Network Bytes: Sparkle, Hurricane Electric, Crosslake, 165Halsey, Zayo

May 28th, 2020
 

Three network expansion items, and some government contract news from across the pond: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes, Bytes: Infinera, AAE-1, QTS, Eurofiber, Quortus, Greenhouse

May 27th, 2020
 

A few interesting items from around the world to keep up with at midweek: [Read more →]

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GTT’s Calder to Step Down

May 27th, 2020
 

Rick Calder is stepping down as CEO of GTT Communications next week after 13 years of leading the company. The company has begun a search for a replacement while putting in place a leadership group to run the company in the interim. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Q Advisors’ Dmitry Netis Talks Cloud Native

May 26th, 2020
 

The worlds of cloud computing and of telecom and internet infrastructure are increasingly becoming integrated with each other.  Hence, trends like that of cloud native computing are quickly impinging on not just on applications that get delivered over internet infrastructure, but also on how that infrastructure is operated and maintained.  With us today to delve into those ideas is Dmitry Netis, Q Advisors’ Managing Director, Business Development.  Q Advisors specializes in M&A in the TMT space, but especially when it comes to the smaller, innovative technology players that are looking to shake things up. [Read more →]

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Segra Expands in North Carolina With NorthState Buy

May 22nd, 2020
 

Apparently I missed this one when it first came through, but better late than never! This week Segra completed an M&A down in North Carolina, acquiring longtime regional service provider NorthState. [Read more →]

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Leveraging data-driven inventory wizard to arrest 90% of errors at the source

May 22nd, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Arco Versluis and Sathya Narayanan of Prodapt

Digital Service Provider’s (DSP’s) inventory data consisting of their assets and services is very critical to their operations. These assets grow every day making it more difficult to manage. Almost all the DSPs manually register their inventories once [Read more →]

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Thusday Roundup: GPX, Alianza, Horizon, Bluebird, Digicel

May 21st, 2020
 

Two from abroad, and two from the Midwest to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: CenturyLink, Colt, DE-CIX, Netnod, ADVA

May 20th, 2020
 

Some metro fiber, a new CEO, an interconnection of IXs, and some cloud security: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Megaport, EdgeConneX, ExteNet, RTO, IX Reach, KevlinX, ServerFarm, Salute Mission Critical

May 19th, 2020
 

That's a long title, which is the result of four interesting partnership announcements and expansions, and hence eight companies working on things we should keep up with: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Enxoo’s Artur Ostrowski

May 18th, 2020
 

One corner of the industry that I don't spend much time on but which is critical to the operations of everyone in the sector is OSS/BSS software and systems.  But as automation continues to reach deeper into everyone's systems, it's a subject that needs a bigger voice.  With us today to delve a little deeper is Artur Ostrowski, CCO of Enxoo.  Enxoo uses a Salesforce-based platform to target telco-specific needs for OSS/BSS. [Read more →]

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2Africa to Encircle the Continent With a New Submarine Cable

May 15th, 2020
 

In the past, when one built a submarine cable to serve African destinations, the first question others would ask about your project was 'east or west?' It was nearly always one or the other of course, but not this time. Yesterday, a high powered group of global tech and telecom operators announced plans to build 2Africa, which will do both, starting and ending in Europe. [Read more →]

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Microsoft Takes Out Metaswitch

May 15th, 2020
 

The idea of one of the tech giants taking on telecommunications in a big way has always been an interesting 'what if' scenario, and occasionally some small piece of it happens. Yesterday was one of those days, as Microsoft announced a definitive agreement to buy Metaswitch Networks. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: ExteNet, GTT, Silver Peak, Colt, Arista, WiTCOM, ADVA, 6WIND

May 14th, 2020
 

A few deployments and upgrades to keep an eye on: [Read more →]

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South Reach Acquires Resurgence’s Florida Fiber & Colo

May 13th, 2020
 

Some intercity fiber has changed hands down in the southeastern US. South Reach Networks has made an inorganic move, buying the fiber and colo assets of Resurgence Infrastructure Group. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Uniti, NJFX, Cogent, Ciena, Telia, INAP

May 12th, 2020
 

Here are a few interesting bits of news from the start of the week worth noting quickly: [Read more →]

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Jobs Roundup: Colo Atl, DC BLOX, Southern Telecom, Epsilon, Chayora, Summit Broadband

May 11th, 2020
 

We may all have been sheltering in place, but last week there were a whole lot of folks from this sector taking on new jobs, particularly in the southeastern US.  Here's a quick rundown of what some familiar faces have been up to: [Read more →]

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Key Drivers for Growth of the Edge

May 11th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Keith Rutledge, General Manager of Compass EdgePoint

This is the second in a two-part series about trends that are accelerating the adoption of edge infrastructure and broadening the use cases of edge computing. In Part 1, I focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic is driving the need for edge computing in a way that I believe will continue after the pandemic subsides This column builds on that discussion by discussing [Read more →]

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Helping Your Assets Work for You: Uncovering Hidden Capital Opportunities in Underutilized Data Centers

May 8th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Christof Hammerli, EVP at Landmark Dividend

Today’s landscape of global disruption has been affecting communities and businesses alike. In the aftermath of stay-at-home and quarantine policies, supply chain interruptions, event shutdowns, customer shortages and economic slowdowns, revenue is [Read more →]

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Everstream Taps Uniti for Milwaukee Dark Fiber

May 7th, 2020
 

With big buildout plans already underway throughout the Midwest, Everstream today turned to a fellow infrastructure company for a quick boost in its reach. They have announced a long term strategic fiber IRU with Uniti Fiber in Milwaukee. [Read more →]

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Digital Colony Powers Beanfield Buy of Aptum’s Metro

May 7th, 2020
 

There was a bit of metro fiber M&A up in Canada yesterday despite the ongoing pandemic situation. Beanfield Metroconnect is acquiring the metro network assets of Aptum Technologies, with the help of a capital infusion and recapitalization from Digital Colony. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Telia, ExteNet, Tampnet, Megaport, ADVA

May 6th, 2020
 

Here's a midweek set of quick takes on network deals and trials from around the world: [Read more →]

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Sparkle Taps Curie For More Bandwidth

May 6th, 2020
 

Google's Curie cable system is going to be carrying some Italian bits. Sparkle, the international arm of Italy-based TIM Group, has invested in a fiber pair on the submarine cable. [Read more →]

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