Industry Spotlight: Involta CEO Brett Lindsey Looks Ahead

April 29th, 2024

The data center sector has never been hotter, with AI and other new technologies driving new investments and technological developments.  But it’s not just in the biggest markets. Tier 2 and Tier 3 data centers are seeing opportunities, too. With us today is Brett Lindsey, CEO of Involta.  Involta targets enterprise customers in such markets and is backed by Carlyle. Brett took over the company this past winter, shifting over to data centers and the cloud from fiber and telecom. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Colt, Epsilon, Nokia, A1, Arelion

April 26th, 2024

Four network expansion projects from this week’s news, three in Europe and one in Southeast Asia: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: 123Net, DāSTOR, Windstream Wholesale, Montana Internet

April 25th, 2024

Some M&A activity and some expansion work in the metro and regional arena: [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: Quantum Loophole, Vantage, DataBank, NYI, AtlasEdge

April 24th, 2024

Four bits of data center news, three in North America and one in Europe: [Read more →]

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Laser Light Signs On With Confluence-1

April 23rd, 2024

One of the more interesting subsea cable projects currently on the drawing board got a boost this morning. Confluence Networks has lined up an anchor tenant for the Confluence-1 cable system along the east coast of the US. Laser Light Communications Inc. has signed on for a 25-year agreement totaling over $20M for a piece of the system. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Invests In Brussels Metro

April 22nd, 2024

The European fiber operator euNetworks announced the addition of a new metro fiber network market this morning, bringing their total across the continent to 18. The move follows last spring’s acquisition of 1,660km of fiber and duct across Belgium from a utility company, transforming those assets to better fit alongside euNetworks’ existing presence throughout the Benelux region. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Toptana Technologies’ Tyson Johnston

April 22nd, 2024

One of the more intriguing projects people are talking about these days is Toptana Technologies’ plans for a cable landing station on the West Coast of the United States. Toptana is a first-of-its-kind indigenous-owned internet infrastructure and technology company, owned by the Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) of the Pacific Northwest, a community of more than 3,000 tribal members located along the coast in northern Washington State. Its mission is to connect the digitally unconnected and provide internet access to rural communities, starting by bringing the first subsea cable landing station to Washington State in over 25 years. The team is currently building necessary backhaul network connectivity to Seattle and major data center clusters in Hillsboro, Oregon.  Today we talked about the company’s plans and its underlying motivation and outlook with Tyson Johnston, who serves as Toptana’s chairman of the board. [Read more →]

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April 19th, 2024

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Nick Millward, Mobile Ecosystem Forum

As we journey into the future of mobile telecoms over the next five years, I’m excited about the transformative role that artificial intelligence will play. From enhanced network optimisation and intelligent customer service to hyper-personalised services and edge computing, AI promises to revolutionise every aspect of our mobile telecommunications experience. Let’s take a look at some of the anticipated innovations and transformations that AI [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Ciena, Telehouse, Nokia, MetTel

April 18th, 2024

More news from around the industry from this week: [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Nokia, Ciena, Cisco, RtBrick

April 17th, 2024

A few interesting bits of vendor news from around the industry: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Lumen, Macquarie, Oman-IX, EdgeConneX

April 16th, 2024

A federal contract, a couple of data center development items, and a new regional IX. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Quantum Corridor CEO Tom Dakich

April 15th, 2024

The word Quantum is a bit of a unique buzzword in that what it means for the future is simultaneously more revolutionary and poorly understood than usual.  But that doesn’t mean it isn’t time to take action to get involved in some form.  With us today is Tom Dakich, founder and CEO of Quantum Corridor, which is building a network meant to connect quantum computers to each other and to the resources they need.  Tom previously helped found and build Digital Crossroad, the new data center in Hammond, Indiana. [Read more →]

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HYLAN’s Management Team Takes Majority Stake

April 12th, 2024

HYLAN now has new majority ownership, although it’s hardly ‘new’. CEO and Chairman Robert DiLeo and President and Vice Chairman John DiLeo Jr. have announced the acquisition of a bigger stake in the turnkey engineering and construction company. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Uniti, GPC, Comcast Business, Fibwi

April 11th, 2024

Four bits of last mile news of interest to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Windstream, DataVerge, Megaport, DataBank, STACK

April 10th, 2024

Two bits of data networking news, and two green financing deals: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Neterra, Infinera, TAL, and Xavier Neil

April 9th, 2024

Several items from European operators of note from early this week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: SmartCIC CEO Toby Forman

April 8th, 2024

Whereas the rollout of 4G had a huge effect on the consumer marketplace, with 5G we are seeing the enterprise market in position to take advantage.  That means an opportunity for new players to come in with new ways of delivering wireless services to that market.  SmartCIC has been doing that in Europe and the US with its sights set on a growing number of markets globally.  With us today to talk about the opportunity in cellular intelligence and fixed wireless access Toby Forman, Co-Founder and CEO of SmartCIC Global Services and SmartCIC Technologies.   [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Comcast Business, Gateway, Breezeline, Boldyn, Greenlight

April 5th, 2024

Lots of work on the last mile going on this week: [Read more →]

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More Routes for Zayo

April 4th, 2024

Zayo has been quietly plugging away at its fiber and data footprint over the last year, and yesterday they offered an update on what they’ve been working on. They have been adding to their 400G network on multiple fronts, expanding to new PoPs, and adding diverse longhaul fiber. [Read more →]

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nLighten Buys 7 Data Centers from EXA

April 4th, 2024

Some data center infrastructure is changing hands over in Europe. nLighten has announced the strategic acquisition of seven facilities from EXA Infrastructure as it continues to expand its depth across the continent. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: LightEdge, ColoHouse, Aligned

April 3rd, 2024

Two bits of M&A from the data center and cloud space, plus a new minority stake in a major data center infrastructure player: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: DataBank, Airspan, Ascend Wireless, Telesat

April 2nd, 2024

A bit of data center real estate and three financial moves: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Arelion CEO Daniel Kurgan Looks Ahead

April 1st, 2024

Following its separation from Telia three years ago, Arelion has forged an independent path in the wholesale networking space.  They have worked to streamline their internal operations while expanding into new markets like Mexico.  With us today to talk about the company’s plans and industry outlook is the company’s new CEO, Daniel Kurgan.  Prior to Arelion, Daniel was CEO of the international wholesale carrier BICS for some 14 years.  He joined Arelion as an independent board member in 2021 and was appointed CEO in October 2023. [Read more →]

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