euNetworks Raises Funds for Growth

June 4th, 2020
 

The pan-European bandwidth infrastructure company euNetworks now has deeper pockets for growth. Yesterday they announced the injection of another €250M in capital from the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario and their current majority owners at Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. [Read more →]

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Another Deal for FirstLight: BestWeb

June 3rd, 2020
 

FirstLight has made its second inorganic expansion move of the week. This morning the northeastern network operator announced a definitive agreement to acquire BestWeb. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Aligned, DartPoints, Hylan, Blue Stream

June 3rd, 2020
 

A few news items from midweek worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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Netrality Buys Internap’s Houston Colo

June 3rd, 2020
 

Some data center space changed hands down in Texas yesterday. Netrality Data Centers has acquired Internap's colo facilities at 1301 Fannin Street down in Houston. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Comcast Business, Clearfield, Velocix, TDS

June 2nd, 2020
 

Two new products and a rollout from some tech from a familiar name: [Read more →]

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FirstLight Buys Fiber from DFT

June 1st, 2020
 

FirstLight has found another inorganic way to expand its network in the northeastern USA. Today they announced a definitive agreement to acquire certain fiber assets of DFT Communications. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Hylan’s Joe Cecin Talks Infrastructure & the Pandemic

June 1st, 2020
 

Internet infrastructure is essential to modern society, so there may be a pandemic but the trucks are still rolling, fiber and radios are still being deployed, and bandwidth demands are going nowhere but up.   That means engineering and construction firms like Hylan have been busy despite it all. With us today is Hylan Group CEO Joe Cecin to talk about what they’re seeing out there both on their side of things and around the ecosystem.  Joe joined the company in 2018, and took on his current role last year. [Read more →]

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5G Accelerates Edge Buildout

May 29th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Kurt Michel, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Veea

Prior to the pandemic, the primary drivers of 5G were mobile broadband and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). IoT continues to fuel a need for massive device connectivity and data growth. However, with the pandemic, the demand for 5G solutions is accelerating. Both businesses and consumers want [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Sparkle, Hurricane Electric, Crosslake, 165Halsey, Zayo

May 28th, 2020
 

Three network expansion items, and some government contract news from across the pond: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes, Bytes: Infinera, AAE-1, QTS, Eurofiber, Quortus, Greenhouse

May 27th, 2020
 

A few interesting items from around the world to keep up with at midweek: [Read more →]

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GTT’s Calder to Step Down

May 27th, 2020
 

Rick Calder is stepping down as CEO of GTT Communications next week after 13 years of leading the company. The company has begun a search for a replacement while putting in place a leadership group to run the company in the interim. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Q Advisors’ Dmitry Netis Talks Cloud Native

May 26th, 2020
 

The worlds of cloud computing and of telecom and internet infrastructure are increasingly becoming integrated with each other.  Hence, trends like that of cloud native computing are quickly impinging on not just on applications that get delivered over internet infrastructure, but also on how that infrastructure is operated and maintained.  With us today to delve into those ideas is Dmitry Netis, Q Advisors’ Managing Director, Business Development.  Q Advisors specializes in M&A in the TMT space, but especially when it comes to the smaller, innovative technology players that are looking to shake things up. [Read more →]

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Segra Expands in North Carolina With NorthState Buy

May 22nd, 2020
 

Apparently I missed this one when it first came through, but better late than never! This week Segra completed an M&A down in North Carolina, acquiring longtime regional service provider NorthState. [Read more →]

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Leveraging data-driven inventory wizard to arrest 90% of errors at the source

May 22nd, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Arco Versluis and Sathya Narayanan of Prodapt

Digital Service Provider’s (DSP’s) inventory data consisting of their assets and services is very critical to their operations. These assets grow every day making it more difficult to manage. Almost all the DSPs manually register their inventories once [Read more →]

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Thusday Roundup: GPX, Alianza, Horizon, Bluebird, Digicel

May 21st, 2020
 

Two from abroad, and two from the Midwest to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: CenturyLink, Colt, DE-CIX, Netnod, ADVA

May 20th, 2020
 

Some metro fiber, a new CEO, an interconnection of IXs, and some cloud security: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Megaport, EdgeConneX, ExteNet, RTO, IX Reach, KevlinX, ServerFarm, Salute Mission Critical

May 19th, 2020
 

That's a long title, which is the result of four interesting partnership announcements and expansions, and hence eight companies working on things we should keep up with: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Enxoo’s Artur Ostrowski

May 18th, 2020
 

One corner of the industry that I don't spend much time on but which is critical to the operations of everyone in the sector is OSS/BSS software and systems.  But as automation continues to reach deeper into everyone's systems, it's a subject that needs a bigger voice.  With us today to delve a little deeper is Artur Ostrowski, CCO of Enxoo.  Enxoo uses a Salesforce-based platform to target telco-specific needs for OSS/BSS. [Read more →]

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2Africa to Encircle the Continent With a New Submarine Cable

May 15th, 2020
 

In the past, when one built a submarine cable to serve African destinations, the first question others would ask about your project was 'east or west?' It was nearly always one or the other of course, but not this time. Yesterday, a high powered group of global tech and telecom operators announced plans to build 2Africa, which will do both, starting and ending in Europe. [Read more →]

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Microsoft Takes Out Metaswitch

May 15th, 2020
 

The idea of one of the tech giants taking on telecommunications in a big way has always been an interesting 'what if' scenario, and occasionally some small piece of it happens. Yesterday was one of those days, as Microsoft announced a definitive agreement to buy Metaswitch Networks. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: ExteNet, GTT, Silver Peak, Colt, Arista, WiTCOM, ADVA, 6WIND

May 14th, 2020
 

A few deployments and upgrades to keep an eye on: [Read more →]

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South Reach Acquires Resurgence’s Florida Fiber & Colo

May 13th, 2020
 

Some intercity fiber has changed hands down in the southeastern US. South Reach Networks has made an inorganic move, buying the fiber and colo assets of Resurgence Infrastructure Group. [Read more →]

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