TIAA Invests in Arcadian Infracom’s Southwestern Fiber Dream

October 5th, 2021
 

Arcadian Infracom has lined up the financial resources required to make its longhaul fiber buildout plans into reality. The retirement fund TIAA and its investment manager Nuveen have signed on as a partner to help fund the company's projects with a commitment of up to $140M. [Read more →]

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Great Plains Communications Deals For USA Communications

October 4th, 2021
 

Some fiber has changed hands out in the Midwest. Great Plains Communications has announced the completion of the acquisition of USA Communications, a fiber provider based in Kearney, Nebraska. [Read more →]

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Three of Zayo’s New Longhaul Routes Are Complete

October 1st, 2021
 

Zayo has announced the completion of three of the longhaul projects it has been working on over the past few years. The fiber builder and operator has been working on its intercity footprint on a route-by-route basis in recent years, often with the backing of hyperscalers looking for diversity of infrastructure. [Read more →]

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Market Opportunities for 5G, IoT and Edge Compute

October 1st, 2021
 

By Guy Matthews, Editor of NetReporter

There is an increasingly important link between 5G, IoT and edge compute, with each having implications for the success of the other. So believes Jeremiah Caron, Global Head of Research & Analysis with the Technology Group of independent analyst firm GlobalData. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: American Broadband, Sonic, ADTRAN, Megaport, Versa, Fujitsu

September 30th, 2021
 

Two bits of FTTH news from opposite ends of the spectrum, some SD-WAN, and a vendor win up north: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: EllaLink, BSO, UFD, Digicel, Orange

September 29th, 2021
 

Two bits of submarine cable news, and one bit of terrestrial dark fiber news: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Lumen, Lightpath, NJFX, 2Africa

September 28th, 2021
 

A few interesting items, both domestic and international to catch up with: [Read more →]

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Amitié Lands in France

September 28th, 2021
 

Yesterday Orange offered up an update on the Amitié cable system. The 6,600km transatlantic fiber project has officially come ashore on the Gironde coast near Bordeaux. The project used horizontal directional drilling 20 meters under the beach to avoid harming the local ecosystem. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Unitas Global CTO Grant Kirkwood

September 27th, 2021
 

In between the worlds of cloud computing and big bandwidth lies a complicated and rapidly changing environment that many enterprises barely understand.  That has created an opportunity for managed service providers to step in and make it all work.  One provider that has been taking on that challenge is Unitas Global.  With us today to talk about Unitas Global’s approach to serving up internet infrastructure to hungry enterprises is Founder and CTO Grant Kirkwood.  Grant has been part of the internet infrastructure entrepreneurial scene since starting his own hosting company back in the 90s, and then later founding Mzima which eventually became part of GTT by way of the PacketExchange deal. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: 11:11, STL, DZS, Frontier, Nokia

September 24th, 2021
 

A new company launch, a product launch, a global channel partner, and some FTTx: [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Ciena, ADTRAN, ADVA, Nokia, Ericsson

September 23rd, 2021
 

Five vendors, five customer deployments to note from this week's news: [Read more →]

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Service Providers Take Up MEF’s LSO Sonata

September 23rd, 2021
 

MEF's efforts to promote automation seem to be bearing fruit. Yesterday the industry association revealed activity by a host of companies in implementing APIs from MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata. They are also now speeding additional services and programs to market in response to the demand. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: UFD, COLT, BDx, DataBank, Zenlayer, Zadara

September 22nd, 2021
 

Some connectivity, data center, and cloud news to catch up on from this week: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Prime, Infinera, Globe, Altice, Proximity

September 21st, 2021
 

Two data center buildouts, a vendor win, and a French infrastructure M&A: [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: QTS, MOX, Telxius, Ciena, Infinera, HGC, EXA

September 20th, 2021
 

Three interesting items of teamwork to catch up with, both domestic and international: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight – Connected2Fiber’s Ben Edmond Charges Ahead

September 20th, 2021
 

As the entire infrastructure business looks to automate everything that can be automated, a new generation of cloud-based software platforms has risen up to meet those needs.  Today we have a return visit from one of those pioneers, Connected2Fiber’s Founder and CEO Ben Edmond.  Connected2Fiber recognized early on the intersection of location and price data was fundamental to the planning and buildout of network infrastructure, and set out to automate it before the idea was cool.  Since we last talked in 2018, Connected2Fiber has seen substantial growth and the market now seems to be catching up with the original vision. [Read more →]

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I Squared Completes GTT Infra Deal, EXA Is Born

September 17th, 2021
 

GTT's sale of its infrastructure division is now a done deal. I Squared Capital has closed its purchase of the assets, and now we know something of their plans. They have re-launched the division under the name EXA Infrastructure. [Read more →]

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How Digital Service Providers (DSPs) can Build AI-ML Capabilities to Enhance Efficiency of Technicians and Reduce MTTR by 30%

September 17th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Boominathan S and Abhay Goyal of Prodapt

Inefficiencies in the field service are a major challenge for most Digital Service Providers (DSPs). Delay in providing fixes impacts customer experience leading to significant customer churn and revenue loss affecting profit margin for DSPs. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Google, STT GDC, LOGIX, Versa, ONI

September 16th, 2021
 

Two bits of submarine cable news, one new data center, and some SASE in the southwest: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: DE-CIX, phoenixNAP, Infinera, GÉANT, Nokia, NL-IX, LightEdge

September 15th, 2021
 

Some IX and vendor news, plus a data center M&A: [Read more →]

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GlobalConnect Plans New Nordic Fiber Build

September 14th, 2021
 

The Northern and Western European fiber operator GlobalConnect has unveiled a major new infrastructure project through the heart of its footprint.  The plans call for the deployment of a 'mega capacity fiber cable' stretching from the far northern Sweden down to the German capital of Berlin. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: New Lisbon, Tierpoint, Vexus, Liquid, Unitas Global

September 14th, 2021
 

One M&A, one new data center, three new fiber markets, and a partnership overseas: [Read more →]

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KT Makes a Deal For Epsilon

September 13th, 2021
 

There was a bit of surprise M&A in the international interconnection world late last week. The South Korean telecommunications giant KT Corp. has announced the acquisition of Singapore-based Epsilon Telecommunications. [Read more →]

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