QTS Gathers the Rest of Virginia in Richmond

May 13th, 2019
 

Last week I had the privilege of attending the QTS Richmond NAP Summit down in Richmond Virginia. Central Virginia's infrastructure market has been on the rise for years, a phenomenon I have been following closely. Multiple fiber projects, data center expansions, and the arrival of Telxius' MAREA and BRUSA cables down in Virginia Beach have created an opportunity that the whole region is just now starting to understand. [Read more →]

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Network M&A: BSO Buys IX Reach

May 13th, 2019
 

Two privately held global connectivity providers joined forces this morning. The financial networking specialist BSO has announced the purchase of IX Reach, making its third acquisition in the past 18 months. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Anova, Telxius, WorldStream, iBasis

May 10th, 2019
 

Three expansions and one contract win before the start of the weekend: [Read more →]

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Big data can help end global poverty

May 10th, 2019
 

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

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have an exceptional (albeit fleetingly so) chance to use their digital data for global good. They can help reach the Sustainable Development Goals while achieving their “triple bottom line”. [Read more →]

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Telefonica Carves Out Eleven Data Centers

May 9th, 2019
 

Telefonica has announced a deal to sell a broad portfolio of data centers to Asterion Industrial Partners.  The arrangement will see 11 facilities in the Americas change hands. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: FirstLight, Orange, RETN, Bluebird

May 9th, 2019
 

I've been on the road this week, so it's time to catch up on a bit of news: [Read more →]

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EQT, Digital Colony to Buy Zayo

May 8th, 2019
 

Well, as we have all been anticipating for the last five months or so, Zayo will soon no longer be a public company. Today they announced a definitive agreement to be acquired by Digital Colony and EQT. [Read more →]

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Hylan CEO Robert DiLeo on Smart Cities, IoT, and Security

May 8th, 2019
 

One of the roundtable topics at The Telecom Exchange NYC event next week is about how Smart Cities might handle the security aspects of IoT.  With everything cities are looking to hook up and manage, whether via fiber or 5G, it certainly seems like a lot of new vectors for danger to approach. I thought perhaps I'd get in a few early questions on the subject with Robert DiLeo, CEO of Hylan, before he takes part in the panel: [Read more →]

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Axiata Group negotiating mega merger with Telenor

May 7th, 2019
 

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

Malaysia-based Axiata Group has revealed it is in discussion to merge with Telenor's Asian operations to create a regional powerhouse with total annual revenues of over 50 billion ringgit ($12.05 billion). [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Rob Willcock on Orange Business Services in the Americas

May 7th, 2019
 

In the US we tend to think of the big homegrown providers first when it comes to international telecom and internet infrastructure.  But the reach of Orange and its multinational, enterprise-focused Orange Business Services division can match or beat anyone.  In fact, they quietly do quite a bit of business here as well.  With us today to talk about Orange Business Services and what it is up to in the Western Hemisphere is Rob Willcock, President of the Americas.  Rob is responsible for the Orange Business Services’ presence from Canada to Argentina.  [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: EllaLink, Infinera, Consolidated

May 6th, 2019
 

Some news from the start of this week and the end of the last one worth noting: [Read more →]

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QIC Bids for Superloop

May 6th, 2019
 

Australian-based fiber operator Superloop is the subject of a credible merger offer. The company confirmed late last week that starting in April it has received bids from QIC Private Capital to take the company private, or at least not publicly traded, or something. [Read more →]

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The importance of hospital WiFi security

May 3rd, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Alex Mitchell of VPNpro.com

When we think about healthcare and hospitals, there are many aspects of safety and security that are typically considered, but Wi-Fi security isn't exactly top of the list for most of us. Yet securing hospital Wi-Fi networks is becoming [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Conterra, Aryaka, Avelacom

May 2nd, 2019
 

Three bits of news from three different corners of the infrastructure world: [Read more →]

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FirstLight Invests in Maine

May 2nd, 2019
 

Some new fiber infrastructure is being put in place in upper New England this season. FirstLight said yesterday that it is in the process of expanding its fiber network in one of the US's most ignored infrastructure markets: Maine. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: DC Blox, CloudSmartz, Seaborn, Netrality, NYIIX

May 1st, 2019
 

Seems like everyone is waiting for some Zayo news to fall this week, but in the meantime here are a few news bytes worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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Vodafone’s Reveal Keeps the Pressure On Huawei

April 30th, 2019
 

In today's news is yet another story about Huawei and security as European telecommunications operator and regulators continue to scrutinize the gear in advance of 5G deployments. This one is historical though. Apparently Vodafone found security flaws in Huawei gear its Italian unit bought back in 2011 and 2012. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Ciena, Exponential-e, Hurricane Electric, T5

April 29th, 2019
 

A few interesting items from this morning or late last week worth noting: [Read more →]

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SP Telecom to build alternative fiber network in Singapore

April 29th, 2019
 

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

Singapore-based telecommunications joint venture SP Telecom has engaged PCCW Solutions as a consultancy partner to help design and deploy the company's planned alternative fiber network. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Digital Realty, Fatbeam, Infinera, Vapor IO

April 26th, 2019
 

Four news items to finish the week with: [Read more →]

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SoftBank, Google Get Loony Together

April 25th, 2019
 

Two companies that have dreams of using the stratosphere for bandwidth infrastructure have decided to throw in together. SoftBank's HAPSMobile is investing $125M in Google's Loon as the two partner for a common platform, and Loon gains an option to invest a similar sum in HAPSMobile later on. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: Cologix, Sabey, DataBank

April 24th, 2019
 

Some data center and interconnection news at midweek: [Read more →]

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Google’s Curie Cable Lands in Chile

April 24th, 2019
 

Google's submarine cable empire now hooks up another corner of the world. The company's 10,000km Curie submarine cable has officially come ashore in Valparaiso, Chile[Read more →]

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