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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euNetworks Further Expands Hollowcore Fiber Footprint

January 13th, 2023
 

We don’t hear as much about the ultra-low latency fiber infrastructure favored by high-frequency traders these days, perhaps because there’s not as much new going on. But euNetworks has found an interesting angle in the form of hollowcore fiber and this morning they deployed more of it over in the London metro area. [Read more →]

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Embrace the Power of SaaS: How Letting Go of Control Can Benefit Your Business

January 13th, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Liron Golan, Head of SaaS Marketing at Nokia

The telecom industry is constantly evolving and adapting to new technologies, and as such, it is natural for business owners to want to maintain control over their operations. However, when it comes to adopting software as a service (SaaS) solution, it’s important to recognize that letting go of [Read more →]

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PacketFabric, Unitas Global to Tie the Knot

January 12th, 2023
 

In one of the more significant network infrastructure moves so far in 2023, PacketFabric and Unitas Global have announced plans to merge. The combination will put together two of the industry’s most aggressive advocates of infrastructure automation and software defined networking. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: WANRack, Arelion, Vantage, CTG, SUNeVision

January 12th, 2023
 

One M&A and three organic expansion projects, each from a different infrastructure domain: [Read more →]

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Lumos Invests in South Carolina Fiber Footprint

January 11th, 2023
 

Lumos has unveiled plans for a $100M investment into middle and last mile fiber in the Carolinas. More specifically, they have big buildout plans in South Carolina’s Richland and Lexington Counties, which bracket the Columbia metro area. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Tofane Global, Fastwyre, Infinera, XConnect

January 10th, 2023
 

Two M&A moves, a network upgrade, and some robocalling defense: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: DQE’s Jim Morozzi on Expansions in PA and Beyond

January 9th, 2023
 

Regional fiber operators have always been out there, but in the last 5-10 years, they have started to get attention, and not just when it comes to consolidation.  With us today is DQE Communications CEO and President Jim Morozzi.  DQE has its roots in the energy utility world of metro Pittsburgh but has moved far beyond the original vision of a dark infrastructure company into a regional lit and dark fiber access provider. Jim joined DQE in 2013 and has overseen the company’s expansion across Pennsylvania and neighboring states. [Read more →]

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Poll: Which Network Operators Are the Most Likely Buyers in 2023?

January 6th, 2023
 

We started the week with the question of consolidation targets in the US, and now it’s time for the other side of the coin.  What network operators are most likely to be consolidators in 2022?  We’ll take it as a given that ‘infrastructure funds’ would top the more general list of likely buyers, of course, but let’s focus on the existing network operators looking to expand inorganically.  Last year [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Archtop, atNorth, Wyyerd

January 6th, 2023
 

Three bits of M&A in three different geographies, two in the FTTH space and one data center: [Read more →]

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How offload technology can help you improve network performance

January 6th, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development, Napatech

In the past year, we’ve seen significant growth in the number of private networks being deployed for enterprise applications. Commercial private deployments have advanced greatly in 2022, and all signs point to that trend continuing. In fact, Gartner estimates that by 2025, 75% of data will be processed at the edge – outside of traditional centralized data centers in the cloud. This will result in improved security, faster response time and reduced latency. This trend, however, implies [Read more →]

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123NET, DayStart, PFN Team Up For Michigan Intercity Route

January 5th, 2023
 

Three regional communications companies have teamed up to put some new fiber in the ground up in Michigan. 123NET, DayStarr Communications, and Peninsula Fiber Network have plans to build a regional intercity link between the the markets of Southfield and Lansing. [Read more →]

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Chapter 11 Complete, GTT Looks Ahead

January 4th, 2023
 

It took 15 months, but GTT has finally emerged from the Chapter 11 doghouse. Yesterday the global managed network provider celebrated the start of 2023 by unveiling its newly revitalized fiscal and operational structure. [Read more →]

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Ozark Buys Missouri Telecom’s SMB and Residential Biz

January 3rd, 2023
 

The new year kicked off with a bit of M&A out in Missouri. Ozark Fiber has announced the acquisition of the residential and SMB businesses of Missouri Telecom. [Read more →]

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Poll: Which US Network Operators Are Most Likely To Be Acquired in 2023?

January 3rd, 2023
 

Happy New Year to all!  Last year’s fiber/network M&A activity wasn’t that hot, and you could see that last year’s poll didn’t see any obvious targets.  The top 5 were Windstream, Uniti, FiberLight, FirstLight, and GTT.  Of those, FiberLight did find a buyer (I had almost forgotten about that deal!).   The second on the list to be acquired was #7, ZenFi.   Now, of course, it is time to poll the sector for 2023.  Who you think are the likeliest candidates to be sold (in part or in whole) in 2022.  (Not including already pending transactions). If I’ve missed anyone, do let me know. [Read more →]

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A Few Rambling Predictions for 2023

December 30th, 2022
 

The new year is upon us again, which means that it is time to dig the crystal ball out of the closet again and make a few predictions. The pandemic isn’t exactly gone, but it’s definitely in the rear view mirror for most everyone.  So what do our headlights show in the distance now?  If history is considered, I shouldn’t really try to guess.  But who asked history? [Read more →]

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AT&T, BlackRock Launch Fiber JV

December 29th, 2022
 

The wireless side of things tends to dominate AT&T’s world these days, so it is always interesting to see them make a move in the world of last mile fiber. They have partnered up with BlackRock Alternatives to launch a new joint venture targeting fiber reach outside their traditional 21-state incumbent territory. [Read more →]

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