Thursday Roundup: Sparkle, Flexential, Exabeam, Thrive

July 13th, 2023
 

Two facility expansion projects, one product launch, and some interesting regional M&A in the managed services world. [Read more →]

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FTTH Roundup: CityFibre, Kontron, Empire Access, CloudWyze, GPC

July 12th, 2023
 

A series of FTTH projects worth keeping an eye on, from both sides of the Atlantic. [Read more →]

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Speed-to-Scale Requires Access to Infrastructure

July 12th, 2023
 

This sponsored article was authored by Tag Greason, Chief Growth Officer for QTS Datacenters

Digital transformation continues its unrelenting march with massive data digitization initiatives in full swing. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are enabling new applications and services once thought to be beyond the reach of computing technology. Hyperscale and mega-scale internet businesses such as Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, Uber, and social media platforms are now an integral part of our lives and exemplify a new global digital economy. [Read more →]

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Euro Bytes: EXA, Start, Vodafone, RETN, Crosslake

July 11th, 2023
 

Several new routes and a significant clean power purchase from western Europe: [Read more →]

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Inter.link Taps euNetworks for pan-European Backbone Expansion

July 10th, 2023
 

euNetworks revealed a continent-wide transport win over in Europe this morning, taking advantage of the reach they have steadily built themselves over the last decade. Inter.link will be leveraging their infrastructure in a big way as it ramps up its international presence, starting with Europe. [Read more →]

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How AI can support cutting costs and carbon emissions in your network

July 7th, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Andy Burrell, Head of Portfolio Marketing, Nokia

The climate crisis is putting pressure on all industries to become more sustainable, with cutting carbon emissions now a top priority for the C-suite. With energy prices remaining worryingly high, slashing the energy used by telecom networks is also good for the bottom line. And AI-based software can help not just communications service providers (CSPs) but also enterprises with [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Medusa, CityFibre, Exa, Colt

July 6th, 2023
 

Four international items worth keeping up with, mostly from EMEA:  [Read more →]

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DataBank Sells A Few to Etix Everywhere

July 5th, 2023
 

Some data centers are changing hands over in Europe. Earlier this week, DataBank announced that it has entered into an agreement with Etix Everywhere to sell off five data centers in France totalling some 73,000 square feet of colo space. [Read more →]

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Tata Communications to Acquire Kaleyra

July 3rd, 2023
 

Tata Communications has announced a deal to acquire the Communications Platform as a Service provider Kaleyra. Kaleyra has risen from the startup scene in Italy at the end of the dotcom era to a listing on the NYSE four years ago. Tata Communications will be paying $7.25 per share for Kaleyra, which works out to [Read more →]

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Solving the workforce crisis for successful fiber deployment

June 30th, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Todd Kuty, Director Customer Service Telecoms, IQGeo

The telecom industry has embraced ground-breaking solutions to meet the growing demand for internet connectivity. In a world where people work remotely, communicate digitally and increasingly consume online, fiber broadband and 5G technology have become a critical role in bridging the digital divide and ensuring equitable high-speed internet access. [Read more →]

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Boldyn Networks Officially Launches With Two Venue Wins

June 29th, 2023
 

One of the bigger infrastructure deals of the year has officially closed, and six familiar brands have been replaced by just one. Following BAI Communications’ purchase of ZenFi, the company has rolled ZenFi, Mobilitie, BAI Communications, Signal Point Systems, Transit Wireless, and Vilicom together under the single banner of Boldyn Networks. [Read more →]

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Regional Bytes: Veea, Lightpath, Conterra, Proximity

June 28th, 2023
 

Multiple items with a regional focus to catch up with from the infrastructure space: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Colt, EdgeConneX, DE-CIX

June 27th, 2023
 

Several international infrastructure moves to catch up with: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Telehouse, DF&I, Empire

June 26th, 2023
 

One bit of M&A and two fiber expansion projects to catch up with: [Read more →]

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Save Money and Improve Corporate Sustainability with Effective Network Management

June 23rd, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Ulrich Schälling, VP Market Strategy at FNT Software

The push towards sustainability has many business benefits for telecom providers. Business can improve their sustainability by reducing energy consumption and using less resources, both of which tamp down carbon emissions. While that is good for the environment, these same measures are also good for the bottom line. Using less energy and fewer resources brings down energy costs and ongoing OPEX. [Read more →]

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Cisco To Acquire Accedian

June 22nd, 2023
 

We had a significant inorganic move in the vendor space yesterday. The industry giant Cisco has announced its intent to acquire Accedian from their current majority owners at Bridge Growth Partners. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Arelion, Infinera, Zayo, 123NET, Compass

June 21st, 2023
 

An upgrade, a set of rural and middle mile funding wins, and a bit of data center M&A: [Read more →]

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The Top Six Leaps Toward A Digital Mindset

June 21st, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by David W Wang

When I work with enterprise clients nowadays on their digital transformation (DX) initiatives, one typical response especially from C-suite level is that DX is so comprehensive to plan, pilot and implement, that the teams often get overwhelmed by all the projects, technologies and applications involved. Strategically, what would make a pivotal guide that can connect the dots for the DX journey? [Read more →]

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Four IX Powers Announce Shift to 100G LR-1

June 20th, 2023
 

Four of the biggest internet exchange providers said this week that that they will be putting a new generation of technology to work in their respective IX platforms. DE-CIX, LINX, AMS-IX, and BCIX plan to roll out 100G LR-1 technology to power the underlying connections in their infrastructure. [Read more →]

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PFN, 123NET Land IMPACC Funding

June 20th, 2023
 

123Net and Peninsula Fiber Networks will be teaming up for a substantial middle mile effort up in the Great Lakes region. The NTIA has awarded federal dollars for the Infrastructure for Michigan’s Peninsula and Critical Crossings (IMPACC) project, with PFN acting as the lead recipient and 123Net as the sub-recipient. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Cologix, DE-CIX, Sabey, IQ Fiber

June 19th, 2023
 

Three completed expansion projects and one just getting started: [Read more →]

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Strategies for Overcoming Today’s Telecom Industry Obstacles to Achieve a Circular Supply Chain

June 16th, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Josh Tsui CEO of Floship

Manufacturers, businesses, and all organizations in the telecom supply chain have had to constantly develop groundbreaking solutions to maintain the production of high-quality goods due to rising costs and limited access to raw materials, especially since the onset of the pandemic. As a result, traditional linear supply chain strategies have given way to new ones that offer optimized operation flow, green options, and a smooth delivery experience with reduced cost. A new kind of supply chain known as circular supply chain has begun to benefit [Read more →]

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Euro M&A: EXA Infrastructure to Acquire Unitel

June 15th, 2023
 

There was a bit of interesting consolidation in southeastern Europe this morning. EXA Infrastructure is continuing its infrastructure investment with a bit of the inorganic variety. They are acquiring Univerzalne Telekomunikacije, a.k.a. Unitel. [Read more →]

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