Infinera Uses MAREA to Set New Bandwidth Records

September 27th, 2018
 

Overall subsea capacity is always going up, sometimes because of new cables but sometimes due to improvements in the technology using them. Yesterday Infinera claimed a few new such milestones leveraging its latest gear on the MAREA transatlantic cable system. [Read more →]

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Signaling an End to an Era

September 26th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Michael Quinn and Jan Ebelt of Q Advisors

Vonage adds more “Tools to the Toolbox” and Potentially Further Distances itself from BroadSoft-Cisco [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: SAEx, Sparkle, Epsilon, Integra Optics

September 26th, 2018
 

Three interesting partnerships worth noting in recent days, one for subsea cables, one for cloud interconnection, and one for optical vendors: [Read more →]

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T-Mobile Lures Patel Over From CenturyLink

September 26th, 2018
 

This week a familiar face is making a move to the wireless sector after a long run. CenturyLink's CFO Sunit Patel resigned from the company effective this Friday, and will be taking on an EVP role as Merger and Integration Lead for T-Mobile US. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Consolidated, WANRack, eStruxture, Ciena

September 25th, 2018
 

Worth noting from the start of this week: three bits of metro fiber news and one subsea upgrade: [Read more →]

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ITU works to bring the world’s other half online

September 25th, 2018
 

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

The UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development have moved to accelerate efforts to connect the roughly 50% of the world's population that still do not have access to the internet. [Read more →]

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Digital Realty Adds Brazilian Depth with Purchase of Ascenty

September 24th, 2018
 

Of the data center markets in Latin America, Brazil certainly does get its share and then some of the global M&A attention. Today Digital Realty announced an agreement to acquire Ascenty from the private equity group Great Hill Partners, turning a rumor from July into reality. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Rick Hamilton on Ciena’s Software Push

September 24th, 2018
 

Since its acquisition of Cyan a few years ago, Ciena has continued to build up its software and services division.  The Blue Planet solution has become a key piece of the company’s plans to support network and services automation.  Ciena has been very active in standards development, trials, and live deployments of such solutions across the sector.  With us today to give his perspective on the present and future of SDN, NFV, and automation is Rick Hamilton, SVP of Global Software and Services at Ciena.  [Read more →]

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Subsea Roundup: MainOne, SubCom, Telecom Egypt, INDIGO

September 21st, 2018
 

In subsea cable news from this week that I didn't get to: an expansion, two bits of M&A, and new build milestone. [Read more →]

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Vonage to Acquire NewVoiceMedia

September 20th, 2018
 

The next stage of Vonage's ongoing rise in business communications has been unveiled. The UCaaS and CPaaS provider has announced an agreement to acquire NewVoiceMedia in a move to add further muscle in the enterprise market. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Sparkle, GlobeNet, Verizon

September 19th, 2018
 

Several interesting items from the international scene: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: 123Net, FiberLight, DC BLOX, Colocation Northwest

September 19th, 2018
 

Two metro fiber deals and two regional data center upgrades worth noting from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Digital Realty Takes Aim at Dulles’ Western Lands

September 18th, 2018
 

A data center REIT can never have too much land in northern Virginia.  Hence, it probably won't surprise anyone that Digital Realty Trust is said to be about to acquire some more. [Read more →]

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HAVFRUE to Land at NJFX

September 18th, 2018
 

The planned HAVFRUE cable system now has a landing station lined up on the eastern coast of the USA. NJFX said this morning that the new transatlantic cable system will come ashore at NJFX's Tier 3 by the Subsea campus in Wall Township, NJ. [Read more →]

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5G naysayers are misguided: Telstra CEO

September 18th, 2018
 

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

Fears that 5G use cases do not justify the extensive investments required to roll out the technology are unfounded, and the technology is going to change the world, according to Telstra CEO Andy Penn. [Read more →]

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The ZenFi, Cross River Merger Is Now Done

September 17th, 2018
 

Two of the New York metro area's dynamic, younger fiber builders are now one. ZenFi Networks and Cross River Fiber have completed the merger they announced this past Spring, with the combined company to operate as ZenFi Networks. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Pilot CEO Joe Fasone Takes On Business Fiber

September 17th, 2018
 

All the consolidation in the fiber business sometimes eclipses the efforts of newer companies taking on the challenge, but there are young companies out there blazing a new path through well-mapped, but never fully conquered territory.  One such company is Pilot, which was founded in 2014 in New York City and now runs business fiber in the east coast markets of Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Boston as well.  With us today to talk about Pilot’s fresh approach is CEO Joe Fasone[Read more →]

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Colt Expands Spanish Reach

September 17th, 2018
 

Colt Technology Services has been busy on the Iberian peninsula in southern Europe.  The UK-based global network operator is adding some 22 new provinces to its reach within Spain. [Read more →]

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Zayo Provides Euro Dark Fiber to an International Carrier

September 17th, 2018
 

Zayo has won some dark fiber business over in Europe. An unnamed 'international carrier' is leveraging Zayo's footprint in Western Europe to improve its global coverage. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Windstream, Southern Telecom, FirstLight, NTT

September 14th, 2018
 

Several items that initially slipped through my nets this week that should be noted: [Read more →]

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SSAE16 vs. SSAE18: What’s The Difference?

September 14th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Tim Mullahy, EVP and Managing Director at Liberty Center One

There’s a new SOC audit standard in town - and you need to know what it is and means if you’re to make an informed decision about your hosting company. [Read more →]

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Nokia Sells Velocix to Volaris

September 13th, 2018
 

In an interesting bit of M&A this morning, Nokia has sold off a piece of itself with a familiar pedigree. The Finnish giant has entered into an agreement to sell its IP Video business to Toronto-based Volaris Group.
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Tofane Global Closes Altice Deal, Expands Voice Carrier Reach

September 13th, 2018
 

Tofane Global's quest to conquer the international carrier voice business is officially underway. This morning they officially closed the purchase of the relevant pieces of Altice Europe N.V., adding further scale in a business that hasn't gotten much love in a while.  [Read more →]

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