Why 5G is Driving Operators to an Inflection Point on Virtual Routing

October 25th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dean Bogdanovic, Founder and CEO of Volta Networks

5G brings a significant leap forward in capacity and performance over 4G and will launch us into the age of “everything connected,” with IoT, connected cars, virtual reality, automated factories and more. However, these applications don’t tolerate delay - they are low latency and bandwidth-hungry. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: EllaLink, IX Reach, Seaborn, Anova

October 24th, 2019
 

Several interesting global infrastructure items have hit the wires this week, here's a quick look: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Aligned Energy, Iron Mountain, Colo Atl, BICS

October 23rd, 2019
 

Three bits of data center news and one network expansion: [Read more →]

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Crosslake Fibre Now Live

October 22nd, 2019
 

One of the more unique recent fiber buildouts is now complete. Crosslake Fibre announced this morning that its Toronto-New York cable is now live, adding diversity on a route that hasn't seen anything new in decades while cutting latency. [Read more →]

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Arcadian Infracom Raises Funds For Rockies, Southwest, and Navajo Longhaul Build

October 21st, 2019
 

A new longhaul fiber builder has come out of stealth in the Rockies and Southwestern US. Arcadian Infracom announced late last week that it has raised its first round of funding for its plans to build out several longhaul fiber routes. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Orange Business, Ericsson, MetTel, CyrusOne

October 21st, 2019
 

One contract win in Europe, one in India, and two bits of regional government success in the US: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Windstream Enterprise’s Cardi Prinzi Talks UCaaS

October 21st, 2019
 

The UCaaS space has been a lively one in recent years, as business increasingly embrace the technology and leave behind those legacy PBXs and such.  The ongoing shift has brought new names into the space, replacing many more traditional telecommunications names on lists like Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.  One such name that is holding strong is Windstream Enterprise, despite the financial headwinds at its parent company.  With us today to talk about Windstream’s approach to UCaaS is Cardi Prinzi, CMO and EVP at Windstream Enterprise.  Cardi joined Windstream earlier the year. [Read more →]

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South Reach Launches from Miami

October 18th, 2019
 

There is another infrastructure player in the mix as of this week. South Reach Networks has formally launched with a combination of metro and longhaul connectivity plus colocation down in Miami. South Reach is led by Michael Sevret, former EVP and Chief Strategy Officer for Cross River Fiber in New Jersey. [Read more →]

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Redefining UCaaS: Broad technologies can no longer fit into such a narrow term

October 18th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was written by Hayley Hughes and Wes Faulkenberry

The way we generally refer to UCaaS has significantly changed from its early beginnings of basic voice-only communications. Today, we believe UCaaS has evolved into “Integrated Enterprise Collaboration” with the acceleration of API integrations, CPaaS, customer engagement and collaboration tools. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: T-Mobile, Hyperoptic, ECI, Sure

October 17th, 2019
 

A few news items worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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Will EQT Take Out EdgeConneX?

October 16th, 2019
 

Somehow I didn't see this one from over the weekend. Rumors are suggesting that EQT is in the market for some new infrastructure, engaging in talks with the edge data center provider EdgeConneX about a buyout. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: ExteNet, CenturyLink, GTT, Ciena

October 16th, 2019
 

A few deployments and contract wins from around the industry at midweek: [Read more →]

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NJFX, Telxius Directly Connect Their Cable Landing Stations

October 15th, 2019
 

Two of the East Coast's busiest cable landing stations have added a direct fiber connection between them. In an announcement with Windstream yesterday, NJFX and Telxius revealed the completion of a fiber link between Wall NJ and Virginia Beach VA. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Hammer, CoreSite, Dobson, Internap

October 14th, 2019
 

A few items from around the sector to start off the week: [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Cologix, AMS-IX, Pluribus, Colt, TruVista

October 11th, 2019
 

Interconnection, SDN, NFV, and a little M&A news: [Read more →]

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End-to-end automation strategy to provide seamless trouble to resolution(T2R) experience with improved NPS

October 11th, 2019
 

This article was authored by C Omprakash, KS Dineshkumar, and A.B. Mogan of Prodapt Solutions

According to a McKinsey’s report, digital service providers (DSPs) have complex fundamental processes with multiple system integrations that are labor-intensive and highly expensive. TM Forum business process framework’s trouble to resolve (T2R) process provides a framework to deal with a trouble (issue) reported by the customer, then to diagnose the issue, to analyze, to identify the root cause of the problem, initiating resolution to meet customer satisfaction, monitoring progress and finally [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Chayora, Sinch, ServerFarm

October 10th, 2019
 

Two deals and a war chest raised: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: DQE, Cyxtera, Blue Planet, Fusion

October 9th, 2019
 

Here's a midweek summary of some other news items worth noting: [Read more →]

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MEF, ONUG Team Up for SD-WAN

October 8th, 2019
 

Two of the networking world's key organizations have joined forces to further advance SD-WAN. MEF and UNUG announced yesterday a collaboration aimed at accelerating development of MEF 3.0 standards and certification programs. [Read more →]

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EdgeUno, Seaborn Team Up for Managed Cloud in Latin America

October 8th, 2019
 

The upstart edge computing provider EdgeUno is teaming up with subsea cable operator Seaborn Networks. In an announcement yesterday, the two young companies expanded their relationship to delivering managed cloud services, deploying a unique virtualized cloud infrastructure starting in Brazil but aimed at the surrounding region as well. [Read more →]

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Equinix Makes a Move South of the Border

October 7th, 2019
 

Equinix has found a Latin American new market to get into, making an inorganic move across the Rio Grande into Mexico. At the end of last week the data center giant fulfilled rumors that had been circulating and announced plans to several data centers from the Mexican service provider Axtel. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Oracle Communications’ Andy Gottlieb

October 7th, 2019
 

The world of SD-WAN has been a fast paced one in the last couple of years, and there are many flavors of the technology out there coexisting under the same umbrella.  Yet each has its own unique approach and set of capabilities.  With us today to delve into the subject is Andy Gottlieb, VP of SD-WAN Solutions at Oracle Communications.  Andy was a co-Founder of SD-WAN pioneer Talari Networks, which Oracle bought late last year and integrated into its Communications business.  [Read more →]

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Ciena Acquires Centina, Boosts Automation Capabilities

October 4th, 2019
 

Ciena has made another inorganic move on the software side of things. Yesterday the optical networking vendor announced its intent to acquire Centina. [Read more →]

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