Thursday Roundup: Windstream, Digital Realty, Verizon, Dobson, 365 Data Centers

August 4th, 2022
 

Two bits of data center M&A news, a network upgrade, and a couple network expansions: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Stream, CITIC Telecom, Comcast Business, Commnet

August 3rd, 2022
 

Several interesting expansion and partnership items from around the sector at midweek: [Read more →]

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365 Data Centers to Acquire Sungard US Assets

August 2nd, 2022
 

It seems there will be some more consolidation in the data center space this fall. Sungard AS announced yesterday that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with 365 Data Centers that will see the latter acquire ‘the majority of its U.S. Colocation and Network business’. [Read more →]

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Stonepeak Closes Deal With Lumen, Launches Cirion

August 2nd, 2022
 

Lumen’s divestiture of its Latin American operations to Stonepeak is officially complete, and with that we have the launch of a new operator. Stonepeak has rebranded the business as Cirion and named Lumen’s now-former LATAM Regional President, Facundo Castro, as CEO. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ezee Fiber CEO Scott Widham on Houston FTTH and More

August 1st, 2022
 

The metro fiber business has been fascinating to watch over the last decade and a half, as the opportunities in the marketplace shift around.  At various points, it has been about data centers, enterprises, and towers, but of late, we have seen FTTH stepping to the front.  One rising company with FTTH and SME plans built on top of an existing deep metro fiber footprint is Ezee Fiber, which operates an extensive footprint in the Houston metro area with the backing of I Squared Capital.   With us today to look at Ezee Fiber’s plans in Houston and beyond is CEO Scott Widham.  We last interviewed Scott when he was leading Alpheus Communications back in 2015. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Infobip, Sparkle, STACK, Liberty Global, Telefonica

July 29th, 2022
 

Four interesting items from Europe to catch up with before we all go home for the weekend, including a bit of M&A, a new JV, a new data center, and some SD-WAN. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Ribbon, BoFiNet, CMC, BCX, MTN, HE

July 28th, 2022
 

Four interesting items from Africa to catch up with: [Read more →]

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MENA Hub, TTSA, Others Team Up for new EMC Cable Project

July 28th, 2022
 

Operators in Saudi Arabia and Greece are teaming up for a new subsea cable project between Europe and the Middle East. The project is led by STC’s MENA HUB and the telecoms and satellite applications company TTSA and is being called EMC, or “East to Med data Corridor”. Also part of the project are Greece’s power utility PPC and the Cyprus operator CYTA. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: GTT, Aligned, ExteNet, Lumen

July 27th, 2022
 

A new enterprise customer, a new data center campus, some wireless for a sports venue, and some balance sheet work. [Read more →]

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BAI to Acquire ZenFi

July 26th, 2022
 

In a move I didn’t expect, but perhaps should have, a significant metro fiber M&A was announced this morning. BAI Communications has agreed to acquire the New York/New Jersey fiber operator ZenFi Networks. [Read more →]

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Oak Hill Launches Omni Fiber

July 26th, 2022
 

The FTTH space continues to see new entrants sprouting up in underserved areas. Late last week out in the Midwest the latest effort took shape with the launch of Omni Fiber by Oak Hill Capital. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Vantage, Telefonica, Bluevia, Ericsson, Vonage, P3 Logistics

July 25th, 2022
 

Some data center projects, an FTTH provider creation, and the closing of a key acquisition: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Sparkle, Sabey, STACK, Zayo

July 22nd, 2022
 

Two network operators add in some subsea capacity, and two data center infrastructure operators kick off some major expansion work: [Read more →]

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How Connectedness Service Providers Can Unlock Data to Personalize Customer Experiences

July 22nd, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Manoj Krishna Mohan, Manager, Salesforce Practice, Prodapt Solutions

Service providers must use the wealth of personal & geographic data to give customers what they want

Since the advent of digital-first, ecosystem-driven businesses, customer expectations have changed dramatically in the connectedness industry. Consequently, service providers are compelled to offer a fluidic and painless customer care journey with an acute focus on personalization. It can help [Read more →]

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Quantum Loophole Starts Digging for QLoop

July 21st, 2022
 

Quantum Loophole is getting into the fiber business by building a loop of its own, or more accurately a metro fiber ring. To complement the company’s planned 2,100+ acre Quantum Frederick site in Maryland, they have broken ground on a 43-mile hyperscale fiber project. [Read more →]

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NEC to Build JUNO

July 21st, 2022
 

NEC today revealed it has been chosen to build out one of the latest projects in transpacific connectivity. Seren Juno Network Co. Ltd has picked the Japanese giant to handle the heavy lifting on its planned JUNO cable system. [Read more →]

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Verizon to Help the FBI Modernize Its Infrastructure

July 20th, 2022
 

In a significant federal contract victory, Verizon yesterday announced a new contract with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Verizon Public Sector was awarded an Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions task order to modernize and expand the FBI’s network infrastructure and the data and voice solutions that run upon it. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: 123Net, PFN, American Tower, Stonepeak, BDx, GlobalConnect

July 19th, 2022
 

A new terrestrial route, a subsea route, a new investor, and a new interconnection option: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Glenn Lovelace on the Launch of NM Fiber

July 18th, 2022
 

One of the states that has traditionally gotten the least infrastructure love, at least in the media, is certainly New Mexico.  With Tier 1 markets to the west in Phoenix, the north in Denver, and to the east in the DASH triangle, one rarely hears from Albuquerque and Santa Fe etc.  But that doesn’t mean there isn’t fiber out there, and recently a new state-wide network operator was born: New Mexico Fiber LLC.  Built from the combined assets of local RLECs and ISPs, NM Fiber is looking to take its case to the broader market.  With us today to talk about the company’s plans is chairman Glenn Lovelace. [Read more →]

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FTTH Roundup: Breezeline, Consolidated, Dobson, Myakka

July 15th, 2022
 

Four FTTH expansion projects across three states to keep up with as we close out this week in mid-July: [Read more →]

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Choosing the Right Infrastructure for Your Business

July 15th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Andrés Irlando, President of Zayo Group

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a shift online. Some businesses adopted digital tools for the first time, while many others significantly increased their reliance on technology. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Arelion, Web Werks, DataBank, ExteNet

July 14th, 2022
 

A metro expansion, a couple of technology partnerships in the data center space, and a private wireless network deployment: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Hylan, GIX, Dartpoints, Sparkle, LiveOak

July 13th, 2022
 

A few bits of news from around the industry at midweek: [Read more →]

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