Friday Roundup: Akamai, Infomart, Vantage, Subsea Networks

March 3rd, 2017
 

Some content delivery, data center, and subsea news for this March friday: [Read more →]

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Managed SD-WAN Services- Monetizing Connectivity for a Cloud-Connected Enterprise

March 3rd, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Nav Chander, Senior Director of Marketing at Silver Peak, an SD-WAN solution vendor

In my former role as an industry analyst covering managed services, I advised and interacted with more than 100 leading communication service providers ranging from tier 1 global carriers to tier 3 regional carriers and [Read more →]

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More Ashburn Land for Equinix

March 2nd, 2017
 

If you thought Equinix’s 10 data centers in the DC metro area were enough, you were wrong. The data center builder and operator has purchased four new parcels of land in Loudon County, Virginia. [Read more →]

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Ireland’s enet Makes Move on UK

March 2nd, 2017
 

According to reports this morning, the UK will soon be getting a new bandwidth competitor. The Irish open access provider enet has signed a network partnership with SSE Enterprise Telecoms, giving them optical reach throughout the UK. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Lightower, Zayo, Corero, Faction

March 2nd, 2017
 

Time for a quick rundown of some news at the regional and metro level: [Read more →]

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Network Roundup: Level 3, Colt, Verizon, CENX, America Movil

March 1st, 2017
 

Here’s some more network news from around the world to look over: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: NTT, Telstra, Altice, Ericsson, Ciena, Cisco, LightRiver

February 28th, 2017
 

With MWC underway over in Barcelona and 5G and IoT on everyone’s drawing board in some form, there are quite a few announcements this week covering a wide range of network upgrade projects and such. [Read more →]

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Equinix Acquires Swiss Data Center

February 28th, 2017
 

The global data center giant Equinix is making an inorganic move in the Alpine nation of Switzerland.  In a deal that will augment its Swiss footprint without the need to build from scratch, Equinix has agreed to acquire the data center business of ICT-Center AG. [Read more →]

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Windstream Closes EarthLink Deal, Finds More Synergies

February 27th, 2017
 

EarthLink, a household name from its days as a dialup ISP back in the bubble, has finally finished its journey as an independent entity.  Windstream has completed the merger announced three and a half months ago, with EarthLink exchanging 0.818 shares of common stock for each EarhLink share in a $1.1B deal. [Read more →]

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Interxion Acquires Vancis’ Data Center

February 27th, 2017
 

Interxion has made an inorganic move on its home turf. The Netherlands-based colocation provider has acquired a data center business from Vancis Holding BV[Read more →]

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Major telcos push to speed 5G NR standardization

February 27th, 2017
 

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

A group of major operators and vendors have joined forces to support the acceleration of the standardization of 5G new radio (NR) technology. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Windstream, IFN, Lightower, IO, CoreSite

February 24th, 2017
 

Here’s a quick roundup of news from the metro and colo spaces: [Read more →]

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CS&L Acquires Hunt Telecom, Plans New Name

February 23rd, 2017
 

Communications Sales & Leasing has made another fiber M&A move this morning.  The network REIT has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Hunt Telecom for a purchase price of $170M in cash and equity. [Read more →]

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Three New Data Centers for Interxion

February 23rd, 2017
 

The European data center specialist Interxion revealed some significant expansion plans this morning.  They’ll be building three new data centers in the key markets of London, Frankfurt, and Stockholm. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Comcast, EarthLink, CBTS, Zayo

February 22nd, 2017
 

Time for some updates from the metro: [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Telia, Hurricane Electric, Colt, Sparkle, Verizon

February 22nd, 2017
 

Here’s a quick look at news from around the world that’s worth checking out: [Read more →]

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Telefonica Sells Telxius Stake to KKR

February 21st, 2017
 

Last week’s rumors of a Telefonica move to sell a stake in Telxius to private equity have indeed come to fruition.  This morning, the private equity firm KKR announced an agreement to acquire up to 40% of Telxius. [Read more →]

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EQT Swoops in to Take Lumos Private

February 20th, 2017
 

President’s Day was the occasion for yet another fiber network M&A move. Lumos Networks has found a buyer. EQT Infrastructure has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the company in an all cash transaction. [Read more →]

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SoftBank Accelerates Sprint/T-Mobile Speculation

February 20th, 2017
 

The industry’s least-secret mega merger possibility of 2017 is on people’s minds on this long holiday weekend (for the US anyway). Softbank, which owns some 80% of Sprint, has apparently said that it is prepared to cede control of the #4 US wireless carrier to T-Mobile US if that’s what it takes to make a deal happen.  [Read more →]

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Vodafone India, Idea may announce a merger soon

February 20th, 2017
 

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

Vodafone India and Idea Cellular are reportedly on the verge of finalizing the terms of a major merger that would create India’s largest operator by subscribers. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Wilcon, Parcus, GENBAND, BroadSoft

February 17th, 2017
 

TGIF, here’s a quick look at four contract other wins spanning disparate segments and technologies from this week: [Read more →]

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Looks Like Verizon Will Get a Discount on Yahoo

February 16th, 2017
 

Reports are emerging that Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo won’t be stopped by the hacking revelations from last year.  However, the price tag will likely have a visible dent.  In the fall, Yahoo revealed intrusions in which hundreds of millions of accounts may have been compromised in 2013 and 2014. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: DE-CIX, Equinix, Interoute

February 16th, 2017
 

Here’s a set of quick-takes on some news from around the sector and the world lately: [Read more →]

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