Transtelco Makes a Move, Acquires Neutrona Networks

April 28th, 2020

There has been some interesting network M&A in the direction of Latin America this morning. Transtelco has announced the acquisition of Neutrona Networks, significantly expanding its reach and focus. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Netrality, Flexential, Nokia, Everstream

April 28th, 2020

Two data center expansion items, one vendor win overseas, and some fiber M&A news from the Midwest: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: AudioCodes, ADTRAN, KDDIA, Telehouse

April 27th, 2020

Is it Monday again?  I’m truly losing track.  Here’s a quick rundown of some news to start off the week: [Read more →]

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How AI is Being Implemented Within Call Centers to Improve Operations

April 24th, 2020

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by RingCentral’s Sam O’Brien.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most exciting tech developments of recent decades. What makes AI so compelling and potentially transformative is its range of uses. Different AI tools are getting implemented across sectors to support diverse business processes. [Read more →]

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Digital Colony’s Takes Aim at Brazil

April 23rd, 2020

Everyone may still be sheltering in place or whatever, but Digital Colony has managed to keep busy nevertheless. The investment arm of Colony Capital has a new infrastructure target in its sights: Brazil. Digital Colony has announced an agreement to acquire a selection of data center assets from Brazil’s Group Folha’s UOL Diveo unit. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Ciena, Avelacom, DataBank

April 23rd, 2020

The lockdown continues, but so does the news.  Next week we start learning the bad news about quarterly earnings across the sector.  Here are a few quick takes: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Ericsson, Juniper, Windstream, Google

April 22nd, 2020

A little of everything today to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Akamai, Limelight, PacketFabric, Ligado

April 21st, 2020

Two items from the cloud CDN space, one new CEO, and a spectrum licensing modification: [Read more →]

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Hyperscale, SDN Deliver Results for QTS

April 20th, 2020

Just before all the craziness started, I was invited down to Ashburn, Virginia for QTS‘s first Analyst Day to learn more about the company’s progress and direction. Afterward, events kind of blurred together and suddenly it’s mid-April and it seems like a new world for almost everyone. But for data center operators like QTS [Read more →]

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Getting SASE: Making Network/Security Convergence Happen

April 17th, 2020

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Kristen Menard of Claro Enterprise Solutions

A sales executive has a few hours to kill between meetings, so she camps out at a coffee shop to catch up on emails and review sales reports. Accessing the café’s public WiFi network, however, leaves sensitive account information vulnerable to hackers. Meanwhile, [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: GCX, Ciena, Juniper, Tierpoint

April 16th, 2020

Lockdown continues, but so does the day to day business in internet infrastructure around the world.  Here’s some more quick takes: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Nuage, Ciena, Cisco, Frontier

April 15th, 2020

Time for a quick look around the sector’s news from the first half of the week.  Here are three items from vendors, and one from BK court: [Read more →]

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Dish Cuts Staff, a Sign of Things to Come?

April 14th, 2020

Amid all the pandemic-related economic disruption out there has been a meteoric rise in the unemployment rate. The perception is that this is mostly due to hourly and contract workers in ‘non-essential’ industries. But here in telecommunications and internet infrastructure, which is pretty much holding the world together right now, we’re safe… right? Yesterday,  Dish Network offered an opinion to the contrary. [Read more →]


Industry Spotlight: Nokia Software’s Ron Haberman on 5G, ML, and AI

April 13th, 2020

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Today’s networks depend on software more than ever, and because of that we have seen the big networking vendors invest heavily in their software divisions.  The rollout of 5G infrastructure underway, and along with the fiber and spectrum and hardware requires a whole lot of software to make it all work the way it has been promised.  Nokia Software is one of the organizations behind much of that software.  With us today to talk about Nokia Software’s approach to this brave new world and his viewpoint on what is to come is Nokia Software’s CTO, Ron Haberman. [Read more →]

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Vantage Acquires NGD

April 10th, 2020

I managed to miss this one from earlier this week, but better late than never, right? Vantage Data Centers has made an inorganic move over in the UK. On Tuesday they announced a definitive agreement to acquire Next Generation Data. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Brightlink, Windstream, GSMA

April 9th, 2020

It’s difficult to filter the news these days without going too far down the rabbit hole of coronavirus.  I mean, that’s news obviously but other people do that part far better.  But nevertheless, here goes another quick survey of things going on in the telecom and internet infrastructure space – two driven by the pandemic and one determinedly forging ahead despite them. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: BDx, Orange, Cato, REN

April 8th, 2020

A few expansions and contract wins from around the globe to catch up with: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Everstream, Cisco, Windstream, GTT

April 7th, 2020

The pandemic continues, but so does telecom and internet infrastructure.  Here are a few items from the start of this week to keep up with: [Read more →]

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5G, Coronavirus, and Cell Towers Burning. Are You Kidding Me?

April 6th, 2020

That there are actually coronavirus conspiracy theories out there that are being taken seriously by way too many isn’t really news. But that one of them involves telecommunications, meaning that we caused it, well that got my attention yesterday. [Read more →]


Industry Spotlight: DataBank’s Mark Houpt Talks Privacy, Security

April 6th, 2020

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Data centers and the cloud sit at the heart of modern infrastructure, and thus are a natural focus when it comes to discussions about security.  With us today to share his perspective is DataBank’s Chief Information Security Officer Mark Houpt.  Mark accompanied a delegation led by the Kansas City Tech Council to a TECNA DC Fly-in event in Washington DC in early February, before COVID-19 shut down much of the country.  They were there to provide input on the development of privacy legislation for the US that would take aim at similar issues as Europe’s GDPR, as well as to discuss top security concerns that today’s internet infrastructure faces. Also included in this Industry Spotlight are his thoughts on the pandemic as it relates to cybersecurity. [Read more →]

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Tofane Rolls Up Some More Voice With NOS Deal

April 3rd, 2020

Tofane Global has found itself another consolidation opportunity. Yesterday they announced a deal to acquire NOS International Carrier Services. [Read more →]

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Overcoming Data Gravity with Adaptive Data Centers

April 3rd, 2020

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Innovation Officer, Aligned Energy

Although David McCrory introduced the concept more than a decade ago, what the software engineer and managing partner at Data Centric Strategies described as “data gravity” has taken on considerably more significance in recent years. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: RETN, AMS-IX, Fusion, CenturyLink

April 2nd, 2020

Here are a few quick takes worth noting, both pandemic-related and not: [Read more →]

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