euNetworks Puts Some HollowCore to Work

April 14th, 2021
 

euNetworks has rolled a new weapon onto the battlefield in the low latency arms race over in London. The pan-European bandwidth infrastructure specialist has deployed CoreSmart hollowcore fiber from Lumenisity Limited on its first route in the London metro area. [Read more →]

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Why Global Players are turning to Regional Providers in the Silicon Prairie

April 14th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Michael Morey, Chief Executive Officer, Bluebird Network

The pandemic revealed a lot with network and data center companies.  Either strength and innovation to pivot and solve a problem immediately or it amplified weaknesses revealing bigger problems like the digital divide of underserved regional areas, but also how global companies can address their US customer base – both of which are [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: DE-CIX, Dobson, Horizon, Verizon, Crown Castle, SBA

April 13th, 2021
 

Four interesting contract announcements, two from the start of this week, and two that I missed from late last week that are worth noting: [Read more →]

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Plot to Bomb Amazon AWS Data Center Foiled

April 12th, 2021
 

The US political instability we have all been watching almost made it to the data center industry recently. According to reports, a 28-year old man from Texas was arrested on Thursday while trying to purchase explosives he planned to use to blow up an Amazon AWS data center in Ashburn, Virginia. [Read more →]

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Friday bytes: HE, EdgeConneX, Tampnet, GTT, Cisco, NEC

April 9th, 2021
 

Several items from around the world to catch up with before enjoying a spring weekend: [Read more →]

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Achieving Remote Success: Three Steps for Maximizing Collaboration Tools

April 9th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Amr Ibrahim, Founder & CEO at ULTATEL

While the COVID-19 pandemic initially created disruptions and challenges for organizations across the globe, it also accelerated the digital transformation of a productive and efficient remote workforce. The new normal has forced companies to review their IT strategies and navigate uncharted waters, in order to adapt to today’s remote workforce reality. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: 123Net, Telia, Flexential, FirstLight

April 8th, 2021
 

A few interesting items from around the US worth catching up on: [Read more →]

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More Florida Fiber for Zayo

April 7th, 2021
 

Zayo’s expansion in Florida is entering a new phase. A couple years ago the fiber builder and operator moved to deepen its infrastructure in the state with a substantial organic buildout of beyond the 2,300 route miles of fiber it has already put in place across multiple markets. [Read more →]

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The Business Benefits of Telecom APIs

April 7th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Darach Beirne, Vice President of Customer Success at Flowroute, now part of Intrado

In today’s world, there are myriad challenges and hurdles that business leaders must overcome, especially as the economy recovers from the disruption during 2020. Over the previous 12 months, businesses have leaned heavily on [Read more →]

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Lumen, T-Mobile Team up for Edge Computing

April 6th, 2021
 

Lumen and T-Mobile are expanding their existing relationship to empower each’s next generation of technology. The arrangement will combine T-Mobile’s 5G mobile network with Lumen’s Edge Computing platform. [Read more →]

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Farice, SubCom to Build New Connectivity to Iceland

April 6th, 2021
 

Plans for a new submarine cable between Europe and Iceland took another step forward this week. The North Atlantic service provider Farice and the fiber optic cable manufacturer SubCom announced yesterday that the contract for the IRIS cable system is now in force. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Raul Martynek on DataBank’s Digital Playbook for the Edge

April 5th, 2021
 

One of the last year’s biggest deals in the data center sector was DataBank’s purchase of zColo from Zayo.  The purchase tripled the company’s data center footprint and doubled its market coverage, instantly giving it not just a nationwide US footprint but a starter set in Europe as well.  As part of Digital Colony’s portfolio, the company looks well positioned to invest further going forward as well.  With us today to talk about the zColo deal and integration, other expansion efforts, and the effects of the pandemic on the sector is CEO Raul Martynek.  This is a return visit by Raul, who stopped by for an Industry Spotlight two years ago. [Read more →]

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Digital 9 Infrastructure Buys Aqua Comms

April 2nd, 2021
 

The independent transatlantic cable operator Aqua Comms has officially changed hands. Yesterday, Digital 9 Infrastructure PLC closed the deal they had been working on to acquire the company and overnight became a big player in the subsea marketplace.

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How DSPs can Improve Broadband Service Qualification Coverage by 41%

April 2nd, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Muthukumaravel S., Senior Director at Prodapt Solutions

Digital Service Providers (DSPs) today are challenged with broadband service qualification as it is cumbersome and time-consuming. The ineffective service qualification process causes 30-40% of the new customers to experience unserviceability, and 20-30% of the existing subscribers face [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: EdgeConneX, Colt, Epsilon, American Tower

April 1st, 2021
 

Two new edge data centers, some new connectivity, and a film vertical contract: [Read more →]

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The COVID Connectivity Spike Underscores the Importance of Communications Infrastructure

March 31st, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Bruce McClelland, CEO, Ribbon Communications

Communications networks traditionally experience traffic level spikes at peak times throughout the year, such as the holidays or Mother’s Day. But the global pandemic upended everything, and operators are now forced [Read more →]

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Facebook Plans Two New Transpacific Cables

March 30th, 2021
 

The Pacific Ocean might soon have two more submarine cables underneath the waves. On its infrastructure blog yesterday, Facebook announced plans for two systems connecting the US directly with Singapore, with two sets of partners. The cables will add both diversity and capacity to the overall subsea infrastructure between North America and southeast Asia.

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Monday Roundup: Comcast Business, Tenebris, Zayo, Colt, Ciena

March 29th, 2021
 

A few network items to catch up on from late last week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Mike Flannery on Windstream Enterprise’s Next Chapter

March 29th, 2021
 

Few companies have had a more eventful couple of years internally as Windstream has, even in this unique pandemic environment.  But with restructuring now in the past, the company looks ready to roll on multiple fronts.  With us today to talk about Windstream Enterprise’s approach to this new chapter in its story is CMO Mike Flannery.  Mike’s journey to his current role started out with a ride through Global Crossing’s trip through the telecom nuclear winter, followed by a stint at Level 3 and then another at EarthLink prior to its acquisition by Windstream four years ago. [Read more →]

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Facebook Targets Indiana Infrastructure Buildout

March 26th, 2021
 

We hear about the influence of hyperscale players on fiber network buildouts, but all too often those actual players stay out of the spotlight, at least when it comes to any specifics. Today, however, Facebook has stepped further out into the light to detail some infrastructure plans they are working on out in Indiana on their tech blog. [Read more →]

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The COVID-19 Factor and Telecom Marketing Plans for 2021 and Beyond

March 26th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Jaymie Scotto Cutaia, founder and CEO of Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA), a public relations and marketing firm for the telecom and data center industry.

As the anniversary of the pandemic is upon us, it’s time to take stock of where we are and what comes next. We’ve witnessed too many businesses fail as lockdowns, curfews, protests, and delayed relief continue. In many cases, there’s just not a lot of runway left for us to ‘get it wrong’ – to guess – on ways to get business done efficiently while chaos continues around us. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Virgin, Infinera, Interxion, Telxius, Orange, EdgeConneX, CloudFlare

March 25th, 2021
 

A series of partnerships and technology deployments from Europe and the US to catch up on from this week: [Read more →]

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Aqua Comms Upgrades With Ciena

March 24th, 2021
 

The Irish-based subsea cable provider Aqua Comms has upgraded its  transatlantic cable systems with some help from Ciena. The move increases the company’s total potential capacity, but also brings to bear AI and software intelligence capabilities [Read more →]

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