Industry Spotlight: Bridging the Datacenter Talent Gap with SMU’s Dr. Klyne Smith

February 13th, 2023

One of the most difficult challenges the infrastructure industry faces is that of acquiring talent.  The reason simply is that the pool of people with relevant experience is too small, because the education system of today isn’t oriented toward serving this need.  There is no clearer example of this than within the modern datacenter, which house an integrated nexus of technologies rarely taught in the same parts of a college campus.  With us today is Dr. Klyne Smith, who co directs the M.S. in Datacenter Systems Engineering program at SMU.  SMU’s program is one of the few out there that are taking the problem head on. [Read more →]

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Blockchain-powered dispute management to reduce the intercarrier settlement time by 60%

February 10th, 2023

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Boominathan Shanmugam of Prodapt

Service providers in the Connectedness industry receive intercarrier invoices worth over USD 1.2 billion annually and are challenged with more than 25% revenue blockage due to disputes. Managing disputes and improving trust in intercarrier settlements is challenging for service providers. The traditional dispute analysis and resolution approaches are inefficient, delaying settlements [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: WIOCC, 2Africa, Windstream, UPN, Nokia

February 9th, 2023

One subsea, one managed SSE, one metro expansion, and some new factory capability from a vendor: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Bluebird, Hurricane Electric, LiveOak, Nokia, LightSpeed

February 8th, 2023

Four regional buildout and expansion projects in the Midwest and Southeast worth noting: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Orange Business, Ericsson, Juniper, Avelacom

February 7th, 2023

Four interesting bits of news from four different parts of the globe to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Millicom Plans Bi-Oceanic Corridor Fiber

February 6th, 2023

Fiber in South America has had a tendency to come from the coasts and move inland. However, Millicom, which provides services in Latin America via the TIGO brand, has plans to change that up somewhat and build some transcontinental fiber. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Netera, GPC, GNX, stc, Huawi

February 3rd, 2023

Several last mile upgrades an some new funding, both domestic and overseas: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Prime, BDx, Liquid, Nokia, Web Werks, Iron Mountain

February 2nd, 2023

Four very interesting projects on three continent to keep up with, 3 data centers and one terrestrial backbone: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: 1623 Farnam, Console Connect, Great Plains Communications, Accedian, STL

February 1st, 2023

A couple interesting items from Nebraska, and a couple of vendor items, including a bit of M&A: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: LightPath, LightRiver, ConnectBase, EdgeCore

January 31st, 2023

Two infrastructure expansions, and two partnerships to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Tahoe Acquires E-Vergent, Stays Hungry

January 30th, 2023

There was a bit of interesting network M&A out in the Midwest this morning. Washington-based Tahoe Network Infrastructure has announced the acquisition of the Midwestern fiber and fixed wireless provider E-Vergent. [Read more →]

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What will separate the 5G leaders and laggers in 2023

January 27th, 2023

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Ragu Masilamany, VP and Global Head of Solutions Engineering and Labs at Amdocs

As communications service providers (CSPs) want faster monetization of 5G, recession fears loom, and the cost of energy increases, some have formed a shortsighted view of 5 G’s true long-term impact. However, leading into 2023, this perspective could be what separates the leads in 5G from those who delay investment due to “5G” fatigue. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: GTT, Skywire, Xchange, Nokia, SFR

January 26th, 2023

Two more executive leadership appointments and a key 5G partnership: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Ciena, Extenet, Forward Networks, Bluebird, Padtec

January 25th, 2023

Some new executives, some new money, some new DWDM, and a deal closure: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Neos Networks, Comcast Business, Metronet

January 24th, 2023

A couple metro expansions and a contract win across three disparate geographies: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Orange Business, eStruxture, Infovista, DATAIX, Proximity

January 23rd, 2023

A few interesting items from around the world and from different corners of the internet infrastructure world to catch up on: [Read more →]

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Issues for the Mobile Industry in 2023

January 20th, 2023

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Jason Lunn, Mobile Ecosystem Forum Board Member

The mobile industry is a major contributor to global carbon emissions, with 3.5% of global CO2 emissions deriving from telecoms (double the amount from aviation). The sector really needs to make an effort to tackle this issue in 2023. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Infinera, Nextivity, Comcast Business, Wyyerd

January 19th, 2023

One M&A, one upgrade, one fiber services launch, and one private wireless deployment: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Crane, Bluebird, Empire, Harbor Peak

January 18th, 2023

Four interesting moves in four different metro and regional US markets to note this week: [Read more →]

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Telxius, América Móvil to Build New Caribbean Cable

January 18th, 2023

There may be another subsea cable option in the Caribbean in a couple years. Telxius and América Móvil are collaborating to build a new submarine cable system between Florida and Guatemala, with an eye toward connecting the Atlantic and Pacific ecosystems via a new, alternative route. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: HE, Digital Realty, Southern Cross, Ciena, Unity, Infinera, Aryaka

January 17th, 2023

With PTC underway, there’s plenty of global backbone and subsea news out there, here’s a few interesting items of note: [Read more →]

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Zayo Invests In Additional Euro Route

January 16th, 2023

With all its new buildouts here in the US, Zayo’s European footprint hasn’t been getting the same level of public love of late. But today it got a little bit more attention, as Zayo has announced the addition of a new 400G-enabled intercity route. [Read more →]

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Aqua Comms Acquires Openbyte, Preps for EMIC-1

January 16th, 2023

Aqua Comms has made an inorganic move that takes it halfway around the world as it prepares to move beyond its traditional footprint in the Atlantic and the North Sea. The Irish-based subsea network operator has announced the acquisition of Openbyte Infrastructure. [Read more →]

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