Zayo to Backhaul For New Cross Pacific

November 30th, 2017
 

The New Cross Pacific cable project has lined up the fiber backhaul it will need on the US side. Zayo will be providing the fiber connectivity needed to reach its landing stations from sites across the western US. [Read more →]

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Nokia Throws Cold Water on Juniper Rumor

November 30th, 2017
 

Yesterday, CNBC was pushing a rumor that Nokia was planning a buyout of Juniper Networks.  Their sources suggested that a bid of some $16B was in the works.  Juniper's stock price has surged 10% in the last two days and was up further after hours last night, suggesting someone out there believes the rumors. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Sparkle, Interxion, NTT, Ribbon

November 29th, 2017
 

Here's three bits of news from around the world, plus a name change: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: WANRack, Webair, RACK59

November 28th, 2017
 

Here are a few items of interest from the metro from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Atlanta Gets Ready for CyrusOne

November 28th, 2017
 

Reports suggest that Atlanta is going to have a new player in its data center marketplace. The Douglas City Council has approved tax incentives for a $200M data center buildout on a 44-acre site in the Riverside Business Park, and reports indicate that builder will be CyrusOne[Read more →]

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Econet Plots IPO

November 28th, 2017
 

Investors may finally get a chance to buy into African fiber infrastructure directly next year. Econet, which is the parent company for the pan-African network operator Liquid Telecom, is said to be preparing for an IPO over on the London Stock Exchange. [Read more →]

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Spread Networks Gets Bought Out By Zayo

November 27th, 2017
 

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! The first day back we have some fiber M&A to take a look at. Zayo has struck again, announcing a definitive agreement to buy Spread Networks. [Read more →]

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Distributed models to give data control back to consumers?

November 27th, 2017
 

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Equifax’s data leak was truly monumental; it involved compromised information of 145 million people. An interesting part of the story was the hearing with former and current executives of [Read more →]

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Thanksgiving Roundup: Adva, Colt, Sparkle, UPN, Lumos

November 22nd, 2017
 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Before you head out early this afternoon, here are three international tidbits and two domestic items worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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The FCC’s Ajit Pai to Make His Move on Net Neutrality

November 21st, 2017
 

The days before Thanksgiving are apparently ripe for regulatory moves this year. While the DOJ prepares for court in its opposition to AT&T/Time Warner, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is about to unveil plans to overhaul net neutrality. [Read more →]

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DOJ Sues to Stop AT&T/Time Warner

November 21st, 2017
 

It's official, war has been declared in the world of mega mergers. The Department of Justice is planning to file a lawsuit to protect us all from AT&T's evil ambition to own CNN. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: LINX, INAP, CenturyLink, Windstream

November 20th, 2017
 

Some new interconnection technology and two contract renewals to start this shortened week: [Read more →]

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China Telecom launches 100G link to Russia

November 20th, 2017
 

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

China Telecom has teamed up with Russian operator TransTeleCom (TTK) to launch the first connection between China and Europe based on 100G ultra long haul DWDM technology. [Read more →]

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Verizon, Comcast Looking at Fox?

November 17th, 2017
 

Yesterday a new rumor hit the markets involving big telecom/cable buying media assets.  Supposedly, both Verizon and Comcast have been talking to Twenty-First Century Fox about acquiring TV and movie related assets. [Read more →]

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Why dark fiber matters to your organization

November 17th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Chris Janson, Product Marketing Manager - Optical Networking for Nokia

Optical fiber is now prevalent in communications networks and is used to connect business, residential, and individual users. The backbone of these networks, including those using wireless access devices, is a fiber optic network, aggregating and transporting data. Fiber’s huge [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: DE-CIX, CenturyLink, HE, Peak 10 + Viawest

November 16th, 2017
 

Here's a quick look at some news items from around the US mid-week: [Read more →]

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SD-WAN Poised to Steal Thunder from MPLS in 2018

November 15th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

At the end of 2017, we already see quite some momentum gathered around SD-WAN new service launches in the coming 2018 from tier one & two communication service providers, both in the US and global markets.

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Qualcomm board rejects Broadcom bid

November 15th, 2017
 

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Qualcomm's board has unanimously voted to reject Broadcom's unsolicited $105 billion takeover offer on the grounds that the bid price is too low. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: FirstLight, QTS, EdgeConneX, Spectrum

November 15th, 2017
 

I'm still on the road down in Orlando at MEF17, but in the meantime here's a few quick takes on a few news items from the first half of the week: [Read more →]

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MEF Launches MEF 3.0

November 14th, 2017
 

So what comes after Carrier Ethernet 2.0 for MEF? Over the last few years, the MEF has been focusing on the 'Third Network', and this morning they put it all together under a new and more specifically-defined umbrella, the MEF 3.0 Transformational Global Services Framework. [Read more →]

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Tata Treks Down to South America

November 14th, 2017
 

Tata Communications has extended its global backbone to a new continent this week.  The company has invested in significant subsea capacity that hooks up its network to Brazil, the largest market in South America. [Read more →]

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How telco data can improve advertising

November 14th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mark Lederman, Sr. Director Product Mgt, Synchronoss

Good advertising is all about knowing your customer. Companies large and small turn to various sources to help make their digital advertising and promotional efforts as effective as possible. Working with telco companies has not traditionally [Read more →]

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PCCW Acquires Console Connect

November 13th, 2017
 

We have some interconnection M&A this morning to talk about.  PCCW and HKT Trust have teamed up to acquire the software platform and proprietary technology of Console Connect. [Read more →]

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