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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Akamai to Acquire Nominum

October 11th, 2017
 

Akamai has found an acquisition target aimed at boosting its portfolio further. The cloud and content delivery giant has announced an agreement to acquire Nominum. [Read more →]

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Vantage Moves Into Northern Virginia

October 11th, 2017
 

Vantage Data Centers has announced plans to enter the northern Virginia data center market.  The company has acquired 42 acres in Ashburn, and is planning to build out a 5-building campus. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Windstream, NTT, WOW, Equinix

October 10th, 2017
 

A transport deal, two deployments, and an M&A close to peruse this Tuesday morning: [Read more →]

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Sprint, T-Mobile Edge Closer to the Altar

October 10th, 2017
 

The world's least secret courtship is getting closer to engagement time. According to a report by Bloomberg over the long weekend, the two companies are now 'putting the finishing touches on' a merger plan. [Read more →]

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Open source NFV/SDN disrupting vendor-operator relationships: TBR

October 10th, 2017
 

This article was authored by Fiona Chau, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Open source continues to upend traditional supplier-operator relationships as Tier 1 operators explore ways to scale NFV and SDN deployments, according to TBR’s [Read more →]

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Equinix Makes a Deal in Istanbul

October 9th, 2017
 

Here is some data center M&A to kick off the week. Equinix announced this morning that it has acquired the Zenium data center business in Istanbul, Turkey, and renamed it as IS2. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Digital Realty, Phonism, Deep Blue Cable, STT GDC

October 6th, 2017
 

Two bits of news from the data center world, one from VoIP, and one under the waves: [Read more →]

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Facebook to Build Huge Virginia Data Center

October 5th, 2017
 

Reports out of Richmond say that Facebook is moving in next door.  The tech giant is said to be building a $1B data center in eastern Henrico County, a few miles east of town. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: HFN, Telia, Optic Zoo, Zayo

October 4th, 2017
 

A few expansions and upgrades worth noting: [Read more →]

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GTT Finds Another Target, Acquires Transbeam

October 3rd, 2017
 

The network space saw another M&A hit the wires this morning.  GTT Communications has announced the acquisition of the managed services provider Transbeam. [Read more →]

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Data must be an enabler, not an optimizer

October 3rd, 2017
 

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Everyone today knows data has a lot of value. Ten years ago, we developed a market slogan for our then data analytics company - “data is the black gold of the 21st century.” Nowadays, almost all companies share that sentiment. But it is not so simple. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink/Level3 Agree to Divest Some Fiber, Gain Approval

October 2nd, 2017
 

The U.S. Department of Justice has given CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications the green light for their merger, but not without some pretty significant conditions.  The combined company will be divesting a substantial pile of fiber assets to pass regulatory muster. [Read more →]

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The need for an effective packet core in IoT

October 2nd, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Robin Kent, director of European operations, Adax

The Internet of Things (IoT) is being hailed as the next big thing in the tech world. The way in which we live our day-to-day lives will change forever when all of our products and devices become ‘connected’ – that’s if we’re led to believe everything we see and hear. However, the market has somewhat slowed down. [Read more →]

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Level 3 Expands Security Footprint

October 2nd, 2017
 

Level 3 has been focusing substantial resources on its managed security capabilities over the last year or two.  Today they unveiled their latest investment in the company's Adaptive Network Security offering: an expansion into the Asia-Pacific and African regions. [Read more →]

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Reliance, Aircel Call Off the Wedding

October 2nd, 2017
 

The Indian wireless space has been a bit of a soap opera this past year, and in the latest twist the expected merger between Reliance Communications and Aircel has fallen apart. RCom announced on Sunday that in the face of legal and regulatory delays the two companies had allowed the arrangement to "lapse by mutual consent".  [Read more →]

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Startups challenge telecoms status quo as 5G rises

September 29th, 2017
 

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

The rise of 5G is promising to shake up the status quo in the mobile equipment industry by presenting opportunities for startups to grab market share away from the incumbent vendors, according to [Read more →]

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VIRTUS Plans New London Campus

September 28th, 2017
 

VIRTUS Data Centres has unveiled some new expansion plans for its UK data center footprint. They will be refitting two adjacent buildings in Stockley Park, which lies 6 miles from London and 7 miles from Slough, and launching them as LONDON5 and LONDON6. [Read more →]

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