About those 2022 Predictions

December 28th, 2022
 

Okay, about those predictions I made last year…  Each December I like to make a few predictions about the year ahead.  But what is a prediction without a healthy dose of reality to cut it down to size?  We don’t check such things often enough, we just tend to make more.   I’ll get to that part soon enough, but first: how did I do last year? [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Prime DC, GCI, Ribbon, Bharti Airtel, Nokia, e&

December 23rd, 2022
 

Happy Holidays to all, time to escape early if you haven’t already folks!  Here’s some quick catchup first of a few items beforehand: [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Singtel, Kao Data, Telstra, TPG

December 22nd, 2022
 

A couple of data center projects and a shoot-down of a deal by regulators down under: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Green Mountain, HE, Arvig, Bandwidth IG

December 21st, 2022
 

A new data center, a new PoP, some state fiber funding, and a new CEO: [Read more →]

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Xtel Takes Out GTB

December 20th, 2022
 

There was a bit of M&A in the competitive telecommunications market in the MidAtlantic. The managed service provider Xtel Communications has announced the acquisition of Global Telecom, a.k.a. GTB, extending its geographical reach and adding to its talent pool. [Read more →]

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Bridging the gap between demand and capacity in field services using AI

December 20th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Boominathan Shanmugam of Prodapt Systems

Most service providers in the connectedness industry are challenged with the planning and allocation of field technicians based on demand. Gartner states, “Balancing available resources against the demand is essential to successful initiative completion.” Based on the engagements with various service providers, the common challenges in traditional field service capacity planning are [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup Bytes: euNetworks, EXA, Extenet, Vantage, Ciena

December 19th, 2022
 

From around the world this morning and late last week: a couple of interesting executive moves over in Europe, a rebranding, a new data center campus, and a network upgrade project. [Read more →]

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Zayo Details A Few Upgrades and Expansions

December 16th, 2022
 

As 2022 comes to a close, Zayo released some details on where it has been investing in its network. The list gives us a sense of not just 2022, but where the company is headed as we move into 2023. [Read more →]

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Enabling a ‘Dynamic Inventory’ to visualize your 5G network  

December 16th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Kailem Anderson – Vice President of Portfolio and Engineering for Blue Planet, a division of Ciena

Network engineers and architects commonly used diagrams to visualize their network architecture. However, with the advent of disaggregated networks, 5G, and edge computing, which are designed to deliver dynamic services comprised of virtualized resources that can be placed anywhere in the network, generating an accurate picture of the ever-changing network has become more challenging than ever. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Sparkle, OTEGLOBE, Cisco, Colt, GCX

December 15th, 2022
 

Three items from southern Europe and one from southern Asia: [Read more →]

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Aligned Heads to Latin America with ODATA Deal

December 14th, 2022
 

Aligned Data Centers is taking on some major new geographical reach with the planned acquisition of ODATA. The purchase will give Aligned a significant hyperscale presence in Latin America right off the bat, with more already under construction. [Read more →]

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Bluebird to Buy MTI’s Middle Mile

December 14th, 2022
 

Bluebird Network has made a small inorganic move out in the midwest. The Missouri-based communications infrastructure provider says it has agreed to acquire the middle mile network assets of Missouri Telecom Inc., or MTI, which operates FTTH infrastructure in the region. [Read more →]

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MOX to Build Toptana’s Fiber Backhaul

December 14th, 2022
 

Two independent infrastructure players are teaming up to create a future key piece of the Pacific Northwest’s infrastructure. MOX Networks announced yesterday that it is building the necessary backhaul network for Toptana Technologies new cable landing station. [Read more →]

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Ziply to Acquire iFIBER

December 13th, 2022
 

Some fiber is changing hands up in the Pacific Northwest. Ziply Fiber has agreed to acquire iFIBER Communications as it continues to find places to invest in FTTH opportunities across the region. [Read more →]

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Exa Infrastructure Adds Another Iberian Route

December 13th, 2022
 

What’s better than one new route to Portugal? Two, at least for EXA this winter. The pan-European network operator announced this morning plans to invest in a second route across the Iberian peninsula to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. [Read more →]

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The Metaverse: The age of (r)evolution for Telcos

December 13th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Jeff Wang, Senior Managing Director at Accenture

The internet is being reshaped and evolving into a spectrum of digitally enhanced worlds, realities and business models. This is a game changer for communications service providers (CSPs) who will serve as an endpoint for consumers and businesses to the metaverse, a market that is expected to be worth an estimated $13 trillion in global revenue by 2030 according to a recent Citi report. While any generational shift in the internet presents threats to incumbents, CSPs are strongly positioned to capitalize on this opportunity given their proximity to customers and high levels of trust that they enjoy. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Oracle’s Andrew De La Torre on 5G, Cloud Native Telco

December 12th, 2022
 

As the worlds of cloud and telecommunications become increasingly intertwined, some big names from the tech world are making an impact on the next generation of infrastructure.  Oracle has come a long way from its pure database roots to become a major cloud provider, and is now taking serious aim at a 5G-connected world on multiple fronts, from the 5G network core to future connected enterprise applications.  With us today to talk about their approach is Andrew De La Torre, Group Vice President of Technology at Oracle Communications. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: STACK, CMC Networks, Ericsson, Aqua Comms

December 9th, 2022
 

A few other items from around the world this week to catch up with: [Read more →]

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How Wireless Internet Providers Can Now Overcome Obstacles in Their Path to Faster and Broader Service

December 9th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Sergiu Nedevschi, Co-Founder & CSO at Tarana Wireless

Fixed wireless access (FWA) networks have long been used to provide basic internet service in areas with no fiber or coax infrastructure. Unfortunately, these legacy FWA solutions are significantly challenged by the obstructions pervasive in most residential neighborhoods, which block wireless signals and severely limit these networks’ utility as demand for faster internet service continues to rise. These obstructions [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Zayo, Accelecom, WANRack, OpticalTel, Dobson

December 8th, 2022
 

Five interesting items focused on regional and metro projects and events around the US: [Read more →]

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Lumen to Pull More Than a Little Fiber

December 7th, 2022
 

Lumen said yesterday that it plans to significantly increase its potential capacity nationwide. The company plans to add 6 million fiber miles to its intercity fiber network over the next several years. The move takes advantage of Lumen’s existing extra conduits, meaning they don’t have to dig, just pull. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Names Paula Cogan as Next CEO

December 6th, 2022
 

The new year will see a changing of the guard over at euNetworks. The Western European bandwidth infrastructure company’s board of director has agreed to the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer. [Read more →]

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DDoS attacks may no longer be new, but they’re still an evolving threat

December 6th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Erik Nordquist, Global Managed Security Product Director at GTT

As ransomware and data breaches have been grabbing headlines for the past few years, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have stopped being top of mind for many CIOs, but they’re still more dangerous than ever and companies cannot neglect the necessary steps for prevention and securing internal traffic. In fact, Google Cloud recently recorded the largest DDoS attack ever of 46 million requests per second in an offensive that lasted 69 minutes. [Read more →]

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