Thursday Roundup: DataBank, 1623 Farnam, MetTel, Ritter, Bluebird

March 10th, 2022
 

From around the US this week come a couple of expansion moves, a couple of federal grants, and a green commitment: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: HyperOne, CityFibre, STL, Infinera, FiberLight, Fujitsu

March 9th, 2022
 

A few interesting network and gear announcements from around the industry this week: [Read more →]

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More Hollowcore for euNetworks

March 8th, 2022
 

Over in the UK, euNetworks has made a move to further lower latency on its network infrastructure in support of the financial vertical. The western European infrastructure operator has deployed another 7km of Lumensity’s CoreSmart hollowcore fiber, following up with the route they put in place last April. [Read more →]

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Limelight to Buy Edgecast from Yahoo, Rebrand as Edgio

March 8th, 2022
 

The CDN industry has been sailing along in the background for a while, letting 5G and other new technology take the headlines. But yesterday an interesting M&A deal was announced that looks like it will shake things up a bit. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Epsilon, Windstream, Infinera, Flexential, Ziply

March 7th, 2022
 

I’ve been on the road for the weekend, so here’s some quick catchup of some news from the end of last week before we get started on the new one: [Read more →]

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Zayo to Acquire ENA

March 4th, 2022
 

This week saw a bit of network M&A, as Zayo has made its second acquisition of 2022. The Boulder-based fiber operator has announced a definitive agreement to buy Education Networks of America, or ENA, from the private equity group ZMC. [Read more →]

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How can DSPs scale their ML use cases and gain a competitive advantage?

March 4th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Prashantkumar Maloo – Technical Architect, Prodapt Solutions

Today, most Digital Service Providers (DSPs) use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in several vital processes like network fault prediction, personalized offer simulation, streamlined customer services, etc. But despite spending on the AI initiatives, DSPs continue to face numerous ML operational challenges. Some major challenges encountered by the DSPs in their ML pipeline and operations are as below: [Read more →]

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OneWeb’s Launch Possibly to be Scrubbed by Russia Due to Ukraine

March 3rd, 2022
 

If I could go a decade or two without having headlines from the rest of the world intrude upon the infrastructure space again, it’d be really nice. But with the pandemic perhaps waning, now it’s war. Russia is moving to stop OneWeb’s latest launch of LEO satellites in response to the sanctions levied against it. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: STACK, EXA, CoreSite, Nokia

March 2nd, 2022
 

A couple bits of data center expansion, a new hire, and some new tech in the field: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Kao Data, Lightpath, Consolidated, Rakuten Symphony, Verizon Business

March 1st, 2022
 

Some quick catch up from around the industry this week that doesn’t have to do with invasions, pandemics, or politics: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Windstream CNO Buddy Bayer on Staying Fast & Flexible

February 28th, 2022
 

Over the last year or two, Windstream Wholesale has been reinventing itself, building out new network, establishing a leadership position in optical technology and pushing to the forefront of the infrastructure business.  The division has both expanded to the West Coast as well as added density across its existing footprint, all while deploying a new generation of technology and a wider range of solutions in the marketplace. With us today to talk about their approach is Windstream’s Chief Network Officer, Buddy Bayer. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: DE-CIX, EdgeConneX, GPC, MEF, Inteliquent

February 25th, 2022
 

A few more interesting bits of news from this week to catch up with: [Read more →]

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Telco’s journey to the edge: openness, automation, transformation

February 25th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Rick Hamilton, Senior Vice President, Blue Planet Software

Where is ‘the edge’? It may sound obvious: the network edge is at the edge of the network. But where this is in relation to other network components — and how it will interact with this infrastructure, which vendors should be used for the kit, which technologies it’ll require, and what use cases it will enable — are open to debate. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Aligned, GTT, DC BLOX, Juniper, Sparkle

February 24th, 2022
 

A new data center lunch, some enterprise connectivity, a new IX, and a 400G deployment: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Salute Mission Critical, Bandwidth IG, Infinera, Verizon

February 23rd, 2022
 

Four other interesting items of note at midweek: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Vantage, Orange Business, Colt, Infovista, Bezeq, Arc

February 23rd, 2022
 

A new data center, a new customer, a vendor win, and some surprising new direct connectivity to keep up with this week. [Read more →]

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Contract In Force, SubCom Gets Moving on SEA-ME-WE 6

February 22nd, 2022
 

One thing that can always be counted on in the subsea world is that any SEA-ME-WE cable plans will take some time to work out politically. But for SEA-ME-WE 6 that stage is now complete, as SubCom said over the weekend that its contract is now in force. The company has begun the supply and installation of the cable system. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Zayo’s Brian Lillie Looks Ahead

February 21st, 2022
 

Since it went private again under the auspices of Digital Colony and EQT, Zayo has spent the last year or two shifting gears under new management.  After taking a fresh look at its assets and opportunities, the company seems ready to return to a path of aggressive growth.  Where will it put its resources next?  Will they look toward organic or inorganic opportunities, or both?  With us today to talk about the next phase of Zayo’s evolution is Chief Product and Technology Officer Brian Lillie. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Colt, Ciena, DE-CIX, Yotta, ADTRAN, TPx

February 18th, 2022
 

A couple of upgrades, a new PoP, and some new capital: [Read more →]

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A Look at What’s Coming for 5G This Year

February 18th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Steve Douglas, Head of Market Strategy, Spirent Communications

Fully automated factories. Immersive augmented reality experiences. Telesurgery, shipping drones, Smart Cities, autonomous vehicles—the future that 5G will unleash really does look like something out of Star Trek. And you can expect to start seeing those use cases, and others we haven’t even thought of yet, in the coming years. [Read more →]

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Tofane Global Boosts Its IoT With Simfony Buy

February 17th, 2022
 

There was an interesting inorganic move over in Europe yesterday. Tofane Global has announced the acquisition of Simfony, a provider of IoT platform-as-a-service technology. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: EX2, DE-CIX, Ezee, Web Werks

February 16th, 2022
 

Three interesting expansion projects and one data center acquisition: [Read more →]

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Another Step Forward for Far North Fiber

February 16th, 2022
 

The latest effort to build a subsea cable through the Arctic took another step forward today. Cinia and ARTERIA Networks have signed a memorandum of understanding to build the cable system, which would connect northern Europe and Japan via the fabled Northwest Passage. [Read more →]

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