Monday Roundup: CenturyLink, Orange, FirstLight, Globenet

March 16th, 2020
 

Ok, last week was a busy one for me and I missed a few items that it's time to catch up on.  Here's some quick takes, two undersea, one channel, and one metro fiber: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Great Plains Communications New CTO Tony Thakur

March 16th, 2020
 

Regionally focused network operators often fly under the radar in the broader market, but lately they have been taking on a more public role.  Great Plains Communications has been steadily expanding its reach out from its core Nebraska footprint while shifting more and more to fiber and next generation technologies.  With us today to talk about the company’s approach is its newly minted Chief Technology Officer, Tony Thakur. [Read more →]

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Optimising MSP Networking with Multi-Service Ports

March 13th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Epsilon's Prasanna Caliaperoumal

Worldwide spending on digital transformation is set to reach $2.3 trillion in 2023 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.1%, according to IDC. Over the next five years, digital transformation will become the [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: GCX, Sparkle, Aligned Energy, VIRTUS

March 12th, 2020
 

Some submarine capacity, a new data center expansion, and the completion of another: [Read more →]

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About That Pandemic

March 12th, 2020
 

So the elephant in the room is obviously the ongoing spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 that has now earned the pandemic label. It's not about telecom and internet infrastructure, and yet it's invading every subject these days. Everyone, literally, is figuring this out in real time. So I thought I'd bring it up for discussion. What do readers think will be the effects? [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Ciena, Nokia, Ribbon, Stateless

March 11th, 2020
 

A few items from vendors of all stripes from midweek: [Read more →]

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Tuesday M&A Bytes: Zayo, Digital Realty, Cincinnati Bell

March 10th, 2020
 

I'm on the road again this week, though not in a form I need to worry about that thing everyone is talking about that I don't want to write about.  But over the past few days, key milestones were reached in three of the biggest M&As currently underway that are worth catching up on: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Telia Carrier, FiberLight, CoreSite, DE-CIX

March 9th, 2020
 

A few quick items to start off the week with: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Conexcity’s Christopher Smedley

March 9th, 2020
 

Behind almost every new network buildout there are engineering and construction firms doing the heavy lifting.  In New York and New Jersey, ZenFi’s rapid expansion in recent years has leveraged expertise from its sister company, Conexcity.  Conexcity recently rebranded itself from its prior moniker, Metro Network Services, as it continues to dive deeper into the buildout of 5G wireless infrastructure and related technologies.  With us today to talk about Conexcity’s new brand and its approach to the buildout of nextgen networks is the company’s General Manager, Christopher Smedley. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Cincinnati Bell, South Reach, NYI, Tofane Global

March 6th, 2020
 

Two bits of merger news and a partnership down in Miami: [Read more →]

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TL1: The Land that Time Forgot

March 6th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Sally Hudson, Chief Marketing Officer at VCTI

We human beings are, for the most part, naturally optimistic and forward-looking.  For those of us in the technology industry, our confidence in the next new big thing to propel us further, faster, is unshakable. In my industry, telecommunications, Digital Transformation is our holy grail, with the power of [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Avelacom, FirstLight, DataBank, Ribbon

March 5th, 2020
 

Here is a set of quick takes from around the industry: [Read more →]

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Bevan Slattery, SUB.CO Aim Across the Indian Ocean with OAC

March 5th, 2020
 

The Australian serial tech entrepreneur Bevan Slattery is taking another fiber project off the drawing board and into the marketplace. Today his latest venture, SUB.CO, announced that the Oman Australia Cable project has now reached 'Contract In Force' status. [Read more →]

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Brookfield Matches Macquarie Again for Cincinnati Bell

March 4th, 2020
 

The auction for Cincinnati Bell continues, and they aren't wasting any time about it.  Brookfield and Cincinnati Bell today amended their agreement yet again, raising the price tag to $13.50 per share. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Infinera, Consolidated, Metaswitch, Cecon

March 4th, 2020
 

Some mid-week news to catch up on from around the industry: [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Ciena, Huawei, Infinera, Cisco

March 3rd, 2020
 

March always brings lots of interesting optical and packet technology news, and this year is no different.  Here's a quick rundown of some interesting nextgen demos in the past few days that are definitely worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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Macquarie Raises Brookfield for Cincinnati Bell

March 3rd, 2020
 

Yep, it's definitely an auction now. Just days after Brookfield and Cincinnati Bell announced an amended deal at the higher price of $12.50, that unsolicited bidder who prompted it stepped forward into the light with a new offer. [Read more →]

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Windstream, Uniti Reach an Agreement in Principle

March 2nd, 2020
 

Sanity seems to have prevailed over in the negotiations between Windstream and Unity. Following the court win by Aurelius and Windstream's resulting trip into chapter 11 bankruptcy, the terms of the spinoff and lease agreement that created Uniti came under heavy fire. But a path to peace may now be in place. [Read more →]

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Brookfield Fends Off the Competition for Cincinnati Bell

March 2nd, 2020
 

Brookfield Infrastructure and Cincinnati Bell have amended their merger agreement. The original deal was signed before New Years, but another bidder emerged a month later to shake things up with a higher price. But Brookfield clearly had something in reserve and has matched and raised that bid. [Read more →]

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What Nobody is Telling You About 5G

February 28th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Robert Bianco, VP of Business Development, Hylan

5G – it has been the talk of the industry for quite some time now. What's more, mobile carriers like Verizon and T-Mobile are starting to tout their 5G capabilities on TV. But many companies seeking to make the change to 5G are overlooking [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: FirstLight, IX Reach, SES, ORange, Aligned Energy

February 27th, 2020
 

A few items from midweek worth catching up on while you try not to read about pandemics and such: [Read more →]

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Rocket Fiber Deal Takes Everstream Deeper Into Detroit

February 26th, 2020
 

Everstream has found itself another regional M&A target out in the Midwest. Today they announced a deal to acquire Rocket Fiber LLC, expanding the company's Michigan depth in the state's largest market of Detroit. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Takes Its Metro Fiber into Charleston

February 26th, 2020
 

CenturyLink is already in most metros it wants to be in, so we don't get to hear about too many discrete expansion projects. But this week they have announced plans to expand their metro network and enterprise reach down into the South Carolina port of Charleston. [Read more →]

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