Tuesday Bytes: CyrusOne, Relined, ManxIX, Orange, ADVA

July 7th, 2020
 

Here are few items from around the globe to catch up on: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Aryaka on SD-WAN and the Pandemic

July 6th, 2020
 

With the rise of automation, SD-WAN is steadily disrupting the enterprise networking market.  The COVID-19 pandemic has now thrust SD-WAN technologies further into the spotlight.  Participants in this sector have taken many approaches, and one of the more independent paths has been charted by Aryaka.  With us today to talk about Aryaka’s approach to the SD WAN marketplace are Shashi Kiran, CMO, and David Ginsburg, VP Product and Solutions Marketing. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Zayo, Digital Realty, Interxion, iBasis

July 2nd, 2020
 

The long holiday weekend beckons (at least here in the US), although in the current pandemic environment many of us are already home and staying there. Nevertheless, here are a few news bytes before leaving work behind: three expansions and a deal closing: [Read more →]

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Fiera, APG to Buy Conterra

July 2nd, 2020
 

Yesterday a new M&A deal for a significant pile of US fiber infrastructure hit the markets. Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings is changing hands, as APG Group and Fiera Infrastructure have done a deal with Court Square to acquire the company. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: CenturyLink, Vonage, Segra, Aryaka

July 1st, 2020
 

A federal contract, two partnerships, and a new product launch: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Catchup: UPN, Great Plains, Vapor IO, DataBank

June 30th, 2020
 

Time to catch up on a few items from last week that I wrote about but left in drafts and forgot about (oops, sorry folks). One metro fiber expansion, one M&A, one new data center, and an expanded partnership: [Read more →]

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PS Lightwave Acquires IP Global

June 29th, 2020
 

Despite the ongoing pandemic situation, there was a bit of interesting infrastructure M&A down in Texas announced today. The metro fiber solution provider PS Lightwave is acquiring IP Global, a Houston-based data center, connectivity, and voice service provider. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: ServerFarm’s Arun Shenoy

June 29th, 2020
 

There are many niches within the colocation and data center marketplace beyond the big REIT names that get most of the press.  One company taking its own approach to the marketplace is ServerFarm, a US-based data center which operates a global footprint of both multitenant and managed enterprise data centers.  With us today is Arun Shenoy, ServerFarm’s SVP of Sales & Marketing.  Arun has been in the data center business since the late ‘90s, and joined ServerFarm two and a half years ago. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Ciena, Nokia, Cisco, DE-CIX

June 26th, 2020
 

In other news from this week worth noting: two vendor wins, one partnership, and a business update. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Expereo, HE, CenturyLink, Flexential, Colt

June 25th, 2020
 

There has been plenty of interesting stuff going on this week around the industry, time to catch up a bit: [Read more →]

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FirstLight Aims South Into Pennsylvania

June 25th, 2020
 

With two recent inorganic expansions under its belt, FirstLight is following up with an expansion of a more organic variety. The northeastern provider is building its way into the MidAtlantic region with a major project in eastern Pennsylvania. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: QTS’s Tag Greason on Data Centers During the Pandemic

June 24th, 2020
 

Every town, city, and county have felt the shockwaves of this year’s pandemic. COVID-19 has not only changed the ways in which we conduct business, but it has also fundamentally altered the way each industry must adapt and move forward to achieve success. Small, medium, and large businesses have seen devastating losses, and many owners continue to struggle to maintain their staff, grapple with the obstacles of reopening, or accept the consequences of shuttering their doors completely. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: DE-CIX Turns 25

June 23rd, 2020
 

Back in 1995 when peering was young, a new internet exchange was founded in the German city of Frankfurt.  Today, DE-CIX has spread out to 20 global markets, connects more than 1900 networks, and exchanges more than 9 Terabits per second.  With us today to prep for Friday's Anniversary Show is Chief Strategic & Corporate Development Officer Ivo Ivanov. [Read more →]

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Macquarie Bids For Enel’s Open Fiber

June 22nd, 2020
 

The infrastructure fund Macquarie has found itself a new target in a new destination. Last week it emerged that Enel, the Italian energy group that owns 50% of Open Fiber, has received a bid for that share from Macquarie Infrastructure Real Assets.
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Is SASE a Big Deal?

June 22nd, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by David W Wang

Recently due to overwhelming demand of remote enterprise operations, e.g. work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, several service vendors have been accelerating the launch of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) to the markets. Cisco for instance, was [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Commstar, Avelacom, STACK, Viasat, MetTel

June 19th, 2020
 

Two from orbit, some certifications, and some low latency: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: DF&I, FiberLight, Seaborn, DE-CIX

June 18th, 2020
 

One bit of investment news, one new contract, and two new PoPs: [Read more →]

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Infinera, Windstream Put 800G Through Its Paces

June 17th, 2020
 

Windstream and Infinera have been busy testing out the next generation of optical gear. Today they announced a successful live network trial of 800G and 700G single-wavelength technology down in the southwestern USA. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, NJFX, ZenFi, South Reach, 1623 Farnam

June 17th, 2020
 

A contract win, a network expansion, a partnership, a new hire, and a colo expansion: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Uniti, Macquarie, DRFortress, HGC

June 16th, 2020
 

Four interesting items from the APAC region to start off the week, one possibly misunderstood M&A, a couple data center expansions, and a new PoP: [Read more →]

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Reliance Jio Sells Two More Stakes

June 15th, 2020
 

The Indian telecommunications market has always been of interest to big money investors, but over the last few months we have seen some significant action. In the last few days, Reliance Jio has sold off stakes in itself to both the private equity firms L Catterton and TPG Capital. The former is putting in $250M for a 0.39% stake, while the latter spent $598M or so for a 0.93% stake. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: ExteNet, QTS, Duocast, Sparkle

June 12th, 2020
 

Three network expansions and a new NAP to note before the weekend: [Read more →]

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Overcoming Network Virtualization Barriers

June 12th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Steve Alexander, Ciena Chief Technology Officer

Lessons learned from global virtualized edge deployments

The virtualization of network functions has become a top priority for service providers and enterprises alike. Research firm Technology Business Research, for example, predicts that [Read more →]

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