FirstLight Invests in Maine

May 2nd, 2019
 

Some new fiber infrastructure is being put in place in upper New England this season. FirstLight said yesterday that it is in the process of expanding its fiber network in one of the US's most ignored infrastructure markets: Maine. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: DC Blox, CloudSmartz, Seaborn, Netrality, NYIIX

May 1st, 2019
 

Seems like everyone is waiting for some Zayo news to fall this week, but in the meantime here are a few news bytes worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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Vodafone’s Reveal Keeps the Pressure On Huawei

April 30th, 2019
 

In today's news is yet another story about Huawei and security as European telecommunications operator and regulators continue to scrutinize the gear in advance of 5G deployments. This one is historical though. Apparently Vodafone found security flaws in Huawei gear its Italian unit bought back in 2011 and 2012. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Ciena, Exponential-e, Hurricane Electric, T5

April 29th, 2019
 

A few interesting items from this morning or late last week worth noting: [Read more →]

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SP Telecom to build alternative fiber network in Singapore

April 29th, 2019
 

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

Singapore-based telecommunications joint venture SP Telecom has engaged PCCW Solutions as a consultancy partner to help design and deploy the company's planned alternative fiber network. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Digital Realty, Fatbeam, Infinera, Vapor IO

April 26th, 2019
 

Four news items to finish the week with: [Read more →]

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SoftBank, Google Get Loony Together

April 25th, 2019
 

Two companies that have dreams of using the stratosphere for bandwidth infrastructure have decided to throw in together. SoftBank's HAPSMobile is investing $125M in Google's Loon as the two partner for a common platform, and Loon gains an option to invest a similar sum in HAPSMobile later on. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: Cologix, Sabey, DataBank

April 24th, 2019
 

Some data center and interconnection news at midweek: [Read more →]

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Google’s Curie Cable Lands in Chile

April 24th, 2019
 

Google's submarine cable empire now hooks up another corner of the world. The company's 10,000km Curie submarine cable has officially come ashore in Valparaiso, Chile[Read more →]

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Horizon Acquires Its Way Into Indianapolis

April 23rd, 2019
 

Some metro fiber is changing hands out in the Midwest. Ohio-based Horizon has acquired a fiber and conduit network in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. [Read more →]

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Switch Datacenters Sells AMS1 to Equinix

April 23rd, 2019
 

What does a global data center operator need for Easter? Another data center, obviously. Equinix made a small acquisition yesterday that boosts the company's European footprint. [Read more →]

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Fiber Roundup: SummitIG, Zayo

April 22nd, 2019
 

Two other bits of fiber news from just before Easter weekend worth noting: [Read more →]

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FCC may ban China Mobile from US market

April 22nd, 2019
 

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

The chairman of the US FCC has urged the agency to reject China Mobile's applications to provide telecom services in the US market on national security grounds, in the latest salvo in the telecom trade war between China and the US. [Read more →]

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Retelit Goes Global

April 19th, 2019
 

There has been a lot of bandwidth news out of Italy lately, and yesterday it was Retelit's turn. The network operator, once strictly an Italian concern, has both upgraded and added to its international connections, declaring itself to now be a 'global operator'. [Read more →]

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Technology Consolidation – A New Turn of SD-WAN Evolution

April 19th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

Since SD-WAN started to get traction in the telecom/IT market and industry from 2015-16, as more SD-WAN vendors entering the landscape, every year we’ve had predictions the market would undergo consolidation. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Angola Cables, Infinera, DataBank

April 17th, 2019
 

A few news quick-takes worth keeping an eye on at midweek: [Read more →]

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T-Mobile/Sprint Having Trouble Getting the DOJ Nod

April 17th, 2019
 

One year after T-Mobile and Sprint finally finished the preliminaries and announced a merger, the proposed deal is under fire. Few ever thought the deal would get through regulators unscathed, but now we're finally getting to the details. [Read more →]

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Google to Pay $3.84M to Undo Louisville Project’s Effects

April 16th, 2019
 

It'll be a small, negligible piece of Google's overall numbers, but yesterday's announcement from the Louisville Metro Government is a reminder of why companies without Google's deep pockets don't often try unproven technologies for FTTH. Google Fiber will be paying $3.8M to clean up from its "nano-trenching" buildout in the Kentucky city. [Read more →]

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Jio raising $3.89b for tower unit spinoff: report

April 16th, 2019
 

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

The fiber network unit Reliance Jio Infocomm is reportedly planning to raise around 270 billion rupees ($3.89 billion) in syndicated loans to help expand the newly created [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: AMS-IX, TierPoint, Comcast

April 16th, 2019
 

A few quick takes worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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IFN Brings Wabash Valley Power into the Fold

April 15th, 2019
 

Earlier this month, Indiana-based Intelligent Fiber Network raised some funds and brought a new type of regional operator in as one of its owners. Wabash Valley Power has invested as part of a $13M capital raise and joins the coalition of 20 independent LECs that own IFN. [Read more →]

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Sparkle to Build BlueMed

April 15th, 2019
 

Italy-based Sparkle has announced plans to invest in some new subsea capacity under the Tyrrhenian Sea. No I won't make you google that, it's the piece of the Mediterranean off the west coast of Italy, under which Sparkle plans to build the BlueMed cable system. [Read more →]

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