Industry Spotlight: QTS’ Tag Greason on the Emergence of Operational Maturity as a Key Selection Criteria for Post Pandemic Data Centers

December 5th, 2022
 

One of the biggest byproducts of the global pandemic is its impact on accelerating the digital transformation process. In just a few years, data digitization, often referred to as digital transformation, has profoundly changed the shape of digital business in every industry and for consumers globally. Increased usage of digital applications in video calling, telehealth, e-commerce and e-learning and entertainment has significantly increased the need for data capacities.  Unrelenting data growth, combined with the continuing migration of enterprises offsite into multitenant colocation data centers, is having a significant impact on the industry.  With us today to talk about their experiences over the last few years is Tag Greason, Chief Hyperscale Officer, at QTS Data Centers. [Read more →]

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Maximising Voice Margins: Strategies for Managing OBR and Stopping Bill Shock

December 2nd, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Andrew Whitelaw, CEO of Springboard

Origin-Based-Rating (OBR) is being rolled out in a growing number of markets globally, creating new challenges for voice service providers and MNOs. They are being challenged to maintain and grow margin as new surcharges are appearing on their bills often six months or more after a service has gone live. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Visionary, Archtop, Hurricane Electric, STACK

December 1st, 2022
 

Two regional FTTH updates, one new PoP, and some data center buildout news: [Read more →]

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T-Mobile Taps ExteNet For Venue Infrastructure

November 30th, 2022
 

ExteNet has picked up some major business in the arena of, well, arenas. The wireless infrastructure specialist announced yesterday that it has entered into an exclusive and expanded partnership with one of the big three US wireless carriers: T-Mobile. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Comcast Business, H5, Africa Data Centres, Syntropy, Zenlayer, Tata Communictions

November 29th, 2022
 

A couple infrastructure expansions and a couple technology partnerships to start the week: [Read more →]

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How Service Providers Can Meet Network SLAs and Create a Competitive Advantage

November 29th, 2022
 

By Sergio Bea, vice president of global enterprise and channels, Accedian

Even as cyber-attacks increase and network infrastructure grows more complex, IT, network and cybersecurity teams are expected to deliver better customer experience with fewer resources and are charged with more responsibilities around their organization’s resiliency. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Joe Scattareggia on Windstream Wholesale’s Infrastructure Buildouts and Beyond

November 28th, 2022
 

In February we had Windstream Wholesale’s Buddy Bayer here to talk about the company’s plans for 2022.  Now we follow up to see how things went with Joe Scattareggia, who has been instrumental in driving forward the company’s new infrastructure construction activity on multiple fronts.  On the menu are multiple intercity, high-fiber-count network buildouts and many new customer relationships that you wouldn’t have associated with the Windstream of old. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Vodafone, Nokia, Ericsson

November 23rd, 2022
 

The Thanksgiving break is upon us here in the US, but here are a few interesting items from around the world first: [Read more →]

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Ciena Scarfs Up Benu, Tibit

November 22nd, 2022
 

As Thanksgiving weekend approaches, Ciena has made a pair of inorganic moves. The optical and software vendor has acquired Benu Networks and signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tibit Communications. [Read more →]

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Observability: the next big thing in the telecom industry

November 22nd, 2022
 

By Andy Burrell, Head of Portfolio Marketing, CNS Business Applications, Nokia

The term observability is gaining recognition in the telecoms industry. Experts predict it to cross the chasm and become a mainstream telecom topic in the near future – and it’s all because of the cloud. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Adtran, Viavi, Sparkle

November 21st, 2022
 

Three items from Europe and one from Arizona: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Archtop, LS Networks, Cologix, Prime Data Centers

November 18th, 2022
 

A bit of M&A, some metro fiber, some interconnection, and a data center build: [Read more →]

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Comcast Business Targets More of Northern Virginia

November 18th, 2022
 

For the third year in a row, Comcast Business has announced significant investments in the DC metro fiber marketplace. The latest expansion project will put $3M to work across six Virginia markets, and not just within the immediate suburbs of DC itself. [Read more →]

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As More Countries Consider International Call Authentication Standards, What Can Regulators Learn from STIR/SHAKEN?

November 18th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Anthony Cresti, Senior Business Development Director at Neustar

Illegal robocalling knows no borders, plaguing enterprises and consumers around the world. The United States remains the primary target with 45.9 billion robocalls received in 2020, but this issue has huge international implications, and no country is immune. Naturally, telecom regulators are looking for solutions. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: EXA, BAI, ZenFi, GBI, Infinera, Lumen

November 17th, 2022
 

A new CLS, some M&A activity, a technology upgrade, and a broad FTTH expansion move to keep an eye on: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: MOX, Telescent, Virgin Media, DataBank, Element Critical, Megaport

November 16th, 2022
 

A migration, a couple of technology partnerships, and a new network launch: [Read more →]

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5G is revolutionizing the network and IT landscape

November 16th, 2022
 

This sponsored thought leadership article was authored by Chris Menier, President – VIA AIOPS for Vitria Technology

5G is revolutionizing the network and IT landscape for telcos, multi-system operators (MSOs) and enterprise IT. Telcos and MSOs are implementing new architectures, new patterns for managing networks at scale with increasing pressure on attracting and retaining talent. The expected spend by telephony service providers is expected to be $240 billion. In the meantime, telcos are struggling with [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Farice, DC BLOX, OFS, Epsilon, Ribbon

November 15th, 2022
 

Some subsea, some backhaul, a few new PoPs, and a bit of UC: [Read more →]

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Arelion Adds DWDM Routes to Monterrey

November 15th, 2022
 

Arelion has extended its North American fiber reach south across the US/Mexico border. The independent global network operator which we formerly called Telia Carrier has deployed two fully diverse new routes down to the city of Monterrey.

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Industry Spotlight: Lumen’s Darren Wolner on the Customer Journey to SASE

November 14th, 2022
 

The biggest transformation going on in the enterprise data market today is the shift to Secure Access Service Edge.  The idea behind SASE is to integrate SD-WAN, security, and access together in ways that can support today’s hybrid work environments.  With its global network assets, Lumen is in a position to support that shift and recently launched its own SASE offering.  With us today to talk about Lumen’s approach to SASE and where he sees the market going is Darren Wolner.  Darren has been with Lumen almost 7 years and has served as Senior Director, Product Management – SASE at Lumen since November 2021. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: EXA, WIOCC, LOGIX, Switch, Harbor Link

November 11th, 2022
 

Three bits of fiber news to end the week with: [Read more →]

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5 Tech Tools Critical for 5G Deployment

November 11th, 2022
 

This Industry Spotlight was authored by Melissa Morgan, Head of Product Marketing at Sitetracker

Reviewing potential sites for selection, sourcing equipment amid supply-chain bottlenecks, managing in-house and contractor labor, dealing with permitting, and a whole lot more: Installing a single 5G site represents a formidable management challenge. Now try it with thousands of sites across vast geographies as 5G rolls out at a torrid pace. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Ciena, DE-CIX, IXAfrica, Salute

November 10th, 2022
 

Four news items from four continents and four spots in the ecosystem: [Read more →]

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