How DSPs can Leverage RPA in Field Operations to Reduce MTTI by 59%

September 18th, 2020

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Munendra S. and Mogan A.B. of Prodapt Solutions

As the telecommunications industry embraces various technologies to enhance their Order-to-Billing (O2B) process, they continue to see a lag in the conventional method. A Digital Service Provider (DSP) who gets this process done right will experience two key benefits- increased cash flow and enhanced customer satisfaction. The major drawbacks in a traditional O2B process include [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Aligned, FiberLight, Juniper, Ciena

September 17th, 2020

Some refinancing moves, a network expansion, and a couple of interesting vendor deals: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: FirstLight, TDS, IQGeo, SSE Telcoms, GAIA-X

September 16th, 2020

Some fiber, some software, and a developing ecosystem: [Read more →]

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FirstLight Fiber to Buy KINBER’s PennREN

September 15th, 2020

The next target of FirstLight Fiber's steady drumbeat of regional fiber and infrastructure acquisitions has landed. Today the northeastern operator announced a definitive agreement to acquire the network assets of the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research, or KINBER. [Read more →]

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Verizon to Buy Tracfone

September 15th, 2020

In an interesting M&A move on the wireless front, Verizon made a deal yesterday to purchase Tracfone. The purchase price is $6.25B, half in cash and half in Verizon stock, with another $650M on the table if performance targets are met. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: ZenFi,, Ocean Networks, Heficed

September 15th, 2020

Here's a set of network infrastructure quick-takes to catch up on: [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Rebrands as Lumen

September 14th, 2020

The big news at CenturyLink that was rumored over the weekend has officially come out. It's primarily a re-branding rather than anything more drastic, looking to breathe new life into the company's approach to the market. [Read more →]


Big Changes Coming at CenturyLink?

September 12th, 2020

There are rumors out there this weekend that CenturyLink is about to shake itself up in a big way this coming week. According to a  now-retracted internal email that is making the rounds out there, it goes something like this: [Read more →]


Friday Bytes: FirstLight, EdgeConneX, ADVA, Nokia

September 11th, 2020

In the last roundup of the week, here are three contract wins in three different sectors, plus a bit of cloud connectivity. [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: EXFO, Ribbon, ADVA, Nokia

September 10th, 2020

Four interesting items from vendors to note from the last couple days: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Telia, DE-CIX, STACK, Conterra

September 9th, 2020

A few network and partnership expansions to note at midweek: [Read more →]

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Labor Day Roundup: Samsung, Xplornet, CityFibre, FiberSense

September 8th, 2020

I hope everyone had a good weekend.  While you were gone, here are a few news items from over the weekend or late last week worth catching up on: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Corero, IPC, EKINOPS, Fusion, South Korea

September 4th, 2020

Stay safe this Labor Day weekend!  Here's a quick rundown on some of the news from a wide spectrum of the industry to end the week: [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Nokia, Telstra, DE-CIX

September 3rd, 2020

A few interesting items from around the world: [Read more →]

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Rogers, Altice Seek to Acquire Cogeco, Atlantic Broadband

September 3rd, 2020

An interesting M&A dance is taking place on the cable side of things over the last day or two. Rogers Communications and Altice USA have made a play for Cogeco and Cogeco Communications, however it started out complicated and it's swiftly getting more so. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, NetIX, Ericsson, Elisa, LOGIX

September 2nd, 2020

Two executive hires, one 5G milestone, and a bigger link to Moscow: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Orange Business, NetFortris, TIM, CenturyLink

September 1st, 2020

On today's news roundup are diamonds, a product launch, a merger, and an outage.  Did I mention the diamonds?  [Read more →]

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STACK Adds to its Stack

September 1st, 2020

Today STACK INFRASTRUCTURE made a significant balance sheet move. They have closed on a $325M structured debt financing deal, positioning them for the next stage of the company's growth. [Read more →]

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Rural Roundup: Bluebird, Consolidated, Calix, CenturyLink

August 31st, 2020

As we start the week, here are a few regional fiber expansion projects from the end of the last one that slipped past my nets initially: [Read more →]

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New Moves Shaping Post Covid-19 Telecom/IT Industry

August 28th, 2020

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by David W Wang

Telecom/IT proves to be the bloodline for business and personal life during the Covid-19 pandemic, and remote work and online orders become the new normal nowadays. As the result we see service providers are having busy backbone traffic and quickly adding up broadband service subscribers globally. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Telia Carrier, DataBank, Viavi, Fortinet

August 27th, 2020

Two network expansions and two items from the vendor space: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, QTS, Dobson, FiberLight

August 26th, 2020

Four interesting items from the metro and regional fiber space around the US worth noting at midweek: [Read more →]

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TampNet Acquires Fiber in the Gulf of Mexico

August 25th, 2020

Some subsea fiber is changing hands, but from a source we haven't heard too much about. TampNet, which operates infrastructure under the North Sea, has agreed to acquire a similar asset off of the US coast in the Gulf of Mexico. [Read more →]

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