nLighten Buys Proximity, Storms Into UK

September 5th, 2023

The European data center provider nLighten has made its second inorganic move of this summer season with the announcement of the purchase of Proximity Data Centres. The deal enables nLighten to go from zero to sixty in the UK data center market, just as it did in France a few months ago. [Read more →]

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Unpacking the Triple Threat of Carpet Bomb Attacks: Evasion, Neutralization, and Overload

September 1st, 2023

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Ashley Stephenson, CTO of Corero Network Security

Nature often provides insightful parallels to our complex digital world. For instance, one might think of a business network connected to the internet as a dynamic beehive where each bee symbolizes a unique IP address of the customer, all tirelessly working to ensure the entire colony remains connected. Much like bees in a hive, these IP addresses constantly relay information in order to communicate vital signals or potential threats. You could think of a [Read more →]

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Lumen Brings Microsoft Copilot Onboard

August 31st, 2023

Lumen is bringing on some more talent, and by talent I mean AI. They have teamed up with Microsoft to deploy Microsoft 365 Copilot to empower its 30K employee base in a beta test under Microsoft’s Early Access Program.. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: EdgeCore, HE,, Kolibric, Breezeline, CoreSite

August 30th, 2023

Four bits of network expansion news, both domestic and international. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Infinera, Macquarie, Scala, CityFibre

August 29th, 2023

Four interesting bits of upgrade and expansion news from around the world to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: DataBank’s Raul Martynek on Integration, Growth, M&A, AI

August 28th, 2023

With us today for a return visit is Raul Martynek, CEO of DataBank.  In our last Q&A, we talked about the company’s purchase of zColo from Zayo during the height of the pandemic.  Now it has been a couple of years, and DataBank has had some time to digest that and other acquired assets like CyrusOne’s Houston footprint.  The company has also accelerated investments in organic new builds across multiple markets.  Most recently they sold off their footprint over in France.  Today we will explore what DataBank’s plans are and what they see on the horizon. [Read more →]

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Three words to help CSPs redefine business outcomes: Cloud Packet Core

August 25th, 2023

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mike Hawley, Head of Mobility Management Packet Core R&D, Cloud and Network Services at Nokia

Communications service providers (CSPs) take a pragmatic view when it comes to core developments. Beyond the fascinating technology, CSPs want results that meet their end goals.

Generally, there are three goal areas that drive these conversations: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: CoreSite, Aqua Comms, HGC, CMC, LightRiver, Ribbon, HTC

August 24th, 2023

A new transatlantic option, an international edge expansion, some network tech as a service news, and a vendor deployment in a less travelled region. [Read more →]

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Regional Roundup: NTT, Great Plains Communications, Empire Access

August 23rd, 2023

Three network expansions in three regional US markets to catch up with, one on the backbone and two on the FTTx front: [Read more →]

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STACK’s APAC Expansion Now Ready in Melbourne

August 22nd, 2023

STACK Infrastructure’s expansion down under is officially complete. Today the data center infrastructure provider said they finished work on their first APAC facility in Melbourne, Australia.  The company has been building global infrastructure at a prodigious rate of late. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: CityFibre, GPC, Comcast

August 21st, 2023

Two FTTH expansion projects and one new SMB customer win: [Read more →]

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Introducing the Cognitive Model of Digital Transformation

August 18th, 2023

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by David W Wang

Ironically, mindset changes often fall behind technological, economic, and social-cultural changes. Human beings are hardwired to resist change. Part of our brain—the amygdala—interprets change as a threat and releases the hormones for fear, fight, or failure. The good news is that just as a child goes through some mental development leaps in learning the new world, we can also achieve mindset leaps for digital transformation by following the Cognitive Model of Digital Transformation introduced here. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Nokia, Ciena, 2Africa, CLAR, WACS, WIOCC

August 17th, 2023

A bunch of interesting infrastructure news items from EMEA: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Lumen,, Accelecom, FiberSense

August 16th, 2023

A bit of smart-city infrastructure, some low latency, some regional telehealth connectivity, a bit of seismic sensing: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: LightRiver, Infinera, Spectrum, Arelion, Liquid

August 15th, 2023

Some pluggables news, a federal contracts partnership, a network upgrade, and some new metro fiber in Africa: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: NetIX, CityFibre, UTOPIA Fiber, Lumen

August 14th, 2023

A couple of FTTH items, an interconnection expansion, and some edge data protection: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: EdgeCore, Cisco, Empire, Wifinity

August 11th, 2023

A few interesting items to round out the week: [Read more →]

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The importance of integration for seamless broadband operations

August 11th, 2023

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Bala Rajakkannu, Director Customer Service, at IQGeo

There’s a unique opportunity awaiting broadband operators today with the expectation that full fiber internet performance should be available to everyone, regardless if they live in a city, town, or rural community. [Read more →]

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Regional Roundup: Accelecom, Arvig, Verizon

August 10th, 2023

Several interesting upgrades and deployments of regional interest: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Netrality, 365 Data Centers, IPv4 Global, Scala Data Centers

August 9th, 2023

Three data center items and one marketplace milestone: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: FirstLight, Empire, Brsk, Neos, PDG

August 8th, 2023

Some backhaul, some FTTx, and a bit of biomass energy: [Read more →]

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Digital Realty Targets AI

August 7th, 2023

If the shift in the data center world toward supporting AI and other next generation trends wasn’t already clear, one can just take a look at today’s news from Digital Realty. The colocation giant has introduced a new high density offering that takes direct aim at supporting AI workloads and in parallel other demands driven by the ongoing data expansion across multiple industries. [Read more →]

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Regional Roundup: 123Net, Ritter, Wyyerd, Nokia

August 4th, 2023

Two FTTH expansion projects, one new IX, and some new regional optical manufacturing capacity: [Read more →]

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