Logix Adds Fiber in Stafford

May 1st, 2018
 

Logix Fiber Networks has been busy adding new metro fiber in southeastern Texas. The new build brings 17 miles of fiber to the Houston suburb of Stafford, bringing some 1,300 businesses in range of the company's fiberoptic footprint. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: 365 Data Centers CEO Bob DeSantis

April 30th, 2018
 

365 Data Centers is a familiar name in the data center space, and last year a new set of owners took over with plans to take the business down a new path of growth and investment. With us today to tell us what 365 Data Centers is up to and how it looks at the market opportunities ahead is CEO Bob DeSantis, a veteran of the infrastructure business who previously co-founded and was managing partner of Xand and has held numerous roles across the sector over the years. [Read more →]

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T-Mobile, Sprint Get It Done At Last

April 29th, 2018
 

Well how about that, they actually did it. T-Mobile US and Sprint announced earlier today an agreement to merge in an all-stock combination. The combined company will be named T-Mobile, will initially serve some 127M customers, and will be led by current T-Mobile US CEO John Legere. [Read more →]

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T-Mobile, Sprint Said to be Almost There, Again

April 27th, 2018
 

One hesitates to write these things after a while, but Reuters is reporting that the on-again-off-again merger talks between DT and Softbank about merging Sprint and T-Mobile have made progress. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: STI, Comcast Business, ChinaCache

April 27th, 2018
 

Two bits of fiber news and a deal interrupted: [Read more →]

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Why EVPN is the best transport for SD-WAN services

April 27th, 2018
 

This industry viewpoint was authored by Gilles Geerts, IP Consulting Engineer, Nokia

There is a good deal of buzz around SD-WAN these days. One of its great virtues is its flexibility in delivering secure, connectivity over multiple transport technologies. So, for instance, if a service provider wants to extend its VPN business services to areas of its territory where it doesn’t have IP/MPLS technology, it can [Read more →]

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Interoute Hooks up the Vatican

April 26th, 2018
 

The pan-European network operator Interoute picked up a rather high profile customer in southern Europe today. They are powering an upgrade of the Vatican's communications infrastructure. [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Thermo Shuffles Its Infrastructure Deck

April 25th, 2018
 

Yet more fiber is changing hands, but in this case isn't going very far. Globalstar has announced an agreement with Thermo Acquisitions to merge with FiberLight and other assets in Thermo's portfolio. But that doesn't mean this was much of a fiber consolidation event once you look at it closely. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Nokia, Orange, Google, Indus Towers

April 25th, 2018
 

Two bits of vendor news, some cloud interconnection, and a big tower merger in South Asia: [Read more →]

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Goldman Takes CityFibre Private

April 24th, 2018
 

There has been an interesting fiber M&A move over in the UK.  The metro fiber challenger CityFibre has agreed to a $750M buyout.   [Read more →]

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ZenFi, Cross River to Merge

April 24th, 2018
 

Two of the country's youngest and most dynamic metro fiber builders and operators have decided to join forces.  ZenFi and Cross River Fiber have long been following similar paths in adjacent territories, and the combination has always been one that makes sense even if it seemed more likely that each would eventually be bought by one of the larger industry consolidators eventually. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Clearwave CEO Matt Dement

April 24th, 2018
 

Fiber builders and operators in and around the big NFL cities get most of the attention, but in today’s market substantial amounts of fiber are being built out in less traveled geographies.  With 5G and the pressure to move content to the edge, we are only going to see that trend grow.  One company taking on the challenge in southern Illinois is Clearwave Communications.  With us today to give his perspective on it all is Clearwave President and CEO Matt Dement. [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: RagingWire, Equinix, Africa Data Centres

April 23rd, 2018
 

Looks like a bit of a slow start to the week if you don't count new regulatory interest in AT&T and Verizon regarding eSIM, but there were several interesting data center items from around the world late last week that I should have noted so here are a few quick takes: [Read more →]

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ZTE calls US export ban “unacceptable”

April 23rd, 2018
 

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

ZTE has objected to the imposition of a seven-year ban on importing any US components as part of the ongoing fallout over allegations that the company violated US sanctions by [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Fatbeam, FirstLight, Orange, CenturyLink

April 20th, 2018
 

Several contract wins and an IoT partnership to round out the week: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Telia, ADVA, Vonage, 128 Technology, Zayo

April 19th, 2018
 

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

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1547, CIM Kick Off New San Francisco Data Center

April 18th, 2018
 

The San Francisco Bay Area will soon have another large data center. CIM Group and fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty are teaming up for another development project in the city itself, just outside the central business district. [Read more →]

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Interoute to Supply 1000km of Dark Fiber to WebScale

April 18th, 2018
 

The European network operator Interoute has picked up an interesting infrastructure deal. They will be delivering over 1000 route kilometers of dark fiber to an unnamed 'global internet technology company'. The big internet companies' appetite for fiber is, if anything, growing to new levels. [Read more →]

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GTT Adds Depth in North America, Asia

April 17th, 2018
 

While it's inorganic moves have been driving things for GTT lately, today they announced some organic network expansion.  The global network operator has added a series of new PoPs in North America and Asia. [Read more →]

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China edges ahead in 5G race

April 17th, 2018
 

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

China has edged slightly ahead of both South Korea and the US in the race to deploy 5G, according to a new report by Analysys Mason. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Zayo, Sabey, Carrier-1, Silver Peak

April 16th, 2018
 

Two data center items and some SD-WAN from late last week and the start of this one: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Connected2Fiber CEO Ben Edmond

April 16th, 2018
 

When tackling the opportunities in the telecommunications space, any leader knows how important actionable data is.  One of the newer entrants in providing that data and a platform to manage it is Connected2Fiber, which recently raised $8M in their second round funding to enable its next round of growth.  With us today to talk about Connected2Fiber’s unique approach is the company’s Founder and CEO, Ben Edmond.  Prior to founding Connected2Fiber, Ben was Chief Revenue Officer at Global Capacity. [Read more →]

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Quintillion’s Former CEO Runs Afoul of the FBI

April 13th, 2018
 

In what will surely be one of the more eyebrow-raising bits of news for all of 2018, Elizabeth Ann Pierce, the former CEO of Quintillion, has been arrested by the FBI. According to reports (Capacity has a great summary), she used 'forged guaranteed revenue contracts' to convince investors to invest in the company. [Read more →]

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