Industry Spotlight: Accenture’s Andrew Walker on the State of Telecoms

April 17th, 2023
 

For today’s interview, we have a return visit from Accenture’s Andrew Walker whom we last talked to just about two years ago.  Andrew’s role has expanded from a focus on North America to where he now leads Accenture’s Global Communications & Media consulting division.  Andrew has conversations with players from across the sector regularly, developing strategies for business transformation in the age of cloud infrastructure.  That puts him in a good position to see things from an outside perspective. [Read more →]

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Searchlight Capital, BCI Take a Swing at Consolidated

April 14th, 2023
 

The network M&A marketplace hasn’t been too busy lately, but as springtime arrives that may be changing. Yesterday, Consolidated Communications revealed it has received a “Take Private” offer from Searchlight Capital Partners and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation. [Read more →]

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The Endless Possibilities to Tackle Data Centre Sustainability

April 14th, 2023
 

Authored by Stephen Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Datalec Precision Installations (DPI)

Every single day, people around the world grab their phones, check their email, watch a YouTube video, or  open their laptops to begin their workday. All of these communal actions create a gargantuan amount of data that’s challenging to even visualize. By 2025 it’s estimated that 463 exabytes will be generated each day in data from [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: GPC, Comcast Business, Uniti Group, Zayo

April 13th, 2023
 

Two metro fiber/WiFi deals, one regional densification project, and some transatlantic connectivity: [Read more →]

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M&A in US Telecom Infrastructure

April 12th, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by J. Drew Mullin, Partner, ATLANTIC-ACM

Investment in US Telecom companies has been red-hot for 15 years and remains strong despite broader economic concerns. Infrastructure asset M&A is highly active, and multiples that were once 10-20 times EBITDA have risen to 20-30 times EBITDA. MetroConnect and PTC, two of the larger investment tradeshows in the telecom space, have grown significantly over the last 15 years to reach record attendance in 2023. 2022 saw declines in [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: 123Net, Ziply, FirstLight

April 11th, 2023
 

Three regional fiber projects to catch up with: [Read more →]

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Far North Fiber Kicks Off Cable Route Study

April 11th, 2023
 

Might we have a pan-Arctic submarine cable system in just a few years? Far North Fiber has taken the next step toward making its proposed project reality by kicking off the cable route study, which would be followed by a marine survey. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Consolidated Communications’ Gabe Waggoner

April 10th, 2023
 

The FTTH space is one of the most dynamic in the infrastructure world right now, with providers of all types investing resources in residential connectivity around the country.   Last year we talked to Consolidated Communications here for an Industry Spotlight about their Fidium buildout plans.  Now, one year later where are they?  With us today to talk about the company’s buildout status and where they are putting their efforts going forward is Gabe Waggoner, Executive Vice President of Operations at Consolidated Communications. [Read more →]

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The Nucleus of Connectivity: Carrier Hotels

April 6th, 2023
 

Authored by John Bonczek, Chief Revenue Officer, fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty

We are in the midst of a massive shift in how people work, communicate, and interact in society. With just a tip of the AI-generated capabilities being introduced, the world as we know it is about to change in ways we are unable to even imagine. In order for this new future to become a reality, digital infrastructure must be fortified to support the insatiable data it will eventually deliver. As a result, networks responsible for [Read more →]

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UPN To Expand Into Augusta

April 5th, 2023
 

Unite Private Networks has a new metro market in mind, and it’s not within their usual midwestern and southwestern territory. Yesterday they announced an expansion of their footprint into Augusta GA. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Bandwidth IG, Console Connect, Nokia, OpenColo, Verizon

April 4th, 2023
 

Some metro fiber, some software-defined interconnection, some 800GE, and a significant federal contract award: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: FiberLight, MDC, Comcast Business, PacketFabric, Windstream

April 3rd, 2023
 

Several interesting items from late last week that are worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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Three Practical Steps for Building A Quantum Network (Yes, Now!)

March 31st, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Cara Alexander, Product manager at Aliro Quantum.

Quantum Communication is a rapidly emerging technology grounded in a robust tradition of academic theory and experimentation.  However, because the industry is still young, building a quantum network is uniquely complex, combining some of the hardest problems in science and engineering. Very few organizations have skill sets in both classical networking and quantum physics and many view quantum networking [Read more →]

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MOBILE INDUSTRY AND STANDARDISATION

March 31st, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dario Betti, Mobile Ecosystem Forum

Standardisation has helped the mobile industry to evolve, touching everything from commerce to healthcare. The impact is huge. In 2019, mobile technologies and services contributed $4.1 trillion of additional economic value (around 4.7% of global GDP), equating to around [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: UPN, Wyyerd, Lumos, Tribal Ready

March 30th, 2023
 

Four bits of metro fiber and FTTH expansion news from around the country: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Web Werks, Flexential, EdgeCore, Cato Digital, Hudson IX

March 29th, 2023
 

Five bits of data center news, three in traditional domestic markets and two rather further afield. [Read more →]

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Windstream, Bluewater Develop Diverse Path Between Toronto, Chicago

March 28th, 2023
 

Windstream Wholesale has added a new, unique route to its portfolio with the help of regional Canadian provider Bluewater Regional Networks. The arrangement creates diverse infrastructure between the two key markets of Chicago and Toronto. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Taps CrossLakes New CrossChannel Cable

March 28th, 2023
 

euNetworks has added to its infrastructure portfolio with a new exclusive partnership with Crosslake Fibre UK Limited. The deal enables euNetworks to offer ultra-low latency services between London and Madrid to the financial vertical. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight – Chris Morley on Lightpath’s Road to Expansion, Growth

March 27th, 2023
 

In the metro fiber space, few companies have gone as deep into one market as Lightpath did, with tens of thousands of on-net buildings in the New York metro area.  The company was relatively quiet while under the umbrella of Altice, but in late 2020 it entered a new, independent phase when Morgan Stanley entered the picture.  Now the company has entered Boston and Miami and seems hungry for more.  More what, you ask?  With us today to talk about the company’s plans and intentions is Lightpath CEO Chris Morley, an industry veteran who spent 8 years at Zayo during the height of the consolidation wave. [Read more →]

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SD-WAN and Underlay Networks: Overcoming Costly Broadband Ordering Challenges

March 24th, 2023
 

By John Denemark, SVP and GM, Carrier Provisioning, TransUnion

A growing number of enterprises are using software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) to deliver the capacity and agility required in today’s complex, diverse networks to support technologies such as cloud services, mobility, edge computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT). As a result, SD-WAN is experiencing significant growth and creating increased [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Orange Business, DE-CIX, Ericsson, Proximity

March 23rd, 2023
 

Four international infrastructure items to catch up with from the middle of this week: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Bluepeak, H5 Data Centers, Ciena

March 22nd, 2023
 

Some FTTH, a new data center build, and a backbone upgrade project: [Read more →]

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EXA Deploys Infinera Gear on TAE, Takes on FibreConnect Buildout

March 21st, 2023
 

EXA Has been busy in southern and southeastern Europe this week, with two interesting infrastructure announcements this week. They are leveraging Infinera’s gear on the Trans Adriatic Express, and they have been tapped by FibreConnect to build backbone infrastructure. [Read more →]

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