Industry Spotlight: Raul Martynek on DataBank, Digital Bridge

April 9th, 2018
 

The data center space has been a very dynamic one for a long time now, with both inorganic and organic activity continuing without pause.  One of the newer players to start making national waves has been Digital Bridge’s DataBank.   DataBank has been making deals and adding new markets over the last year or two, and seems likely to continue to do so aggressively.  With us today is industry veteran and DataBank CEO Raul K. Martynek, who was here for an industry spotlight back in 2015 during his previous gig. [Read more →]

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SD-WAN Over Global Private Networks

April 9th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

As SD-WAN entering mainstream network services, people often think it as an innovative solution riding over the public Internet, bidding farewell to the private networks like MPLS traverses on. In reality [Read more →]

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Colt Upgrades Network, Expands Enterprise Voice

April 6th, 2018
 

Colt has been busy upgrading its pan-European and global network capabilities, making two interesting announcements yesterday. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: IFN, DataBank, Cogent, Seaborn

April 5th, 2018
 

Here's some quick takes on a few interesting internet infrastructure news items from midweek: an upgrade, a new data center, a new PoP, and a customer win: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: DF&I Makes First Move in VA, MD

April 4th, 2018
 

A new fiber player founded by some familiar faces has made its first move in Virginia and Maryland. Dark Fiber and Infrastructure (DF&I) has announced an agreement to buy the fiber and conduit assets of USA FIBER. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: CenturyLink, RETN, HFN

April 4th, 2018
 

Here are a few other news items from yesterday that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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Zayo Details Q1 E-Rate Successes

April 4th, 2018
 

As it searches for greater revenue growth this year, Zayo is hoping to demonstrate success over a wide range of infrastructure opportunities. Earlier this week they announced a key wireless backhaul deal, but yesterday afternoon it was all about E-Rate. [Read more →]

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Telstra launches 5G-powered Wi-Fi hotspots

April 3rd, 2018
 

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

Australia's Telstra has launched what it says are the first 5G-enabled Wi-Fi hotspots in the world as part of its ongoing evaluation of 5G technology. [Read more →]

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QTS Leverages Citi For Power, Hires CRO

April 3rd, 2018
 

The power needs of the data center space are always a key piece of the puzzle, and yesterday there was an interesting deal down in Texas. QTS has entered into an 10-year agreement to power its Irving facility with Citi. That's right, the bank. [Read more →]

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Another Big Backhaul Deal for Zayo

April 2nd, 2018
 

Zayo's biggest find for Easter was just what it is always looking for: a giant tower backhaul deal. A 'major wireless carrier' has tapped the Boulder-based fiber builder and operator for fiber-to-the tower across much of the company's footprint. [Read more →]

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Good Friday Roundup: CyrusOne, Calix, DE-CIX, Zayo

March 30th, 2018
 

Enjoy the long weekend, hopefully spring really is around the corner this time.  Here are three more news tidbits from a relatively peaceful week that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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Euro Bytes: Sparkle, Nokia, ADVA, MegaFon

March 29th, 2018
 

As Easter weekend approaches, here are a few news items from Europe and beyond today: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: GTT, Aqua Comms, HE, Vapor IO

March 28th, 2018
 

Some financing news, and a couple customer wins worth noting at mid-week: [Read more →]

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Network M&A: Windstream Acquires MASS

March 28th, 2018
 

Windstream has found another target for its consolidation efforts, The company has announced the acquisition of MASS Communications. [Read more →]

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Huawei Marine to deploy subsea cable for NGCP

March 28th, 2018
 

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

Huawei Marine has commenced the second phase of its Sorsogon-Samar Submarine Fiber Optical Interconnection Project (SSSFOIP) for the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). [Read more →]

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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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