euNetworks Extends SuperHighway Reach to Amsterdam

September 9th, 2021
 

Western Europe has another path to get data between England and the Netherlands. And path may not be the right word given the amount of potential bandwidth euNetworks has built out. The western European bandwidth infrastructure provider has announced the completion of a new infrastructure project with both a subsea and terrestrial component between the two countries. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Zella, Nokia, Infradata, Ukrtelecom, Iskratel, Sparkle

September 8th, 2021
 

Four expansions in four global markets, two network and two data center: [Read more →]

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GTT to Restructure Via Chapter 11 After Infrastructure Sale

September 7th, 2021
 

Late last week we got an update from GTT on its restructuring plans.  The global network operator has arranged a trip through a pre-planned chapter 11 process for its US-based units following the completion of its infrastructure division sale. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Interxion, Ciena, UPN, Uniti

September 7th, 2021
 

For those in the US, welcome back from the long weekend and whatever August vacations you might have gotten up to in these odd times.  Now it’s time to catch up with a few items from last week that slipped past my nets.  [Read more →]

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Why stack simplification is the future of telco revenue success

September 3rd, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dheeraj Remella, Chief Product Officer at VoltDB

5G is a $13 trillion opportunity for industries as diverse as manufacturing, ICT, ecommerce, public services, and real estate. For telcos, it’s a $1 trillion investment that needs to generate the necessary ROI. To make that happen, every player in the 5G ecosystem—including operators, partners, and industrial/enterprise customers—needs to rethink how they create and capture value in the network. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: QTS, Databank, Novva, EDGENEX

September 2nd, 2021
 

Four items of data center news from around the industry: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Horizon Acquires Consolidated Cooperative’s Fiber

September 1st, 2021
 

There was a bit of interesting regional fiber M&A yesterday out in the Midwest. Horizon has announced the acquisition of the commercial fiber business of Consolidated Cooperative. [Read more →]

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Colt Takes On the Channel Tunnel

September 1st, 2021
 

Over in Europe, Colt has plans for a new fiber route under the English Channel that doesn’t involve getting wet. They have signed a 25-year contract with Getlink for the rights to pull new fiber through the Channel Tunnel between England and France. [Read more →]

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ADVA, ADTRAN to Merge

August 31st, 2021
 

Yesterday there was a major M&A move over in the vendor space. ADTRAN and ADVA have announced plans to combine their businesses in an all stock transaction that pays a 22% premium to ADVA’s stock price averaged over the last three months. [Read more →]

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IT Scalability as a Competitive Advantage

August 31st, 2021
 

This thought leadership article was sponsored by QTS Data Centers and was authored by Sean Baillie, EVP Connectivity

Digital Transformation Driving Large Enterprises Off Premise and into Mega Scale Third Party Data Centers [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Sparkle, DE-CIX, HGC, NYIIX, LINX

August 30th, 2021
 

Three expansion projects and some IX teamwork to catch up with as we start the week before Labor Day here in the US. ITW is of course underway this week. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Orange Business, Liquid, Telia, Aligned

August 27th, 2021
 

Four interesting items from around the sector and the world: [Read more →]

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Comcast Business Makes a Move, Buys Masergy

August 26th, 2021
 

Yesterday there was a very interesting M&A. Comcast Business has announced an agreement to acquire the managed services and cloud services operator Masergy. The move will enable Comcast Business to take on a wider swath of potential customers by expanding its influence with larger enterprises. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: WANRack, Horizon, Fujitsu, Clearfield, Lumen

August 25th, 2021
 

Five very interesting regional and metro deals so far this week: [Read more →]

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Windstream to Expand Fiber on Three Intercity Routes

August 25th, 2021
 

Windstream Wholesale announced yesterday some plans to add a significant amount of fiber to its network on three key routes, one in the northeast, one in the southwest, and one quite close to the company’s HQ in the central US. The expansion is aimed at supporting growth in demand while lowering latency between key hubs and adding diverse routing options. [Read more →]

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Zayo Dives Into 400G

August 24th, 2021
 

With 400G now going mainstream and 800G waiting in the wings, Zayo Group has decided it’s time for an upgrade. The Boulder-based infrastructure provider isn’t doing it halfway either, announcing plans to build out a 400G-enabled long haul network spanning their entire footprint in the US and Europe. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight Altman Solon’s Charles Cieutat on 5G, Small Cells

August 23rd, 2021
 

5G is coming.  That has been the mantra for all-too-many years now, and yet it is not and never has been a false alarm.  It’s just that the infrastructure must be built out, because this time it’s fiber and densification via small cells that will provide all that capacity, not just better radios and such.  Where are we in that process today?  5G is ready in some places, but so much more remains left to do.  With us today to talk about small cell deployments and their effects on our communities from an outside perspective is Charles Cieutat, partner at the consulting firm Altman Solon, which he joined 12 years ago. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Lumen, DZS, KLF Italia, AT&T

August 20th, 2021
 

Three bits of interesting infrastructure news to finish your Friday with: [Read more →]

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Semi-active xHaul: Less Space, Lower Power and Easier Zoning Offers Real Advantages

August 20th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Justin Peterson, Director of Solutions and Architecture at HFR Networks.

Small cells or deploying sites in space constrained environments is important for filling coverage gaps, increasing network capacity, covering campus environments or venues, and accelerating 5G deployments. Rapid and cost-effective deployment is [Read more →]

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HyperOne Revs Up Down Under

August 19th, 2021
 

A possible new national fiber buildout in Australia continues to move closer to reality. According to Capacity, HyperOne is preparing to tender the design, construction, and operation of the AU$1.5B project it announced six months ago, and is calling for formal expressions of interest. [Read more →]

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NTT Moves into Phoenix

August 18th, 2021
 

NTT has announced plans for a new data center campus in the southwestern US. The Japanese-based global service provider is moving into the Phoenix, Arizona metro area in force. [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Acquires GDC, Enters Israel

August 17th, 2021
 

EdgeConneX has made an inorganic move into a completely new geographical area. Yesterday the edge data center specialist announced an agreement to acquire Global Data Center, entering the data center market of the Middle East for the first time. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Comcast Business, Nokia, Vocus, Anexinet, Ziply

August 17th, 2021
 

A series of expansions, one each in the metro, the longhaul, managed services, and FTTH, three organic and one inorganic: [Read more →]

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