Seaborn, IOX Team Up For New Route to India

November 7th, 2017
 

Seaborn Networks and IOX Cable Ltd are teaming up to offer a new way to send bits from North America to India.  The plan is to leverage Seaborn's new Seabras-1 cable to Brazil, the soon to be built SABR system from there over to southern Africa, and then the proposed IOX system across the Indian ocean to India. [Read more →]

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Colt to Expand Deeper into North America

November 7th, 2017
 

Colt Technology Services has announced plans to upgrade its subsea capabilities and to add network assets in North America.  The pan-European and Asian regional operator is going to increase its capabilities in the USA and Canada. [Read more →]

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Sprint and T-Mobile Call It Off

November 6th, 2017
 

This year's least-secret merger negotiations ended over the weekend, so there will be no deal this time either. Sprint and T-Mobile US have officially called off their talks on a deal. The stumbling block appears to have been the fact that Softbank would not [Read more →]

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Stonepeak Takes Driver’s Seat at euNetworks

November 6th, 2017
 

The pan-European fiber and network services provider euNetworks is going to be changing hands this winter. Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire a majority interest in the company. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: FirstLight, VMware, Sprint

November 3rd, 2017
 

TGIF, here are a few quick takes before it's time to rake some leaves this November weekend. [Read more →]

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NTT Com launches lowest latency Tokyo-Chicago link

November 3rd, 2017
 

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

Japan's NTT Com has launched a new ultra-low latency connectivity service between the financial markets of Tokyo in Japan and Chicago in the United States. [Read more →]

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Zayo Aims More Fiber at Indiana

November 2nd, 2017
 

Zayo revealed plans for yet another expansion of its footprint in Indiana today.  On the menu is fiber-to-the-tower for another 70 towers in the state in response to the winning of a new major wireless customer. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Ciena, ROOT, Centeris, Digerati

November 2nd, 2017
 

A vendor win, some data center news, and some cloud communications M&A activity: [Read more →]

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Finally! CenturyLink and Level 3 Finish the Deal

November 1st, 2017
 

It has taken a year and a day to jump through all the regulatory hoops, but the CenturyLink/Level 3 deal finally closed this morning.  The $34B combination puts the combined company 51% in the hands of former CenturyLink shareholders and 49% in the hands of former Level 3 shareholders. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Expands Reach, Posts Q3 Growth

November 1st, 2017
 

The third quarter was a busy one for euNetworks, which posted solid growth while adding some significant new longhaul and metro assets to its network.  Revenue grew to €34.9M while normalized adjusted EBITDA expanded to €13.1M.  Here are a few of the ir numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Infinera, vXchnge, Reliance

October 31st, 2017
 

Here's a quick roundup of some other news from this week: [Read more →]

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Sprint, T-Mobile Get Cold Feet

October 31st, 2017
 

The year's least secret M&A negotiations have apparently hit a snag.  News reports overnight suggest that Sprint may be about to abandon its attempts to merge with T-Mobile US.   [Read more →]

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Cisco and BroadSoft: A Game Changer for the UCaaS Landscape

October 30th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Michael Quinn, Gerry DeHaven and Andrew Gaffney of Q Advisors

On October 23, Cisco announced an agreement to acquire BroadSoft, the leading provider of cloud-based unified communications and collaboration solutions, for $1.9 billion in cash, or $55 per share.  The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.  The purchase price represents [Read more →]

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Here Comes Jupiter, a New Transpacific Cable

October 30th, 2017
 

TE SubCom said yesterday that the supply contract for the Jupiter Cable system has come into force.  The project's partners include the Asian carriers PLDT, NTT Communications, PCCW Global, and Softbank, and the US-based tech giants Facebook and Amazon. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: CenturyLink, Ericsson, Gigamon

October 30th, 2017
 

Here's a quick roundup from around the world after a very wet weekend here in New Jersey: [Read more →]

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How Internet Content Providers Are Redefining the Optical Transport Landscape

October 27th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Fady Masoud, Principal Product & Field Marketing, Infinera

While cloud-based content and services such as social media are shaping our day-to-day lives, internet content providers (ICPs) have been redefining how the underlying cloud networks are architected and operated. In the past few years, ICPs have become a major driving force behind [Read more →]

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Console’s Network Services Biz Acquired

October 27th, 2017
 

An email went out this morning to Console's customers and partners with an update. The interconnection platform has apparently sold off its network services business to the former founder of IX Reach. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Equinix, NTT, RETN

October 26th, 2017
 

A new data center, a new certification, and some new PoPs. [Read more →]

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UPN Reaches Into Fort Worth

October 26th, 2017
 

Unite Private Networks has some new Texas infrastructure planned in response to a new customer contract.  UPN is deploying a 4x100Gbps wavelength solution for one of the largest retailers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. [Read more →]

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vXchnge Moves Into Austin

October 25th, 2017
 

vXchnge has added another edge market to its portfolio this week.  Yesterday they announced the purchase of a data center in the Texan capital of Austin.   [Read more →]

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QTS Has Big Plans in Ashburn

October 25th, 2017
 

QTS yesterday unveiled some big plans for expansion in northern Virginia. Apparently they have been acquiring land in Ashburn over the last few months, and have now begun new construction on a campus of what could reach 700,000 square feet and 140MW of power. [Read more →]

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Regulating OTTs a risky move: EFF

October 25th, 2017
 

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

Efforts by multiple Asian nations to regulate OTT communications and online streaming services could violate net neutrality and have even more insidious effects, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. [Read more →]

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DE-CIX Unveils JV as it Steps Deeper Into Mumbai

October 24th, 2017
 

DE-CIX has announced the creation of a joint venture in Mumbai that will offer interconnection to the Indian marketplace.  The JV is called DE-CIX Interwire India plc and will do business under the name "Mumbai IX powered by DE-CIX".   [Read more →]

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