Bridging the Divide Between Carrier and Smart Cities Infrastructure – 2

August 7th, 2017
 

This is the second installment in a multi-part Industry Viewpoint series about the relationship between carriers and smart cities initiatives by Brian Proffit. Proffit recently joined Adtell as vice president of Smart Cities Infrastructure. 

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

opened this series with a quote from Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities. My aim here was to illustrate the polar extremes [Read more →]

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Earnings Roundup: Uniti, GTT, Cogent, Consolidated, Windstream

August 4th, 2017
 

Let's take a quick tour through a few other other earnings reports from network operators from yesterday: [Read more →]

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For CSPs, sweating the small stuff can pay big dividends

August 4th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dan Faulkner, Senior Vice President & GM at Nuance Communications

We’ve all heard the saying “don’t sweat the small stuff” – there are hundreds of books, websites, and speeches dedicated to the topic (along with an army of t-shirts and tchotchkes).  The philosophy is built around [Read more →]

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euNetworks Keeps on Rolling, Posts Q2 Numbers

August 3rd, 2017
 

Lots of earnings reports out this morning, apparently it's a popular day.  Over in Europe, euNetworks posted a strong growth quarter in the bandwidth infrastructure space.  Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Level 3’s Growth Trend Continues

August 3rd, 2017
 

With the CenturyLink deal inching closer every day, this is probably the last pure Level 3 earnings report to cover.  Level 3 had a good second quarter, seeing its third consecutive quarter of CNS revenue growth and beating analyst expectations on the bottom line.  Here are Level 3's numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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GSA’s EIS Award Winners Include the Big 3, Level 3, BT, MetTel, Granite

August 2nd, 2017
 

The next big telecommunications and infrastructure purchasing vehicle for the US Government has been awarded.  The GSA's Enterprise Infrastructure Solution contract has some 10 winners, which means it's the usual suspects plus a few one might not have expected. [Read more →]

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Verizon Buys WOW!’s Chicago Fiber

August 1st, 2017
 

The rumors were true, as they always seem to be of late.  There are few true secrets in fiber M&A these days it seems.  After the markets closed today, Verizon announced the purchase of a fiber network in Chicago from WideOpenWest. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: DQE, Windstream, enet

August 1st, 2017
 

Here's some other network news from the start of this week that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Zayo, GTT, Interxion, Neutral Path

July 31st, 2017
 

Here's some quick takes on infrastructure news to start the week on: [Read more →]

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HTHKH to sell fixed line unit to I Squared

July 31st, 2017
 

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

Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings (HTHKH) has arranged to sell its global fixed line division Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) to global infrastructure investment company I Squared Capital. [Read more →]

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Charter Shuts Down Softbank’s Latest Idea

July 31st, 2017
 

Charter has poured cold water on the latest idea from over at Sprint.  Over the weekend, reports emerged of a proposal by Softbank Chairman Masayoshi Son that would have seen Charter merge with Sprint, after which the combined entity would then make a bid for T-Mobile US. [Read more →]

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Iron Mountain Acquires FORTRUST

July 28th, 2017
 

A significant chunk of data center space out in Denver is changing hands according to a press release this morning.  Iron Mountain has agreed to purchase MAG DATACENTERS, which itself operates FORTRUST. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Zayo, GENBAND, Sonus

July 28th, 2017
 

TGIF. It's been a long month for me, I'm looking forward to a more relaxing August.  Here's a quick rundown of some other news from this week that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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Verizon Contemplating WOW’s Chicago Fiber?

July 28th, 2017
 

There's a Reuters report out this morning (last evening actually) that Verizon may be about to return to the fiber M&A scene.  The wireless giant and incumbent provider is said to be talking with the cable operator WideOpenWest about the latter's Chicago fiber network. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Windstream, UPN, Hammer Fiber, Console, RETN

July 27th, 2017
 

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

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Mitel Finally Gets ShoreTel

July 27th, 2017
 

A couple years after an unsuccessful bid to acquire ShoreTel, Mitel has apparently now succeeded.  The Canadian-based business voice provider has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire ShoreTel for $7.50 per share, which is a 28% premium to yesterday's closing price. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: euNetworks’ Brady Rafuse on European Fiber

July 26th, 2017
 

The European fiber markets have always had a different flavor from those in the US.  While the underlying drivers from 5G, IoT, virtual reality, and the like are the same, the response has been a bit different.  Meanwhile, you have Brexit and a host of regulatory differences affecting things as well. With us today to help us keep track of events across the pond is euNetworks CEO Brady Rafuse. [Read more →]

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AT&T to Seek the Edge

July 25th, 2017
 

According to several reports, AT&T is making a move out at the edge of the network.  They have plans to follow the trend and add edge computing capabilities out there. [Read more →]

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Level 3, Amazon Team Up for Chime

July 25th, 2017
 

Level 3 Communications has added a new unified communications options to its portfolio.  This morning they have unveiled "Amazon Chime delivered by Level 3" in both North America and EMEA. [Read more →]

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Euro Network M&A: Digi Buys Invitel’s Retail, SMB Biz

July 25th, 2017
 

In the US, just about every acquirer is busy closing deals or integrating assets right now.  But there is M&A activity going on in places we don't hear from often.  Over in eastern Europe yesterday, Digi has agreed to acquire the SMB and retail business of the Hungarian provider Invitel. [Read more →]

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Huawei Marine, BTL Launch 32Tbps Cable System

July 24th, 2017
 

Over the weekend the Caribbean got a new cable system.  Belize Telemedia Ltd and Huawei Marine have officially completed the SEUL cable project, connecting the island of Ambergris Caye to the mainland.  [Read more →]

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Tencent Arrives in Interxion Frankfurt

July 24th, 2017
 

Tencent Cloud is landing in Europe. The cloud division of the Chinese technology powerhouse Tencent has decided to establish its first hub on the continent at Interxion's Frankfurt campus. [Read more →]

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Airtel accuses Jio of engineering monopoly

July 24th, 2017
 

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

India’s largest operator by subscribers Bharti Airtel has accused disruptive new market entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm of attempting to distort competition and create a monopoly with its proposal to [Read more →]

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