Fiber M&A: Horizon Acquires Consolidated Cooperative’s Fiber

September 1st, 2021
 

There was a bit of interesting regional fiber M&A yesterday out in the Midwest. Horizon has announced the acquisition of the commercial fiber business of Consolidated Cooperative. [Read more →]

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Colt Takes On the Channel Tunnel

September 1st, 2021
 

Over in Europe, Colt has plans for a new fiber route under the English Channel that doesn’t involve getting wet. They have signed a 25-year contract with Getlink for the rights to pull new fiber through the Channel Tunnel between England and France. [Read more →]

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ADVA, ADTRAN to Merge

August 31st, 2021
 

Yesterday there was a major M&A move over in the vendor space. ADTRAN and ADVA have announced plans to combine their businesses in an all stock transaction that pays a 22% premium to ADVA’s stock price averaged over the last three months. [Read more →]

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IT Scalability as a Competitive Advantage

August 31st, 2021
 

This thought leadership article was sponsored by QTS Data Centers and was authored by Sean Baillie, EVP Connectivity

Digital Transformation Driving Large Enterprises Off Premise and into Mega Scale Third Party Data Centers [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Sparkle, DE-CIX, HGC, NYIIX, LINX

August 30th, 2021
 

Three expansion projects and some IX teamwork to catch up with as we start the week before Labor Day here in the US. ITW is of course underway this week. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Orange Business, Liquid, Telia, Aligned

August 27th, 2021
 

Four interesting items from around the sector and the world: [Read more →]

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Comcast Business Makes a Move, Buys Masergy

August 26th, 2021
 

Yesterday there was a very interesting M&A. Comcast Business has announced an agreement to acquire the managed services and cloud services operator Masergy. The move will enable Comcast Business to take on a wider swath of potential customers by expanding its influence with larger enterprises. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: WANRack, Horizon, Fujitsu, Clearfield, Lumen

August 25th, 2021
 

Five very interesting regional and metro deals so far this week: [Read more →]

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Windstream to Expand Fiber on Three Intercity Routes

August 25th, 2021
 

Windstream Wholesale announced yesterday some plans to add a significant amount of fiber to its network on three key routes, one in the northeast, one in the southwest, and one quite close to the company’s HQ in the central US. The expansion is aimed at supporting growth in demand while lowering latency between key hubs and adding diverse routing options. [Read more →]

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Zayo Dives Into 400G

August 24th, 2021
 

With 400G now going mainstream and 800G waiting in the wings, Zayo Group has decided it’s time for an upgrade. The Boulder-based infrastructure provider isn’t doing it halfway either, announcing plans to build out a 400G-enabled long haul network spanning their entire footprint in the US and Europe. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight Altman Solon’s Charles Cieutat on 5G, Small Cells

August 23rd, 2021
 

5G is coming.  That has been the mantra for all-too-many years now, and yet it is not and never has been a false alarm.  It’s just that the infrastructure must be built out, because this time it’s fiber and densification via small cells that will provide all that capacity, not just better radios and such.  Where are we in that process today?  5G is ready in some places, but so much more remains left to do.  With us today to talk about small cell deployments and their effects on our communities from an outside perspective is Charles Cieutat, partner at the consulting firm Altman Solon, which he joined 12 years ago. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Lumen, DZS, KLF Italia, AT&T

August 20th, 2021
 

Three bits of interesting infrastructure news to finish your Friday with: [Read more →]

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Semi-active xHaul: Less Space, Lower Power and Easier Zoning Offers Real Advantages

August 20th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Justin Peterson, Director of Solutions and Architecture at HFR Networks.

Small cells or deploying sites in space constrained environments is important for filling coverage gaps, increasing network capacity, covering campus environments or venues, and accelerating 5G deployments. Rapid and cost-effective deployment is [Read more →]

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HyperOne Revs Up Down Under

August 19th, 2021
 

A possible new national fiber buildout in Australia continues to move closer to reality. According to Capacity, HyperOne is preparing to tender the design, construction, and operation of the AU$1.5B project it announced six months ago, and is calling for formal expressions of interest. [Read more →]

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NTT Moves into Phoenix

August 18th, 2021
 

NTT has announced plans for a new data center campus in the southwestern US. The Japanese-based global service provider is moving into the Phoenix, Arizona metro area in force. [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Acquires GDC, Enters Israel

August 17th, 2021
 

EdgeConneX has made an inorganic move into a completely new geographical area. Yesterday the edge data center specialist announced an agreement to acquire Global Data Center, entering the data center market of the Middle East for the first time. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Comcast Business, Nokia, Vocus, Anexinet, Ziply

August 17th, 2021
 

A series of expansions, one each in the metro, the longhaul, managed services, and FTTH, three organic and one inorganic: [Read more →]

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Google, Facebook Team Up for Apricot

August 16th, 2021
 

Two tech giants have unveiled plans for their latest subsea infrastructure project. Google and Facebook yesterday announced their participation in Apricot, a new cable connecting key markets in the APAC region. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Syntropy’s Bill Norton on DARP, Blockchain, and the Internet

August 16th, 2021
 

The optimization of internet traffic has been a topic since there was traffic in the first place.  Peering and interconnection between the islands of infrastructure that make up our digital world is seeing the same trends of automation and control, and lots of smart folks are trying to get it right.  With us today to delve into the subject is one of the industry’s leading voices on peering and interconnection, Bill Norton.  Bill is co-founder and Chief Technical Liaison of Syntropy, formerly NOIA, which is developing a blockchain-based platform that it believes could change the way applications are developed and networks are run. [Read more →]

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Is Smart Infrastructure the Key to Vision Zero?

August 13th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dr. Georges Aoude, CEO and co-Founder of Derq

Vision Zero is one of the newer strategies looking to eliminate deaths and severe injuries due to road traffic and unsafe infrastructure. First successfully implemented in parts of Europe, the strategy has recently gained traction in North American cities in addition to the direction of the new administration. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Orange Polska, Infinera, GTR, Nokia, DELTA, HE

August 12th, 2021
 

Two bits of vendor news, a new data center, and a new PoP: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Fujitsu, LightRiver, Aligned, Nautilus, USTC

August 11th, 2021
 

An optical upgrade, a data center expansion, a convertible note, and an M&A: [Read more →]

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Russia’s Polar Express Project Now Underway?

August 10th, 2021
 

A Reuters report a few days ago brought up a name I hadn’t heard in a while from the Arctic.  Russia has supposedly begun laying the Polar Express cable system along its northern coast, perhaps stepping into the gap left by delays at the Arctic Connect project. [Read more →]

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