ServerFarm Acquires Its Way Into the UK

March 27th, 2018
 

ServerFarm is taking aim at a new market on a new continent.  The data center operator has acquired an 8MW facility over in the London metro area, giving them their first foothold in Europe. [Read more →]

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Russia Sistema Said to Take Aim at GCX, RCom

March 27th, 2018
 

In the wake of Reliance Communications's sale of its mobile business to Reliance Jio, it looks like the rest of Reliance's telecoms business may also change hands. But the leading bidder for RCom and GCX isn't a familiar one to most back here in the USA: Russia Sistema. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: NTT Com’s Michael Wheeler Dishes on Network Trends

March 26th, 2018
 

As technology marches on in the telecom world, we are seeing network operators changing the way they scale their networks both in capacity and degree of automation.  With 5G, virtual/augmented reality, and IoT looming, the preparations always seem endless.  With us today to talk about that backbone and give his perspective on the trends in new technologies, security, and regulation is Michael Wheeler, Head of NTT Com’s Global IP Network Business Unit. NTT Com operates one of the largest IP backbones by any measure, and thus sees these trends from a truly global perspective.  [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Telstra, Reliance, Starhub

March 23rd, 2018
 

Maybe spring will arrive next week.  In the meantime, as we in the northeast get back to normal after the latest nor'easter's effects melt away, here are some more international items to note: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, Calix, DataBank, HFN

March 22nd, 2018
 

Two real estate vertical deals, an RLEC rollout, and a new data center for Texas: [Read more →]

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Infomart Drops the Other Shoe, Sells to IPI Partners

March 22nd, 2018
 

Last month when Equinix agreed to purchase the iconic Infomart Dallas data center, I wondered if there might be more news ahead regarding Infomart Data Centers other three facilities.  The other shoe dropped late yesterday in a deal that will see IPI Partners buy all three as well as the management company from ASB Real Estate Investments. [Read more →]

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Pico Picks Zayo, Juniper

March 21st, 2018
 

The financial infrastructure firm Pico has made a few decisions as to its next generation network needs, selecting offerings from Zayo and Juniper. [Read more →]

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More Int’l Bytes: Orange Business, Destiny, Grupo Gtd

March 21st, 2018
 

With yet another nor-easter burying those of us in the northeastern US, most of the news is from elsewhere this week.  Here are a few other international items worth noting: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Sparkle, CenturyLink, Telia

March 20th, 2018
 

Here are three news bytes from global backbones from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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India’s CCI clashes with Trai over predatory pricing

March 20th, 2018
 

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

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has weighed into the issue of predatory pricing among the nation's mobile operators, asserting that there is no need for intervention for now. [Read more →]

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Zayo Adds New Webscale for Reno Route, Plus a Datacenter in France

March 19th, 2018
 

What's better than having an anchor customer for a new intercity fiber buildout? Having two of course. According to Zayo, a second major customer has signed onto the new dark fiber route it is building between Reno, Nevada and Umatilla, Oregon. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Interoute, Verizon, Colt, Xtera

March 16th, 2018
 

TGIF, winter is almost over - theoretically.  Here's a few quick takes on some other news from this week: [Read more →]

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NEC to Build SJC2

March 15th, 2018
 

NEC says it has signed an agreement with the Southeast Asia--Japan 2 consortium to build a new submarine cable system to complement the existing SJC cable. The SJC2 cable will stretch 10,500km from Singapore to Japan, hooking up Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, and Korea along the way. [Read more →]

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JSA launches Women’s Speaking Initiative

March 15th, 2018
 

This week Jaymie Scotto & Associates has launched a new initiative aimed at correcting one of the imbalances that has long been apparent in telecom and technology. When one attends conferences and other events in the space, whether physically or virtually, there are very few women behind the microphone.  [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Equinix, 365 Data Centers, Data Foundry, LightRiver

March 15th, 2018
 

Three bits of data center news and one corporate birthday: [Read more →]

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UPN to Buy Level 3’s Albuquerque Metro Footprint

March 14th, 2018
 

In the second such transaction to land this week, Unite Private Networks has announced an agreement to buy the former Level 3 metro footprint in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The deal adds a substantial footprint in the city spanning several hundred route miles and several hundred on-net buildings to UPN's reach. [Read more →]

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Colt, PCCW Apply Blockchain to Wholesale Voice

March 14th, 2018
 

Blockchain seems to be everywhere these days, although the number of people know why is substantially fewer than the number of people who think they do. Today two global network operators, Colt and PCCW Global, announced a successful proof of concept in which they applied blockchain technology in a corner of telecom where it might have near term impact: wholesale voice. [Read more →]

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Syringa Networks to Buy Level 3’s Boise Footprint

March 14th, 2018
 

Syringa Networks is making an inorganic move to boost its fiber depth.  The Idaho-based carrier has gained clearance from the DOJ to acquire the former Level 3 metro network in Boise from CenturyLink. [Read more →]

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Ciena Takes Aim at Fiber Densification

March 13th, 2018
 

With OFC in full swing this week, Ciena has lifted the curtain on two new optical products. The target is the shifting needs of hyperscale and access infrastructure customers as the entire industry gears up for the next stage of communications technology. [Read more →]

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Trump Nixes Broadcom’s Grand Plan

March 13th, 2018
 

It looks like the soap opera starring Qualcomm and Broadcom has come to a sudden conclusion. Donald Trump has stepped in to block the hostile takeover on national security grounds, leaving little if any wiggle room for Broadcom to continue the pursuit. [Read more →]

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AMP to Acquire Everstream

March 12th, 2018
 

On Friday, the rumors that Everstream was for sale came to fruition.  The consortium led by M/C Partners has entered into an agreement to sell the company to AMP Capital. [Read more →]

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GTT Buys Accelerated

March 12th, 2018
 

Apparently the Interoute deal didn't quite satisfy GTT's M&A appetite for the quarter.  This morning they announced another acquisition, this time up in Canada.  GTT has announced the purchase of Accelerated Communications. [Read more →]

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Infinera Debuts ICE5

March 12th, 2018
 

With the OFC conference on tap for this week, Infinera has offered a glimpse into the next generation of its underlying optical engine, ICE5. The new capabilities that the engine will offer are being aimed at the twin towers of demand on the horizon: the scaling needs of big content and the cloud and also the arrival of big capacity out toward the edge and even into access networks. [Read more →]

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