Monday Roundup: RETN, Telxius, NJFX, Colt, Verne Global

October 24th, 2022
 

Four international infrastructure items from late last week worth noting: [Read more →]

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WHY THE GLOBAL MOBILE INDUSTRY NEEDS TO PAY ATTENTION TO AFRICA

October 21st, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Waheed Adam, Mobile Ecosystem Forum

Mobile industry insights company Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) predicts that Africa will have 120 million new mobile subscribers by 2025, taking the total number of subscribers to 615 million (50 per cent of the region’s population). While the continent as a whole has been behind the technology adoption curve, the advent of cheap mobile devices has allowed Africans to transition straight into a mobile-first economy. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Dobson, GPC, EdgeConneX, Ninja-IX, DRFortress

October 20th, 2022
 

On the metro front, some FTTH news, an IX partnership, and a data center expansion project: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Vitria’s Chris Menier on the Increasing Value of Next Gen AIOps for Telcos and MSOs

October 19th, 2022
 

In today’s hyperconnected world, consumers rely on telcos and multiple system operators (MSOs) for just about everything. They serve as a lifeline for healthcare, providing telehealth to communicate with the chronically ill.  They act as the primary enabler of home schoolers, accessing the curriculum and collaborating with teachers and other students not enrolled in traditional school. And the entertainment and connection to friends and family that MSOs provide is critical to the quality of life. Telco and MSOs are technology intensive businesses that generate revenue by providing service to a diverse population of consumers. Success depends on simple formula – [Read more →]

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Infinera Wins Deals with Angola Cables, Algar Telecom

October 18th, 2022
 

Infinera announced two customer wins so far this week, with subsea deals helping two consortium partners on the same cable system to better connect North and South America. [Read more →]

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Nokia’s Busy Week: Windstream, Reliance Jio, LightSpan, AIS, Ottawa

October 18th, 2022
 

Nokia certainly started off this week with a bang with news coming in from five different fronts, each worth noting individually: [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Nokia, GBI, Calix, Alianza, DE-CIX, Firstcolo

October 17th, 2022
 

An optical upgrade, a technology partnership, a new IX, and some data center M&A: [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: MetTel, Comcast, Ribbon, Zayo

October 14th, 2022
 

Three contract wins and a new product launch before you go home for the weekend: [Read more →]

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Stepping up automation, security, and monetization to make 5G a success for CSPs

October 14th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Andy Burrell, Head of Portfolio Marketing, CNS Business Applications, Nokia

Before it was even available, Communication service providers (CSPs) crowned 5G as a game-changer for delivering a new network experience and new services to their customers. Praised for its ultra-low latency networks and high speeds, 5G would enable service providers to facilitate more than just connectivity. Some of the new services included offerings such as private wireless networks with industrial apps, dedicated 5G slices, new data insights and plug-and-play APIs — to name a few. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: RETN, Equinix, Aligned

October 13th, 2022
 

Three expansion projects on three continents worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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Uniti Adds a Pair of Longhaul Routes

October 13th, 2022
 

Uniti Group is investing in its intercity fiber network with two new lit routes. The plans call for 100G and 400G wavelength services as well as spectrum services on the new Dallas-Atlanta and Atlanta/Ashburn routes. [Read more →]

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ESnet6 Upgrades, Leverages Ciena Gear to Hit 46Tbps

October 12th, 2022
 

ESnet has launched the latest iteration of its next-generation network backbone. ESnet6 is the U.S. Department of Energy’s research & development network and is headquartered at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. It connects up all the national laboratories, supercomputing centers, researches, and instruments, enabling the processing and sharing of massive data sets. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: AtlasEdge, Sparkle, STL, Vocus, Verizon Business

October 11th, 2022
 

A bit of M&A, some R&D, and a couple of interesting technology deployments: [Read more →]

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STACK Has Big Plans in Frankfurt

October 10th, 2022
 

STACK Infrastructure has unveiled new plans for a major colocation campus in the Frankfurt metro area. The data center builder and operator is preparing to develop a 17-acre property 20km west of downtown Frankfurt am Main into its first data center in this key European data marketplace. [Read more →]

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Telenor Splits Off Fiber, Sells Stake

October 10th, 2022
 

Telenor, the incumbent provider of Norway, has announced a transaction that will create a new fiber provider. The deal will see a consortium led by the private equity group KKR and including the life insurance company and pension fund Oslo Pensjonsforsikring take a 30% stake in the newly established Telenor Fiber AS. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: neutrality.one, Batelco, BT, Cisco, Colt, Arelion

October 7th, 2022
 

A few bits of network news from around the globe to close out the week: [Read more →]

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Accelerating fiber rollout using a digital workflow strategy

October 7th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Bala Vasanth Murugan, Associate Directory – Deliver at Prodapt Solutions

The demand for broadband communication services has soared, with an increased focus on fiber internet connectivity. Major countries around the globe are aiming to deliver full-fiber broadband to millions of premises in the next 5-10 years. Also, the global pandemic has changed the way we work and live, and fiber networks have never been so vital in unlocking our digital futures. [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX, Aboitiz Take On the Philippines

October 6th, 2022
 

The edge data center specialists at EdgeConneX have found a new global market to enter. Yesterday they announced the formation of a new joint venture with Aboitiz InfraCapital, the infrastructure arm of the eponymous Philippine conglomerate. The JV will look to built out data centers in the Philippines. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: DC BLOX, GTT, Cologix, Nokia, Hyperoptic, Aryaka

October 5th, 2022
 

A couple expansion projects, and upgrade, and a new solution: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Telehouse, Digital Realty, Scala, Lumen, Brightspeed

October 4th, 2022
 

Three global data center projects of interest and one M&A completion. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Cyxtera, Web Werks, FatPipe, Orange Business, ExteNet

October 3rd, 2022
 

As we enter the fourth quarter of 2022, here is a quick roundup of some of the news from the weekend and late last week to wrap things up for Q3: [Read more →]

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LS Networks to Acquire PocketiNet, Tackle FTTH

September 30th, 2022
 

The Fiber-to-the-Home opportunity has led to a bit of consolidation up in the Pacific Northwest. The regional provider LS Networks has entered into an agreement to acquire the residential service provider PocketiNet Communications. [Read more →]

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The Future of Live Concerts Redefining The 5G Edge

September 30th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Greg Elliott, VP of 1623 Farnam

Over the past couple of years, discussions around how 5G networks will influence entertainment, and specifically the music industry, largely centered around the ins and outs of virtual events. This was for good reason: crowd limit mandates and quarantine restrictions made live concerts disappear. Instead, artists performed streaming shows and festivals through online platforms. In regard to testing the limits of 5G networks [Read more →]

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