October 12th, 2018
 

TGIF, but first two metro fiber items, one big data center, and an IX goes to court in Europe: [Read more →]

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Public vs Private Cloud, a Cost Savings Showdown

October 12th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Joseph Portillo, Data Technology Specialist at Multacom Corporation

Companies of all sizes have flocked to the public cloud for its perceived cost savings. Although a single user virtual machine (VM) in the public cloud is cheaper than a dedicated server, as a business grows past its R&D stage and technology needs increase in complexity, the public cloud cost can increase beyond that of a private or hybrid cloud solution.   [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: CenturyLink, Asteroid, CyrusOne, RingCentral

October 11th, 2018
 

Here are a few bits of news from around the sector and world from this week: [Read more →]

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Uniti Closes Acquisition & Leaseback of CableSouth Fiber

October 10th, 2018
 

I must have missed this one over the summer.  Uniti Group has closed on the purchase and leaseback of a fiber network from CableSouth, the first time they've done such a deal with a cable MSO.  The deal follows closely on Uniti's closure of a similar deal with TelePacific a few weeks ago. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Zayo, SES, Juniper, Infinera

October 9th, 2018
 

One infrastructure deal, one cloud connectivity deployments, and two network upgrade wins by vendors: [Read more →]

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China said to insert spy chips into Supermicro servers

October 8th, 2018
 

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

An explosive report has accused Chinese intelligence agencies of sneaking a tiny chip into servers assembled in China for US chip maker Supermicro that introduced hardware vulnerabilities enabling stealth access to any network using the altered devices. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Colt, DC Blox, Digital Realty, Equinix

October 5th, 2018
 

One metro fiber and four data center expansion items worth noting before you head out for the weekend. [Read more →]

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How Low Can You Go? Three ways Telecoms Companies Can Improve Their Customer Effort Score

October 5th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Steve Smith, VP of Strategic Industries, ClickSoftware

Typically when a customer calls their service provider, they have a problem, whether it is to report an outage, a billing issue, or some other disruption in service. Warranted or not, telephone and internet providers do not have the best reputation for their responses to customer service requests. However this perception seems to be shifting, [Read more →]

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Survey to Start for SAEx’s 25,000km Subsea Project

October 4th, 2018
 

The southern hemisphere has never really gotten its share of subsea connectivity, but activity certainly has picked up lately.  Today the long proposed but unconsummated buildout of SAEx came a step closer to reality as SAEx International and Alcatel Submarine Networks announced the start of desktop study, permitting, and survey activities. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, Fusion, eX2, FiberLight

October 4th, 2018
 

Two contracts, one p3 buildout, and the closing of some consolidation: [Read more →]

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Windstream Deploys More Capacity to NJFX, Plans For Infinera’s C+L

October 3rd, 2018
 

Windstream Wholesale says it will be expanding its core transport network out to the New Jersey shore in Q4.  The company is adding capacity and lowering latency out to NJFX in Wall Township, a growing nexus alongside the landing stations for submarine cables to Europe and South America. [Read more →]

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123Net, St. Clair County RESA Team Up for Network Expansion

October 3rd, 2018
 

123Net has a new fiber partner to the northeast of Detroit.  They are teaming up with St. Clair County RESA, which built out 200 route miles of fiber a couple decades ago to hook up its seven K-12 public schools and is looking to make better use of that asset.  [Read more →]

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Vista Buys Starhome Mach, to Combine with Telarix

October 3rd, 2018
 

Yesterday saw some interesting consolidation in a segment I don't cover too much.  Starhome Mach announced yesterday that its owners at Fortissimo Capital have agreed to sell the company to Vista Equity Partners.  Vista intends to combine the company with Telarix, which it has owned since 2016. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: SSE Telcoms, Alcatel, Orange Business, IX Reach

October 2nd, 2018
 

A few items from across the Atlantic worth noting: [Read more →]

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Another M&A for GTT: Access Point

October 2nd, 2018
 

With the Interoute integration well underway, GTT apparently needed some more action to fill up its autumn season.  Yesterday they announced another deal, acquiring Access Point.   [Read more →]

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Verizon Launches First 5G Markets

October 1st, 2018
 

5G is here, or at least it is in parts of Sacramento.  Verizon today formally launched what it says is the first commercial 5G network today. [Read more →]

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