Friday Roundup: STACK, FirstLight, Colt, Bluebird, Telia

January 24th, 2020
 

Here's a set of quick takes on news from this week before everyone goes home for the weekend: [Read more →]

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Adapting to a Disruptive World with Edge AI

January 24th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Kailem Anderson, Vice President of Portfolio and Engineering, Blue Planet, a division of Ciena

You can’t go far in the tech industry these days without coming across a conversation about the future of artificial intelligence (AI). This conversation has been top of mind in the telecom industry for a while, and for good reason [Read more →]

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Another Federal Win for CenturyLink

January 23rd, 2020
 

Fresh off a significant contract win at the Department of the Interior, CenturyLink yesterday announced another significant federal contract. They have won a DoD deal as well. [Read more →]

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MOX Networks Prepares New Columbus-Ashburn Route

January 22nd, 2020
 

A new fiber route is in the works from a player I have run into for the first time this week. MOX Networks has announced the impending completion of a new route between Columbus, Ohio and Ashburn, Virginia. [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: eStruxture, Aligned Energy, ServerFarm, BDx, Flexential

January 22nd, 2020
 

There has been a bunch of data center partnership news out this week, focusing either on cloud connectivity or big data enablement.  Here's a quick rundown: [Read more →]

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CityFibre Acquires FibreNation

January 21st, 2020
 

There was an interesting bit of consolidation over in the UK today. CityFibre has announced the acquisition of FibreNation from TalkTalk Group. The deal would leave TalkTalk as a wholesale customer of CityFibre for both consumers and businesses. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Equinix, Ciena, Telxius, DE-CIX, Telstra, Chayora

January 21st, 2020
 

Yesterday was MLK day in the US, but there was plenty of interesting news anyway and a bunch of it from overseas worth checking out: [Read more →]

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Windstream Wholesale Reaches the Pacific Northwest

January 20th, 2020
 

Its parent company may be toiling away in the chapter 11 struggle with Aurelius and Uniti, but Windstream Wholesale hasn't let that slow down its network expansion plans. This morning the division announced a new dark fiber route hooking up the Pacific Northwestern markets of Portland and Seattle, lighting it with more gear from Infinera. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Voxility’s Maria Sirbu on the IaaS Marketplace

January 20th, 2020
 

When it comes to IaaS and the cloud, it always seems like the big public cloud guys dominate the conversation.  But there are plenty of other voices out there taking aim at the enterprise opportunity from different angles and perspectives.  One such IaaS specialist is Voxility, which expanded its global footprint into Spain a few months ago.  With us today to talk about Voxility's approach and perspective is Maria Sirbu, VP of business development.  [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Zayo, EllaLink, QTS, Siyata

January 17th, 2020
 

A few more interesting items from this week before the long weekend: [Read more →]

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DOI Awards CenturyLink a Big One

January 17th, 2020
 

CenturyLink won some significant federal contract business this week. The U.S. Department of the Interior has awarded a task order worth up to $1.6B to the the company. The DOI has some 65K employees around its 2,400 operating locations nationwide. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: CBAN, STACK, Colt, EQT

January 16th, 2020
 

A few more items to keep up with from the week so far:  [Read more →]

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Fusion Resurfaces

January 16th, 2020
 

The service provider Fusion announced this week that it has completed its financial restructuring and emerged from the bankruptcy process. The company filed for Chapter 11 back in June of last year, barely a year after buying Birch and Megapath and a month after getting approval for their plan. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Equinix, Atlantic Broadband, GTT, Vonage

January 15th, 2020
 

Two acquisitions, one technology partnership, and a UC win: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A Polls: This Year’s Strategic Buyers

January 14th, 2020
 

It's time to wrap up last week's polls with a look at who Telecom Ramblings' readers think is going to be buying US network assets this year. Or at least which network operators are likely to be buying. We know the biggest buyers currently have infrastructure funds involved somehow, whether directly or indirectly. But this is more about which existing platforms out there will get bigger, as it's much harder to keep track of potential new financial entrants. That being said, what network operators topped the list this year? [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Data Foundry Invests in Texas, Looks Beyond

January 13th, 2020
 

The data center sector has been a dynamic place over the last decade, with lots of money passing through and plenty of technological shifts to adjust to.  But while it may seem as if M&A has touched everyone, there are some players that have managed to chart an organic path, such as Data Foundry.  They have steadily built out a footprint in Austin and Houston and are now looking at further expansion opportunities.  With us today to talk about their view of the market are Mark Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer, and Edward Henigin, Chief Technology Officer.  [Read more →]

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Now About Those M&A Polls: Sellers

January 10th, 2020
 

Ok it has been a week of voting since we posted polls for the most likely US network operators to sell or buy in 2020. What do the plugged-in readers of Telecom Ramblings think M&A will look like this year? Here's a quick look at my thoughts about the likely M&A targets according to readers: [Read more →]

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Colt Densifies Back Home in London

January 9th, 2020
 

Colt announced this morning the completion of an expansion project in London. They have added another 110km of fiber in the London metro area as part of a broader buildout of the Colt IQ Network in Europe. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: MEF, vXchnge, KCOM

January 8th, 2020
 

The world is watching other things right now, but in telecom and internet infrastructure we do have a few more things to catch up on at midweek: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: DataBank, Horizon, CenturyLink, GCX

January 7th, 2020
 

Time to catch up on a bit of news from the start of the week: two new products, a financial investment, and a CEO transition: [Read more →]

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Powering Digital Transformation With Location Intelligence: 4 Telecom Predictions for 2020

January 6th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Michael Collins, Vice President of Marketing at Connected2Fiber

Think back to what the telecom space looked like in 2010. 5G was $5,000, Over the Top (OTT) was a Sylvester Stallone movie about arm wrestling and the cloud was, well, weather. Over the last decade, we witnessed some of the most significant technological advances that the telecom industry has seen in a generation. Some of these technologies, such as 5G, are gaining traction but have yet to [Read more →]

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Who Are the Most Likely Strategic Buyers of US Networks in 2020?

January 3rd, 2020
 

Yesterday, we asked who the likely targets of consolidation will be in 2020.  Today we reverse the question and ask who the likely strategic buyers of network infrastructure are in 2020.  Last year we only got one out of the top ten, and that counts Uniti's Bluebird transaction as a buy when it was more of a swap.  But to be fair, there weren't many strategic buyers out there in 2019.  What about 2020?  Who has both the appetite and the financial wherewithal to make some deals this year?   [Read more →]

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NFV Evolution: Are We There Yet, Or Are We Just Getting Started?

January 3rd, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Sanjay Bhatia, Vice President of Strategy and Solutions Marketing, Ribbon Communications

The transformation from hardware-based equipment to software is a journey that started many years ago, with some of the largest service providers in the world reaping the benefits of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). The promise of software designed, defined and delivered real-time data and communications networks is compelling: simplified operations, reduced costs and the ability to spin up new services anywhere in hours or days vs. months or years. The importance of [Read more →]

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