Is SASE a Big Deal?

June 22nd, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by David W Wang

Recently due to overwhelming demand of remote enterprise operations, e.g. work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, several service vendors have been accelerating the launch of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) to the markets. Cisco for instance, was [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Commstar, Avelacom, STACK, Viasat, MetTel

June 19th, 2020
 

Two from orbit, some certifications, and some low latency: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: DF&I, FiberLight, Seaborn, DE-CIX

June 18th, 2020
 

One bit of investment news, one new contract, and two new PoPs: [Read more →]

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Infinera, Windstream Put 800G Through Its Paces

June 17th, 2020
 

Windstream and Infinera have been busy testing out the next generation of optical gear. Today they announced a successful live network trial of 800G and 700G single-wavelength technology down in the southwestern USA. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, NJFX, ZenFi, South Reach, 1623 Farnam

June 17th, 2020
 

A contract win, a network expansion, a partnership, a new hire, and a colo expansion: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Uniti, Macquarie, DRFortress, HGC

June 16th, 2020
 

Four interesting items from the APAC region to start off the week, one possibly misunderstood M&A, a couple data center expansions, and a new PoP: [Read more →]

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Reliance Jio Sells Two More Stakes

June 15th, 2020
 

The Indian telecommunications market has always been of interest to big money investors, but over the last few months we have seen some significant action. In the last few days, Reliance Jio has sold off stakes in itself to both the private equity firms L Catterton and TPG Capital. The former is putting in $250M for a 0.39% stake, while the latter spent $598M or so for a 0.93% stake. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: ExteNet, QTS, Duocast, Sparkle

June 12th, 2020
 

Three network expansions and a new NAP to note before the weekend: [Read more →]

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Overcoming Network Virtualization Barriers

June 12th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Steve Alexander, Ciena Chief Technology Officer

Lessons learned from global virtualized edge deployments

The virtualization of network functions has become a top priority for service providers and enterprises alike. Research firm Technology Business Research, for example, predicts that [Read more →]

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DE-CIX and Lamda Hellix Launch SEECIX

June 11th, 2020
 

The global internet has a new interconnection point in southeastern Europe. DE-CIX and Lamda Hellix have teamed up to establish South East Europe Cloud & Interconnection Exchange, or SEECIX. SEECIX will focus on peering, interconnection, and cloud exchange services to carriers, clouds, and enterprises in southeastern Europe. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Sparkle, GCX, Ericsson, Fortinet

June 10th, 2020
 

Some network expansions and contract wins from around the international network scene that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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FirstLight Strikes Again, Buys TruePath

June 9th, 2020
 

Despite the chaos everywhere else in the world today, FirstLight Fiber has been actively tucking in assets and companies. Today the northeastern network operator announced an agreement to acquire TruePath Technologies. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: OPTK Networks, QTS, Telxius, Colt

June 9th, 2020
 

A rebranding, a contract win, an M&A, and a portfolio expansion to keep an eye on: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Volta Networks’ Hugh Kelly

June 8th, 2020
 

With broad adoption of new technologies like 5G, AI, and IoT looming on an ever-closer horizon, network operators are working hard on solving the problem of scaling the edge and doing it economically.  With that problem has come opportunity, and new companies have been rising to the challenge.  With us today is Hugh Kelly, VP of Marketing at Volta Networks.  Volta has developed technology to move a swath of the processing done by big box routers today into the cloud. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: DataBank, Vox, DE-CIX, ServerFarm

June 5th, 2020
 

Here are a few interesting items worth noting before heading home for the weekend: [Read more →]

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euNetworks Raises Funds for Growth

June 4th, 2020
 

The pan-European bandwidth infrastructure company euNetworks now has deeper pockets for growth. Yesterday they announced the injection of another €250M in capital from the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario and their current majority owners at Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. [Read more →]

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Another Deal for FirstLight: BestWeb

June 3rd, 2020
 

FirstLight has made its second inorganic expansion move of the week. This morning the northeastern network operator announced a definitive agreement to acquire BestWeb. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Aligned, DartPoints, Hylan, Blue Stream

June 3rd, 2020
 

A few news items from midweek worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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Netrality Buys Internap’s Houston Colo

June 3rd, 2020
 

Some data center space changed hands down in Texas yesterday. Netrality Data Centers has acquired Internap's colo facilities at 1301 Fannin Street down in Houston. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Comcast Business, Clearfield, Velocix, TDS

June 2nd, 2020
 

Two new products and a rollout from some tech from a familiar name: [Read more →]

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FirstLight Buys Fiber from DFT

June 1st, 2020
 

FirstLight has found another inorganic way to expand its network in the northeastern USA. Today they announced a definitive agreement to acquire certain fiber assets of DFT Communications. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Hylan’s Joe Cecin Talks Infrastructure & the Pandemic

June 1st, 2020
 

Internet infrastructure is essential to modern society, so there may be a pandemic but the trucks are still rolling, fiber and radios are still being deployed, and bandwidth demands are going nowhere but up.   That means engineering and construction firms like Hylan have been busy despite it all. With us today is Hylan Group CEO Joe Cecin to talk about what they’re seeing out there both on their side of things and around the ecosystem.  Joe joined the company in 2018, and took on his current role last year. [Read more →]

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5G Accelerates Edge Buildout

May 29th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Kurt Michel, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Veea

Prior to the pandemic, the primary drivers of 5G were mobile broadband and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). IoT continues to fuel a need for massive device connectivity and data growth. However, with the pandemic, the demand for 5G solutions is accelerating. Both businesses and consumers want [Read more →]

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