Friday Bytes: FirstLight, Stream DC, Flexential, Digital Realty

July 31st, 2020
 

As we say good bye to July, here's a quick look at some news you might have missed from this week: [Read more →]

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MOX Completes New Dark Fiber Route in Oregon

July 30th, 2020
 

MOX Networks has polished off another unique dark fiber network buildout, this time in the Pacific Northwest. It's just 25 route miles of fiber connecting a half dozen key data centers in Hillsboro back over to Portland, but provides an important diverse alternative to existing infrastructure. As a followup, MOX plans to build up to Seattle as well. [Read more →]

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Google Plans New “Grace Hopper” Transatlantic Cable

July 29th, 2020
 

There's no such thing as too much subsea bandwidth, or at least there isn't when you're Google. The tech giant announced yesterday yet another new subsea cable project, this time under the Atlantic. [Read more →]

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Arizona Taps CenturyLink

July 28th, 2020
 

CenturyLink has picked up a bit of government business in the desert southwest. The State of Arizona has awarded the company a new AZNet contract for connectivity and managed IT. [Read more →]

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FiberLight Rolls Out Texas Express

July 28th, 2020
 

A lot is happening in Texas these days, but let's stick to the fiber. FiberLight said today that its new Texas express routes buildout is complete, giving its statewide infrastructure a few superhighways to work with. [Read more →]

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Digital Colony’s Highline Takes Aim at Oi

July 27th, 2020
 

There is a substantial infrastructure M&A in the works down in Brazil. Highline do Brasil apparently has a week-long exclusive period to negotiate to buy Oi or a major piece of it for something north of $2.9B. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Ciena, Ericsson, Cisco, Amdocs

July 24th, 2020
 

Here are a few bits of news from several major vendors from this week: [Read more →]

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Shifting customer needs at pandemic speed: How CSPs can stay on their toes

July 24th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Steffen Paulus, Nokia Software

Earlier this year, the onset of the pandemic forced countries across the globe to rapidly enact social distancing and lockdown rules to curb COVID-19’s spread. This drastic change seemingly pushed us into the remote working era, creating a phenomenon that virtually all communication service providers (CSPs) had to face – radically shifting service usage patterns. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Colo Atl, DataBank, Windstream, SubCom

July 23rd, 2020
 

Two data center deployments, some SD-WAN, and a submarine cable. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: RETN, Digital Realty, Verizon, Infinera, LOGIX

July 22nd, 2020
 

A few interesting items from midweek worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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DF&I Keeps Digging Through Maryland

July 21st, 2020
 

Dark Fiber & Infrastructure has been busy constructing fiber and conduit in the state of Maryland lately. Today they offered an update on their progress toward an alternative route from Ashburn heading northeast. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: PacketFabric, Nokia, Ericsson, Ascent

July 21st, 2020
 

A few interesting items to keep an eye on while sheltering from the July sun: [Read more →]

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EdgeUno Acquires Sunnyvale and a CTO

July 20th, 2020
 

There was a bit of consolidation in the Latin American network business late last week. The upstart provider EdgeUno and the Brazilian firm Sunnyvale Networks are joining forces. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Telia Carrier CEO Staffan Göjeryd

July 20th, 2020
 

The wholesale fiber and internet space has been a rough neighborhood ever since the dotcom crash, and over the past 20 years the cast of characters in it has evolved almost beyond recognition.  But there are a few providers out there that have stuck to their guns through it all.  One such service provider is Telia Carrier, the international division of the Swedish giant.  Telia’s IP backbone has consistently topped the charts in recent years, and their reach continues to grow steadily and organically.  With us today to talk about the company’s infrastructure and approach is CEO Staffan Göjeryd. [Read more →]

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Virtual Visits: The New Future of Tech Support

July 17th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Jason Moore, Co-founder and CEO, RouteThis

As economies across the globe begin reopening, conversations have turned to when the world will begin to go “back to normal.” After four months of lockdown—with restrictions in place that dictate who you can see, where you can go and [Read more →]

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More US Dark Fiber for Telia Carrier

July 16th, 2020
 

Telia Carrier has invested further into it North American infrastructure, adding some new dark fiber assets on a key route connecting the south and the southeast. The international arm of Sweden-based Telia has been steadily expanding its reach and diversity across the US over time, which has led inevitably to an appetite for fiber on key routes. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: BSO, FirstLight, Vonage, FiberLight, Enea

July 15th, 2020
 

Here's a quick look around the industry at midweek: [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: EdgeConneX, Stream Data Centers, Interxion

July 14th, 2020
 

Three interesting bits of data center expansion to make note of: [Read more →]

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Telia, Bulk to Bypass Sweden

July 14th, 2020
 

Telia Carrier and Bulk are working together to connect Norway more directly to the rest of Europe in a project for the Norwegian Communications Authority. The two are working on the 'Havsil' cable, which will connect Kristiansand, Norway and Esbjerg, Denmark. [Read more →]

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Crosslake to Cross the Channel

July 14th, 2020
 

Crosslake Fibre has come up with a new regional subsea cable project, and this one is not in North America. The company that started off by crossing Lake Ontario will now be crossing the English Channel. [Read more →]

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Sparkle Lights Its Curie Fiber With Ciena

July 13th, 2020
 

Sparkle, the international arm of Italian-based TIM Group, has moved to light up its subsea fiber along the western coast of the Americas. To take care of the technology side of things, they have tapped Ciena's WaveLogic 5 Extreme gear. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Infoworks CEO Buno Pati on Data, Privacy, and the Pandemic

July 13th, 2020
 

The proliferation of big data has long been seen as a future source of value, but figuring out how to distill that value while navigating the minefield of privacy continues to be a difficult problem.  With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also a more immediate one with technical, political, and personal implications.  The Californian CCPA legislation has further shaken things up as well. With us today to talk about privacy in today’s big data landscape is Infoworks CEO Buno Pati. [Read more →]

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Partners Unifies Seaborn out of BK, Looks Ahead

July 10th, 2020
 

The submarine cable operator Seaborn Networks is back from its adventures in Chapter 11 after finding the subsea market between North and South Americas to be less strong than they originally projected. And it's back with Partners Group in the catbird seat. [Read more →]

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