T-Mobile Plants Its 5G Flag With Nokia

July 30th, 2018
 

With the realities of the Sprint deal still a long way off, T-Mobile US isn't going to wait around to make its 5G rollout plans.  Today the 'Uncarrier' announced a substantial deal with Nokia to get the ball rolling. [Read more →]

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Zayo Wins Yet More Cloud Infrastructure Biz

July 30th, 2018
 

On Friday, Zayo continued its string of wins with major cloud providers, albeit unnamed ones as usual.  The Boulder-based infrastructure provider announced a major expansion of its relationship with said cloud provider. [Read more →]

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Telefonica Finds Another Buyer for a Piece of Telxius

July 30th, 2018
 

Telefonica has raised a few more euros this morning with the planned sale of a stake of Telxius to Pontegadea, a real estate investment company owned by the mega-billionaire Amancio Ortega.  Ortega owns the Spanish-based Zara, which is a power in the world of retail fashion. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Sparkle, ROOT, NYI, Ciena

July 27th, 2018
 

Three bits of data center news from three countries and an MEF 3.0 certification to finish off the week: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: WANRack, Comcast, FirstLight, Zayo

July 26th, 2018
 

Four bits of metro fiber news from the past few days that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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Crown Castle to Enhance Its Southern California Network

July 25th, 2018
 

Crown Castle unveiled plans to further invest in its fiber footprint in Los Angeles and the surrounding region yesterday.  They plan to enhance and supplement the company's existing infrastructure with an expanded product suite. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Invests in Dublin, Hilversum

July 25th, 2018
 

euNetworks has put resources to work in the data center interconnection space this summer.  This morning the pan-European infrastructure provider revealed the completion of two projects expanding its dc connect solution into new markets. [Read more →]

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Blockchain in telecoms market to hit nearly $1b by 2023

July 25th, 2018
 

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

The global blockchain in telecom market is on track to grow from just $46.6 million this year to $993.8 million by 2023, representing a CAGR of 84.4%, according to Research and Markets. [Read more →]

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Infinera to Acquire Coriant

July 24th, 2018
 

Yesterday saw some interesting M&A news within the world of optical vendors. Infinera has announced an agreement to acquire Coriant for some $430M in cash and stock. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: UPN, Digital Realty, Connected2Fiber, Windstream

July 23rd, 2018
 

A few product and market expansions worth noting to start the week: [Read more →]

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Vocus, Alcatel Near Completion for ASC Cable

July 23rd, 2018
 

Fresh off the RFS of Hawaiki, Australia will soon have even more new connectivity at its disposal. According to Vocus the laying of the 4600 kilometer Australia Singapore Cable is now complete. [Read more →]

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Virtual Network Function (VNF) onboarding is simply more than VNF Descriptor (VNFD) configurations

July 20th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Prodapt

More and more digital service providers (DSPs) are adopting Virtual Network Function (VNF) to reap key benefits of virtualization such as accelerated service realization, reduced time-to-market, better scalability, and cost-effective & centralized network monitoring. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Rémi Galasso on the Launch of Hawaiki

July 19th, 2018
 

The Pacific has a new submarine cable as of today.  The Hawaiki cable system has officially launched, connecting the Pacific Northwest with New Zealand and Australia via Hawaii with up to 43Tbps of initial design capacity.  The cable spans some 15,000km and cost about $300M to build.  With us today to give us a bit more color on just what Hawaiki has built and what is next on the menu is CEO Rémi Galasso.
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Euro Bytes: Sparkle, Ufinet, VIRTUS, BICS

July 19th, 2018
 

A few interesting tidbits from over in Europe: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Fusion, Colo Atl, France-IX, Telia, GTT

July 18th, 2018
 

Two enterprise contracts in the US, plus a new interconnection and an M&A over in Europe, and a federal contract that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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Google Plans Dunant Cable, Taps TE Subcom

July 17th, 2018
 

Google's submarine cable splurge seems to gain momentum every year, and as time goes on they are steadily taking a more direct hand. Today they unveiled their latest project, the Dunant transatlantic cable system, named after the Swiss Nobel Laureate and founder of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant. [Read more →]

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On a Sad Note

July 17th, 2018
 

This past weekend, the telecom & data community lost one of its own. Jon DeLuca passed away on Saturday after a bout with cancer at the far too young age of 46. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Cirrus, CenturyLink, Flexential, Infomart

July 17th, 2018
 

Some data center and cloud connectivity news that's worth noting: [Read more →]

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Orange Seeds Its Cloud With Basefarm Buy

July 17th, 2018
 

There has been some interesting consolidation in the cloud space over in Europe this week, as one of the continent's largest network operators has made another move to augment its capabilities in cloud-based infrastructure. Orange Business Services has agreed to acquire Basefarm Holding. [Read more →]

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Liquid Telecom, Telecom Egypt to Hook Up Africa’s North and South

July 17th, 2018
 

The African fiber market may finally have a terrestrial link from North to South. Liquid Telecom and Telecom Egypt have signed an MOU to link up their fiber networks and enable Liquid Telecom to hook up Cairo to Cape Town without going under the waves. [Read more →]

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SD-WAN isn’t Just Another WAN

July 16th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

According to the market status of 1st half of 2018, while SD-WAN adoption by enterprises of all sizes and verticals is accelerating, there are some barriers along the road as well. [Read more →]

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US formally overturns import ban on ZTE

July 16th, 2018
 

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

The US government has lifted its denial order against ZTE, finally clearing the way for the vendor to resume major operations. [Read more →]

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Another New Cable Planned for Lake Ontario

July 13th, 2018
 

Crosslake Fibre, Metro Optic, and Utilities Kingston have unveiled plans for a new and unique fiber route hooking up the key markets of eastern Canada. The project will be part terrestrial and part under water, starting in Toronto and finishing up in Montreal via a diverse route. [Read more →]

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