Wednesday Roundup: Digital Realty, Prov.net, DE-CIX

May 22nd, 2019
 

Three bits of data center and interconnection news, two from the US and one from south Asia: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: STT GDC, Fusion, 128Technology, AudioCodes, ADVA

May 21st, 2019
 

A few items worth noting from around the world from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Google to ban Huawei’s access to Android

May 21st, 2019
 

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

Huawei's consumer business been dealt a potentially devastating blow to its future prospects after US president Donald Trump formally added the vendor to a list of companies that American companies cannot trade with if they don't obtain a license. [Read more →]

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The Sprint/T-Mobile Deal Gets FCC Nod

May 20th, 2019
 

In a move that was looking increasingly unlikely over the past few months, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has signaled that he will recommend that Sprint/T-Mobile merger be approved. The $26.5B merger isn't necessarily out of the woods yet as no vote has been taken and the other four commissioners have not been heard from yet and there is still the DOJ to persuade.  But nevertheless, the deal has crossed a threshold and may now be back on track to close in the coming months. [Read more →]

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United Fiber & Data Completes NYC/Ashburn Fiber Route

May 20th, 2019
 

Six years ago, a new player in the industry announced plans to build a brand new longhaul route between New York City and Ashburn. United Fiber & Data's plans seemed a bit unlikely at the time, and they certainly had some hurdles to jump along the way.  But the company's low profile belied the progress they were making, and on Friday the buildout was completed in full. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Tata, Colt, Limelight, H5

May 20th, 2019
 

Four expansions with the help of partners to catch up on: [Read more →]

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Great Plains Communications to Buy InterCarrier

May 17th, 2019
 

Great Plains Communications is making a move to the east via inorganic means. Yesterday they announced a deal to aquire InterCarrier Networks. [Read more →]

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FirstLight Buys Maine Fiber Company

May 16th, 2019
 

FirstLight took one last step to cement its position up in northern New England today with another acquisition.  The fiber network operator has bought out Maine Fiber Company. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Green House Data, Interxion, France-IX

May 16th, 2019
 

One acquisition, one new customer, and one new interconnection service: [Read more →]

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Trump Finds More to Ban Huawei From

May 16th, 2019
 

One would think we'd already run out of things Huawei has been banned from in the west, but apparently not. President Trump yesterday signed an executive order that effectively excludes Huawei gear from the networks of US firms. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Telia, DE-CIX, Verizon

May 15th, 2019
 

I'm on the road today, but here's some quick catch-up on some news from yesterday: [Read more →]

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Consumers willing to pay a premium for 5G

May 15th, 2019
 

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

Despite concerns surrounding the commercial proposition of 5G technology, smartphone users are willing to pay an average of a 20% premium for 5G services, according to Ericsson. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: SES Networks, CoreSite, Ericsson, DT, Vodafone

May 14th, 2019
 

Four bits of news from around the world that is worth noting: [Read more →]

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Ramblings’ Reader Survey

May 13th, 2019
 

Hi everyone.  I'd just like to take a timeout and thank everyone who reads Telecom Ramblings!  We've just celebrated our 11th-year anniversary rambling on about the telecom and internet infrastructure space.  We do need your help, however.  If you haven't already, please take our Reader Survey! It is just 3 questions, and the results will help us better understand who is reading Telecom Ramblings so we can serve you better!  Thanks!

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QTS Gathers the Rest of Virginia in Richmond

May 13th, 2019
 

Last week I had the privilege of attending the QTS Richmond NAP Summit down in Richmond Virginia. Central Virginia's infrastructure market has been on the rise for years, a phenomenon I have been following closely. Multiple fiber projects, data center expansions, and the arrival of Telxius' MAREA and BRUSA cables down in Virginia Beach have created an opportunity that the whole region is just now starting to understand. [Read more →]

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Network M&A: BSO Buys IX Reach

May 13th, 2019
 

Two privately held global connectivity providers joined forces this morning. The financial networking specialist BSO has announced the purchase of IX Reach, making its third acquisition in the past 18 months. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Anova, Telxius, WorldStream, iBasis

May 10th, 2019
 

Three expansions and one contract win before the start of the weekend: [Read more →]

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Big data can help end global poverty

May 10th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Martin Brezina - business development @ telco big data monetization solution Instarea

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have an exceptional (albeit fleetingly so) chance to use their digital data for global good. They can help reach the Sustainable Development Goals while achieving their “triple bottom line”. [Read more →]

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Telefonica Carves Out Eleven Data Centers

May 9th, 2019
 

Telefonica has announced a deal to sell a broad portfolio of data centers to Asterion Industrial Partners.  The arrangement will see 11 facilities in the Americas change hands. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: FirstLight, Orange, RETN, Bluebird

May 9th, 2019
 

I've been on the road this week, so it's time to catch up on a bit of news: [Read more →]

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EQT, Digital Colony to Buy Zayo

May 8th, 2019
 

Well, as we have all been anticipating for the last five months or so, Zayo will soon no longer be a public company. Today they announced a definitive agreement to be acquired by Digital Colony and EQT. [Read more →]

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Hylan CEO Robert DiLeo on Smart Cities, IoT, and Security

May 8th, 2019
 

One of the roundtable topics at The Telecom Exchange NYC event next week is about how Smart Cities might handle the security aspects of IoT.  With everything cities are looking to hook up and manage, whether via fiber or 5G, it certainly seems like a lot of new vectors for danger to approach. I thought perhaps I'd get in a few early questions on the subject with Robert DiLeo, CEO of Hylan, before he takes part in the panel: [Read more →]

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Axiata Group negotiating mega merger with Telenor

May 7th, 2019
 

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

Malaysia-based Axiata Group has revealed it is in discussion to merge with Telenor's Asian operations to create a regional powerhouse with total annual revenues of over 50 billion ringgit ($12.05 billion). [Read more →]

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