Int’l Bytes: Vantage, AMS-IX, Ericsson, Bandwidth

November 3rd, 2020
 

It's election day in the US, and in terms of news few here are likely to try to compete with that.  Luckily there is the rest of the world to look at, so here's a quick look at some news from Europe worth noting from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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St Helena Taps Telecom Egypt for Subsea Connectivity Via Equiano

November 2nd, 2020
 

One of the more remote spots in the world is a step closer to getting its own subsea fiber connection. The St Helena Government and Telecom Egypt have signed an agreement that will give the island in the South Atlantic that will connect Telecom Egypt's network across a planned new branch of the Equiano system. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Lincoln Rackhouse, Schneider Electric, Telarus, ADTRAN

October 30th, 2020
 

An inorganic data center move, an edge partnership, some channel news, and some XGS-PON: [Read more →]

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Raise the Bar

October 30th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Venkatesh Murthy, Executive Director Engineering at VCTI

Most successful business leaders and organizations are in a constant pursuit of excellence. They know that the world has become more competitive and that customers are more demanding. Frictionless, digital experiences, always on-always available-always high performing service and support, product information attune to individual preferences…these have become [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Ciena, Windstream, Bluebird, Orange Business, maincubes, ITRenew, Circle B

October 29th, 2020
 

A couple infrastructure upgrades, a win in the cloud, and a new sustainability effort: [Read more →]

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Chayora Hits the On Button

October 29th, 2020
 

Chayora has finally gone live over in the Beijing/Tianjin metro area in mainland China. After a long buildup, the developer and operator of hyperscale infrastructure has officially commenced live operations at its first facility. [Read more →]

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Data Center M&A: DartPoints Buys Metro

October 28th, 2020
 

There was a bit of consolidation in the data center sector today out in the Midwest. DartPoints has announced the acquisition of Metro Data Centers. [Read more →]

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ESnet Taps Infinera for 600G/800G

October 28th, 2020
 

The US Deparment of Energy is upgrading its next generation science network with some help from Infinera. They will be building the next version of ESnet leveraging Infinera's gear and software. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Hurricane Electric, Crown Castle, Telia Carrier, RETN

October 27th, 2020
 

Here's a set of network expansion quick takes from early this week and late last week that are worth noting. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight – Blackfoot’s Todd Twete Talks Rural 5G

October 26th, 2020
 

In the world of telecommunications and internet infrastructure, we spend much of our time looking at Tier 1 markets, and most of the rest not too far away.  But there are also service providers doing the same work out where the biggest corporations are not to be found.  Blackfoot Communications is one such regional provider, serving markets across western Montana and eastern Idaho and reaching into the surrounding states.  With us today to talk about its unique position in the industry is Todd Twete, Blackfoot Carrier Services’ Director of Carrier Services. [Read more →]

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DataBank Invests in EdgePresence

October 23rd, 2020
 

Fresh off last month's announcement of a deal to buy zColo from Zayo, DataBank has made another inorganic move. This week they revealed a $30M strategic investment in EdgePresence. [Read more →]

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New CEO at Zayo

October 23rd, 2020
 

The drama of the last two years over at Zayo has led a change in leadership. After a 13 year run as CEO, Dan Caruso is stepping back into a director role, passing the baton to the company's new leader: Steve Smith. [Read more →]

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Startup Mentality: Five concepts to help you innovate for 5G

October 23rd, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Zoltan Varnai, Cloud Native Core Marketing Manager at Nokia

Start-ups can make established companies uncomfortable. While they typically have lower resources and budgets, these newcomers are armed with innovative ideas and an enthusiasm to take over the market. Now that the fast evolving world of 5G is upon us, telco companies could [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Avelacom, EllaLink, Equinix, Comcast, Ciena, Verizon

October 22nd, 2020
 

Some low latency news and some remote connectivity solutions for workers and for students: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Cogeco, LightRiver, DE-CIX, Prime

October 21st, 2020
 

A renewed M&A attempt, a new partnership, a new PoP, and a new data center project: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Vast, Comcast, ExteNet, GTT

October 20th, 2020
 

Here are a few items to catch up on, mostly from over the weekend: [Read more →]

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More Tuesday Bytes: Seaborn, RETN, Epsilon, Bluebird

October 20th, 2020
 

Now some news from this morning from around the world: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Windstream Wholesale’s Joe Scattareggia Returns

October 19th, 2020
 

It has been quite a ride for Windstream over the last year or two, even more so than for the rest of us.  With restructuring now behind them, the company’s wholesale division is looking to put its newly national network and next generation technology to work in a big way.  With us today to talk about Windstream’s new look, its plans for the wholesale marketplace, and the ongoing effects of the pandemic on both the company and the industry as a whole is Joe Scattareggia, EVP of Wholesale Solutions.  Joe was with us here for a spotlight a couple years ago, and is back for another round. [Read more →]

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GTT Pulls the Trigger, Sells Infrastructure to I Squared

October 16th, 2020
 

The wait is over, GTT has made its deal to sell its fiber and data center infrastructure division. They have signed a definitive purchase agreement with I Squared Capital for $2.15B. [Read more →]

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InstarAGF to Acquire LS Networks

October 16th, 2020
 

There was a bit of fiber M&A out in the Pacific Northwest announced yesterday. InstarAGF has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire LS Networks. [Read more →]

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Accelerating Transformation – Why Rethinking the Network is Critical

October 16th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Kailem Anderson, VP of Portfolio and Engineering, Blue Planet, a division of Ciena

The shift to remote working and our increasing reliance on the cloud and digital services have fueled significant changes in the way enterprises demand connectivity and consume bandwidth. More businesses across a [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Tampnet, Bulk, Epsilon, Interxion, Colt

October 15th, 2020
 

Plenty of infrastructure news from around the world to keep busy with this week: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: ZenFi, Wave, OTTC, LOGIX

October 14th, 2020
 

There have been multiple interesting partnerships announced in the metro fiber market this week worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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