SSAE16 vs. SSAE18: What’s The Difference?

September 14th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Tim Mullahy, EVP and Managing Director at Liberty Center One

There’s a new SOC audit standard in town - and you need to know what it is and means if you’re to make an informed decision about your hosting company. [Read more →]

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Nokia Sells Velocix to Volaris

September 13th, 2018
 

In an interesting bit of M&A this morning, Nokia has sold off a piece of itself with a familiar pedigree. The Finnish giant has entered into an agreement to sell its IP Video business to Toronto-based Volaris Group.
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Tofane Global Closes Altice Deal, Expands Voice Carrier Reach

September 13th, 2018
 

Tofane Global's quest to conquer the international carrier voice business is officially underway. This morning they officially closed the purchase of the relevant pieces of Altice Europe N.V., adding further scale in a business that hasn't gotten much love in a while.  [Read more →]

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FCC Hits Pause on Sprint/T-Mobile

September 12th, 2018
 

The FCC said yesterday that it has paused the clock on its review of the Sprint/T-Mobile merger.  The move comes in response to recent submissions from the companies detailing the benefits the two companies say would be created as well as an expected submission about network expansion plans. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: GTT, CenturyLink, Flexential, Digital Realty

September 12th, 2018
 

Some interconnection, upgrade, and expansion news worth checking out: [Read more →]

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Independents Buys Some Ohio Fiber

September 11th, 2018
 

We've had a bit of fiber consolidation out in the Midwest.  Independents Fiber Network has announced the purchase of assets from Smart Connect Fiber Incorporated in southwestern Ohio. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: AT&T, Epsilon, France-IX, Consolidated

September 11th, 2018
 

A few interesting product development and expansion items from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Facebook to build data center in Singapore

September 11th, 2018
 

This article was authored by Networks Asia staff, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Facebook has revealed that it’s first custom-built data center in Asia will be located in Singapore. The 170,000 square meter data center represents an investment of more than S$1.4 billion ($1.01 billion), and forms part of the company’s growing presence in Singapore and across Asia. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Bluebird Network CEO Michael Morey

September 10th, 2018
 

Like many infrastructure operators that were originally founded by coalitions of rural telephone operators, Bluebird Network spent its first decade largely under the radar of the broader markets. But in recent years, the company has become much more visible as it expands its reach. A few years ago, Bluebird even bought an underground data center in Springfield, MO and entered the colocation space. With us today to talk about Bluebird’s infrastructure and its unique data center asset is President and CEO Michael Morey. An industry veteran with roots in fiber stretching back to AT&T in the early 80s, he joined Bluebird in 2012 and has presided over a period of rapid growth at the company. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: IFN, The Loop, Connected2Fiber, Vantage, Calix

September 7th, 2018
 

It's been a busy week, so here are a few items worth noting that might have slipped past you: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: UPN, Ciena, NJFX

September 6th, 2018
 

Three interesting items worth noting: [Read more →]

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Vocus lights up ASC early due to SMW 3 break

September 6th, 2018
 

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

Australian ISP Vocus Communications has switched on its new Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) ahead of schedule to compensate for a major service disruption on the Perth-Jakarta length of the Sea-Me-We 3 subsea cable. [Read more →]

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More Int’l Bytes: GTT, Interxion, Huawei, SAIL

September 5th, 2018
 

It's been a busy week for infrastructure news from overseas, here are a few more items worth noting: [Read more →]

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New Funding in Hand, VaporIO Plans Kinetic Edge Roll-Out

September 5th, 2018
 

After a year or two working out the kinks, Vapor IO says it is ready to start rolling out its ambitious edge platform, dubbed Kinetic Edge, nationally. The company has raised funds through a Series C financing, with Crown Castle and Berkshire Partners putting up the money for the next stage of the company's development. [Read more →]

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GlobeNet, Facebook Start Work on Malbec

September 5th, 2018
 

Back in May, GlobeNet announced plans for a new submarine cable connecting Brazil and Argentina. Today we got an update on that project as well as the identity of the content giant helping make the project happen. Facebook will be a full co-owner on the system. [Read more →]

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Ericsson Buys CENX

September 4th, 2018
 

The software side of the telecom vendor space has been rather dynamic lately, and today it saw an interesting bit of consolidation. The Swedish giant Ericsson has announced an agreement to acquire US-based CENX. [Read more →]

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China Unicom, China Telecom Merger On the Table

September 4th, 2018
 

Forget whether 3 is better or worse than 4, in China the question currently being debated is whether 2 is better or worse than 3.  According to the South China Morning Post, Chinese leaders are considering combining China Unicom and China Telecom. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Telia, TDCG, MainOne, Huawei

September 4th, 2018
 

The US was off yesterday, but the rest of the world managed to keep busy.  Here are a few interesting items worth noting: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Hylan CEO Robert DiLeo

September 4th, 2018
 

When network operators and service providers build out infrastructure, there’s a whole ecosystem of companies at the engineering and construction layer that they turn to in order to make it happen.  One of those companies is Hylan, which has been doing a bit of consolidation work of its own lately and dramatically expanding its geographical reach.  Hylan takes a turnkey, in-house approach to infrastructure projects rather than breaking them up and subcontracting them out.  With us today to let us know what Hylan is up to is CEO Robert DiLeo. [Read more →]

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TPG, Vodafone Australia to Merge Down Under

August 31st, 2018
 

The rumors from Australia last week came to fruition yesterday.  Vodafone Australia and TPG Telecom have agreed to combine  in a merger of equals transaction worth some $15B. [Read more →]

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How DSPs can overcome security threats with agility using intelligent RPA

August 31st, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mogan A.B, Rajesh Khanna, and Balaji TN of Prodapt Solutions

As security threats are on the rise, digital service providers (DSPs) need to focus more on threat detection and mitigation capabilities across their network, especially on the access network that serves residential and enterprise customers. Furthermore, they need to focus [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Fusion, Limelight, Exponential-e, Calix

August 30th, 2018
 

Four interesting contract wins from three continents: [Read more →]

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Colt’s SDN Plans Advance in APAC, North America

August 30th, 2018
 

Colt has long had one of the industries more aggressive plans to leverage SDN and NFV in its network. Today the UK-based global network operator took two more steps down that path, bringing greater functionality to the company's customer base around the world. [Read more →]

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