ExteNet Taps LightRiver for Metro Core Upgrade

February 10th, 2020
 

ExteNet Systems announced some upgrade plans for its metro core network this morning. They are partnering with LightRiver to implement 200G and prepare a migration path to 400G and 800G. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Wins Some Fiber-to-the-Dam

February 7th, 2020
 

The last few weeks have seen federal contract after federal contract for CenturyLink, and yesterday they announced a very interesting set of them. CenturyLink says it recently won contracts to build out fiber to multiple dams of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [Read more →]

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Why real-time location matters. A telco can target the specific audience at the optimal moment.

February 7th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Eliska Dzurnakova- business development executive at Instarea

The key to unlocking telco’s own treasure box lies in the real-time location-based marketing. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Epsilon, Tierpoint, FatPipe, Ciena, Huawei

February 6th, 2020
 

Here's a quick rundown of news from midweek: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: BDx, Connected2Fiber, 365 Data Centers, TPx

February 5th, 2020
 

A few bits of news from the data center, managed services, and software fronts: [Read more →]

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UFD Lights Up

February 4th, 2020
 

No, not that way, what kind of site do you think this is!  United Fiber & Data today announced plans to offer wavelength services over its newly built fiber network, offering links of up to 600G. It's the company's first foray into lit bandwidth, moving on up the stack from dark fiber. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: UPN, Everstream, Lingo, Cambium, SES

February 4th, 2020
 

Some post-superbowl bandwidth, two completed M&A's, some wireless, and some satellite: [Read more →]

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Telia Carrier Dives into 400GE

February 4th, 2020
 

We've been seeing bits and pieces of 400GE cropping up, but now Telia has decided it's time to go live on a wider scale. Today the international arm of Telia has launched what it bills as the first-of-its-kind full-scale 400GE-ready backbone network. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: CenturyLink, Colt, Sprint, Rocket Fiber

February 3rd, 2020
 

To start off the week, here's a quick roundup of some items from late last week that I missed the first time through. [Read more →]

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How SDN and NFV are Altering the Communication Service Provider Landscape

January 31st, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dean Campbell, LightRiver

From the widespread adoption of cloud computing to the imminent arrival of 5G and the surge of data traffic expected from the Internet of Things (IoT), Communication Service Provider (CSP) networks are being pushed to their limits and require a whole new approach to their network architecture. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: GTT, Windstream, Vodafone, STC, Wave

January 30th, 2020
 

Here's a quick rundown of some network news from around the industry worth noting: [Read more →]

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Everstream Renews Its Expansion Plans for 2020

January 30th, 2020
 

After building out aggressively in 2019, Everstream is looking to keep up its momentum in 2020. Today the Midwestern fiber operator announced plans to invest $250M in 2020 for the expansion and densification of its fiber network. That money will go toward both organic and inorganic opportunities. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: DE-CIX, NJFX, UFD, Cologix

January 29th, 2020
 

Some interconnection news from around the world and new CEO: [Read more →]

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SDC Takes Over at Fatbeam

January 28th, 2020
 

There has been some interesting fiber M&A out west today. SDC Capital Partners has bought a majority stake in Fatbeam Holdings. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Huawei, FCC, Cambium Alpha, Data Foundry

January 28th, 2020
 

Here's a quick rundown on some news from the wireless technology and data center sectors: [Read more →]

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Comcast Acquires Blueface to Boost UCaaS

January 27th, 2020
 

The cable giant Comcast has made an inorganic move aimed at enhancing its product portfolio. They announced this morning the acquisition of Blueface. [Read more →]

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An Auction in the Offing for Cincinnati Bell?

January 27th, 2020
 

Just before Christmas, publicly-held Cincinnati Bell agreed to be purchased by Brookfield Infrastructure. A transaction where an infrastructure fund buys a network operator and service provider is a straightforward story of course, but at the end of last week the story got more complicated. Another bid, err I mean non-binding proposal, has been made by another infrastructure fund. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: STACK, FirstLight, Colt, Bluebird, Telia

January 24th, 2020
 

Here's a set of quick takes on news from this week before everyone goes home for the weekend: [Read more →]

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Adapting to a Disruptive World with Edge AI

January 24th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Kailem Anderson, Vice President of Portfolio and Engineering, Blue Planet, a division of Ciena

You can’t go far in the tech industry these days without coming across a conversation about the future of artificial intelligence (AI). This conversation has been top of mind in the telecom industry for a while, and for good reason [Read more →]

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Another Federal Win for CenturyLink

January 23rd, 2020
 

Fresh off a significant contract win at the Department of the Interior, CenturyLink yesterday announced another significant federal contract. They have won a DoD deal as well. [Read more →]

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MOX Networks Prepares New Columbus-Ashburn Route

January 22nd, 2020
 

A new fiber route is in the works from a player I have run into for the first time this week. MOX Networks has announced the impending completion of a new route between Columbus, Ohio and Ashburn, Virginia. [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: eStruxture, Aligned Energy, ServerFarm, BDx, Flexential

January 22nd, 2020
 

There has been a bunch of data center partnership news out this week, focusing either on cloud connectivity or big data enablement.  Here's a quick rundown: [Read more →]

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CityFibre Acquires FibreNation

January 21st, 2020
 

There was an interesting bit of consolidation over in the UK today. CityFibre has announced the acquisition of FibreNation from TalkTalk Group. The deal would leave TalkTalk as a wholesale customer of CityFibre for both consumers and businesses. [Read more →]

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