RCom, GCX Back in Limbo After Spectrum Sale Nixed

December 19th, 2018
 

It has been a year of chaos for Reliance Communications and GCX, but it's not over yet. In a move that will definitely not help settle things, India's Department of Telecommunications has denied RCom's proposed deal to sell spectrum to Reliance Jio. Apparently the regulators won't promise to not chase Jio for RCom's unpaid spectrum fees. [Read more →]

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Arvig Buys Windstream’s Minnesota, Nebraska Fiber

December 19th, 2018
 

A bunch of fiber has changed hands in the Midwest this week. In a pre-Christmas deal, Windstream has sold 'certain fiber assets' to Minnesota-based Arvig Enterprises, Inc. [Read more →]

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Telstra Buys a Chunk of Southern Cross

December 18th, 2018
 

What does Telstra want for Christmas?  Apparently the answer is a bigger share of the Pacific submarine cable business.  The Australian telecommunications provider is doing a deal to buy a quarter of Southern Cross. [Read more →]

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Zayo to Boost NJ Colo Footprint

December 18th, 2018
 

Yesterday, Zayo announced plans to add another data center location to its zColo footprint. They are moving into a new facility in New Jersey, or more specifically Piscataway, which an anchor tenant providing the necessary rationale for expansion. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Robert DeVita on Open-IX’s Next Act

December 18th, 2018
 

It wasn’t so long ago that the US interconnection business was a closed, secretive place.  That changed with the Open-IX initiative, which opened the doors to both European-style internet exchanges and homegrown regional efforts.  So what is Open-IX doing to follow up on that success?  With us today to talk about the organization’s plans is newly named Executive Director and industry veteran Robert DeVita.  [Read more →]

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DataBank Moves Into Indianapolis, Acquires LightBound

December 17th, 2018
 

The Midwest has been pretty dynamic on the M&A front lately, and this morning there was another interesting infrastructure deal. DataBank has announced the acquisition of LightBound. [Read more →]

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2019 – The Year for SD-Digital Platform (SDDP)

December 17th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W. Wang

At the dawn of 2019, either you are a CEO/CTO/CFO of a firm facing your board of trustees, or a manager of network operations & IT facing your firm’s executive management team, you may run into similar million-dollar questions like: “How are we doing with SDDP? When can we move to SDDP?” [Read more →]

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Vodafone AU-TPG merger facing rejection

December 17th, 2018
 

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

The proposed merger between Vodafone Australia and fixed line ISP TPG Telecom could be on rocky ground, after the nation's competition regulator outlined a number of preliminary competition concerns about its impact on the local telecoms market. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: EllaLink, BICS, France-IX, Infinera, NESIC, eStruxture

December 14th, 2018
 

Four items touching five continents (sorry Australia, not today): [Read more →]

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Ethical E-Waste Disposal in the Cloud-Based Era

December 14th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Rob Ruehle, VP of Operations at Liquid Technology

E-waste has become an unavoidable facet of the contemporary human lifestyle. Computers, cell phones, televisions and a number of other technological innovations happening daily all serve to connect and enable the world in ways never before imagined. But the life of any given electronic device must end, and [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: CenturyLink, Bluebird, Bullseye, Connected2Fiber

December 13th, 2018
 

A few interesting expansions of infrastructure and relationships worth noting from this week: [Read more →]

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Health data and insutech services are coming

December 12th, 2018
 

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

Smart watches are making their breakthrough and getting people to monitor their health data. Insurance companies and health care providers are developing new products that utilize customer’s data in the service and pricing. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Telia, Orange, ZY4, DT, Huawei

December 12th, 2018
 

Despite the impending holidays, it has been a rich week on the international front in telecom and internet infrastructure news.  Here's a little more to catch up on: [Read more →]

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Everstream to Boost Ohio Presence

December 11th, 2018
 

Everstream is planning a significant increase in headcount in Ohio, foreshadowing further network investments in the region. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved two new projects for the company that will see them adding a substantial number of engineering, inside and outside plant, network operations, field services, and sales personnel. [Read more →]

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Kao Data, euNetworks Put Fiber to Work North of London

December 11th, 2018
 

Over on the other side of the Atlantic, Kao Data is tapping euNetworks for some significant fiber connectivity.   The two are working together on a high density fiber route to Kao Data's Harlow campus north of London. [Read more →]

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Weekend Bytes: ADVA, Zayo, Liquid, Epsilon

December 10th, 2018
 

A few items from first thing Monday or late last week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Zayo’s Sandi Mays on the Customer Experience

December 10th, 2018
 

From the time when Zayo burst forth on the scene some 10 years ago, the company aimed to be more than a simple asset roll-up. They effectively rewrote the book on how to operate fiber assets, especially when it comes to sales and customer management. With us today to talk about just how Zayo goes about shaping the customer experience when it comes to the infrastructure business is Sandi Mays, Chief Customer Experience and Information Officer. Sandi is a co-founder and has been a part of Zayo’s team since the beginning. [Read more →]

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Building a Virtual Fiber-to-the-Farm Network

December 7th, 2018
 

This industry viewpoint was authored by Michael C. Morey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bluebird Network

The growing importance of bringing high-speed connectivity to rural markets and beyond
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Colo Bytes: Iron Mountain, Interxion, Green House Data, Airtel

December 6th, 2018
 

A new data center, an expansion, a new tenant, and some more new data centers: [Read more →]

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Huawei CFO Arrested in Vancouver

December 6th, 2018
 

Yesterday's news that BT is cutting Huawei gear out of its network core is now, well, yesterday's news. The new story is that over the weekend, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested up in Vancouver, Canada. [Read more →]

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BT Moves to Extract Huawei From Its Core

December 5th, 2018
 

The pressure to limit Huawei's access to global infrastructure is claiming another victory.  Over in the UK, BT Group has apparently made the call to take Huawei gear entirely out of its core 3G and 4G networks entirely over the next two years.   [Read more →]

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Network Roundup: GTT, Epsilon, NJFX, PacketFabric, Colt

December 5th, 2018
 

Four interesting bits of network news from around the world worth noting this week: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: DE-CIX, NTT, Optus, Infinera

December 4th, 2018
 

Four interesting items on four continents worth noting: [Read more →]

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