Private Equity Takes a Look at Zayo

November 20th, 2018
 

Could Zayo's days as a publicly traded company be numbered?  In the wake of the network infrastructure operator's recent struggles meeting its growth targets and the resulting stock price drop, rumors are circling that a takeout offer could materialize relatively quickly.  Yesterday, Bloomberg put a few names and faces on that possibility. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: Equinix, Netrality, DataBank

November 20th, 2018
 

Three organic data center expansion projects worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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Weekend Bytes: Huawei Marine, Orange Business, Digital Realty, OpenCT

November 19th, 2018
 

Four bits of news touching four continents worth noting: [Read more →]

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China already working on 6G

November 19th, 2018
 

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

The telecoms industry may be gearing up for 5G, but China is already looking ahead to 6G, according to reports. [Read more →]

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The Cloud is a Key Driver for SD-WAN

November 16th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Matt Hiles, Chief Operating Officer at Mosaic NetworX

When it rains it pours, and we all know where rain comes from… but clouds have taken on a whole new meaning in this millennium. There are many reasons why enterprises are deploying SD-WAN. The list of incentives is long, and growing, including using broadband and wireless to augment or replace [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Windstream, ROOT, Hughes, Onecom

November 15th, 2018
 

Four interesting items from three continents.  I'm on the road today, will be back in the saddle tomorrow. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Windstream Wholesale’s Joe Scattareggia

November 15th, 2018
 

It has been a busy few years at Windstream on multiple fronts, but the company’s wholesale business has perhaps undergone the most significant changes.  After combining the assets gleaned from its ILEC roots and all the CLEC and other acquisitions the company has made over the years and building out further organically, Windstream Wholesale has emerged as a power in the transport business. With us today to talk about the company’s plans in wholesale is Joe Scattareggia, EVP of Wholesale Solutions at Windstream. [Read more →]

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Telefonica, IBM Apply Blockchain to International Voice

November 14th, 2018
 

Telefonica and IBM are teaming up in a new collaboration. The two giants are working together to address the needs of transactional network activities, and they are starting with the routing of international voice calls. [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Ciena, Cisco, Juniper, Calix

November 14th, 2018
 

For updated from four vendors, each in a market segment: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Cable ONE Takes Out Clearwave

November 13th, 2018
 

Yesterday there was another bit of consolidation in the world of metro and regional fiber. Cable ONE has agreed to acquire Clearwave Communications. [Read more →]

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Serverless and edge disruptors for clouds

November 13th, 2018
 

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The cloud business is very much dominated by Amazon, Microsoft and Google, although there are many more regional, niche or smaller cloud providers. The push towards edge and serverless computing mean [Read more →]

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France-IX Touts African Growth

November 13th, 2018
 

France-IX has been busy to the south lately it seems. Today the company offered up an update on its progress in taking on the African network interconnection marketplace.  Spoiler alert: traffic is up. [Read more →]

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Zayo Plots Separation

November 12th, 2018
 

Zayo's earnings last week didn't go over too well.  Revenues were down sequentially on all fronts, and the stock fell sharply as a result.  But the less immediate part of the company's announcements will have more significant long term effects.  First though, here are Zayo's fiscal Q1 numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Weekend Roundup: Bullseye, Cologix, Sabey, Pilot, Uniti

November 12th, 2018
 

A few items from last week or over the weekend worth checking into: [Read more →]

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News Press & Gazette Buys Nebraska Data Centers

November 9th, 2018
 

A pretty big chunk of Midwestern data center space quietly changed hands this week. The buyer is News Press & Gazette Company, and the target was Omaha's Nebraska Data Centers. [Read more →]

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Why Telcos Are Still Moving to the Cloud

November 9th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Stacey Kuyfwriter and content strategist for atmail

The cloud is no longer new technology. In fact, according to research by Citrix, by 2025 it will be so entrenched in our business processes that the term will be obsolete. This is because the cloud will simply be synonymous [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: RETN, NGD, NGA, Nokia

November 8th, 2018
 

Three items of interest from west to east across Eurasia: [Read more →]

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Malaysia allocates $240m for national fiber plan

November 8th, 2018
 

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

The Malaysian government has announced a 1 billion ringgit ($239.7 million) initiative to improve the nation's telecoms connectivity in the market in order to promote growth of its digital economy. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: LightRiver, CenturyLink, DataGryd, NYI, Teridion

November 7th, 2018
 

Three interesting items worth noting at midweek: [Read more →]

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Introducing “Software Defined WAN for the Digital Age – A Bold Transition to Next Generation Networking”

November 7th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by David W Wang

Recently I’ve received quite some inquiries from readers of my Telecom Ramblings’ blog, showing interest in my new book “Software Defined WAN for the Digital Age- A Bold Transition to Next Generation Networking, which is being officially [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Everstream, ADVA, Eurofiber, Globalinx, HE, H5

November 6th, 2018
 

Here are a few quick takes on some other recent news worth noting: [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Acquires Its Way Into Eastern Europe

November 5th, 2018
 

EdgeConneX has added another market to its European footprint, and contrary to their usual methods they have done it inorganically. The edge data center builder and operator has acquired the Linxdatacenter facility in Warsaw, Poland. [Read more →]

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Verizon Realigns Based on Customer Type

November 5th, 2018
 

As it prepares to roll out 5G for real, Verizon is realigning its internal structure to hopefully reflect the new realities of the networking business. The company is shifting toward customer-facing operating groups backed by a common network operations organization. [Read more →]

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