Int’l Bytes: Telia, Colt, Interxion, Equinix

January 17th, 2019
 

Here's some of this week's news from around the world to catch up on: [Read more →]

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NEC demonstrates 5G face recognition system

January 17th, 2019
 

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

NEC has completed a proof-of-concept demonstration of a 5G-based facial recognition system that can be temporarily deployed at event venues without the need for new cable installation. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, Hargray, Colo Atl, eStruxture

January 16th, 2019
 

Some colo and network news from the metro, including an M&A: [Read more →]

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Macquarie to Acquire Bluebird, Swap with Uniti

January 15th, 2019
 

The close of the markets today brought news of a significant fiber M&A out in the Midwest. The infrastructure investment fund Macquarie Infrastructure Partners has announced an agreement to buy Bluebird Network. Uniti Fiber will be helping make the deal happen by acquiring Bluebird's fiber and leasing it back to Bluebird, with Uniti's other Midwestern fiber and operations going along for the ride. [Read more →]

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Windstream Unifies Its Enterprise Portals

January 15th, 2019
 

The enteprise division of Windstream has been busily tuning its approach to the market, and today they lifted the curtain on a new portal, WE Connect. [Read more →]

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Lumos and Spirit Are Now Segra

January 15th, 2019
 

The eastern seaboard has a new regional infrastructure name to remember. Lumos Networks and Spirit Communications have announced a rebranding under the name Segra. [Read more →]

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SummitIG brings in SDC

January 14th, 2019
 

Some of the newer fiber in Virginia is changing private equity hands. Late last week SummitIG and SDC Capital Partners did a deal that will see SDC take a majority interest in the company. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Southern Telecom, Calix, Huawei

January 14th, 2019
 

Some fiber, some managed support, and some AI-enabled data center gear: [Read more →]

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To Get More from SD-WAN, Add a Data Analytics Platform

January 11th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Hamza Seqqat, Director of Solutions Architecture, Apcela

SD-WAN is starting to see a high rate of adoption among enterprises. For most companies, however, it’s still early days of their SD-WAN implementation. Most are focused on getting the “Day One” [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Colt, EllaLink, EXFO, 365 Data Centers

January 10th, 2019
 

Some other catch-up from this week: two enterprise solutions, some submarine cable progress, and a customer contract: [Read more →]

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Chayora’s Tianjin Facility Is Ready to Roll

January 10th, 2019
 

Chayora's effort to bring modern hyperscale data center design to China has passed a big milestone. The Hong Kong-based infrastructure company has completed the buildout of primary infrastructure, support buildings, and the first data hall of the first phase of its TJ1 facility in northern Tianjin. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: AT&T, KDDI, eX², NTT, AJC, Infinera

January 9th, 2019
 

Two IoT solutions in progress, one IP backbone expansion, and a submarine upgrade: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: SK Telecom, New Continuum, Zayo, Akamai

January 8th, 2019
 

I've been travelling for the past week, so there's plenty to catch up on.  Here are quick takes on two purchases, a JV, and an enterprise colo deal. [Read more →]

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Element Critical Enters Chicago

January 8th, 2019
 

A substantial chunk of data center space has changed hands outside of Chicago. Element Critical announced this morning the acquisition of two facilities in the Chicago Suburbs, adding 195,000 square feet of space to the company's portfolio and entering a new market. [Read more →]

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NTT Com expands North American footprint

January 8th, 2019
 

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

Japan's NTT Communications has expanded its North American footprint with the establishment of a new point of presence in [Read more →]

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About Those M&A Polls…

January 7th, 2019
 

The annual M&A polls for buyers and sellers will still stay up for the next few weeks, but we have more than a few votes in so let's take a quick peak. [Read more →]

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Implementing software-defined networking (SDN) based traffic steering model for video on demand (VoD) services

January 7th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Praveen Chalamalasetti, Vishwa Nigam, and Rakesh Roy at Prodapt.

VoD/CDN delivery ecosystem

Video on demand (VoD) continues to grow at an unprecedented rate as millions of users subscribe to digital on-demand video viewing experience globally. Cisco predicts that the IP video traffic will be [Read more →]

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The Connected Classroom

January 4th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Doug Turtz, Vice President Fiber Sales at Crown Castle Fiber

Schools have come a long way in just one generation. Not too long ago, you most likely learned in a classroom with a chalkboard or whiteboard and received direct instruction. In other words, the teacher spoke, you listened and perhaps took some notes. There were regular [Read more →]

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Who Are the Most Likely Strategic Buyers of US Networks in 2019?

January 3rd, 2019
 

Yesterday, we asked who the likely targets of consolidation will be in 2019.  Today we reverse the question and ask who the likely strategic buyers of network infrastructure are in 2019.  Who has both the appetite and the financial wherewithal to make some deals this year? [Read more →]

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Enterprises may demand 5G faster than telcos can supply

January 3rd, 2019
 

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

Two thirds of large organizations surveyed by Gartner have plans to deploy 5G by 2020, but operators may struggle to meet enterprise demand in time, the research firm said. [Read more →]

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Poll: Which US Networks Are Most Likely to Be Acquired in 2019?

January 2nd, 2019
 

Happy New Year!  It's that time of year again to take stock of the M&A landscape in the world of network operators.  Which network operators do you think are most likely to get bought this year?  Last year, we didn't do so well.  Last year, four of the top ten picks changed hands: FirstLight, Everstream, Cross River Fiber, and Sprint (still pending of course).   [Read more →]

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Windstream Unloads the EarthLink Consumer Biz

January 1st, 2019
 

Welcome back everyone!  Some folks at Windstream had a busier holiday week than they probably preferred, as the company finished the year with the sale of a few more non-core assets.  Windstream has sold the legacy EarthLink consumer business to Trive Capital. [Read more →]

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A Few Predictions for 2019

December 31st, 2018
 

After the carnage of last year's predictions, one might think I'd be gun shy about making more for 2019.  Hiding under a rock definitely sounds like a safer option this year, but I'll risk it anyway.  I think it's actually easier to make predictions in chaos, because nobody expects you to have a clue. [Read more →]

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