Connectbase Buys MasterStream

December 28th, 2023
 

Some interesting consolidation hit the wires this week while most folks are off doing holiday things. Connectbase has announced the acquisition of MasterStream ERP, gaining a significant boost to its overall ecosystem. [Read more →]

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How Disaggregation is Shaping the Future of Telecoms in 2024 and Beyond 

December 27th, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Richard Brandon, VP of Strategy at RtBrick 

The telecoms industry is undergoing a seismic shift driven by the rapid rise of disaggregation, or the decoupling of hardware from software. This approach already has a strong presence in the mobile RAN (Radio Access Network), but in 2024 and beyond, it will take a firmer hold in the core, at the edge, and, eventually, in every corner of IP networks. Let’s unpack the key trends shaping this industry revolution, including the challenges and opportunities it presents for a transformed future of telecoms. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Involta, Accelecom, Huawei, Orange Business

December 26th, 2023
 

I hope the holidays are treating everyone well!  In the meantime, here’s a bit of news I’m still catching up on from late last week.  One data center expansion project, one regional healthcare win, a nextgen optical trial, and an inorganic move of note: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Ciena, KT, Sparkle, Arelion, center3, CMC

December 22nd, 2023
 

Four bits of network and interconnection infrastructure news from around the world before we head home for the holidays here in the US.  Ok ok, some of you have surely left already, but hey. [Read more →]

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Reading the Telecom Tea Leaves for 2024

December 21st, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Steve Douglas, Head of Market Strategy, Spirent Communications

How can you tell the difference between emerging trends that really are about to shake up the telecom industry, versus those destined to fizzle out? You can’t rely on counting headlines; too many past hype cycles have produced plenty of those, only to fail to deliver. I’d suggest a different rule of thumb: follow the money. [Read more →]

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Vendor bytes: Infinera, Nokia, Ericsson

December 20th, 2023
 

Three interesting bits of vendor activity from three very different corners of the globe to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Iceotope’s Nathan Blom on Precision Liquid Cooling

December 19th, 2023
 

When we talk about the energy side of the data center business, it is often from the facility level down to hot and cold aisles and such.  But with the demands of next generation chips aimed at AI and ever-higher density computing, the need for a revolution in cooling at the component level is growing.  One company looking to take on that challenge is Iceotope, which specializes in Precision Liquid Cooling.  With us today to talk about just what that is and where it fits in the ecosystem of today and the future is Nathan Blom, Chief Commercial Officer at Iceotope. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: 1547 CSR, CoreSite, Involta, Bluebird

December 18th, 2023
 

Here are four interesting infrastructure items I missed from last week that are worth catching up on.  A data center purchase, a couple expansion announcements, and a balance sheet move in the fiber space: [Read more →]

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The Impact of DDoS Attacks on ISPs: Their Role in Combating Attacks and Arguments for/against ISP Responsibility

December 18th, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Donny Chong, Product & Marketing Director, Nexusguard 

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks pose a significant threat to the digital landscape, causing major disruptions across various sectors. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) play a crucial role in maintaining a stable and secure internet ecosystem but often bear the brunt of DDoS attacks, resulting in significant downtime for their customers. This article explores the reasons why DDoS attacks on ISPs cause major downtime and discusses the important role ISPs should play in combating these attacks. Furthermore, it presents arguments for and against ISP responsibility in mitigating DDoS attacks. [Read more →]

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What the Golden Resignation Will Mean for Companies, and How Out of Band Can Help

December 15th, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Gary Marks, President, Opengear

It’s no secret that a massive portion of the US’s aging population will retire soon. Among these retirees is a significant number of network professionals. According to new research conducted by Censuswide on behalf of a leading provider of secure Out of Band management solutions, 86% of US-based CIOs surveyed predict that a minimum of 25% of their network engineers will retire in the next five years. This study asked separate but [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Nokia, Windstream, Tata, GTT, Lumen

December 14th, 2023
 

Some 800GE, two automotive manufacturing wins, and a significant security victory: [Read more →]

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Boldyn Networks Takes Aim at Rome

December 13th, 2023
 

Boldyn Networks has won a municipal contract to build wireless infrastructure across the city of Rome, Italy. They have signed a concession agreement with Roma Capitale to build out 5G and WiFi network infrastructure. [Read more →]

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DC BLOX Plots New Georgia Hyperscale Campus

December 13th, 2023
 

DC BLOX says it will be building a new hyperscale data center campus and supporting fiber infrastructure in Georgia. They have acquired 72 acres of land in Conyers, a half-hour’s drive east of Atlanta, and secured incentives from Rockdale County. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Gateway, Juniper, NEC, DNA, Green Mountain

December 12th, 2023
 

Several interesting items to catch up with: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: RETN, STACK, Digital Realty

December 11th, 2023
 

A new subsea route added, and two significant data center expansion projects: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Vantage, US Signal, UTOPIA Fiber, Arelion

December 8th, 2023
 

Four bits of expansion project news, two international and two domestic: [Read more →]

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The Power of Network Inventory Solutions: Drivers, Benefits, and Return on Investment (ROI)

December 8th, 2023
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Daria Batrakova, Director Business Line Telecom Solutions at FNT Software

Network inventory is a pivotal tool in driving operational efficiency for telecom operators. With the ability to manage and optimize a variety of network assets, such solutions present operators with a platform to better navigate the complexities of current and future [Read more →]

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Zayo’s Fiber Helps Map Geothermal Reserves

December 7th, 2023
 

While the main purpose of fiberoptic cables is to carry information via packets of light from one place to another, there are other very useful applications. Out in California, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Rice University have been using Zayo’s fiber to uncover new sustainable energy sources. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Nokia, Orange, Ericson, AT&T, Cisco, ADC

December 6th, 2023
 

Three vendor announcements and a data center collaboration: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Liberty, Gold, Softbank, Cubic, Telefonica, Windstream

December 5th, 2023
 

Two inorganic moves, some layoffs on tap, and a leadership shift: [Read more →]

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EMEA Bytes: GBI, Voxility, GlobalNet, Avelacom

December 5th, 2023
 

Three new PoPs and some latency optimization in Europe and the Middle East. [Read more →]

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EkkoSense’s Raymond Burrell Talks AI, ML in the Datacenter

December 4th, 2023
 

The data center space is constantly evolving, presenting frequent opportunities to leverage the cutting-edge technology that it provides the infrastructure for. Beyond any doubt, the biggest buzzwords of the last twelve months and the foreseeable future are AI and Machine Learning.  With us today is Raymond Burrell from EkkoSense, a company that aims to leverage its cloud-based data platform to turn the potential of ML and AI into operational optimization for data center operators. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Tonaquint, MetTel, FastWyre, Novva

December 1st, 2023
 

A bit of data center M&A, a new secure device option, an FTTH upgrade, and a new data center campus: [Read more →]

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