Verizon Realigns Based on Customer Type

November 5th, 2018
 

As it prepares to roll out 5G for real, Verizon is realigning its internal structure to hopefully reflect the new realities of the networking business. The company is shifting toward customer-facing operating groups backed by a common network operations organization. [Read more →]

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Two New Intercity Buildouts for Zayo

November 5th, 2018
 

It has been a while since Zayo had kicked off a new longhaul fiber buildout, so on Friday they made up for lost time and announced two of them. Both projects connect up more of Zayo's East Coast infrastructure to the rest of its national dark fiber assets. [Read more →]

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ResurgenceIG Buys Strome Fiber Holdings

November 3rd, 2018
 

Some of the industry's newer fiber assets changed hands late last week. Resurgence Infrastructure Group has purchased Strome Fiber Holdings, taking over the company's presence in the southeastern US. [Read more →]

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3 Common Misconceptions about GDPR and Data Processing for the Telecom Industry

November 2nd, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Eric Holtzclaw, Chief Strategist of PossibleNOW

The GDPR (General Data Privacy Regulation) passed in the European Union (EU) in May of 2018 and is one of the most popular topics of discussion amongst telecom businesses who may or may not conduct business on an international level. Time and time again, [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Fusion, CloudSmartz, NoviFlow PacketFabric, GCX

November 1st, 2018
 

Three items from different parts of the cloud to keep an eye on: [Read more →]

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Network Roundup: Windstream, FirstLight, UPN, ZenFi

October 31st, 2018
 

I'm on the road this week, but the rest of the world rolls on.  Here are a few US network bits of news worth noting: [Read more →]

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Euro Bytes: Interxion, Colt, DE-CIX

October 31st, 2018
 

A few items from Europe worth noting from the first half of this week: [Read more →]

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TIM May Be Looking at Selling Sparkle

October 30th, 2018
 

Reports over the weekend emerged that Italy's TIM Group is taking a look at the future of its international division, Sparkle. The word is that the investment bank Rothschild will be hired to advise TIM about a potential sale. [Read more →]

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INDIGO Central cable lands in Sydney

October 30th, 2018
 

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The consortium behind the INDIGO Central subsea cable has announced its landing in Sydney, Australia. [Read more →]

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IBM Makes Another Cloud Move, Buys Red Hat

October 29th, 2018
 

The cloud computing space may be about to shift again due to a dramatic weekend M&A announcement from IBM.  The industry giant has announced an agreement to acquire the Linux specialist Red Hat.   [Read more →]

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Infinera, Telia Break Through to 600G

October 29th, 2018
 

Telia Carrier and Infinera have teamed up to achieve a new milestone in bandwidth. In an announcement this morning, the two revealed what they bill as the first real-time 600Gbps wavelengths in a live production network. [Read more →]

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The New Marseille: From Peering Point to International Content Hub

October 26th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Fabrice Coquio, Managing Director of Interxion France

In today’s digital world, physical location is still critically important for the creation and distribution of digital content. One French city is a classic example. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Colo Atl, vXchnge, Globalinx, Fusion

October 25th, 2018
 

Two interconnection partnerships, some metro-subsea connectivity, and a bit of UCaaS north of the border: [Read more →]

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Quantum Xchange Taps Zayo

October 25th, 2018
 

Zayo announced yesterday that it has sold some dark fiber to Quantum Xchange on the east coast. Quantum Xchange is working on a national network to power its Quantum Key Distribution network, which leverages new techniques from quantum mechanics to encrypt and decrypt messages. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: DE-CIX, LimeLight, Colt, QTS

October 24th, 2018
 

A couple bits of news from around the world that are worth noting at mid-week: [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Zayo, Fusion, C-Spire, Avelacom

October 23rd, 2018
 

Four interesting bits of network news worth noting from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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1025Connect, Aqua Comms, DE-CIX, Epsilon Introduce Continental Edge

October 23rd, 2018
 

Four companies are working together in a united front on the east coast of the US to create what they are calling the Continental Edge. 1025Connect, Aqua Comms, DE-CIX, and Epsilon are teaming up to provide a holistic network solution for those in need of transatlantic connectivity.  I caught a glimpse of this a few weeks ago at DE-CIX's MAD event in NYC, and it's quite interesting. [Read more →]

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Ericsson, LimeLight to collaborate on content delivery

October 23rd, 2018
 

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Ericsson has announced an agreement with Limelight Networks to add content delivery capabilities to its new Ericsson Unified Delivery Network (UDN) platform. [Read more →]

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Manufacturing Stage Begins for PEACE Cable

October 22nd, 2018
 

Huawei Marine Networks and the 12,000 kilometer PEACE Cable system have hit a new milestone. The project has now entered into the cable and material manufacturing stage, staying on schedule for an RFS date in the first quarter of 2020. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Apcela CEO Mark Casey

October 22nd, 2018
 

The rise of the cloud and automation in general opened new potential business models for service providers.   One such provider that has taken advantage is the hybrid IT specialist Apcela, whose roots lie in the low latency, high speed trading networks that arose a decade ago.  With us today to talk about how Apcela got where they are and where they might be going is founder and CEO Mark Casey.  [Read more →]

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How does SD-WAN Fit into Enterprise’s Digital Transformation?

October 19th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

SD-WAN entered the market initially being positioned as an alternative or replacement to legacy WAN solutions such as MPLS. However, as more enterprises plan to kick off Digital Transformation (DX) so as to better run the business and serve the customers, now it’s worth [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: CenturyLink, QTS, Interxion, Deep Blue Cable

October 18th, 2018
 

A bit of everything today: some metro fiber, some data center real estate, some cloud connectivity, and a bit of subsea action: [Read more →]

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Softbank, Toyota form JV for mobility services in Japan

October 18th, 2018
 

This article was authored by Fiona Chau, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net

Japan’s Softbank and automaker Toyota announced plans to form a joint venture by April 2019 to provide launch Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) in the country. [Read more →]

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