Wednesday Roundup: Vantage, NYIIX, ADVA, Ciena

November 24th, 2021
 

Time to catch up on a few items before the long holiday weekend here in the USA.  [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: RETN, Vexus, Bluebird, Ciena

November 23rd, 2021
 

Three network expansions and an upgrade, two domestic and two international: [Read more →]

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Ericsson to Take Out Vonage

November 22nd, 2021
 

This morning there was a significant inorganic shift in the cloud communications space. The Swedish vendor Ericsson has entered into an agreement to buy none other than Vonage. [Read more →]

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Telecom Industry Highly Vulnerable to Cybercrime—Here’s What It Can Do to Protect Data

November 19th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Don Boxley, CEO and Co-Founder, DH2i (www.dh2i.com)

I like to use Cybersecurity Awareness Month—which we just observed in October—as a pulse check on data protection solutions for high-risk industries that are particularly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. One industry at the top of that list is telecommunications. Since every October offers a new chance to raise awareness of cybersecurity issues, it’s a perfect time to ensure that your telecom business is taking the necessary steps to shore up its data safety online. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: BDx, Chayora, Orange Business, Alianza, Xplornet

November 18th, 2021
 

Two from China, one from Europe, and one from North America worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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3i Infrastructure to Buy GCX

November 18th, 2021
 

Global Cloud Xchange has found itself a new owner. In an announcement yesterday, GCX revealed that 3i Infrastructure has agreed to spend $512M to acquire a 100% stake in the company. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, H5, DE-CIX, Serverfarm, WANRack, Consolidated

November 17th, 2021
 

A few metro and regional news items to catch up on at midweek: [Read more →]

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More Indiana Fiber for Zayo

November 17th, 2021
 

Zayo this week has announced some new expansion plans out in Indiana, a state where they have a long history of both organic and inorganic investments. This past summer they completed the acquisition of IFN, but their new plans are for the buildout of yet more fiber. [Read more →]

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KKR, Global Infrastructure Partners to Take CyrusOne Private

November 16th, 2021
 

Yesterday was quite a day for data center operators whose name starts with C it seems.  CyrusOne has announced an agreement to be acquired by the two investment firms Global Infrastructure Partners in a deal that will take the company private. [Read more →]

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American Tower to Buy CoreSite

November 16th, 2021
 

After a couple years of trying its hand in the data center space, American Tower has made up its mind and now plans to jump all the way into the deep end. The tower infrastructure giant has agreed to acquire Coresite for $10.1B. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Bandwidth IG CEO Jim Nolte

November 15th, 2021
 

With all the inorganic activity in the infrastructure space, it’s always interesting to hear a more organic story.  Bandwidth IG has spent the entire pandemic era ramping up from nothing to extensive metro reach in both the San Francisco Bay Area and the Atlanta metro area. With us today to talk about Bandwidth IG’s experiences during this period and its future plans is CEO Jim Nolte, a veteran of the metro fiber business.  Prior to Bandwidth IG, Jim spent six years each at Zayo and AGL Networks. [Read more →]

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How Hosted Telecom Helps Businesses Do Away With IT Silos

November 12th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Darach Beirne, VP of customer success at Flowroute, now part of Intrado

Hybrid work has become the new norm for many businesses after taking center stage in 2020. Now, 74% of companies say they plan to continue remote work during their transition back to in-person or hybrid operations. Despite the numerous benefits associated with working remotely, the changes have exasperated a few challenges for businesses. For example, the influx of workforce optimization tools is creating barriers to a fluid customer experience. The barrier? IT silos. [Read more →]

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Vodafone UK, CityFibre Broaden Their FTTH Plans

November 11th, 2021
 

Over in the UK, CityFibre and Vodafone say they are deepening their relationship as they roll out fiber to an ever larger swath of the country. The two companies unveiled an expansion of their strategic partnership making Vodafone an anchor customer nationwide. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: DataBank, Bluebird, Cologix, Digital Realty, Ciena

November 10th, 2021
 

Four bits of news in the data center space to keep up with: [Read more →]

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ColoHouse Deals for 3 New Facilities

November 9th, 2021
 

A collection of data center assets is changing hands this week.  ColoHouse has announced an inorganic move to acquire Quonix, expanding its footprint with three new locations in three separate markets. [Read more →]

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More Fiber for Lightpath in Boston

November 9th, 2021
 

Lightpath is following up on its inorganic entry into Boston with an organic expansion plan. Over the summer Lightpath acquired several assets in the Boston metro area for a starting footprint of some 80 route miles. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Ezee, FiberLight, Segra, UFINET

November 9th, 2021
 

Four bits of expansion news on two continents to keep up with: [Read more →]

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DT, IMF Join Forces for Rural FTTH in Germany

November 8th, 2021
 

Deutsche Telekom and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund are teaming up for a new approach to the rural FTTH problem. The German incumbent and the infrastructure fund are founding a new joint venture that will target more rural homes and communities around the country. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ciena’s Steve Alexander on the Digital Divide and the Collaboration to Come

November 8th, 2021
 

The pandemic has been an interesting crucible, showing us how well we can work together as a society but also exposing the digital divide between those who even have that opportunity and those who don’t and never have.  With us today to offer his thoughts on how today’s world is doing when it comes to leveraging technology for all is longtime industry veteran Steve Alexander, SVP and CTO of Ciena.  Steve has been at the forefront of many of the technological developments that have shaped the modern world. [Read more →]

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Hawaiki Expands Its Vision With New Transpacific System

November 5th, 2021
 

With its first cable system now well established, Hawaiki has unveiled some even bigger followup plans. The subsea cable operator has officially launched the Hawaiki Nui cable system, which will connect New Zealand and Australia with both North America and Southeast Asia. [Read more →]

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How Bringing in a Construction Management Firm at the Beginning of a Project Can Save Time and Money

November 5th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Brian Horton, VP, Construction Management at LEAF Communications

Wireless construction management firms (CM) are well-versed in the entire process of cellular deployment—from site acquisition to on-air and testing. Their expertise and schedule-driven procedures help to keep any new or modification project on budget and on time. A few benefits of bringing your CM firm in at the start to manage project deployment include precision, accountability and expedited processes. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Skywire, Ciena, Zayo, RETN, Vantage

November 4th, 2021
 

Here are a few quick news items from midweek worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: 1547, Bluebird, DE-CIX, Infinera, Telstra, Equinix

November 3rd, 2021
 

One acquisition, one new river crossing, one vendor win, and two partnership moves: [Read more →]

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