NYI Expands to Chicago

September 12th, 2019
 

The data center and managed service provider NYI is making a move out in the Midwest. Today they announced the acquisition of a data center out in the Chicago metro area. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Upgrades EMEA CDN, Does Some Refinancing

September 12th, 2019
 

CenturyLink has been investing in its CDN reach lately. Yesterday the global network operator expanded its content delivery capabilities across EMEA in order to meet the demands of OTT content.  And on another channel, they did some refinancing work on debt coming due in a couple years. [Read more →]

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Elliott Takes Aim at AT&T

September 11th, 2019
 

In what looks to be a very noisy battle for the fall season, Elliott Management and its billionaire protagonist Paul Singer have set their sights on AT&T. The activist hedge fund disclosed a $3.2B position in AT&T, not a minor amount and a little over 1% of the telecommunications giant's marketcap. And along with that investment they sent a rather public letter[Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Aligned Energy, Hurricane Electric, OmanTel, Epsilon

September 11th, 2019
 

Four new bits of expansion news, from data centers to network PoPs, to NOCs both domestic and international: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Akamai, CenturyLink, IX Reach, Orange Business

September 10th, 2019
 

Two minor bits of M&A activity, one interconnection partnership, and some IoT: [Read more →]

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365 Data Centers Buys Into New Jersey

September 10th, 2019
 

The national data center provider 365 Data Centers has acquired some more data center space in suburban NJ. Yesteday the company announced the purchase of NYI-NJ's Bridgewater facility, complementing the company's existing presence in Manhattan. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: DataBank, Colo Atl, EdgeConneX, Southern Telecom

September 9th, 2019
 

Four items from late last week that are worth noting as we kick off the new week: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Sparkle, Cologix, CenturyLink, Comcast Business

September 6th, 2019
 

Two expansions and two security moves before you head out for the weekend. [Read more →]

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How 5G Will Impact Contact Centers

September 6th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Michael Mahoney of AVOXI

With the recent emergence of 5G technology, many businesses are hopping on board and incorporating 5G into their infrastructure. Call centers are no exception, and 5G can make a great impact on how contact centers are run, enhance their customer experience, and gather data. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Wholesail, INAP, STACK, CenturyLink, Hawaiki

September 5th, 2019
 

It's a short week, at least here in the US, but there's still been plenty of news to catch up on: [Read more →]

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Macquarie Strikes Again, Buys Netrality

September 4th, 2019
 

Some more infrastructure changed hands over the weekend. Macquarie Infrastructure Partners IV and Netrality's management team have partnered up to buy Netrality from Abrams Capital Management. [Read more →]

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OneWeb to Take On the Arctic

September 4th, 2019
 

The frozen north needs bandwidth too, and in recent years more and more are seeing opportunities up in the Arctic Circle. After raising a $1.5B war chest in the Spring, OneWeb unveiled plans this morning to put some of that money to work chasing bandwidth north of the 60th parallel. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Uniti, Conterra, maincubes

September 3rd, 2019
 

Welcome back from the long weekend for those in the US.  Here's a quick look at some regional news from both sides of the Atlantic: [Read more →]

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Alternative approaches to money lending for the unbanked (Fintel scoring)

August 30th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Martin Brezina - business development @ telco big data monetization solution Instarea

There is a huge and largely untapped potential in the banking sector: the unbanked. Because many people need a loan sometime. But not everyone can be granted one by a reputable lender. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Juniper, Epsilon, Colt, ADVA

August 29th, 2019
 

A few quick items to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Everstream Builds Out in Columbus

August 28th, 2019
 

While everyone else takes those late summer vacations, Everstream has been busy working on a new fiber project in the midwest. The regional infrastructure builder and operator has unveiled plans to expand its metro presence into Columbus, Ohio in a big way. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: GTT, Hylan, T5, NaviSite

August 28th, 2019
 

A number of interesting items worth noting: [Read more →]

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PacketFabric Raises $75M For Next Phase of Growth

August 27th, 2019
 

After a few years of rapid growth, PacketFabric has brought in some significant new funding and a new investor. Digital Alpha Advisors, LLC has put $75M into the pot via a joint venture investment. PacketFabric was formally launched back in January of 2017, and has quickly expanded its SDN-powered platform nationwide. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: CenturyLink, Mitel, Transtelco, Hurricane Electric, Cisco

August 27th, 2019
 

A few that slipped through my nets last week plus a new M&A worth noting: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ciena’s Joe Marsella on Adjusting to Technological Shifts

August 26th, 2019
 

The pace of technological change affects everyone and keeping up with it is not just an issue for the rest of us.  Even those helping to drive that change have to work at it.  Ciena has been rapidly shifting its business model and workforce towards software and support for the technology revolutions on the horizon.  With us today to talk about how they are achieving this is Joe Marsella, VP of Global Sales Engineering. Joe leads a team of ~350 sales engineers that must keep up with the pace of change so that they can help customers stay ahead.  [Read more →]

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Submarine Cables: What does the future hold?

August 23rd, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Nick Dmitry of Infinera.

Our world is getting smaller and more connected, and the thread stitching us together is lying on the ocean floor. [Read more →]

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SD-WAN Gets a Global Standard

August 22nd, 2019
 

As new technology uptake goes, SD-WAN has caught on really quickly. At least it sure seems like everyone has an SD-WAN offering of some sort in place. And now we have a standard to measure those services up to, as yesterday MEF formally announced the publication of its global standard defining SD-WAN, MEF 70. [Read more →]

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Grain Acquires More Fiber, to Buy Hunter and Summit

August 22nd, 2019
 

The private equity company Grain Management has been rather busy this month in the infrastructure space. Last week they took out Ritter Communications, but apparently they were still really hungry.  So this week they took out two more regional pockets of fiber and infrastructure announcing definitive agreements to acquire both Summit Broadband and a majority interest in Hunter Communications. [Read more →]

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