Industry Spotlight: Enxoo’s Artur Ostrowski

May 18th, 2020
 

One corner of the industry that I don't spend much time on but which is critical to the operations of everyone in the sector is OSS/BSS software and systems.  But as automation continues to reach deeper into everyone's systems, it's a subject that needs a bigger voice.  With us today to delve a little deeper is Artur Ostrowski, CCO of Enxoo.  Enxoo uses a Salesforce-based platform to target telco-specific needs for OSS/BSS. [Read more →]

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2Africa to Encircle the Continent With a New Submarine Cable

May 15th, 2020
 

In the past, when one built a submarine cable to serve African destinations, the first question others would ask about your project was 'east or west?' It was nearly always one or the other of course, but not this time. Yesterday, a high powered group of global tech and telecom operators announced plans to build 2Africa, which will do both, starting and ending in Europe. [Read more →]

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Microsoft Takes Out Metaswitch

May 15th, 2020
 

The idea of one of the tech giants taking on telecommunications in a big way has always been an interesting 'what if' scenario, and occasionally some small piece of it happens. Yesterday was one of those days, as Microsoft announced a definitive agreement to buy Metaswitch Networks. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: ExteNet, GTT, Silver Peak, Colt, Arista, WiTCOM, ADVA, 6WIND

May 14th, 2020
 

A few deployments and upgrades to keep an eye on: [Read more →]

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South Reach Acquires Resurgence’s Florida Fiber & Colo

May 13th, 2020
 

Some intercity fiber has changed hands down in the southeastern US. South Reach Networks has made an inorganic move, buying the fiber and colo assets of Resurgence Infrastructure Group. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Uniti, NJFX, Cogent, Ciena, Telia, INAP

May 12th, 2020
 

Here are a few interesting bits of news from the start of the week worth noting quickly: [Read more →]

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Jobs Roundup: Colo Atl, DC BLOX, Southern Telecom, Epsilon, Chayora, Summit Broadband

May 11th, 2020
 

We may all have been sheltering in place, but last week there were a whole lot of folks from this sector taking on new jobs, particularly in the southeastern US.  Here's a quick rundown of what some familiar faces have been up to: [Read more →]

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Key Drivers for Growth of the Edge

May 11th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Keith Rutledge, General Manager of Compass EdgePoint

This is the second in a two-part series about trends that are accelerating the adoption of edge infrastructure and broadening the use cases of edge computing. In Part 1, I focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic is driving the need for edge computing in a way that I believe will continue after the pandemic subsides This column builds on that discussion by discussing [Read more →]

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Helping Your Assets Work for You: Uncovering Hidden Capital Opportunities in Underutilized Data Centers

May 8th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Christof Hammerli, EVP at Landmark Dividend

Today’s landscape of global disruption has been affecting communities and businesses alike. In the aftermath of stay-at-home and quarantine policies, supply chain interruptions, event shutdowns, customer shortages and economic slowdowns, revenue is [Read more →]

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Everstream Taps Uniti for Milwaukee Dark Fiber

May 7th, 2020
 

With big buildout plans already underway throughout the Midwest, Everstream today turned to a fellow infrastructure company for a quick boost in its reach. They have announced a long term strategic fiber IRU with Uniti Fiber in Milwaukee. [Read more →]

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Digital Colony Powers Beanfield Buy of Aptum’s Metro

May 7th, 2020
 

There was a bit of metro fiber M&A up in Canada yesterday despite the ongoing pandemic situation. Beanfield Metroconnect is acquiring the metro network assets of Aptum Technologies, with the help of a capital infusion and recapitalization from Digital Colony. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Telia, ExteNet, Tampnet, Megaport, ADVA

May 6th, 2020
 

Here's a midweek set of quick takes on network deals and trials from around the world: [Read more →]

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Sparkle Taps Curie For More Bandwidth

May 6th, 2020
 

Google's Curie cable system is going to be carrying some Italian bits. Sparkle, the international arm of Italy-based TIM Group, has invested in a fiber pair on the submarine cable. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Jaymie Scotto Cutaia on Messaging During the Pandemic

May 5th, 2020
 

The coronavirus pandemic has caused companies throughout the data center and telecom industries to re-evaluate their 2020 go-to-market plans and quickly pivot their strategies.  Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA), a PR and marketing agency exclusively servicing our industry and a longtime friend of Telecom Ramblings, has been busy all throughout this uniquely difficult spring season helping companies shore up their digital presence and increase lead generation. With us today is Jaymie Scotto Cutaia herself, founder and CEO of JSA, to talk about JSA’s evolving approach to connecting telecom and internet infrastructure clients with their target audiences in the wake of COVID-19. [Read more →]

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Telefonica and Liberty Global Plot Merger of O2 and Virgin Media

May 4th, 2020
 

The UK may see some consolidation in the UK networking market, and it's beyond the rumor stage. Telefonica has confirmed that it is in talks with Liberty Global to combine their respective UK operating companies into a larger, more competitive player. [Read more →]

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The Edge in a Post-Pandemic World

May 4th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Keith Rutledge, General Manager of Compass EdgePoint

This is the first in a two-part series about trends that are accelerating the adoption of edge infrastructure and broadening the use cases of edge computing. This column (Part 1) focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic is driving the [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: HE, Seaborn, JaxNAP, Bluebird, NYIIX, PacketFabric

May 1st, 2020
 

Four bits of expansion news from around the network world worth noting as we end the week: [Read more →]

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With Unprecedented Attacks on Unified Communications Services, Analytics are Essential

May 1st, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Walter Kenrich, Senior Product Line Management Director for Analytics & SaaS Applications, Ribbon Communications

As unified communications (UC) adoption grows, so too does the number of bad actors who prey on its vulnerabilities. We’ve seen attacks on voice, messaging, video conferencing and collaboration applications skyrocket recently, as adversaries [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Colt, Nokia, Ericsson, Sparkle

April 30th, 2020
 

Some news from around the world worth noting, with two vendor wins, some new features deployed, and a bit of expansion: [Read more →]

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Akamai Posts Strong Q1, But Pulls Full Year Guidance

April 29th, 2020
 

Even when the news is good, the future is behind a veil. That is the message I get from Akamai's quarterly earnings yesterday. [Read more →]

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Transtelco Makes a Move, Acquires Neutrona Networks

April 28th, 2020
 

There has been some interesting network M&A in the direction of Latin America this morning. Transtelco has announced the acquisition of Neutrona Networks, significantly expanding its reach and focus. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Netrality, Flexential, Nokia, Everstream

April 28th, 2020
 

Two data center expansion items, one vendor win overseas, and some fiber M&A news from the Midwest: [Read more →]

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