Tofane Rolls Up Some More Voice With NOS Deal

April 3rd, 2020
 

Tofane Global has found itself another consolidation opportunity. Yesterday they announced a deal to acquire NOS International Carrier Services. [Read more →]

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Overcoming Data Gravity with Adaptive Data Centers

April 3rd, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Innovation Officer, Aligned Energy

Although David McCrory introduced the concept more than a decade ago, what the software engineer and managing partner at Data Centric Strategies described as “data gravity” has taken on considerably more significance in recent years. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: RETN, AMS-IX, Fusion, CenturyLink

April 2nd, 2020
 

Here are a few quick takes worth noting, both pandemic-related and not: [Read more →]

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T-Mobile Completes Sprint Deal, and Legere Steps Down

April 1st, 2020
 

After winning in court a couple months back, nothing was going to stop T-Mobile from polishing off its purchase of Sprint. So pandemic or no pandemic, the deal was officially closed today and where there were 4 there are now 3 - at least until Dish follows through. [Read more →]

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FCC Digs Deep to Help Fight the Pandemic

April 1st, 2020
 

Just when you think all the FCC does is have meetings and tell others what they can and can't do, they come up with some actual money. In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the FCC under chairman Ajit Pai has announced a $200M plan for Telehealth support. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: CenturyLink, Ericsson, Bandwidth, RingCentral

March 31st, 2020
 

It's more than a little chaotic out there, here's a few infrastructure items sifted out of the chaos to make note of: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Justin Melnikoff Takes MOX Networks Out of Stealth

March 30th, 2020
 

For over a decade after the dotcom bubble the infrastructure sector undertook almost no new intercity fiber buildout projects, but in the last 5-10 years that has slowly changed.  New players in the sector have driven that change, some very publicly and some very quietly.  One of the quiet ones has been MOX Networks, which has flown largely under the radar since 2013.  But at PTC and Metro Connect the company stepped out of the shadows and started telling people what they are up to.  With us today to talk about MOX Networks’ approach to building fiber and give his views on the dark fiber business as a whole is President & COO, Justin Melnikoff. [Read more →]

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Consumers vs. Providers: Cloud Edition

March 27th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Amy Fredj, Product Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Software at Nokia

The advent of the cloud has suddenly made technology available to the masses by offering an efficient and cost-effective way to access information. Consumers can now [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Segra, NTT, Nokia, Ericsson

March 26th, 2020
 

I hope everyone hasn't gone stir crazy in lockdown yet.  Here are four quick internet infrastructure updates worth keeping an eye on from four different continents: [Read more →]

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Facebook Eyes Jio Stake

March 25th, 2020
 

According to reports, Facebook is considering buying its way into the Indian telecommunications market. They are supposedly close to a deal for 10% of Reliance Jio, although current coronavirus-related travel issues are slowing things down. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: InnerCity FiberNet, Veego, Amdocs, Fluvius, Teleste

March 24th, 2020
 

A metro fiber recap, a new partner/investor, and an MSO network upgrade: [Read more →]

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A Few More Pandemic Items

March 23rd, 2020
 

The coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate everything, which means that non-pandemic news is going to be a bit thin for a while.  C'est la vie, here are a few of the more interesting bits from over the weekend: [Read more →]

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Netflix, Youtube Slow Things Down for Europe

March 20th, 2020
 

The demand for bandwidth due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is definitely stretching global internet infrastructure a bit. Both YouTube and Netflix have now agreed to reduce streaming quality in an effort to not overload European capacity. [Read more →]

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Accelerating network inventory reconciliation process time by up to 60% using RPA

March 20th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Prodapt

An accurate inventory of assets and services is the cornerstone for any digital service provider. Yet, Digital Service Providers (DSPs) face several challenges in managing the completeness and accuracy of inventory data. Most of the cases, a DSP’s physical and logical network inventory are often 20-30% out of sync. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Seaborn, EdgeUno, Vonage, Virgin Mobile

March 19th, 2020
 

Everyone is adjusting to this new reality, and in the telecom and internet infrastructure world they are dealing with not just protecting their employees but meeting the demand caused by behavioral changes.  Sometimes it's an opportunity, but sometimes it's a scramble to keep things online.  Here are two of the first, and one of the second from this week so far: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: DE-CIX, Calix, Huawei, Ericsson

March 18th, 2020
 

Some interesting pandemic-related infrastructure news, plus three vendor wins worth noting: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: FiberLight, maincubes, Cogent, Infinera

March 17th, 2020
 

The pandemic continues to disrupt, but while everyone else pauses the world of internet infrastructure does  have to keep on rolling.   Let's do our best not to lose focus entirely. Here are a few more bits of news to digest from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Internap to Restructure Via Chapter 11

March 17th, 2020
 

Yesterday, Internap announced that it has entered into a restructuring support agreement with its creditors and filed for Chapter 11 in the southern district of New York. The deal ends the data center and network company's search for strategic alternatives in the wake of declining EBITDA alongside looming capital lease payments and financial covenants on its debt. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: CenturyLink, Orange, FirstLight, Globenet

March 16th, 2020
 

Ok, last week was a busy one for me and I missed a few items that it's time to catch up on.  Here's some quick takes, two undersea, one channel, and one metro fiber: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Great Plains Communications New CTO Tony Thakur

March 16th, 2020
 

Regionally focused network operators often fly under the radar in the broader market, but lately they have been taking on a more public role.  Great Plains Communications has been steadily expanding its reach out from its core Nebraska footprint while shifting more and more to fiber and next generation technologies.  With us today to talk about the company’s approach is its newly minted Chief Technology Officer, Tony Thakur. [Read more →]

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Optimising MSP Networking with Multi-Service Ports

March 13th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Epsilon's Prasanna Caliaperoumal

Worldwide spending on digital transformation is set to reach $2.3 trillion in 2023 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.1%, according to IDC. Over the next five years, digital transformation will become the [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: GCX, Sparkle, Aligned Energy, VIRTUS

March 12th, 2020
 

Some submarine capacity, a new data center expansion, and the completion of another: [Read more →]

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About That Pandemic

March 12th, 2020
 

So the elephant in the room is obviously the ongoing spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 that has now earned the pandemic label. It's not about telecom and internet infrastructure, and yet it's invading every subject these days. Everyone, literally, is figuring this out in real time. So I thought I'd bring it up for discussion. What do readers think will be the effects? [Read more →]

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