2Africa Lands in France

November 9th, 2022
 

One of the most ambitious subsea cable projects currently being built has come ashore in southern France. The 2Africa cable has officially landed in Marseille, completing its Mediterranean landing plans.  There is plenty of work left to do though. [Read more →]

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STACK to More Than Double Phoenix Footprint

November 9th, 2022
 

STACK Infrastructure has purchased the necessary land for a major new data center campus out in the southwestern US in order to continue meeting hyperscale demand. Yesterday the digital infrastructure provider announced its intention to invest in a 50-acre campus in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Windstream, DE-CIX, AFR-IX, WIOCC, Ciena

November 8th, 2022
 

Three more bits of transatlantic and Mediterranean infrastructure news of note: [Read more →]

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Lumen Takes Its Edge Bare Metal to the Far East

November 8th, 2022
 

Lumen is extending its edge computing initiative to a new part of the world. Yesterday the company officially launched its Edge Bare Metal services out in the APAC marketplace. More specifically, they will be leveraging edge locations in Japan and Singapore, with further expansion expected. The first deployment was in support of the Solana Foundation, a blockchain nonprofit. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Prime, FastWyre, 123Net

November 7th, 2022
 

A few interesting items from late last week worth nothing: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: netnumber Global Data Services’ Steve Legge Talks Phone Number Data Intelligence

November 7th, 2022
 

As carriers move their infrastructure to the cloud, the way in which they interact with the data that powers their systems is also evolving rapidly. That is starting to bring the companies that ingest, manage, and distribute that data out of the shadows. One such company is netnumber Global Data Services, which was acquired by Abry Partners over the summer. With us today to talk about the phone number data intelligence marketplace in an increasingly decentralized marketplace is the company’s CEO Steve Legge. [Read more →]

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Let’s resolve the identity security problem that’s destroying voice and text communication and holding back the Internet’s mind-blowing future

November 4th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Noah Rafalko, founder and CEO of TSG Global, Inc.

Blockchain Holds the Key to Stomping out Robocalls, Scams and Spams… and Driving our Digital Future Forward, Securely

There’s a big roadblock holding back traffic on what we used to call the Information Superhighway. We look back nostalgically on the olden days when the term was coined – how far have we come since the 1990s? The Internet has been transformative in our lives, but many of us realize this Internet thing can get even bigger, even better.  If only we would let it. [Read more →]

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Lightpath Takes On Miami

November 3rd, 2022
 

Lightpath’s geographical expansion reached outside the northeastern US for the first time yesterday.  The company has announced an entrance into an entirely different metro fiber marketplace: Miami, Florida. [Read more →]

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Lumen and Colt Make a Deal

November 2nd, 2022
 

But it’s the opposite of the one that years ago I thought was most likely to happen with Level 3. That’s right, Colt is buying Lumen’s EMEA business. The two have entered into an agreement under which Lumen will divest the division for $1.8B. [Read more →]

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DISA Taps Lumen for $1.5B Contract

November 2nd, 2022
 

A federal contract here, a federal contract there, an eventually it adds up to real money. Or, you can just do the one Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) deal as Lumen did yesterday. They have been awarded such a contract worth as much as $1.5B. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Datalec, EXFO, DataBank

November 1st, 2022
 

A bit of M&A, some federal funding, and a product launch: [Read more →]

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Another Acquisition for LS Networks

November 1st, 2022
 

LS Networks has made another inorganic move out in the Pacific Northwest. The regional fiber operator has announced the acquisition of Commstructure Consulting, boosting their capabilities as they move to expand their fiber footprint across the region. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Archtop, Stonepeak, CoreSite, NEC, Teraco

October 31st, 2022
 

Some regional FTTH, a private equity investment, and a technology deployment: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Versa, Nokia, Vodafone, Bluebird

October 28th, 2022
 

Some equity funding, two technology deployments, and one network build: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Toptana, LOGIX, Ciena, euNetworks, FirstLight

October 27th, 2022
 

A new CLS, a technology deployment, a channel partner, and a buildout update: [Read more →]

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Far North Fiber Formed to Tackle Arctic Cable Project

October 26th, 2022
 

The ongoing attempts to build subsea fiber through the Arctic Ocean have reached a new stage. Finland’s Cinia Oy, Alaska’s Far North Digital, and Japan’s ARTERIA Networks have teamed up to form a joint development corporation to drive the project forward. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Zayo, FirstLight, LightRiver, Arelion, Cisco

October 25th, 2022
 

An expansion on the border, an interconnection in the Big Apple, a NaaS upgrade, and a successful trial: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: RETN, Telxius, NJFX, Colt, Verne Global

October 24th, 2022
 

Four international infrastructure items from late last week worth noting: [Read more →]

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WHY THE GLOBAL MOBILE INDUSTRY NEEDS TO PAY ATTENTION TO AFRICA

October 21st, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Waheed Adam, Mobile Ecosystem Forum

Mobile industry insights company Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) predicts that Africa will have 120 million new mobile subscribers by 2025, taking the total number of subscribers to 615 million (50 per cent of the region’s population). While the continent as a whole has been behind the technology adoption curve, the advent of cheap mobile devices has allowed Africans to transition straight into a mobile-first economy. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Dobson, GPC, EdgeConneX, Ninja-IX, DRFortress

October 20th, 2022
 

On the metro front, some FTTH news, an IX partnership, and a data center expansion project: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Vitria’s Chris Menier on the Increasing Value of Next Gen AIOps for Telcos and MSOs

October 19th, 2022
 

In today’s hyperconnected world, consumers rely on telcos and multiple system operators (MSOs) for just about everything. They serve as a lifeline for healthcare, providing telehealth to communicate with the chronically ill.  They act as the primary enabler of home schoolers, accessing the curriculum and collaborating with teachers and other students not enrolled in traditional school. And the entertainment and connection to friends and family that MSOs provide is critical to the quality of life. Telco and MSOs are technology intensive businesses that generate revenue by providing service to a diverse population of consumers. Success depends on simple formula – [Read more →]

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Infinera Wins Deals with Angola Cables, Algar Telecom

October 18th, 2022
 

Infinera announced two customer wins so far this week, with subsea deals helping two consortium partners on the same cable system to better connect North and South America. [Read more →]

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