Thursday Bytes: Equinix, NTT, RETN

October 26th, 2017
 

A new data center, a new certification, and some new PoPs. [Read more →]

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UPN Reaches Into Fort Worth

October 26th, 2017
 

Unite Private Networks has some new Texas infrastructure planned in response to a new customer contract.  UPN is deploying a 4x100Gbps wavelength solution for one of the largest retailers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. [Read more →]

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vXchnge Moves Into Austin

October 25th, 2017
 

vXchnge has added another edge market to its portfolio this week.  Yesterday they announced the purchase of a data center in the Texan capital of Austin.   [Read more →]

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QTS Has Big Plans in Ashburn

October 25th, 2017
 

QTS yesterday unveiled some big plans for expansion in northern Virginia. Apparently they have been acquiring land in Ashburn over the last few months, and have now begun new construction on a campus of what could reach 700,000 square feet and 140MW of power. [Read more →]

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Regulating OTTs a risky move: EFF

October 25th, 2017
 

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

Efforts by multiple Asian nations to regulate OTT communications and online streaming services could violate net neutrality and have even more insidious effects, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. [Read more →]

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DE-CIX Unveils JV as it Steps Deeper Into Mumbai

October 24th, 2017
 

DE-CIX has announced the creation of a joint venture in Mumbai that will offer interconnection to the Indian marketplace.  The JV is called DE-CIX Interwire India plc and will do business under the name "Mumbai IX powered by DE-CIX".   [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Sparkle, Equinix, Colt, FirstLight

October 24th, 2017
 

Here's a quick look at some other news from the start of this week and over the weekend: [Read more →]

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Crosslake Fiber to Come to New Jersey

October 23rd, 2017
 

Crosslake Fiber, which is already working on a cable across Lake Ontario between Toronto and Buffalo, has a new project.  It's another short underwater link, but this time its under salt water. [Read more →]

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Cisco to acquire BroadSoft

October 23rd, 2017
 

Indeed, the rumors came true rather quickly.  Cisco has announced an agreement to acquire BroadSoft. [Read more →]

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Zayo Takes Triple Aim at Marseille

October 23rd, 2017
 

Zayo this morning unveiled plans for three diverse network routes from Marseille to the major markets of western Europe and on to North America.  The communications infrastructure provider is deploying 100G coherent waves over existing fiber in a lit expansion that will be complete by the end of the year. [Read more →]

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BroadSoft’s Suitor? Apparently It’s Cisco

October 23rd, 2017
 

At the end of the summer, rumors emerged that BroadSoft was exploring strategic alternatives with the help of Jefferies.  At the time I thought it might be a private equity group that might step up to the plate, but according to Reuters this morning, it's the opposite.  Cisco is said to be nearing a deal to acquire the communications software company. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: HFN, Zayo, BSO, Crosslake

October 20th, 2017
 

Here's a quick look at some other news from this week before we all head out for the weekend: [Read more →]

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Early telco reporters Verizon & Rogers provide mixed signals for vendors

October 19th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Matt Walker, Founder & Lead Analyst, MTN Consulting, LLC (https://mtnconsulting.biz/)

The first sizable telcos reported 3Q17 earnings this morning: Verizon and Rogers. Both can point to reassuring bottom line results. For the 9 months ended September, operating & net margins improved year-over-year, as did [Read more →]

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GTT Expands Low Latency Reach

October 19th, 2017
 

Yesterday, GTT Communications announced a series of new low latency routes around the globe, and simultaneously launched a new time synchronization service.   [Read more →]

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Liquid Telecom to Tap KETRACO Footprint

October 19th, 2017
 

The pan-African network operator Liquid Telecom has found a new way to expand its fiber footprint in eastern Africa.  They have struck up a 10-year partnership deal with Kenya Electricity Transmission Company, or KETRACO.   [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, euNetworks, UPN, 1025Connect

October 18th, 2017
 

Here are a few news mid-week news items: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Southern Telecom, Deep Blue Cable, Cleareon

October 17th, 2017
 

Here's some fiber, subsea, and colo news from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Who Might Buy Interoute?

October 17th, 2017
 

Late last week, an infrastructure M&A rumor managed to slip past my nets. The pan-European network and cloud infrastructure operator Interoute was revealed have brought in Credit Suisse and Evercore to help evaluate a sale of the company. [Read more →]

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PLDT buys into AAE-1 cable

October 16th, 2017
 

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

PLDT has announced plans to invest in a Philippines link for the Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) subsea cable system. [Read more →]

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T-Mobile, Sprint Plan to Leave Divestitures for Later

October 16th, 2017
 

Another week has passed which means another incremental revelation about the likely deal between T-Mobile US and Sprint. This week's installment comes from Reuters, which reports that the two wireless companies are aiming to announce a merger agreement that includes neither plans to sell assets nor a cap on possible divestments. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Colt, Hurricane Electric, Coriant, Tata

October 13th, 2017
 

TGIF.  Here's some quick takes on infrastructure news from around the world: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: EdgeConneX, Lumos, Interxion, Exponential-e

October 12th, 2017
 

Four customer and partnership wins, two in the US and two over in the UK: [Read more →]

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Hawaiki Lands in Oregon

October 11th, 2017
 

The buildout of the Hawaiki cable system continues to march along.  Yesterday morning the project achieved a key milestone, landing the cable in Pacific City, Oregon.   [Read more →]

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