Metro Bytes: Comcast, UPN, HE, Ribbon, Quintillion

January 29th, 2021
 

Five regional and metro deployments from this week's news worth catching up on before heading out (or inside these days) for the weekend. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Telia, Telxius, Ciena, Infinera, CTS

January 28th, 2021
 

A new PoP, two vendor deployments, and an M&A: [Read more →]

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Verizon Taps Crown Castle for Small Cells

January 28th, 2021
 

We got a bit more detail on Verizon's 5G deployment plans yesterday. Crown Castle has announced an expanded long term relationship with the telecommunications giant to supply small cells in support of Verizon's next generation network. [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Wave Makes a Deal For Digital West

January 27th, 2021
 

Wave Broadband has made a deal out on the coast.  The northwestern network operator is acquiring Digital West in a deal that adds some new territory along the southern edge of its footprint in northern California. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: ExteNet, neutrality.one, Padtec, Equinix

January 26th, 2021
 

Here's a set of quick takes from around the industry and the world worth catching up on: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Epsilon CEO Michel Robert on Interconnection, Cloud Access

January 25th, 2021
 

The interconnection space continues to evolve rapidly as SDN-based technologies make it easier to automate and integrate once laborious network provisioning tasks.  Epsilon has long been a global player in this space, and with its Infiny platform the company has been growing its reach across multiple fronts.  With us today to talk about the opportunities ahead is CEO Michel Robert, who took over the CEO role in February 2020 after a 12-year stint at Claranet. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: FirstLight, PacketFabric, HGC, Orange Business

January 22nd, 2021
 

A couple of contracts and a couple of service expansions worth noting to end the week: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Windstream, DE-CIX, DZS, VIAVI, RtBrick

January 21st, 2021
 

An IX expansion, some UC regulatory support, a vendor M&A, a 5G testing partnership, and some cloud-based routing: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: EdgeConneX, Oracle, Cologix, Telstra, Colt, Ciena

January 20th, 2021
 

Two from South America, one from Asia, and one from North America: [Read more →]

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Distributel Buys Primus from Fusion Connect

January 19th, 2021
 

Fusion Connect announced this morning the divestment of its Canadian subsidiary. The Canadian service provider Distributel has acquired Primus from Fusion Connect in an all cash deal. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: STT GDC, Orange, IBM, NEC

January 19th, 2021
 

One M&A, one new data center partnership, and two bits of subsea cable news to catch up on: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Skywire’s Alan Levy Talks NYC Fiber, Fixed Wireless, and 5G

January 18th, 2021
 

Everywhere we look in the telecom and internet infrastructure space we see preparations for 5G underway.  But in many cases, the technological hurdles aren’t the difficult ones.  In markets like New York City it’s easier to talk about network densification but a whole lot harder to actually do it.  Places like NYC have long been minefields for large carriers, but opportunity zones for smaller companies with the necessary local knowledge and capabilities.  One such operator in NYC is Skywire Networks, which has been busy deploying its network throughout the digital deserts of NYC. With us today to talk about Skywire’s approach to bringing high-speed internet to every corner of NYC is founder and CEO Alan Levy. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Bluewater, Infovista, DE-CIX, Iron Mountain, LogRhythm

January 15th, 2021
 

Four interesting bits of news from around the sector that might otherwise have slipped past my nets this week: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Infinera, WANRack, Consolidated, DE-CIX, 365 Data Centers

January 14th, 2021
 

A few interesting items to catch up on this week worth noting: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: euNetworks Hurricane Electric, CITIC Telecom CPC, RETN

January 13th, 2021
 

Lots of interesting international news to catch up on this week: [Read more →]

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Everstream Takes Aim at 7 Metros

January 12th, 2021
 

Pound for pound, few US fiber operators have been putting as much new network in the ground than Everstream in the last couple years. Each year they announce a new set of targets, and in 2021 the company says it will focus a substantial amount of resources on seven metro fiber markets. [Read more →]

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About Those 2021 M&A Polls

January 12th, 2021
 

Last week we took the M&A temperature of the US network marketplace, and while you can still vote we do have some preliminary results. And I do largely agree with them this year. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Prime Data Centers CEO Nicholas Laag

January 11th, 2021
 

The data center industry continues to evolve rapidly, and that creates opportunities for new providers to come in and shake things up.  Prime Data Centers is one of those young companies looking to make their mark, starting on the West Coast of the U.S. but already looking at international opportunities.  With us today to talk about their approach to the market is co-founder and CEO Nicholas Laag. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: FirstLight, PS Lightwave, Lumen, GCX

January 8th, 2021
 

The first week of 2021 is now in the books, and and I'm already tired of the general news.  But in telecom and internet infrastructure the world keeps on chugging.  So here's some catchup on some other interesting news from this week: [Read more →]

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Poll: Who Are the Most Likely Strategic Buyers of US Networks in 2021?

January 7th, 2021
 

We started the week with the question of consolidation targets in the US, and now it's time for the other side of the coin.  What networks operators are most likely to be consolidators in 2021?  We'll take it as a given that 'infrastructure funds' would top the more general list of likely buyers, of course.  Last year's top picks didn't buy much, but #4 FirstLight and #6 Everstream made some strategic purchases.  Who is likely to step up to the plate in 2021? [Read more →]

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Bluebird Acquires ColoHub

January 6th, 2021
 

Bluebird Network made an interesting inorganic move in Iowa this week.  The Missouri-based regional communications infrastructure provider has announced the acquisition of the ColoHub Data Center from Geneseo Communications. [Read more →]

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1547 Acquires Portland’s Pittock Block Building

January 6th, 2021
 

Ok, I hallucinated on the first version of this article, in which I noted that 1547 bought Milwaukee's Wells Building. That actually happened in September. Today's purchase was of a similar type though, and with the same financial partner. Today 1547 Critical Systems Realty and Harrison Street teamed up to buy Portland's Pittock Block building. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: T-Mobile, GeoLinks, SSP, 3-GIS, Ericsson

January 5th, 2021
 

Three bits of M&A news, plus a couple of international vendor wins: [Read more →]

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