Bulk, WFN Unveil Leif Erikson Subsea Plans

October 11th, 2021
 

Bulk Infrastructure has announced a new transatlantic cable project in the North Atlantic.  They have tapped WFN Strategies to commence a feasibility study for the new cable system.  And by north, they do mean north. [Read more →]

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NEC to Build Transatlantic Cable for Facebook

October 11th, 2021
 

The seabed of the Atlantic Ocean looks like it will have another big cable system installed sometime in the next few years.  NEC says it has been contracted by Facebook to build the new cable system between the US and Europe, although the details of where this cable will actually land on either end was not mentioned. [Read more →]

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A Disruptive Manifesto in a Modest Proposal’s Clothing: Measuring Quality Delivered

October 11th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Magnus Olden, CTO at Domos

When Domos CTO Magnus Olden took the stage at the Broadband Forum a while back he knew his talk wasn't going to sit well with many in the room - career telecom folks used to talking about bandwidth and broadband in common terms - namely the all encompassing Mbps measure. After all, and for going on decades, everyone from FTTH teams to the folks in finance have made that the very basis of their business cases for expanding networks, building out fiber infrastructure and upselling consumer connectivity tiers to consumers. In an industry where speaking truth to power can result in so many thrown tomatoes, gongs or worse, Olden’s gambit didn’t come without its risks.

Here’s his story. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: STT GDC, Colt, Ciena, Nokia, Espanix, American Tower

October 8th, 2021
 

An organic expansion, two vendor wins, and a data center M&A: [Read more →]

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The Post-Pandemic Data Center: Trends to Watch

October 8th, 2021
 

This sponsored thought leadership article was authored by Sean Baillie, Executive Vice President, Connectivity Strategy at QTS Realty Trust

While the unprecedented global pandemic has paused our lives for more than a year and a half now, it has not slowed the massive digitization of data, often referred to as digital transformation, that is now a primary challenge as businesses evolve their digital strategies. [Read more →]

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Comcast Business Takes Aim at Philly, NJ

October 7th, 2021
 

In some metro fiber news, Comcast Business unveiled plans to spend a significant amount of resources in my own backyard. And when I say these are in my backyard, I mean they might actually have to dig in my backyard. The cable MSO's business connectivity division will be spending a total of $26M to expand its fiber footprint in Philadelphia and New Jersey over the next two years. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Kao Data, Comcast Business, Lumen, Telstra

October 6th, 2021
 

A few expansion plans and customer wins from around the marketplace at midweek to note: [Read more →]

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DataBank Plans New York Expansion

October 6th, 2021
 

DataBank has some major expansion plans for the New York City metro area. Yesterday the national data center operator revealed the acquisition of 34 acres of land on which it plans to build a new colocation campus. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Equinix, Ziply, BAI, BT

October 5th, 2021
 

A few items from around the industry to catch up with: [Read more →]

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TIAA Invests in Arcadian Infracom’s Southwestern Fiber Dream

October 5th, 2021
 

Arcadian Infracom has lined up the financial resources required to make its longhaul fiber buildout plans into reality. The retirement fund TIAA and its investment manager Nuveen have signed on as a partner to help fund the company's projects with a commitment of up to $140M. [Read more →]

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Great Plains Communications Deals For USA Communications

October 4th, 2021
 

Some fiber has changed hands out in the Midwest. Great Plains Communications has announced the completion of the acquisition of USA Communications, a fiber provider based in Kearney, Nebraska. [Read more →]

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Three of Zayo’s New Longhaul Routes Are Complete

October 1st, 2021
 

Zayo has announced the completion of three of the longhaul projects it has been working on over the past few years. The fiber builder and operator has been working on its intercity footprint on a route-by-route basis in recent years, often with the backing of hyperscalers looking for diversity of infrastructure. [Read more →]

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Market Opportunities for 5G, IoT and Edge Compute

October 1st, 2021
 

By Guy Matthews, Editor of NetReporter

There is an increasingly important link between 5G, IoT and edge compute, with each having implications for the success of the other. So believes Jeremiah Caron, Global Head of Research & Analysis with the Technology Group of independent analyst firm GlobalData. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: American Broadband, Sonic, ADTRAN, Megaport, Versa, Fujitsu

September 30th, 2021
 

Two bits of FTTH news from opposite ends of the spectrum, some SD-WAN, and a vendor win up north: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: EllaLink, BSO, UFD, Digicel, Orange

September 29th, 2021
 

Two bits of submarine cable news, and one bit of terrestrial dark fiber news: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Lumen, Lightpath, NJFX, 2Africa

September 28th, 2021
 

A few interesting items, both domestic and international to catch up with: [Read more →]

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Amitié Lands in France

September 28th, 2021
 

Yesterday Orange offered up an update on the Amitié cable system. The 6,600km transatlantic fiber project has officially come ashore on the Gironde coast near Bordeaux. The project used horizontal directional drilling 20 meters under the beach to avoid harming the local ecosystem. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Unitas Global CTO Grant Kirkwood

September 27th, 2021
 

In between the worlds of cloud computing and big bandwidth lies a complicated and rapidly changing environment that many enterprises barely understand.  That has created an opportunity for managed service providers to step in and make it all work.  One provider that has been taking on that challenge is Unitas Global.  With us today to talk about Unitas Global’s approach to serving up internet infrastructure to hungry enterprises is Founder and CTO Grant Kirkwood.  Grant has been part of the internet infrastructure entrepreneurial scene since starting his own hosting company back in the 90s, and then later founding Mzima which eventually became part of GTT by way of the PacketExchange deal. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: 11:11, STL, DZS, Frontier, Nokia

September 24th, 2021
 

A new company launch, a product launch, a global channel partner, and some FTTx: [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Ciena, ADTRAN, ADVA, Nokia, Ericsson

September 23rd, 2021
 

Five vendors, five customer deployments to note from this week's news: [Read more →]

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Service Providers Take Up MEF’s LSO Sonata

September 23rd, 2021
 

MEF's efforts to promote automation seem to be bearing fruit. Yesterday the industry association revealed activity by a host of companies in implementing APIs from MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata. They are also now speeding additional services and programs to market in response to the demand. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: UFD, COLT, BDx, DataBank, Zenlayer, Zadara

September 22nd, 2021
 

Some connectivity, data center, and cloud news to catch up on from this week: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Prime, Infinera, Globe, Altice, Proximity

September 21st, 2021
 

Two data center buildouts, a vendor win, and a French infrastructure M&A: [Read more →]

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