New Funding in Hand, VaporIO Plans Kinetic Edge Roll-Out

September 5th, 2018
 

After a year or two working out the kinks, Vapor IO says it is ready to start rolling out its ambitious edge platform, dubbed Kinetic Edge, nationally. The company has raised funds through a Series C financing, with Crown Castle and Berkshire Partners putting up the money for the next stage of the company's development. [Read more →]

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GlobeNet, Facebook Start Work on Malbec

September 5th, 2018
 

Back in May, GlobeNet announced plans for a new submarine cable connecting Brazil and Argentina. Today we got an update on that project as well as the identity of the content giant helping make the project happen. Facebook will be a full co-owner on the system. [Read more →]

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Ericsson Buys CENX

September 4th, 2018
 

The software side of the telecom vendor space has been rather dynamic lately, and today it saw an interesting bit of consolidation. The Swedish giant Ericsson has announced an agreement to acquire US-based CENX. [Read more →]

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China Unicom, China Telecom Merger On the Table

September 4th, 2018
 

Forget whether 3 is better or worse than 4, in China the question currently being debated is whether 2 is better or worse than 3.  According to the South China Morning Post, Chinese leaders are considering combining China Unicom and China Telecom. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Telia, TDCG, MainOne, Huawei

September 4th, 2018
 

The US was off yesterday, but the rest of the world managed to keep busy.  Here are a few interesting items worth noting: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Hylan CEO Robert DiLeo

September 4th, 2018
 

When network operators and service providers build out infrastructure, there’s a whole ecosystem of companies at the engineering and construction layer that they turn to in order to make it happen.  One of those companies is Hylan, which has been doing a bit of consolidation work of its own lately and dramatically expanding its geographical reach.  Hylan takes a turnkey, in-house approach to infrastructure projects rather than breaking them up and subcontracting them out.  With us today to let us know what Hylan is up to is CEO Robert DiLeo. [Read more →]

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TPG, Vodafone Australia to Merge Down Under

August 31st, 2018
 

The rumors from Australia last week came to fruition yesterday.  Vodafone Australia and TPG Telecom have agreed to combine  in a merger of equals transaction worth some $15B. [Read more →]

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How DSPs can overcome security threats with agility using intelligent RPA

August 31st, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mogan A.B, Rajesh Khanna, and Balaji TN of Prodapt Solutions

As security threats are on the rise, digital service providers (DSPs) need to focus more on threat detection and mitigation capabilities across their network, especially on the access network that serves residential and enterprise customers. Furthermore, they need to focus [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Fusion, Limelight, Exponential-e, Calix

August 30th, 2018
 

Four interesting contract wins from three continents: [Read more →]

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Colt’s SDN Plans Advance in APAC, North America

August 30th, 2018
 

Colt has long had one of the industries more aggressive plans to leverage SDN and NFV in its network. Today the UK-based global network operator took two more steps down that path, bringing greater functionality to the company's customer base around the world. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Megaport, Hurricane Electric, Telinta, T-Mobile

August 29th, 2018
 

Here are a few quick takes from mid-week as we approach Labor Day weekend. [Read more →]

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GoNetspeed Takes On Connecticut

August 28th, 2018
 

Several Connecticut cities are getting a new fiber option this summer, as GoNetspeed says it has completed its initial buildout in the region. With network in place in West Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport, the upstart FTTH and business fiber service provider has made its entry into the state. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Hawaiki, Huawei, T-Mobile

August 28th, 2018
 

Two bits of subsea cable news and a not-unexpected objection to the big merger of the year: [Read more →]

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Is this finally Web 3.0?

August 28th, 2018
 

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net

Since Web 2.0 became important, many companies have wanted and claimed to create Web 3.0. The label has mainly been artificial. For example, the semantic web has been a candidate for this role, but we haven’t really seen it or what it might mean in practice. Now we again have a strong candidate for this role: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Jim Young on Crown Castle’s Fiber Plans

August 27th, 2018
 

Over the last few years Crown Castle has been busy buying metro and regional fiber, with the biggest recent moves being Lightower, Wilcon, FPL Fibernet, and Sunesys.  The question many in the sector have had is just what kind of fiber infrastructure player does the longtime tower operator have in mind for these assets?  With us to start to answer that question is Jim Young, SVP and COO of Crown Castle Fiber. [Read more →]

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Tale of the Tape – SD-WAN vs MPLS WAN

August 24th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Robert Martin, Director of Sales at Telesystem

Wide area networks (WANs) are the connective tissue of the modern distributed organization. They tie together main, remote and branch offices, as well as data centers, through combinations of different link types carrying traffic for applications such as hosted VoIP, videoconferencing and file transfers. The specific modes [Read more →]

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Zayo Finishes Fiscal 2018 in Steady Form, Still Seeking Higher Growth

August 23rd, 2018
 

Zayo reported its fiscal Q4 2018 results yesterday after the bell.  The company posted revenues of $657.6M, adjusted EBITDA of $324.9M, and earnings per share of $0.18.  The markets may have wanted a bit more in the revenue department, but they don't seem to have been surprised that they didn't get it.  Here are a few of Zayo's numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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TPG, Vodafone Dance Down Under

August 22nd, 2018
 

This summer's unresolved merger dances are concentrated pretty heavily in APAC this year.  Today Australia is abuzz with a new one: TPG Telecom and Vodafone Australia are talking about shacking up together. [Read more →]

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Conterra Makes Another Inorganic Move

August 21st, 2018
 

Conterra Networks has consolidated a bit more infrastructure down along the Gulf Coast. Following their deals earlier this year of Network USA and Detel, Conterra has announced an agreement to acquire Longview-based Network Communications. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: WANRack, nuron, Indiana NAP

August 21st, 2018
 

Some E-Rate news, an investment by a familiar face, and a new data center near Chicago. [Read more →]

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Airtel said to set up independent fiber unit

August 20th, 2018
 

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

India's Bharti Airtel is reportedly setting up an independent fiber subsidiary, and may turn it into a wholesale infrastructure provider. [Read more →]

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Two Bidders Emerge for RCOM’s Remaining Telecom Assets

August 17th, 2018
 

According to the Financial Times, Reliance Communications now has two bids in hand for different parts of its remaining telecommunications business, which includes Global Cloud Xchange's global subsea network as well as Indian data center and fixed line network assets.  Both bidders are from the private equity community. [Read more →]

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