Digital Realty Takes Aim at Dulles’ Western Lands

September 18th, 2018
 

A data center REIT can never have too much land in northern Virginia.  Hence, it probably won't surprise anyone that Digital Realty Trust is said to be about to acquire some more. [Read more →]

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HAVFRUE to Land at NJFX

September 18th, 2018
 

The planned HAVFRUE cable system now has a landing station lined up on the eastern coast of the USA. NJFX said this morning that the new transatlantic cable system will come ashore at NJFX's Tier 3 by the Subsea campus in Wall Township, NJ. [Read more →]

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5G naysayers are misguided: Telstra CEO

September 18th, 2018
 

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

Fears that 5G use cases do not justify the extensive investments required to roll out the technology are unfounded, and the technology is going to change the world, according to Telstra CEO Andy Penn. [Read more →]

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The ZenFi, Cross River Merger Is Now Done

September 17th, 2018
 

Two of the New York metro area's dynamic, younger fiber builders are now one. ZenFi Networks and Cross River Fiber have completed the merger they announced this past Spring, with the combined company to operate as ZenFi Networks. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Pilot CEO Joe Fasone Takes On Business Fiber

September 17th, 2018
 

All the consolidation in the fiber business sometimes eclipses the efforts of newer companies taking on the challenge, but there are young companies out there blazing a new path through well-mapped, but never fully conquered territory.  One such company is Pilot, which was founded in 2014 in New York City and now runs business fiber in the east coast markets of Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Boston as well.  With us today to talk about Pilot’s fresh approach is CEO Joe Fasone[Read more →]

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Colt Expands Spanish Reach

September 17th, 2018
 

Colt Technology Services has been busy on the Iberian peninsula in southern Europe.  The UK-based global network operator is adding some 22 new provinces to its reach within Spain. [Read more →]

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Zayo Provides Euro Dark Fiber to an International Carrier

September 17th, 2018
 

Zayo has won some dark fiber business over in Europe. An unnamed 'international carrier' is leveraging Zayo's footprint in Western Europe to improve its global coverage. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Windstream, Southern Telecom, FirstLight, NTT

September 14th, 2018
 

Several items that initially slipped through my nets this week that should be noted: [Read more →]

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SSAE16 vs. SSAE18: What’s The Difference?

September 14th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Tim Mullahy, EVP and Managing Director at Liberty Center One

There’s a new SOC audit standard in town - and you need to know what it is and means if you’re to make an informed decision about your hosting company. [Read more →]

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Nokia Sells Velocix to Volaris

September 13th, 2018
 

In an interesting bit of M&A this morning, Nokia has sold off a piece of itself with a familiar pedigree. The Finnish giant has entered into an agreement to sell its IP Video business to Toronto-based Volaris Group.
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Tofane Global Closes Altice Deal, Expands Voice Carrier Reach

September 13th, 2018
 

Tofane Global's quest to conquer the international carrier voice business is officially underway. This morning they officially closed the purchase of the relevant pieces of Altice Europe N.V., adding further scale in a business that hasn't gotten much love in a while.  [Read more →]

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FCC Hits Pause on Sprint/T-Mobile

September 12th, 2018
 

The FCC said yesterday that it has paused the clock on its review of the Sprint/T-Mobile merger.  The move comes in response to recent submissions from the companies detailing the benefits the two companies say would be created as well as an expected submission about network expansion plans. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: GTT, CenturyLink, Flexential, Digital Realty

September 12th, 2018
 

Some interconnection, upgrade, and expansion news worth checking out: [Read more →]

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Independents Buys Some Ohio Fiber

September 11th, 2018
 

We've had a bit of fiber consolidation out in the Midwest.  Independents Fiber Network has announced the purchase of assets from Smart Connect Fiber Incorporated in southwestern Ohio. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: AT&T, Epsilon, France-IX, Consolidated

September 11th, 2018
 

A few interesting product development and expansion items from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Facebook to build data center in Singapore

September 11th, 2018
 

This article was authored by Networks Asia staff, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Facebook has revealed that it’s first custom-built data center in Asia will be located in Singapore. The 170,000 square meter data center represents an investment of more than S$1.4 billion ($1.01 billion), and forms part of the company’s growing presence in Singapore and across Asia. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Bluebird Network CEO Michael Morey

September 10th, 2018
 

Like many infrastructure operators that were originally founded by coalitions of rural telephone operators, Bluebird Network spent its first decade largely under the radar of the broader markets. But in recent years, the company has become much more visible as it expands its reach. A few years ago, Bluebird even bought an underground data center in Springfield, MO and entered the colocation space. With us today to talk about Bluebird’s infrastructure and its unique data center asset is President and CEO Michael Morey. An industry veteran with roots in fiber stretching back to AT&T in the early 80s, he joined Bluebird in 2012 and has presided over a period of rapid growth at the company. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: IFN, The Loop, Connected2Fiber, Vantage, Calix

September 7th, 2018
 

It's been a busy week, so here are a few items worth noting that might have slipped past you: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: UPN, Ciena, NJFX

September 6th, 2018
 

Three interesting items worth noting: [Read more →]

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Vocus lights up ASC early due to SMW 3 break

September 6th, 2018
 

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

Australian ISP Vocus Communications has switched on its new Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) ahead of schedule to compensate for a major service disruption on the Perth-Jakarta length of the Sea-Me-We 3 subsea cable. [Read more →]

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More Int’l Bytes: GTT, Interxion, Huawei, SAIL

September 5th, 2018
 

It's been a busy week for infrastructure news from overseas, here are a few more items worth noting: [Read more →]

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New Funding in Hand, VaporIO Plans Kinetic Edge Roll-Out

September 5th, 2018
 

After a year or two working out the kinks, Vapor IO says it is ready to start rolling out its ambitious edge platform, dubbed Kinetic Edge, nationally. The company has raised funds through a Series C financing, with Crown Castle and Berkshire Partners putting up the money for the next stage of the company's development. [Read more →]

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GlobeNet, Facebook Start Work on Malbec

September 5th, 2018
 

Back in May, GlobeNet announced plans for a new submarine cable connecting Brazil and Argentina. Today we got an update on that project as well as the identity of the content giant helping make the project happen. Facebook will be a full co-owner on the system. [Read more →]

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