How Network Providers Can Capitalize on the Vast Promise of Direct-to-Consumer

September 22nd, 2023

This Industry Spotlight was authored by SAP’s Sandeep Chowdhury

As behemoths like Google, Meta and Netflix continue to devour bandwidth across the network value chain, the common refrain among network providers who are investing so much to build the infrastructure on which platforms like these rely has been, “What about us?” [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Arvig, Gateway, Empire, Ada Infrastructure

September 21st, 2023

Three items of regional fiber news and a new player in the global data center infrastructure space: [Read more →]

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Regional Bytes: TCT, Adtran, Tombigbee, Calix, Accelecom, Alianza, FirstLight

September 20th, 2023

Three regional moves with the help of key vendors, and a couple of interesting executive hires: [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: STACK, Subcom, GI Partners, Hurricane Electric, HGC

September 19th, 2023

Here’s a quick look at some international items from the last day or three: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Metro Edge’s Craig Huffman on Chicago’s IMD1 Project

September 18th, 2023

Undertaking a large development in any major city is daunting, especially when the development is as complex as a data center.  However, complicated doesn’t mean impossible, and a new entrant with local real estate expertise thinks they have found a unique way to crack it. Metro Edge Development Partners (Metro Edge) is preparing to kick off the buildout of IMD1, an exclusive five-story data center    to be located within the Illinois Medical District, just two miles west of the central business district of Chicago. With us today to talk about the project’s past, present and future is Metro Edge Co-Founder and CEO Craig Huffman. [Read more →]

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Harnessing AI’s Potential to Detect Visual Bugs Faster

September 15th, 2023

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Prashant Maloo, Senior Director at Prodapt

Service providers in the Connectedness industry focus on gaining a competitive edge over the competition by maintaining a premium quality of service. However, quality assurance has been a tough challenge, given the need to master the various stages of the product life cycle, such as requirements gathering, product development, product testing, support & maintenance, etc. [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Sabey, JetCool, Nokia, Ciena, Ribbon, Infinera

September 14th, 2023

Here’s a set of vendor news items from this week worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

Here’s a set of vendor news items from this week worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Arcadian Infracom, Comcast Business, Lumen, Liquid

September 13th, 2023

Several interesting expansions and some SASE enhancements: [

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Int’l Roundup: EdgeConneX, Xtera, GlobalNet, Vantage

September 12th, 2023

Several interesting items from around the world, two in the data center space, one subsea, and one backbone: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Colohouse CEO Jeremy Pease on Growth, M&A, Vision, and AI

September 11th, 2023

The data center space is constantly shifting, with new players backed by savvy investors creating novel strategies to provide the next generation of infrastructure to the rest of the economy.  One company that has been rising quickly over the past two years is Colohouse, which has blended organic and M&A activity to assemble a presence across 10 markets with more to come.  With us today to talk about Colohouse’s strategy and its viewpoint on the data center marketplace is CEO Jeremy Pease, who took the helm a little less than a year ago. [Read more →]

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September 8th, 2023

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Ross Flynn, Mobile Ecosystem Forum

The mobile phone has resulted in a variety of changes – some welcomed, some less so, and some have been unexpected. For example, mobile phones are contributing to a shift in how TV advertising is bought. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Digital Realty, LINX, Nokia, Padtec, UPIX, EXA

September 7th, 2023

New data centers, an IX upgrade, and some wavelength upgrades and expansions: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Bulk, Virtus, EXA, Orange Business

September 6th, 2023

Two expansion projects, some new interconnection, and a smart city partnership: [Read more →]

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nLighten Buys Proximity, Storms Into UK

September 5th, 2023

The European data center provider nLighten has made its second inorganic move of this summer season with the announcement of the purchase of Proximity Data Centres. The deal enables nLighten to go from zero to sixty in the UK data center market, just as it did in France a few months ago. [Read more →]

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Unpacking the Triple Threat of Carpet Bomb Attacks: Evasion, Neutralization, and Overload

September 1st, 2023

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Ashley Stephenson, CTO of Corero Network Security

Nature often provides insightful parallels to our complex digital world. For instance, one might think of a business network connected to the internet as a dynamic beehive where each bee symbolizes a unique IP address of the customer, all tirelessly working to ensure the entire colony remains connected. Much like bees in a hive, these IP addresses constantly relay information in order to communicate vital signals or potential threats. You could think of a [Read more →]

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Lumen Brings Microsoft Copilot Onboard

August 31st, 2023

Lumen is bringing on some more talent, and by talent I mean AI. They have teamed up with Microsoft to deploy Microsoft 365 Copilot to empower its 30K employee base in a beta test under Microsoft’s Early Access Program.. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: EdgeCore, HE,, Kolibric, Breezeline, CoreSite

August 30th, 2023

Four bits of network expansion news, both domestic and international. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Infinera, Macquarie, Scala, CityFibre

August 29th, 2023

Four interesting bits of upgrade and expansion news from around the world to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: DataBank’s Raul Martynek on Integration, Growth, M&A, AI

August 28th, 2023

With us today for a return visit is Raul Martynek, CEO of DataBank.  In our last Q&A, we talked about the company’s purchase of zColo from Zayo during the height of the pandemic.  Now it has been a couple of years, and DataBank has had some time to digest that and other acquired assets like CyrusOne’s Houston footprint.  The company has also accelerated investments in organic new builds across multiple markets.  Most recently they sold off their footprint over in France.  Today we will explore what DataBank’s plans are and what they see on the horizon. [Read more →]

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Three words to help CSPs redefine business outcomes: Cloud Packet Core

August 25th, 2023

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mike Hawley, Head of Mobility Management Packet Core R&D, Cloud and Network Services at Nokia

Communications service providers (CSPs) take a pragmatic view when it comes to core developments. Beyond the fascinating technology, CSPs want results that meet their end goals.

Generally, there are three goal areas that drive these conversations: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: CoreSite, Aqua Comms, HGC, CMC, LightRiver, Ribbon, HTC

August 24th, 2023

A new transatlantic option, an international edge expansion, some network tech as a service news, and a vendor deployment in a less travelled region. [Read more →]

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Regional Roundup: NTT, Great Plains Communications, Empire Access

August 23rd, 2023

Three network expansions in three regional US markets to catch up with, one on the backbone and two on the FTTx front: [Read more →]

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STACK’s APAC Expansion Now Ready in Melbourne

August 22nd, 2023

STACK Infrastructure’s expansion down under is officially complete. Today the data center infrastructure provider said they finished work on their first APAC facility in Melbourne, Australia.  The company has been building global infrastructure at a prodigious rate of late. [Read more →]

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