Verizon to Help the FBI Modernize Its Infrastructure

July 20th, 2022
 

In a significant federal contract victory, Verizon yesterday announced a new contract with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Verizon Public Sector was awarded an Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions task order to modernize and expand the FBI’s network infrastructure and the data and voice solutions that run upon it. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: 123Net, PFN, American Tower, Stonepeak, BDx, GlobalConnect

July 19th, 2022
 

A new terrestrial route, a subsea route, a new investor, and a new interconnection option: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Glenn Lovelace on the Launch of NM Fiber

July 18th, 2022
 

One of the states that has traditionally gotten the least infrastructure love, at least in the media, is certainly New Mexico.  With Tier 1 markets to the west in Phoenix, the north in Denver, and to the east in the DASH triangle, one rarely hears from Albuquerque and Santa Fe etc.  But that doesn’t mean there isn’t fiber out there, and recently a new state-wide network operator was born: New Mexico Fiber LLC.  Built from the combined assets of local RLECs and ISPs, NM Fiber is looking to take its case to the broader market.  With us today to talk about the company’s plans is chairman Glenn Lovelace. [Read more →]

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FTTH Roundup: Breezeline, Consolidated, Dobson, Myakka

July 15th, 2022
 

Four FTTH expansion projects across three states to keep up with as we close out this week in mid-July: [Read more →]

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Choosing the Right Infrastructure for Your Business

July 15th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Andrés Irlando, President of Zayo Group

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a shift online. Some businesses adopted digital tools for the first time, while many others significantly increased their reliance on technology. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Arelion, Web Werks, DataBank, ExteNet

July 14th, 2022
 

A metro expansion, a couple of technology partnerships in the data center space, and a private wireless network deployment: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Hylan, GIX, Dartpoints, Sparkle, LiveOak

July 13th, 2022
 

A few bits of news from around the industry at midweek: [Read more →]

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Lumen Extends Its Edge Across the Atlantic

July 13th, 2022
 

Lumen Technologies revealed plans to expand its edge computing platform into Europe yesterday. The investment will give Lumen a greater footprint with which to power applications and other workloads closer to users. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: StratCap, LightRiver, IDS, DataBank

July 12th, 2022
 

Three interesting items so far this week, a small M&A, a partnership, and an upgrade: [Read more →]

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Zayo Launches Zeus

July 11th, 2022
 

Today Zayo expanded its infrastructure footprint with the launch of a new subsea cable. Not a long one, but nevertheless a key pipeline between the UK and continental Europe. They have named the new system Zeus. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: 11:11 Systems, Quinbrook, FND, Farice

July 11th, 2022
 

A bit of M&A, a massive data center project, and some subsea news in the far north: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Dobson, NetNumber, Oracle, Nokia, Bluebird

July 8th, 2022
 

Time to catch up on the other stuff going on this week that we didn’t get to after the long weekend: [Read more →]

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Putting Customers in the Driver’s Seat: How Prioritizing CX and the Customer Journey Builds Brand Loyalty

July 8th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Eric Carrasquilla, SVP of Digital Engagement Solutions at CSG

For years, communications service providers (CSPs) and streaming services have poured time, funds, and resources into advanced and exciting products and offerings – from unique streaming content to the speeds of 5G – to maintain an edge with their customers. Now, however, we’re seeing the old guard [Read more →]

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Southern Cross Launches NEXT Cable

July 7th, 2022
 

The Pacific Ocean can now be crossed in a new way. Southern Cross Cables has officially launched its long awaited NEXT cable system with 400GbE services on tap. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Ciena, Ericsson, Nokia, CBNG, Calix

July 6th, 2022
 

Four bits of vendor news worth keeping up with from around the industry and the world: [Read more →]

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OAC Gets Its Final Splice

July 5th, 2022
 

Australia’s bandwidth ecosystem is one step closer to having a new route to the rest of the world. SUBCO has announced the completion of the final splice on the Oman Australia Cable, an express system that will offer faster speeds between the continent and the EMEA region. [Read more →]

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Morrison & Co Buys FiberLight From Thermo

July 1st, 2022
 

One of the fiber M&A events that has defied all prediction for more than a decade finally has happened. The regional network infrastructure company FiberLight will soon have new ownership. It’s not a strategic buyer though, but rather a consortium led by Morrison & Co that will acquire FiberLight as a platform for investment & growth. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Nokia, BT, NJFX, Gold Connect, Bluebird, TBI, Console Connect, Cologix

June 30th, 2022
 

Teamwork everywhere, with four bits of news of companies working together to put the pieces together: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Hudson IX, Infinera, NEC, Colt, Ericsson

June 29th, 2022
 

A rebranding, an upgrade, a new product, and a regulatory hurdle: [Read more →]

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Nitel Makes Its First Deal, Acquires Hypercore

June 28th, 2022
 

Nitel has made an inorganic move, it’s first since Cinven pumped resources into the company. The network-as-a-service provider has announced its intent to acquire Hypercore Networks. [Read more →]

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Accord Joins Hoosier Net

June 28th, 2022
 

Earlier this month, Indiana suddenly saw the birth of two new consortium-based network operators: Hoosier Net and Accord. One can be forgiven for wondering why they didn’t just sit down at the same table, because last week that’s exactly what they did. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: GTT COO Don MacNeil Charts the Road Ahead

June 27th, 2022
 

The past several years have been undeniably eventful for GTT.  After a decade of acquisitions, the company ran aground a bit a few years ago, culminating in the sale of the European infrastructure assets and a restructuring.  But all that is pretty much behind them and the new GTT looks a lot healthier and leaner than it ever has.  With a new management team in place, the company is setting its sights on the global enterprise space.  With us to tell us about GTT’s journey and its plans to tackle the future is COO and industry veteran Don MacNeil. [Read more →]

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Create a stronger business with proactive network monitoring

June 24th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Ramiro Nobre, vice president of global strategy and solutions, Accedian

Unplanned downtime – even for a few minutes – is costly and disruptive in this age of sophisticated and interconnected networks. Interruptions in performance can resonate across the ecosystem. The cost per hour of downtime has risen to more than $300,000 for 91% of small, mid-sized and large businesses, according to an ITIC study. That’s a steep price tag, but it doesn’t have to be that way. [Read more →]

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