Beyond the Mandate: Next Steps in the Fight to Combat Robocalls and Spoofing

July 9th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Jamie Gibson, VP of Technology, Ribbon Communications

Robocalling is no small problem. These nuisance calls are the major source of consumer complaints, with some estimates suggesting that more than 22 billion robocalls have been made in 2021 alone – and we’re only halfway through the year. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Lumen, Microsoft, NorthC, NL-IX, Digital Bridge, Edgepoint, Telefonica

July 8th, 2021
 

I'm on the road the rest of this week, but one still needs to keep up with things.  Here are three bits of news to catch up on with: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Infinera, Seaborn, STT GDC, OQC, DoD

July 7th, 2021
 

Some new subsea upgrade work, a new hyperscale facility, a new XaaS acronym to remember, and a renewed chance for the cloud players to win big at the Pentagon. [Read more →]

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Email Subscriptions Update

July 6th, 2021
 

For those who haven't yet noticed, there is a change afoot for email subscriptions to Telecom Ramblings.  Google Feedburner is shutting down some services, and the daily email digest I have used for a decade is one of them.  Hence, I have shifted over to an alternative service: follow.it.  [Read more →]

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Liquid and Facebook Team Up for Central Africa

July 6th, 2021
 

Some major new fiber may get built in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the next few years. The pan-African provider Liquid Intelligent Technologies is teaming up with none other than Facebook to build out longhaul and metro fiber throughout the country. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Crosslake, Interxion, RETN, Equinix, LMX, IENTC, Zayo, T5

July 2nd, 2021
 

Four bits of infrastructure teamwork to catch up on before heading home for the long weekend (at least here in the US). [Read more →]

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Voice Calling is a Non-Negotiable Business Communication Tool

July 2nd, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Darach Beirne, vice president of customer success at Flowroute, now part of Intrado

Voice calls have always had a role to play in powering connections between brands and customers. However, the rise of newer communication mediums such as instant messaging and video chat led some naysayers to question the relevance of traditional calling. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Cogeco, Conterra, Cisco, MEF

July 1st, 2021
 

Three bits of interesting M&A news from three different corners of the industry, and an update from the MEF: [Read more →]

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Lightpath Takes Aim at Queens

July 1st, 2021
 

Fresh off its entrance into Boston via inorganic means, Lightpath is also taking on another borough of the big Apple. Yesterday the metro fiber operator announced plans for a significant fiber buildout in Queens NY. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Crosslake, Epsilon, Cisco, Ciena

June 30th, 2021
 

Several network expansions and upgrades worth keeping up with, one in the US, and the others over in APAC. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Prime Data Centers, HE, WiteSand, Console Connect, NetSapiens

June 29th, 2021
 

A few more interesting expansions and partnerships worth catching up on: [Read more →]

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Quantum Loophole, TPG Target Maryland

June 29th, 2021
 

Quantum Loophole and TPG Real Estate have some big plans for Frederick County, Maryland. The area lies just north and west of the data center clusters of Ashburn in Virginia and of course just upstream along the Potomac of DC itself. [Read more →]

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BAI to Buy Mobilitie

June 29th, 2021
 

The wireless infrastructure space saw some consolidation yesterday. BAI Communications says it has agreed to acquire Mobilitie, accelerating its efforts in US infrastructure markets. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Jim Fagan on GCX’s Next Chapter

June 28th, 2021
 

Fresh out from under the umbrella of Reliance and clear of the bankruptcy process, Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has emerged as an independent force in the subsea and global managed services business.  With new leadership in place, the company has been reformulating its approach as it looks ahead despite the pandemic and all that goes with it.  With us today to talk about GCX’s plans for 2021 and beyond is Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer Jim Fagan.  We last talked to Jim eight years ago when he was at Pacnet, which later became part of Telstra. [Read more →]

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Regional Bytes: Comcast Business, Calix, DZS, American Tower, Flexential

June 25th, 2021
 

Four regional projects on two continents worth making note of: [Read more →]

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Video Killed the Conference Call (And That’s a Good Thing!)

June 25th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Amr Ibrahim, Founder & CEO at ULTATEL

In 2021, the thought of a team huddled around a speaker on an audio conference call almost seems archaic, but it wasn’t long ago that this was the status quo.

Then 2020 came along and blew everything up. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Sparkle, Vodafone, AT&T, Iron Mountain

June 24th, 2021
 

A route launch, an energy milestone, and two non-core asset sales moves: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: BDx, DISH, Nokia, AT&T

June 22nd, 2021
 

A data center launch plus three 5G moves: [Read more →]

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Cologix Builds on Canadian Footprint, Buys Zayo IX

June 22nd, 2021
 

The data center and interconnection provider Cologix offered up an interesting update on its Canadian business yesterday. Reporting 22% growth last year in the country, the company has made a small inorganic move out in Vancouver and will be expanding its Toronto footprint. [Read more →]

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Politics, Security Torpedo East Micronesia Cable

June 21st, 2021
 

The East Micronesia Cable project has stalled in the face of a global political stalemate. The project, which is led by the World Bank, decided not to award the contract to any of its three bidders. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Verizon, DataBank, Alianza, Ericsson, Vodafone

June 18th, 2021
 

A couple deals, a data center upgrade, and a UC product expansion.  Verizon has won some significant federal business this week. [Read more →]

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Unified Critical Response and the 9-1-1 Arena

June 18th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Steven Raucher, co-founder and CEO of RapidDeploy

The commercial world continues to leap forward, driven by data and information in exciting and innovative ways, but the public safety industry – whose critical mission and need for reliability and resiliency often preclude taking a risk on new and exciting technology –  has not kept pace. This is especially true for 9-1-1 response centers, where telecommunicators and first responders lack [Read more →]

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