Industry Spotlight: Windstream Wholesale’s Joe Scattareggia Returns

October 19th, 2020
 

It has been quite a ride for Windstream over the last year or two, even more so than for the rest of us.  With restructuring now behind them, the company’s wholesale division is looking to put its newly national network and next generation technology to work in a big way.  With us today to talk about Windstream’s new look, its plans for the wholesale marketplace, and the ongoing effects of the pandemic on both the company and the industry as a whole is Joe Scattareggia, EVP of Wholesale Solutions.  Joe was with us here for a spotlight a couple years ago, and is back for another round. [Read more →]

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GTT Pulls the Trigger, Sells Infrastructure to I Squared

October 16th, 2020
 

The wait is over, GTT has made its deal to sell its fiber and data center infrastructure division. They have signed a definitive purchase agreement with I Squared Capital for $2.15B. [Read more →]

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InstarAGF to Acquire LS Networks

October 16th, 2020
 

There was a bit of fiber M&A out in the Pacific Northwest announced yesterday. InstarAGF has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire LS Networks. [Read more →]

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Accelerating Transformation – Why Rethinking the Network is Critical

October 16th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Kailem Anderson, VP of Portfolio and Engineering, Blue Planet, a division of Ciena

The shift to remote working and our increasing reliance on the cloud and digital services have fueled significant changes in the way enterprises demand connectivity and consume bandwidth. More businesses across a [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Tampnet, Bulk, Epsilon, Interxion, Colt

October 15th, 2020
 

Plenty of infrastructure news from around the world to keep busy with this week: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: ZenFi, Wave, OTTC, LOGIX

October 14th, 2020
 

There have been multiple interesting partnerships announced in the metro fiber market this week worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Virtus, AT&T, Chayora, Nokia

October 13th, 2020
 

Four interesting items from around the industry and across three continents to catch up on: [Read more →]

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EQT Setting Its Sights on KPN?

October 12th, 2020
 

EQT has another big purchase in mind, if they can convince the right people. A Bloomberg report came out over the weekend detailing the Swedish private equity firm's plans to make a bid for the Dutch incumbent. The company's current market value of about $11B is at low ebb, making the idea increasingly alluring. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Sparkle, American Tower, Colt, South Reach

October 9th, 2020
 

Also new in the news this week: more interconnection, another edge data center, some backhaul, and a new hire: [Read more →]

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Understanding Common Misconceptions and Historical Pitfalls About Cloud Telecom

October 9th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Darach Beirne, Vice President of Customer Success at Flowroute, now part of Intrado

The adoption of SaaS-based cloud communication services has been steadily on the rise – propelled forward by the sudden shift to remote work in early 2020. Teams across industries and countries turned to [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Ciena, Seaborn, T5 Data Centers, Orange Business

October 8th, 2020
 

Two contract wins, a new CEO, and a new data center, not necessarily in that order: [Read more →]

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Expereo Buys Globalinternet

October 7th, 2020
 

There has been a bit of interesting M&A in the managed services world. Amsterdam-based Expereo has announced the acquisition of Globalinternet. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: STACK, DE-CIX, LzLabs, ADTRAN

October 7th, 2020
 

A couple infrastructure expansion projects and a couple of partnerships at midweek: [Read more →]

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Stonecourt Acquires 365 Data Centers

October 6th, 2020
 

Along with today's Telia deal, there was some interesting M&A in the data center world. 365 Data Centers announced this morning that Stonecourt Capital LP has acquired the company. [Read more →]

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Telia to Sell Telia Carrier

October 6th, 2020
 

In a major announcement for the European telecommunications business, Telia Company today announced an agreement to sell its international carrier division. Polhem Infra will be buying Telia Carrier for SEK9.4B, or $1.06B, on a cash and debt free basis. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: NetIX, Hurricane Electric, Comcast, Sungard

October 6th, 2020
 

Two global network expansions, some regional fiber expansion plans, and a sale/leaseback deal worth noting: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Render Networks’ Sam Pratt on the Acceleration of Large-Scale FTTx and Wireless Network Deployments

October 5th, 2020
 

As more and more fiber gets rolled out to towers and homes around the country to accommodate the race to 5G, satisfy heightened consumer demand from COVID-19, and connect under-served communities, the logistics of large-scale projects can get complex. With us today to talk about the company’s technology and its approach to addressing these challenges is Render Networks CEO, Sam Pratt. [Read more →]

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Equinix Polishes Off BCE Data Center Deal

October 2nd, 2020
 

Equinix announced yesterday the closing of a major expansion north of the border. In a deal I managed to miss entirely when it was announced back in June, Equinix has acquired 13 data centers from BCE Inc., the parent company of Bell Canada. [Read more →]

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Making “Future Proof” Affordable: Leveraging Hybrid Networks to Bridge the Digital Divide

October 2nd, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by GeoLinks' Melissa Slawson

We’ve all heard the term “future proof” – the concept of building something unlikely to become obsolete. In the broadband world, a future-proof network is one that can accommodate the ever-changing needs of an ever-growing, ever-more-bandwidth-hungry society. While no one knows what network technologies await us, “future proof” has become synonymous with “fiber only.” However, promoting projects that exclude any technology except fiber makes the promise of a “future-proof” network more costly, more time consuming and much more difficult to deliver. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: DC BLOX, DE-CIX, EdgeMicro, KevlinX, AMS-IX

October 1st, 2020
 

Some metro and regional deployments, product enhancements, and an IX: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Telstra, DriveNets, Epsilon, IFN, EdgeConneX

September 30th, 2020
 

A few upgrades, product rollouts, and interconnections worth noting at midweek: [Read more →]

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DataBank to Buy zColo from Zayo

September 29th, 2020
 

In a major M&A move in the data center space today, DataBank has announced a definitive agreement to acquire zColo from Zayo. I wondered if Zayo might step back into the M&A game now after EQT and Digital Colony took them private, but I didn't actually expect them to do so from the other side of the table. But of course Digital Colony is kind of on both sides of this particular table. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: 365 Data Centers, Juniper, Orange, Ericsson

September 29th, 2020
 

Some DC power, a bit of vendor M&A, and a couple of 5G deployments: [Read more →]

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