Holiday Roundup: Xtera, Windstream, 123Net, Zayo

January 3rd, 2018
 

Here's a few news items from just this morning back through the start of the holiday break, just to catch things up a bit: [Read more →]

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Reliance Jio to acquire Rcom’s telecoms assets for $3.75b

January 3rd, 2018
 

This article was authored by Fiona Chau, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

India’s Reliance Communications (RCom) has signed an agreement to sell its telecoms infrastructure assets to Reliance Jio Infocomm, for a total value of nearly 240 billion rupees ($3.75 billion), Reuters reported. [Read more →]

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Poll: Which US Networks Are Most Likely to Be Acquired in 2018?

January 2nd, 2018
 

Happy New Year!  It is time to take the pulse of M&A in the world of network operators once again.  Let's start off with who Telecom Ramblings readers think are the most likely targets of consolidation.  Which network operators do you think are most likely to get bought this year?  Last year, three of the top five (Lightower, Lumos, and Wilcon) picked by readers did in fact change hands.  [Read more →]

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Windstream to Acquire MassComm

January 2nd, 2018
 

There was a bit of M&A that apparently came out between Christmas and New Year's this year that is worth notice.  According to Fierce Telecom and an FCC Filing, Windstream has quietly agreed to acquire MassComm in an all-cash transaction. [Read more →]

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A Few Predictions for 2018

December 29th, 2017
 

2017 is about to end, and we will all kick off 2018 this Sunday night. As exhausting as this year has been overall, it seems unusually difficult to guess what is ahead of us. But let's try anyway. Here my predictions: [Read more →]

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2017 M&A Review – Networks Edition

December 28th, 2017
 

After the flurry of activity ending 2016, I expected 2017 to be a bit more relaxed on the network M&A front given how many deals were already pending and awaiting integration. To an extent that was true, but although a few big players were indeed busy elsewhere others filled in the gaps. Interestingly, like last year, if a network provider was involved in one M&A they were often/usually [Read more →]

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2018 M&A Review: Colo Edition

December 27th, 2017
 

There was plenty of M&A activity in the world of colo and data centers this year.  Let's take a quick trip back and remember what happened, starting off with the bigger players. [Read more →]

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Looking Back on My 2017 Predictions

December 26th, 2017
 

Merry Christmas to all! It's almost that time of year again for some wild-assed guesses... err I mean predictions about 2017. But first we need to check the report card on last year's forecasts for how 2017 would turn out.  Or do we?  It's the Trump era now, perhaps I can just declare my triumph?  Nah, I guess not.  How did I really do? [Read more →]

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CyrusOne Adds Some European Depth, Buys Zenium

December 26th, 2017
 

Just before the break, there was an M&A in the data center space that slipped past my nets. CyrusOne has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Zenium Data Centers in a deal that significantly expands the company's presence in Europe. [Read more →]

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3GPP completes first 5G NR specification

December 26th, 2017
 

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Some of the biggest names in the mobile industry have completed the first 5G new radio (NR) specification, paving the way for full-scale development of the technology. [Read more →]

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Merger Bytes: AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Broadcom

December 22nd, 2017
 

Updates on three proposed mergers, one going to court, one consensual, and one not so much: [Read more →]

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Orange to Help Copernicus

December 22nd, 2017
 

The European Space Administration is looking to better leverage the cloud with some help from Orange Business. Through the DIAS Airbus Consortium, Orange will be providing its cloud expertise as part of the Copernicus project. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: Sabey, CyrusOne, QTS, Telehouse

December 21st, 2017
 

Christmas is nearly here and the news is a bit thin, but there has been a small burst of interesting tidbits from the data center space this week: [Read more →]

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Who rules streaming disruption?

December 20th, 2017
 

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The media industry illustrates the complexity of finding a sustainable long-term strategy. There have been moments when distribution companies have dominated the business, because [Read more →]

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The Future of Net Neutrality

December 19th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Alan Levy, CEO of Skywire Networks

In recent weeks and months, the term “net neutrality” has appeared on the front pages of every major newspaper and magazine. As an owner and operator of Skywire Networks a NYC based Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the founder of BlogTalkRadio a podcasting, live-audio streaming platform, I have owned businesses that sit on opposite sides of the net neutrality debate. [Read more →]

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SKT’s 5G fronthaul tech named national standard

December 18th, 2017
 

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

SK Telecom has announced that its self-developed 5G fronthaul technology has been adopted as a Korean national standard by the nation's Telecommunications Technology Association. [Read more →]

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Equinix Augments Australian Presence, Buys Metronode

December 17th, 2017
 

The week before Christmas starts off with a bit of M&A down under.  The global data center and interconnection provider Equinix announced on Sunday an agreement with the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to acquire Metronode for A$1.035B, or US$792M give or take. [Read more →]

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Distributed core or edge computing? Is one better than the other?

December 15th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mattias Fridstrom, Telia Carrier

Edge computing is a new spin on an old concept—to put computing resources at the edge of the network, so services are delivered faster to the end-user. But the concept of distributed computing runs head-on into the need for scale and centralized management of resources, especially when [Read more →]

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Bye Bye Net Neutrality

December 14th, 2017
 

The FCC went ahead as promised and voted today to roll back the network neutrality framework we have been working with for the last few years.  The vote was 3-2 along party lines, surprising absolutely nobody. [Read more →]

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Iron Mountain Acquires IO

December 14th, 2017
 

I didn't see this one the other day, but there's been some more interesting M&A in the data center space this week.  Iron Mountain has made another deal, agreeing to acquire IO Data Centers' US operations. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Vapor IO, Internap, Orange Business, LINX

December 14th, 2017
 

Some new edge tech, a colo expansion, an IoT win, and a new interconnection node: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: EdgeConneX, Telia, Peak10+Viawest, Equinix

December 13th, 2017
 

Some customer wins and expansion plans worth a look at midweek: [Read more →]

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Zayo to Provide Euro Webscale Dark Fiber

December 12th, 2017
 

Zayo has picked up an interesting infrastructure contract over in Europe this week.  An unnamed 'global webscale company' has tapped the company for a dark fiber solution in response to the ever-growing demands of traffic growth. [Read more →]

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