To Get More from SD-WAN, Add a Data Analytics Platform

January 11th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Hamza Seqqat, Director of Solutions Architecture, Apcela

SD-WAN is starting to see a high rate of adoption among enterprises. For most companies, however, it’s still early days of their SD-WAN implementation. Most are focused on getting the “Day One” [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Colt, EllaLink, EXFO, 365 Data Centers

January 10th, 2019
 

Some other catch-up from this week: two enterprise solutions, some submarine cable progress, and a customer contract: [Read more →]

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Chayora’s Tianjin Facility Is Ready to Roll

January 10th, 2019
 

Chayora's effort to bring modern hyperscale data center design to China has passed a big milestone. The Hong Kong-based infrastructure company has completed the buildout of primary infrastructure, support buildings, and the first data hall of the first phase of its TJ1 facility in northern Tianjin. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: AT&T, KDDI, eX², NTT, AJC, Infinera

January 9th, 2019
 

Two IoT solutions in progress, one IP backbone expansion, and a submarine upgrade: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: SK Telecom, New Continuum, Zayo, Akamai

January 8th, 2019
 

I've been travelling for the past week, so there's plenty to catch up on.  Here are quick takes on two purchases, a JV, and an enterprise colo deal. [Read more →]

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Element Critical Enters Chicago

January 8th, 2019
 

A substantial chunk of data center space has changed hands outside of Chicago. Element Critical announced this morning the acquisition of two facilities in the Chicago Suburbs, adding 195,000 square feet of space to the company's portfolio and entering a new market. [Read more →]

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NTT Com expands North American footprint

January 8th, 2019
 

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Japan's NTT Communications has expanded its North American footprint with the establishment of a new point of presence in [Read more →]

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About Those M&A Polls…

January 7th, 2019
 

The annual M&A polls for buyers and sellers will still stay up for the next few weeks, but we have more than a few votes in so let's take a quick peak. [Read more →]

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Implementing software-defined networking (SDN) based traffic steering model for video on demand (VoD) services

January 7th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Praveen Chalamalasetti, Vishwa Nigam, and Rakesh Roy at Prodapt.

VoD/CDN delivery ecosystem

Video on demand (VoD) continues to grow at an unprecedented rate as millions of users subscribe to digital on-demand video viewing experience globally. Cisco predicts that the IP video traffic will be [Read more →]

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The Connected Classroom

January 4th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Doug Turtz, Vice President Fiber Sales at Crown Castle Fiber

Schools have come a long way in just one generation. Not too long ago, you most likely learned in a classroom with a chalkboard or whiteboard and received direct instruction. In other words, the teacher spoke, you listened and perhaps took some notes. There were regular [Read more →]

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Who Are the Most Likely Strategic Buyers of US Networks in 2019?

January 3rd, 2019
 

Yesterday, we asked who the likely targets of consolidation will be in 2019.  Today we reverse the question and ask who the likely strategic buyers of network infrastructure are in 2019.  Who has both the appetite and the financial wherewithal to make some deals this year? [Read more →]

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Enterprises may demand 5G faster than telcos can supply

January 3rd, 2019
 

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Two thirds of large organizations surveyed by Gartner have plans to deploy 5G by 2020, but operators may struggle to meet enterprise demand in time, the research firm said. [Read more →]

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Poll: Which US Networks Are Most Likely to Be Acquired in 2019?

January 2nd, 2019
 

Happy New Year!  It's that time of year again to take stock of the M&A landscape in the world of network operators.  Which network operators do you think are most likely to get bought this year?  Last year, we didn't do so well.  Last year, four of the top ten picks changed hands: FirstLight, Everstream, Cross River Fiber, and Sprint (still pending of course).   [Read more →]

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Windstream Unloads the EarthLink Consumer Biz

January 1st, 2019
 

Welcome back everyone!  Some folks at Windstream had a busier holiday week than they probably preferred, as the company finished the year with the sale of a few more non-core assets.  Windstream has sold the legacy EarthLink consumer business to Trive Capital. [Read more →]

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A Few Predictions for 2019

December 31st, 2018
 

After the carnage of last year's predictions, one might think I'd be gun shy about making more for 2019.  Hiding under a rock definitely sounds like a safer option this year, but I'll risk it anyway.  I think it's actually easier to make predictions in chaos, because nobody expects you to have a clue. [Read more →]

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2018 M&A Review: International Edition

December 28th, 2018
 

After yesterday's look at the North American network markets, let's take a jaunt through a few of the infrastructure deals around the world.  I don't cover every market and certainly don't claim this to be comprehensive, but this is a quick sampling of what I kept an eye on at least. [Read more →]

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Building the Case for Enterprises Consuming SD-WAN as a Service

December 28th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Matt Hiles, Chief Operating Officer at Mosaic NetworX

If your organization is planning on implementing WAN improvements, you might consider SD-WAN and branch Internet last-mile circuits to augment, or replace, your MPLS circuits. In doing so, [Read more →]

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2018 M&A Review: North American Networks Edition

December 27th, 2018
 

It seems like almost year since 2018 began. Oh wait, it actually has been almost a year. The world of infrastructure M&A was a fairly busy one once again, and I'll bet that many have forgotten swaths of the year's events. Let's take a quick look back. [Read more →]

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Looking Back on My 2018 Predictions

December 26th, 2018
 

Ok, it's *almost* time to make predictions for 2019.  But first we have to take a painful look back at my predictions for 2018.  Let's see how well I did! (This isn't going to be pretty, the squeamish should cover their eyes...): [Read more →]

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RCom facing fresh bankruptcy threat

December 24th, 2018
 

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

India’s Reliance Communications has been thrown for a loop after the market’s telecoms ministry refused to approve the company’s deal to sell [Read more →]

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SSE Enterprise Telcoms Sells 50% Stake to Infracapital

December 21st, 2018
 

Private equity has found another pile of fiber infrastructure to invest in over in the UK. M&G Prudential's Infracapital has reached an agreement to buy 50% of SSE Enterprise Telecoms for £380m. [Read more →]

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Vantage to Acquire 4Degrees, Move Into Canada

December 21st, 2018
 

In a deal I managed to miss earlier this week, Vantage Data Centers has made a move on the Canadian colo market. They have signed a definitive agreement with Videotron to acquire 4Degrees for $200M. [Read more →]

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How Telcos are Fighting Customer Churn and Growing Revenue

December 21st, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Stacey Kuyfwriter and content strategist for atmail

The telecommunications industry is extremely competitive, as telcos race to convert to 5G, migrate to the cloud, implement AI and big data strategies, and ensure [Read more →]

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