GTT Buys Accelerated

March 12th, 2018
 

Apparently the Interoute deal didn't quite satisfy GTT's M&A appetite for the quarter.  This morning they announced another acquisition, this time up in Canada.  GTT has announced the purchase of Accelerated Communications. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Infinera Debuts ICE5

March 12th, 2018
 

With the OFC conference on tap for this week, Infinera has offered a glimpse into the next generation of its underlying optical engine, ICE5. The new capabilities that the engine will offer are being aimed at the twin towers of demand on the horizon: the scaling needs of big content and the cloud and also the arrival of big capacity out toward the edge and even into access networks. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Observations on MWC2018: each business has its ironies

March 12th, 2018
 

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Many people come to MWC to work hard, have business meetings and also participate in networking events. But as we know, each business, industry and event also has its more ironic parts. Especially if [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Tofane to Acquire iBasis

March 9th, 2018
 

Over in Europe, there has been an interesting M&A in the international carrier services market.  iBasis, which is the wholesale arm of the Dutch incumbent KPN, has been acquired by Paris-based Tofane Global. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Friday Roundup: UPN, Lumos, Infinera, Windstream

March 9th, 2018
 

It's been a rough few months here, even beyond the weather of the east coast, but Spring should be coming soon in more ways than one.  In the meantime, here are a few more news bytes from this week worth a look: [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Industry Spotlight: Tom Brown Takes the Helm at DataGryd

March 8th, 2018
 

Tom Brown was recently named CEO of DataGryd, which operates out of the iconic 60 Hudson Street carrier hotel in the heart of New York City.  DataGryd has been pretty quiet for a while, but is now ready to rumble.  Tom had previously been with Windstream’s wholesale division and with Fibernet Telecom Group before that.  Tom joins us today along with Art Valhuerdi, SVP of operations, to talk about DataGryd’s plans going forward. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Broadcom Moves to Please US Government Also

March 7th, 2018
 

Broadcom isn't giving up on its quest to acquire Qualcomm despite the new hurdles that have cropped up this week. It's no longer enough to win over Qualcomm shareholders, which they seem to have had a good shot at, but now they are facing skeptical regulators as well. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Wednesday Bytes: Champion ONE, Hurricane Electric, Lumos, Epsilon

March 7th, 2018
 

An open switch, two network expansions, and an interconnection deployment in South Africa: [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Ciena Shows Some Q1 Strength

March 6th, 2018
 

Ciena has posted its first quarter financials this morning, and they seem to have made the markets happy although. It's early yet, with the investor call and Q2 outlook still to come.  [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Int’l Bytes: Ericsson, Epsilon, DE-CIX, Airtel

March 6th, 2018
 

Here's some interesting tidbits from EMEA worth noting: [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Startups and Innovations at MWC2018

March 5th, 2018
 

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net

Startups have a complex role at MWC. The event wants to have startups and new innovations, but at the same time it is dominated by large corporations. 4YFN has been one solution to handle it and it has become more and more popular. But [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

TPx Sends Its Fiber Uniti’s Way

March 5th, 2018
 

Late last week there was an interesting transaction that slipped past my nets temporarily.  As Uniti Group announced its earnings, it also unveiled details of a sale-leaseback transaction with TelePacific, which is going by the less geographically specific moniker TPx nowadays. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

A Solid Quarter from GTT

March 2nd, 2018
 

Fresh off its announced plans to acquire the pan-European network and cloud operator Interoute earlier this week, GTT posted its fourth quarter and full year 2017 numbers.  This was a rare quarter in which the company didn't actually close any deals halfway through, which means we get a relatively clean look at where they are. [Read more →]

2 Comments

CenturyLink Gains Texas DIR Contract

March 2nd, 2018
 

CenturyLink has been awarded a managed services contract with the State of Texas Department of Information Resources. The win follows a 2013 award that first brought CenturyLink's capabilities to the agencies that procure services through the Texas DIR five years ago. [Read more →]

1 Comment

Zayo Has Tripled Texas Triangle Footprint

March 1st, 2018
 

According to an update this morning, Zayo has been pretty busy in the Texas Triangle. Over the last two years, the compay's presence in the Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas/Ft. Worth metro areas has seen its extent tripled. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Thursday Roundup: Zayo, Internap, DE-CIX, AMS-IX

March 1st, 2018
 

Two pending infrastructure deals close, and dueling IX expansions in Mumbai. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Wednesday Bytes: HE, Interxion, Infinera

February 28th, 2018
 

I've had a few things going on this week, but I'm getting back in the saddle now.  Here are a few news bytes from the infrastructure world: [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Industry Spotlight: Datavision’s Mark Abolafia on SDN and NFV

February 27th, 2018
 

New technologies always take longer to revolutionize an industry than the initial hype would suggest, and SDN and NFV are no different. But they aren’t going away either, and when carriers look to reengineer their infrastructure to take advantage of new technologies like this, they often bring in outside expertise like Datavision to help kick things off. With us today to give his perspective on the shift toward software-based networking is Datavision COO Mark Abolafia. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

GTT Takes a Big Swing at Europe, Buys Interoute

February 26th, 2018
 

So the rumors were true that Interoute was for sale, and today the news finally landed.  GTT has agreed to acquire Interoute from the Sandoz Family Foundation, Aleph Capital and Crestview Partners in a €1.9 billion deal. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Zayo Sells Off a Piece

February 26th, 2018
 

At the end of last week, Zayo announced plans to get a bit smaller.  The Boulder-based infrastructure provider has agreed to sell Scott-Rice Telephone Co. to New Ulm Telecom, Inc. [Read more →]

4 Comments

The time to repeat 3G mistakes in 5G and FinTech

February 26th, 2018
 

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

I was recently sitting on the London Underground and observing how every person uses their mobile phones. It reminded me of times 18 years ago. I then worked first for [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Friday Roundup: UPN, CityFibre, EvoSwitch, DE-CIX

February 23rd, 2018
 

For the last Friday in February: two fiber items, one colo expansion, and some interconnection news from Spain: [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Consolidated Moves to Improve New England Broadband Speeds

February 22nd, 2018
 

Consolidated Communications is moving quickly to change the narrative for its business in New England. They recently rebranded FairPoint to Consolidated following its acquisition last year, and today have announced plans to upgrade the company's access network. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment