Grain Buys LightRiver

April 4th, 2022
 

This morning a bit of M&A landed that touches on a whole lot of networks out there, at least indirectly. LightRiver has itself a new owner. Grain Management has announced the acquisition of the company’s Technologies and Software divisions. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Syntropy, Horizon, 123NET, Prysmian

April 4th, 2022
 

A bit of blockchain, two FTTH expansions, and a subsea cable. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Kohler Power Systems’ Mike Pincus on Commissioning and Automation

April 4th, 2022
 

No infrastructure is more critical to a data center than the power that keeps it online, and when the grid fails those backup generators must be ready instantly. As all our infrastructure becomes more complex and automation drives everything, those power systems must keep pace with the times. Today we talk with Mike Pincus, Director of Sales Operations at Kohler, a data center power industry leader, to learn about the innovative new approach to commissioning he developed. [Read more →]

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Lingo to Acquire Bullseye

April 1st, 2022
 

There was a bit of interesting M&A this week in the UC and managed services space. Atlanta-based Lingo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bullseye Telecom, marking another phase of the company’s expansion since it split off of Birch back in 2018. [Read more →]

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Friction-Free DIDs: Creating Competitive Advantages with Rapid Access to Global Numbers

April 1st, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Vic Bozzo, CRO of SONOC

Platform providers, OTT players and a whole range of communications service providers simply need faster and integrated access to global numbers. The speed that they can access number inventory and seamlessly deliver to customers has emerged as a competitive advantage. Today, Direct Inward Dialling (DID) management is accelerating service delivery and supporting the growth of communication service providers (CPaaS) and unified communications (UC) platforms worldwide. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Windstream, Infinera, GCX, Aligned, Xplornet

March 31st, 2022
 

Five items worth keeping tabs on from this week: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Infinera, Windstream, Ciena, DE-CIX

March 30th, 2022
 

A few interesting deployments and partnerships from around the world from the last day or two: [Read more →]

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3Red8 Announces Plans for National Fiber Build

March 29th, 2022
 

While intercity fiber buildouts have sprung up in recent years, it has still been several decades since there has been a project that successfully spanned the continent, though Allied Fiber certainly made one attempt to rally folks. But today we have a new entrant into that space. 3Red8 today announced plans for a fiberoptic transport network from coast to coast as well as from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Infinera, Liquid, QTS, Lumen, DE-CIX

March 29th, 2022
 

Five bits of interesting news from around the industry as well as the globe: [Read more →]

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Meta to Build Mega Facility in KC

March 28th, 2022
 

Meta, the company we used to call Facebook, has unveiled a massive infrastructure investment out in Missouri. The company plans to build out a new $800M hyperscale data center in Kansas City. [Read more →]

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Aqua Comms Launches CeltixConnect-2 and North Sea Connect

March 28th, 2022
 

The second piece of the Havhingsten news from the Irish and North Seas dropped on Friday from Aqua Comms. The subsea network operator has officially launched two intra-European subsea cable systems: CeltixConnect-2 and North Sea Connect. The two cable systems are Aqua Comms’ piece of the Havhingsten system whose completion was announced by partner Bulk Infrastructure and Meta last week. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Telehouse, DE-CIX, Infinera, GBI, Vapor IO

March 25th, 2022
 

Two bits of interconnection news, an optical upgrade, and a new edge data center customer: [Read more →]

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The Building Blocks to a Perfect 5G Network

March 25th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Shirin Esfandiari, Product Marketing Director for Oracle Communications

5G promises lightning-fast speeds, near 100 percent availability and reliability, and strong security from the network core to the edge. However, building the mobile network foundation needed to support a national and even a global 5G infrastructure is a huge undertaking. [Read more →]

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The Havhingsten Cable System is Complete

March 24th, 2022
 

Connectivity to Scandinavia has been evolving rapidly in recent years, and this morning got a little more diverse. Aqua Comms, Bulk Fiber Networks, and Meta announced this morning the completion of the Havhingsten cable system. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Uniti, Flexential, QTS, GTT

March 23rd, 2022
 

Four bits of expansion news, two from the data center side and two from the network operator side: [Read more →]

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OneWeb Quickly Pivots to SpaceX

March 22nd, 2022
 

According to an announcement yesterday, OneWeb has a new launch partner lined up. They have entered into an agreement with none other than Elon Musk’s SpaceX. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: DataBank, Spectrum Enterprise, Arelion, Akamai

March 22nd, 2022
 

Multiple interesting infrastructure moves, both organic and inorganic, from around the industry from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Equinix, Vantage, Cisco

March 21st, 2022
 

Some data center M&A to the south, an organic expansion project to the north, and a wireless data deployment across the sea: [Read more →]

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Lightpath Invests Its Way Deeper Into Massachusetts

March 18th, 2022
 

Lightpath’s plans for the Boston metro area continue to grow. The metro fiber provider has unveiled a 75-mile buildout to the west of the city, bringing their network to key suburban markets all the way out to the outer I-495 beltway. [Read more →]

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4 Ways Robocallers Will Adapt in 2022; Here’s How Businesses And Government Can Be Ready

March 18th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Bill Versen, President, Communications Market and Chief Marketing Officer of Transaction Network Services (TNS)

In the interest of not burying the lead, let’s state the obvious: robocalls are not going to disappear anytime soon. Americans received nearly 79 billion robocalls in 2021, down 26% compared to the 106.9 billion robocalls Americans received at the pre-pandemic peak in 2019 but undeniably a mind-numbing total that cannot simply be unwound overnight. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Zayo, Infinera, HyperOne, NJFX, Seaborn

March 17th, 2022
 

Some subsea and longhaul items worth checking out from this week: [Read more →]

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Verizon Wins Pentagon, DOD Modernization Contracts

March 17th, 2022
 

Verizon has won some very high profile federal business. The telecommunications giant has won three task orders worth as much as $966.5M to modernize network infrastructure for the US Department of Defense in and around Washington DC. [Read more →]

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Resound Taps FiberLight, Tarana for Texas Expansion

March 16th, 2022
 

We got a bit of color for an RDOF project down in Texas this week via two announcements from Pampa-based Resound Networks. The company is bringing both fiber and fixed wireless to bear on the problem, expanding its reach into new markets across the state of Texas. [Read more →]

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