Thursday Roundup: EdgePresence, DE-CIX, NJFX, Hylan, Hammer

February 13th, 2020
 

Ok, time to catch up after traveling for the first half of the week.  Here's a quick look at a few items I didn't get to while on the road: [Read more →]

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T-Mobile & Sprint Rock a Win in Court, Is Dish Ready to Roll?

February 12th, 2020
 

It seems so long ago now that the pending merger of T-Mobile and Sprint was first announced. Despite federal regulatory approvals, the two companies had to take fourteen states to court in order to keep the deal alive. But today they seem to have finally won. [Read more →]

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Another M&A for FirstLight, This Time in NY’s North Country

February 12th, 2020
 

FirstLight has found itself another acquisition target within its northeastern footprint. Yesterday they announced a definitive agreement to acquire the regional network operator PrimeLink. [Read more →]

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EQT Strikes Again, Teams with OMERS to Buy Deutsche Glasfaser

February 11th, 2020
 

EQT Infrastructure has found another target over in Europe. They have partnered with OMERS Infrastructure to purchase Deutsche Glasfaser from KKR and Reggeborgh. [Read more →]

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ZenFi Takes C-RAN Across the Hudson

February 11th, 2020
 

Just in time for Metro Connect, ZenFi Networks has announced an expansion of its next-generation wireless infrastructure beyond the borders of New York City. They have won some similar business across the river in New Jersey. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Flexential, Tata, Great Plains, Dobson, conexcity

February 10th, 2020
 

I'll be heading down for Metro Connect this week.  If you're there, feel free to stop by and say hi.  In the meantime, here's a bunch of interesting news from the end of last week worth noting: [Read more →]

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ExteNet Taps LightRiver for Metro Core Upgrade

February 10th, 2020
 

ExteNet Systems announced some upgrade plans for its metro core network this morning. They are partnering with LightRiver to implement 200G and prepare a migration path to 400G and 800G. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Wins Some Fiber-to-the-Dam

February 7th, 2020
 

The last few weeks have seen federal contract after federal contract for CenturyLink, and yesterday they announced a very interesting set of them. CenturyLink says it recently won contracts to build out fiber to multiple dams of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [Read more →]

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Why real-time location matters. A telco can target the specific audience at the optimal moment.

February 7th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Eliska Dzurnakova- business development executive at Instarea

The key to unlocking telco’s own treasure box lies in the real-time location-based marketing. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Epsilon, Tierpoint, FatPipe, Ciena, Huawei

February 6th, 2020
 

Here's a quick rundown of news from midweek: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: BDx, Connected2Fiber, 365 Data Centers, TPx

February 5th, 2020
 

A few bits of news from the data center, managed services, and software fronts: [Read more →]

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UFD Lights Up

February 4th, 2020
 

No, not that way, what kind of site do you think this is!  United Fiber & Data today announced plans to offer wavelength services over its newly built fiber network, offering links of up to 600G. It's the company's first foray into lit bandwidth, moving on up the stack from dark fiber. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: UPN, Everstream, Lingo, Cambium, SES

February 4th, 2020
 

Some post-superbowl bandwidth, two completed M&A's, some wireless, and some satellite: [Read more →]

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Telia Carrier Dives into 400GE

February 4th, 2020
 

We've been seeing bits and pieces of 400GE cropping up, but now Telia has decided it's time to go live on a wider scale. Today the international arm of Telia has launched what it bills as the first-of-its-kind full-scale 400GE-ready backbone network. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: CenturyLink, Colt, Sprint, Rocket Fiber

February 3rd, 2020
 

To start off the week, here's a quick roundup of some items from late last week that I missed the first time through. [Read more →]

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How SDN and NFV are Altering the Communication Service Provider Landscape

January 31st, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dean Campbell, LightRiver

From the widespread adoption of cloud computing to the imminent arrival of 5G and the surge of data traffic expected from the Internet of Things (IoT), Communication Service Provider (CSP) networks are being pushed to their limits and require a whole new approach to their network architecture. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: GTT, Windstream, Vodafone, STC, Wave

January 30th, 2020
 

Here's a quick rundown of some network news from around the industry worth noting: [Read more →]

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Everstream Renews Its Expansion Plans for 2020

January 30th, 2020
 

After building out aggressively in 2019, Everstream is looking to keep up its momentum in 2020. Today the Midwestern fiber operator announced plans to invest $250M in 2020 for the expansion and densification of its fiber network. That money will go toward both organic and inorganic opportunities. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: DE-CIX, NJFX, UFD, Cologix

January 29th, 2020
 

Some interconnection news from around the world and new CEO: [Read more →]

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SDC Takes Over at Fatbeam

January 28th, 2020
 

There has been some interesting fiber M&A out west today. SDC Capital Partners has bought a majority stake in Fatbeam Holdings. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Huawei, FCC, Cambium Alpha, Data Foundry

January 28th, 2020
 

Here's a quick rundown on some news from the wireless technology and data center sectors: [Read more →]

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Comcast Acquires Blueface to Boost UCaaS

January 27th, 2020
 

The cable giant Comcast has made an inorganic move aimed at enhancing its product portfolio. They announced this morning the acquisition of Blueface. [Read more →]

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An Auction in the Offing for Cincinnati Bell?

January 27th, 2020
 

Just before Christmas, publicly-held Cincinnati Bell agreed to be purchased by Brookfield Infrastructure. A transaction where an infrastructure fund buys a network operator and service provider is a straightforward story of course, but at the end of last week the story got more complicated. Another bid, err I mean non-binding proposal, has been made by another infrastructure fund. [Read more →]

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