Tuesday Bytes: Ciena, Windstream, Tierpoint, Fujitsu, Equinix

June 8th, 2021
 

Several vendor deployments, a couple new products, and a new data center out in California: [Read more →]

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Blackstone to Take QTS Private

June 8th, 2021
 

A large chunk of data center assets are changing hands according to an announcement yesterday. QTS Realty Trust and Blackstone say they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, and other Blackstone ‘long term perpetual capital vehicles’ will be buying all of QTS’ outstanding shares for $78 apiece. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: NetSapiens CEO Anand Buch Looks Ahead

June 7th, 2021
 

In the ongoing pandemic environment, few sectors of this industry have been as much in direct focus as Unified Communications.  It is to UCaaS technologies that so many have turned to for supporting remote workplaces, and NetSapiens is one of those companies that have been in the thick of it all.  So with us today for a return visit is NetSapiens CEO Anand Buch, whom we last talked with in 2017.  In March, NetSapiens agreed to be purchased by Crexendo, creating a larger and broader platform with which to meet challenges going forward. [Read more →]

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Arctic Connect Looks to Regroup

June 4th, 2021
 

The prospect of using the Arctic Ocean as an infrastructure highway will remain elusive for a while longer yet. According to Cinia, the Finnish operator helping drive Arctic Connect says that the project has been put on hold for now. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Windstream, Ribbon, Anova, Kaloom, Itential

June 3rd, 2021
 

Some SASE, an upgrade project, a ULL wireless deployment, and a partnership: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Everstream, H5, Infinera, Nokia

June 2nd, 2021
 

Another deal completion, an expansion, and two vendor wins: [Read more →]

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Telia Carrier Goes Independent

June 2nd, 2021
 

It’s official, Telia Carrier is no longer part of Telia. Yesterday the Nordic giant announced the completion of the divestment of its international networking division that was announced back in October 2020. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Tilson CEO Josh Broder on Fiber, 5G, Stimulus, Jobs

June 1st, 2021
 

Some parts of the telecom and infrastructure sectors get lots of attention and credit, and some labor behind the scenes enables everyone else.  The engineering and implementation providers generally stay out of the spotlight, but it’s their trucks we pass on the side of the road more often than we realize.  With us today is the CEO of another such low-profile company, Josh Broder of Tilson.  Tilson offers network consulting, design, build, and operating services to projects nationwide, telecom network financing, development, and commercialization, as well as tech due diligence for telecom M&A and broadband consulting for public infrastructure investments. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: American Tower, GPC, Comcast, Deep Blue

May 28th, 2021
 

A few bits of metro-focused news to catch up on before heading to the beach, assuming that’s a thing this year during the pandemic that is (whether it should be or not). [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: GCX, BDx, Seaborn, Colt, HE

May 27th, 2021
 

Some interesting international and subsea items worth noting from this week: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Kaloom, MainOne, Infinera, Ciena

May 26th, 2021
 

One M&A, some data center development, and two international vendor wins. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: eX², Comcast Business, Mobilitie, Gotspace

May 25th, 2021
 

Four bits of metro infrastructure news in four markets around the US that are worth noting: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Accenture’s Andrew Walker on Carriers and the Cloud

May 24th, 2021
 

Modern IT infrastructure leverages the twin towers of cloud computing and high speed optical and wireless communications.  But it isn’t just the generic enterprise that is navigating the digital transformation, the traditional telecommunications providers themselves must also adapt their legacy systems even as they enable others’ moves to the cloud.  With us today to look at how that process is going is Andrew Walker, Senior Managing Director and Communications & Media industry lead for North America at Accenture.  Andrew has been consulting for the telecommunications and high tech world since the late 90s, joining Accenture six years ago after a decade at Deloitte and rising to his current role a year or so ago. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Windstream, Ericsson, ADVA, Mapletree

May 21st, 2021
 

It’s getting warmer out there.  Here’s some international connectivity, connected cars, Ethernet, and an M&A to go into the weekend with: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Infinera, Calix, Comcast Business, Novva, NFINET

May 20th, 2021
 

Two product rollouts, one metro data center deployment, and a new FTTH business model: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: IslaLink, Tampnet, Ciena, Digital Colony

May 19th, 2021
 

A new subsea cable, some spectrum, some software, and an M&A: [Read more →]

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Reliance Jio to Build Two Subsea Cables

May 18th, 2021
 

With its conquest of the Indian telecommunications market now mostly consolidated, Reliance Jio is apparently ready for some new challenges. The rising mobile provider has unveiled plans for two new subsea cable systems centered on Mumbai, one reaching to the east, and one to the west. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: New Lisbon CEO John Greene – Part 2

May 18th, 2021
 

We are back again today for the second part of the interview with New Lisbon CEO John Greene.  Rural, independent telcos have a unique relationship with regulators, often being responsible for connecting economically hard to reach areas with broadband.  Various federal programs have helped to address the needs of such areas, the latest of which is the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, or RDOF.  Let’s delve into the view of such issues from the perspective of an independent rural telco. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: New Lisbon CEO John Greene – Part 1

May 17th, 2021
 

Rural, independent telecommunications providers don’t get the same sort of attention that larger operators do, but they make up a bigger piece of the infrastructure puzzle than one might think.  With us today is John Greene, CEO of New Lisbon Telephone Company, which operates a fiber and fixed wireless network primarily in rural Indiana.  In part 1 of this conversation we will focus on New Lisbon itself and its approach the market.  In part 2 we will delve into his views on some of the regulatory issues of the day, starting with RDOF. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: QTS, Telia Carrier, Iron Mountain, Nokia, OpenColo

May 14th, 2021
 

A couple of deployments and a bit of M&A: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Aqua Comms, Telia Carrier, Ciena, Horizon, GPC, Infinera

May 13th, 2021
 

Two high profile demos, one new product, and a contract win: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Lumen, Telxius, Digital Edge, Juniper

May 12th, 2021
 

Three contract wins and an inorganic data center move: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Tampnet, STACK, Windstream, Nokia, Ring Central, Verizon

May 11th, 2021
 

A few interesting items from the start of this week worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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