Laying the Foundation for AI with High-Quality Network Data

July 12th, 2024
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by David Cottingham, CTO at IQGeo

As the fiber broadband industry evolves, operators face increasing pressure to adopt emerging technologies to stay competitive. McKinsey’s report, “The AI-native telco: Radical transformation to thrive in turbulent times,” underscores the potential of AI and Machine Learning (ML) to drive growth and disruption within the telecom sector. AI promises substantial benefits, including infrastructure that self-heals, touchless customer service, hyper-personalization, and automated marketing. However, its successful implementation hinges on the quality of underlying fiber network data. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: American Tower, Megaport, Ciena, CityFibre

July 11th, 2024
 

Four bits of infrastructure news from around the industry: [Read more →]

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Regional Bytes: ArchTop, Accelecom, Render Networks, Home Networks, Stantec, Zayo

July 10th, 2024
 

News from four regional fiber projects in four different parts of the US to keep up with: [Read more →]

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GIX Opens New Route Across the Hudson

July 10th, 2024
 

Connectivity between New York City and New Jersey is a critical piece of the nation’s infrastructure. But it has been a while since we’ve seen new infrastructure built across the Hudson River. Yesterday that changed as Global InterXchange announced it’s new carrier neutral dark fiber deployment has officially gone live. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Chief Telecom, DE-CIX, CyrusOne, Nokia, MEO

July 9th, 2024
 

Some interconnection, some financing, and some 5G: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Nokia, Google Fiber, CityFibre, SmartCIC

July 8th, 2024
 

With the long weekend done here in the US, here’s a quick look at the news out to start the week: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: 4iG, Telecom Egypt, Sparkle, Mainstreaming, MTN

July 5th, 2024
 

With the US out for a long weekend, here’s a quick rundown on infrastructure news from elsewhere in the world: [Read more →]

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EXA Taps SOCAR Fiber to Cross Türkiye

July 3rd, 2024
 

EXA Infrastructure has been working hard to develop new paths to and through markets in the Middle East, and yesterday they unveiled plans for a brand new alternative. They are teaming up with SOCAR Fiber to develop a new terrestrial route across Türkiye to Georgia. [Read more →]

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Regional Roundup: Windstream, Lumen, Consolidated, LiveOak

July 2nd, 2024
 

Four bits of regional last mile news from around the US so far this week: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Ciena, ECL, Scala, CityFibre

July 1st, 2024
 

Two interesting data center projects, some middle mile work, and some FTTH expansion: [Read more →]

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Zayo Wins a Couple of Middle Mile Projects in Nevada

June 28th, 2024
 

Earlier this week, Zayo announced some significant new fiber to be built out in the state of Nevada. The project is a public/private partnership that will see some 800 route miles starting in the state’s two largest markets and reaching deep into the Nevada desert. [Read more →]

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Fraud is Eroding Trust in Telecoms: Protecting SMS Against Rising Risks

June 28th, 2024
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Eli Katz, Founder and CEO of XConnect

Fraudsters are ramping up their attacks on messaging services and it’s draining revenue streams. SMS is a hugely valuable channel for brands with one of the highest engagement rates, and yet it also still holds a large untapped business market. Despite this, it is facing an uncertain future due to a sharp rise in fraudulent activity. [Read more →]

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Nokia, France Do a Deal for ASN

June 27th, 2024
 

Nokia and the French State have entered into a put option agreement that could soon see Alcatel Submarine Networks in the hands of France. The deal gives Nokia the choice to offload the independently operated unit and focus its efforts in more strategic directions. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Nokia, TTI, Stream, Wyyerd

June 27th, 2024
 

A long distance record, a giant new data center campus in Texas, and some FTTH in the desert southwest: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Windstream, iBasis, SFR, Connectbase, Orange, Akamai

June 26th, 2024
 

Some fiber, some voice, some data, and a bit of M&A: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Comcast Business, Breezeline, ielo

June 25th, 2024
 

A bit of satellite and a bit more FTTH news from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: IQM, AMS-IX, Ciena, TDC

June 24th, 2024
 

The quantum future gets a little closer, some interconnection across the straits of Taiwan, and a network upgrade in Europe. [Read more →]

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5 Key Strategies for Telecom Companies to Build Supply Chain Resilience

June 21st, 2024
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Taylor Allis, Chief Product Officer at Avetta

The telecommunications (telecom) sector is entering a new era, blurring the lines between the traditional definition of a telecom company and a tech company, as both industries boom with innovation. From promising 6G implementations to the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program that will fund new developments, the opportunities are endless. As the landscape rapidly evolves, a mature and secure supply chain is crucial. It is the linchpin [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: euNetworks, Epoch Digital, Netomnia, brsk, GTAA

June 20th, 2024
 

Some balance sheet work, a new data center player, some FTTx consolidation, and of course some AI. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Padtec, Global Fiber, Aryaka, Infinera, DZS, Calnex

June 19th, 2024
 

A subsea project, some AI network work, and some 5G xHaul interoperability: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Comcast Business, Ziply, Breezeline, HPE Aruba Networking

June 18th, 2024
 

Four projects of metro connectivity interest of note from this week: [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Compass, Africa Data Centres, CityFibre, Nokia, Globe

June 17th, 2024
 

Some data center activity, some FTTH, and a network upgrade to start the week: [Read more →]

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The 5G Standalone Revolution Has Officially Begun

June 14th, 2024
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Anil Kollipara, Vice President of Product Management at Spirent Communications

Check the numbers, and 5G network adoption looks to be absolutely humming. According to GSMA Intelligence, there were 1.6 billion 5G connections worldwide by the end of 2023. All told, more than 261 operators offered commercial 5G services as of February 2024, representing the fastest new network generation rollout ever. Of course, Telecom Ramblings readers know that those figures need an asterisk. [Read more →]

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