Apax to Buy Expereo

May 25th, 2018
 

Expereo will soon have new private equity ownership.  The Dutch managed network services provider is being bought by Apax Partners for an undisclosed purchase price. [Read more →]

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How Connectivity Will Determine the Cities of Tomorrow

May 25th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Alan Levy, CEO of Skywire Networks.

The internet has taken over our lives. Whether that will turn out to be beneficial or harmful (or a combination of both) remains to be seen, but the fact of the matter is that it’s near impossible to conduct [Read more →]

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Zayo Adds European Wave Route

May 24th, 2018
 

Zayo is constantly busy expanding its network footprint whether organic or inorganic, and this week is no different. Today the company announced the completion of a new wavelength route complementing its European network. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: DataBank, Chirisa, WBX, Flexential

May 24th, 2018
 

Several interesting bits of expansion news from across the US data center market: [Read more →]

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Three Bidders for GCX? Time to Speculate!

May 23rd, 2018
 

Capacity has an exclusive piece out this morning on the future of Reliance Communications' international arm, Global Cloud Xchange. Apparently there are three bidders at the table, but everything is on hold until the future of Rcom's other assets is out of limbo. But after years of false starts, I suspect the endgame is finally here. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Telia, Massive, Internap, 165 Halsey

May 23rd, 2018
 

Four quick bytes of expansion news from around the world and the industry worth noting thus far this week: [Read more →]

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New Life for ZTE?

May 22nd, 2018
 

What started with an unexpected presidential tweet appears to be taking a more concrete form.  The US government and China are said to be close to a deal that would lift a ban on the Chinese-based vendor ZTE that was imposed in April. [Read more →]

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Reliance, Ericsson Tussle over Dues, Entangling Jio Deal

May 22nd, 2018
 

The travails of India's embattled Reliance Communications just keep getting messier. Late last week, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) handed the Swedish vendor Ericsson a victory, admitting its petition and appointing managers to run RCom, Reliance Telecom, and Reliance Infratel. The two companies are said to be trying to work out a deal outside of court, and RCom has filed an appeal. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Interxion, Benu, Akamai, Limelight

May 21st, 2018
 

An expansion, an integration, and two customer wins: [Read more →]

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NEC applies AI to subsea cable networks

May 18th, 2018
 

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

NEC has announced it has applied AI to subsea cable networks to push the capacity limits of the transmission networks. [Read more →]

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Zayo Picks Up Wins at BPO, The Quilt

May 17th, 2018
 

Zayo has announced another customer win of the unnamed variety. A 'global business process outsourcing company' has picked Zayo for a combination of colo and wavelengths in a multi-year deal. [Read more →]

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Cisco’s Fiscal Q3 Looks Normal, Market Wanted More

May 17th, 2018
 

With its size and influence in the sector, Cisco's financial results would be a key milestone even if their corporate calendar weren't off-rhythm by a month. Since they are though, we get a look at results that include an extra month of economic activity. Cisco's numbers were pretty much where they were expected to be, and guidance for fiscal Q4 was too. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, Equinix, Colo Atl, XKL

May 16th, 2018
 

Here's a quick rundown on some infrastructure news from the metro this week: [Read more →]

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Uniti Group Buys CenturyLink’s Divested Longhaul Dark Fiber IRUs

May 16th, 2018
 

So, yes I missed this one last week while travelling at ITW out in Chicago, so let's catch up. Within its earnings release, Uniti Group announced the acquisition of a strategic fiber portfolio from CenturyLink. [Read more →]

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FirstDigital to Take Over for Level 3 in Tucson

May 15th, 2018
 

CenturyLink has lined up another buyer for the assets it agreed to divest as part of the Level 3 merger.  FirstDigital Telecom will be buying the metro network and related assets previously owned by Level 3 Communications in Tucson, Arizona. [Read more →]

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Antin Buys Yet More Fiber, Acquires Ufinet Spain

May 15th, 2018
 

Some European fiber is changing hands again, and the buyer is one of this year's most active players in the space.  Antin Infrastructure Partners has agreed to purchase Ufinet Spain from Cinven. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Telstra, Interoute, Epsilon, Orange, Telxius, RETN

May 14th, 2018
 

Still catching up on some of the news from out in Chicago at ITW last week, here are a few news bytes from around the world: [Read more →]

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Trump intervening to get ZTE back in business

May 14th, 2018
 

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

In an unexpected twist in the ongoing saga over the ban on ZTE importing US components, president Donald Trump has indicated he may throw [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: AT&T and Cohen, Thoughts?

May 11th, 2018
 

Ok, I can't bear to write anything cogent on the subject, but I can't not mention it.  So I went with an offbeat poll.  This week we learned that AT&T paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's Essential Consultants LLC to help it understand the new administration.  What was your reaction to the news? [Read more →]

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Subsea Bytes: Cleareon, Seaborn, GlobeNet, HGC, China Telecom

May 11th, 2018
 

There were several interesting announcements of new subsea cable systems at ITW, as well as an interesting connection across what is both a shorter and longer gulf: [Read more →]

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Vodafone Finally Gets Some of Liberty

May 10th, 2018
 

There was a big telecommunications M&A over in Europe yesterday.  After years of talking about it, Vodafone has entered into a definitive agreement to buy a pile of assets from Liberty Global for $22.7B. [Read more →]

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Fusion Makes Second Move, Buys MegaPath

May 10th, 2018
 

Fresh off the closing of its purchase of Birch, Fusion has gone out and made another acquisition.  The publicly traded cloud and network services provider has signed a definitive agreement to buy MegaPath. [Read more →]

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EllaLink to Cross the Atlantic in a New Direction

May 9th, 2018
 

The Atlantic will be getting yet another cable system it seems, but this time it's on a route rarely travelled.  EllaLink has won a key anchor customer for a cable system connecting Portugal with Brazil. The research and education networks GEANT and RedCLARA are putting €25M up for direct capacity between Europe and South America. [Read more →]

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