Netflix, Youtube Slow Things Down for Europe

March 20th, 2020
 

The demand for bandwidth due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is definitely stretching global internet infrastructure a bit. Both YouTube and Netflix have now agreed to reduce streaming quality in an effort to not overload European capacity. [Read more →]

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Accelerating network inventory reconciliation process time by up to 60% using RPA

March 20th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Prodapt

An accurate inventory of assets and services is the cornerstone for any digital service provider. Yet, Digital Service Providers (DSPs) face several challenges in managing the completeness and accuracy of inventory data. Most of the cases, a DSP’s physical and logical network inventory are often 20-30% out of sync. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Seaborn, EdgeUno, Vonage, Virgin Mobile

March 19th, 2020
 

Everyone is adjusting to this new reality, and in the telecom and internet infrastructure world they are dealing with not just protecting their employees but meeting the demand caused by behavioral changes.  Sometimes it's an opportunity, but sometimes it's a scramble to keep things online.  Here are two of the first, and one of the second from this week so far: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: DE-CIX, Calix, Huawei, Ericsson

March 18th, 2020
 

Some interesting pandemic-related infrastructure news, plus three vendor wins worth noting: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: FiberLight, maincubes, Cogent, Infinera

March 17th, 2020
 

The pandemic continues to disrupt, but while everyone else pauses the world of internet infrastructure does  have to keep on rolling.   Let's do our best not to lose focus entirely. Here are a few more bits of news to digest from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Internap to Restructure Via Chapter 11

March 17th, 2020
 

Yesterday, Internap announced that it has entered into a restructuring support agreement with its creditors and filed for Chapter 11 in the southern district of New York. The deal ends the data center and network company's search for strategic alternatives in the wake of declining EBITDA alongside looming capital lease payments and financial covenants on its debt. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: CenturyLink, Orange, FirstLight, Globenet

March 16th, 2020
 

Ok, last week was a busy one for me and I missed a few items that it's time to catch up on.  Here's some quick takes, two undersea, one channel, and one metro fiber: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Great Plains Communications New CTO Tony Thakur

March 16th, 2020
 

Regionally focused network operators often fly under the radar in the broader market, but lately they have been taking on a more public role.  Great Plains Communications has been steadily expanding its reach out from its core Nebraska footprint while shifting more and more to fiber and next generation technologies.  With us today to talk about the company’s approach is its newly minted Chief Technology Officer, Tony Thakur. [Read more →]

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Optimising MSP Networking with Multi-Service Ports

March 13th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Epsilon's Prasanna Caliaperoumal

Worldwide spending on digital transformation is set to reach $2.3 trillion in 2023 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.1%, according to IDC. Over the next five years, digital transformation will become the [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: GCX, Sparkle, Aligned Energy, VIRTUS

March 12th, 2020
 

Some submarine capacity, a new data center expansion, and the completion of another: [Read more →]

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About That Pandemic

March 12th, 2020
 

So the elephant in the room is obviously the ongoing spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 that has now earned the pandemic label. It's not about telecom and internet infrastructure, and yet it's invading every subject these days. Everyone, literally, is figuring this out in real time. So I thought I'd bring it up for discussion. What do readers think will be the effects? [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Ciena, Nokia, Ribbon, Stateless

March 11th, 2020
 

A few items from vendors of all stripes from midweek: [Read more →]

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Tuesday M&A Bytes: Zayo, Digital Realty, Cincinnati Bell

March 10th, 2020
 

I'm on the road again this week, though not in a form I need to worry about that thing everyone is talking about that I don't want to write about.  But over the past few days, key milestones were reached in three of the biggest M&As currently underway that are worth catching up on: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Telia Carrier, FiberLight, CoreSite, DE-CIX

March 9th, 2020
 

A few quick items to start off the week with: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Conexcity’s Christopher Smedley

March 9th, 2020
 

Behind almost every new network buildout there are engineering and construction firms doing the heavy lifting.  In New York and New Jersey, ZenFi’s rapid expansion in recent years has leveraged expertise from its sister company, Conexcity.  Conexcity recently rebranded itself from its prior moniker, Metro Network Services, as it continues to dive deeper into the buildout of 5G wireless infrastructure and related technologies.  With us today to talk about Conexcity’s new brand and its approach to the buildout of nextgen networks is the company’s General Manager, Christopher Smedley. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Cincinnati Bell, South Reach, NYI, Tofane Global

March 6th, 2020
 

Two bits of merger news and a partnership down in Miami: [Read more →]

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TL1: The Land that Time Forgot

March 6th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Sally Hudson, Chief Marketing Officer at VCTI

We human beings are, for the most part, naturally optimistic and forward-looking.  For those of us in the technology industry, our confidence in the next new big thing to propel us further, faster, is unshakable. In my industry, telecommunications, Digital Transformation is our holy grail, with the power of [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Avelacom, FirstLight, DataBank, Ribbon

March 5th, 2020
 

Here is a set of quick takes from around the industry: [Read more →]

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Bevan Slattery, SUB.CO Aim Across the Indian Ocean with OAC

March 5th, 2020
 

The Australian serial tech entrepreneur Bevan Slattery is taking another fiber project off the drawing board and into the marketplace. Today his latest venture, SUB.CO, announced that the Oman Australia Cable project has now reached 'Contract In Force' status. [Read more →]

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Brookfield Matches Macquarie Again for Cincinnati Bell

March 4th, 2020
 

The auction for Cincinnati Bell continues, and they aren't wasting any time about it.  Brookfield and Cincinnati Bell today amended their agreement yet again, raising the price tag to $13.50 per share. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Infinera, Consolidated, Metaswitch, Cecon

March 4th, 2020
 

Some mid-week news to catch up on from around the industry: [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Ciena, Huawei, Infinera, Cisco

March 3rd, 2020
 

March always brings lots of interesting optical and packet technology news, and this year is no different.  Here's a quick rundown of some interesting nextgen demos in the past few days that are definitely worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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Macquarie Raises Brookfield for Cincinnati Bell

March 3rd, 2020
 

Yep, it's definitely an auction now. Just days after Brookfield and Cincinnati Bell announced an amended deal at the higher price of $12.50, that unsolicited bidder who prompted it stepped forward into the light with a new offer. [Read more →]

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