Thursday Roundup: Ciena, ROOT, Centeris, Digerati

November 2nd, 2017
 

A vendor win, some data center news, and some cloud communications M&A activity: [Read more →]

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Finally! CenturyLink and Level 3 Finish the Deal

November 1st, 2017
 

It has taken a year and a day to jump through all the regulatory hoops, but the CenturyLink/Level 3 deal finally closed this morning.  The $34B combination puts the combined company 51% in the hands of former CenturyLink shareholders and 49% in the hands of former Level 3 shareholders. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Expands Reach, Posts Q3 Growth

November 1st, 2017
 

The third quarter was a busy one for euNetworks, which posted solid growth while adding some significant new longhaul and metro assets to its network.  Revenue grew to €34.9M while normalized adjusted EBITDA expanded to €13.1M.  Here are a few of the ir numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Infinera, vXchnge, Reliance

October 31st, 2017
 

Here's a quick roundup of some other news from this week: [Read more →]

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Sprint, T-Mobile Get Cold Feet

October 31st, 2017
 

The year's least secret M&A negotiations have apparently hit a snag.  News reports overnight suggest that Sprint may be about to abandon its attempts to merge with T-Mobile US.   [Read more →]

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Cisco and BroadSoft: A Game Changer for the UCaaS Landscape

October 30th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Michael Quinn, Gerry DeHaven and Andrew Gaffney of Q Advisors

On October 23, Cisco announced an agreement to acquire BroadSoft, the leading provider of cloud-based unified communications and collaboration solutions, for $1.9 billion in cash, or $55 per share.  The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.  The purchase price represents [Read more →]

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Here Comes Jupiter, a New Transpacific Cable

October 30th, 2017
 

TE SubCom said yesterday that the supply contract for the Jupiter Cable system has come into force.  The project's partners include the Asian carriers PLDT, NTT Communications, PCCW Global, and Softbank, and the US-based tech giants Facebook and Amazon. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: CenturyLink, Ericsson, Gigamon

October 30th, 2017
 

Here's a quick roundup from around the world after a very wet weekend here in New Jersey: [Read more →]

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How Internet Content Providers Are Redefining the Optical Transport Landscape

October 27th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Fady Masoud, Principal Product & Field Marketing, Infinera

While cloud-based content and services such as social media are shaping our day-to-day lives, internet content providers (ICPs) have been redefining how the underlying cloud networks are architected and operated. In the past few years, ICPs have become a major driving force behind [Read more →]

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Console’s Network Services Biz Acquired

October 27th, 2017
 

An email went out this morning to Console's customers and partners with an update. The interconnection platform has apparently sold off its network services business to the former founder of IX Reach. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Equinix, NTT, RETN

October 26th, 2017
 

A new data center, a new certification, and some new PoPs. [Read more →]

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UPN Reaches Into Fort Worth

October 26th, 2017
 

Unite Private Networks has some new Texas infrastructure planned in response to a new customer contract.  UPN is deploying a 4x100Gbps wavelength solution for one of the largest retailers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. [Read more →]

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vXchnge Moves Into Austin

October 25th, 2017
 

vXchnge has added another edge market to its portfolio this week.  Yesterday they announced the purchase of a data center in the Texan capital of Austin.   [Read more →]

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QTS Has Big Plans in Ashburn

October 25th, 2017
 

QTS yesterday unveiled some big plans for expansion in northern Virginia. Apparently they have been acquiring land in Ashburn over the last few months, and have now begun new construction on a campus of what could reach 700,000 square feet and 140MW of power. [Read more →]

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Regulating OTTs a risky move: EFF

October 25th, 2017
 

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

Efforts by multiple Asian nations to regulate OTT communications and online streaming services could violate net neutrality and have even more insidious effects, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. [Read more →]

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DE-CIX Unveils JV as it Steps Deeper Into Mumbai

October 24th, 2017
 

DE-CIX has announced the creation of a joint venture in Mumbai that will offer interconnection to the Indian marketplace.  The JV is called DE-CIX Interwire India plc and will do business under the name "Mumbai IX powered by DE-CIX".   [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Sparkle, Equinix, Colt, FirstLight

October 24th, 2017
 

Here's a quick look at some other news from the start of this week and over the weekend: [Read more →]

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Crosslake Fiber to Come to New Jersey

October 23rd, 2017
 

Crosslake Fiber, which is already working on a cable across Lake Ontario between Toronto and Buffalo, has a new project.  It's another short underwater link, but this time its under salt water. [Read more →]

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Cisco to acquire BroadSoft

October 23rd, 2017
 

Indeed, the rumors came true rather quickly.  Cisco has announced an agreement to acquire BroadSoft. [Read more →]

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Zayo Takes Triple Aim at Marseille

October 23rd, 2017
 

Zayo this morning unveiled plans for three diverse network routes from Marseille to the major markets of western Europe and on to North America.  The communications infrastructure provider is deploying 100G coherent waves over existing fiber in a lit expansion that will be complete by the end of the year. [Read more →]

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BroadSoft’s Suitor? Apparently It’s Cisco

October 23rd, 2017
 

At the end of the summer, rumors emerged that BroadSoft was exploring strategic alternatives with the help of Jefferies.  At the time I thought it might be a private equity group that might step up to the plate, but according to Reuters this morning, it's the opposite.  Cisco is said to be nearing a deal to acquire the communications software company. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: HFN, Zayo, BSO, Crosslake

October 20th, 2017
 

Here's a quick look at some other news from this week before we all head out for the weekend: [Read more →]

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Early telco reporters Verizon & Rogers provide mixed signals for vendors

October 19th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Matt Walker, Founder & Lead Analyst, MTN Consulting, LLC (https://mtnconsulting.biz/)

The first sizable telcos reported 3Q17 earnings this morning: Verizon and Rogers. Both can point to reassuring bottom line results. For the 9 months ended September, operating & net margins improved year-over-year, as did [Read more →]

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