Zayo Adds New Webscale for Reno Route, Plus a Datacenter in France

March 19th, 2018
 

What's better than having an anchor customer for a new intercity fiber buildout? Having two of course. According to Zayo, a second major customer has signed onto the new dark fiber route it is building between Reno, Nevada and Umatilla, Oregon. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Interoute, Verizon, Colt, Xtera

March 16th, 2018
 

TGIF, winter is almost over - theoretically.  Here's a few quick takes on some other news from this week: [Read more →]

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NEC to Build SJC2

March 15th, 2018
 

NEC says it has signed an agreement with the Southeast Asia--Japan 2 consortium to build a new submarine cable system to complement the existing SJC cable. The SJC2 cable will stretch 10,500km from Singapore to Japan, hooking up Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, and Korea along the way. [Read more →]

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JSA launches Women’s Speaking Initiative

March 15th, 2018
 

This week Jaymie Scotto & Associates has launched a new initiative aimed at correcting one of the imbalances that has long been apparent in telecom and technology. When one attends conferences and other events in the space, whether physically or virtually, there are very few women behind the microphone.  [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Equinix, 365 Data Centers, Data Foundry, LightRiver

March 15th, 2018
 

Three bits of data center news and one corporate birthday: [Read more →]

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UPN to Buy Level 3’s Albuquerque Metro Footprint

March 14th, 2018
 

In the second such transaction to land this week, Unite Private Networks has announced an agreement to buy the former Level 3 metro footprint in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The deal adds a substantial footprint in the city spanning several hundred route miles and several hundred on-net buildings to UPN's reach. [Read more →]

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Colt, PCCW Apply Blockchain to Wholesale Voice

March 14th, 2018
 

Blockchain seems to be everywhere these days, although the number of people know why is substantially fewer than the number of people who think they do. Today two global network operators, Colt and PCCW Global, announced a successful proof of concept in which they applied blockchain technology in a corner of telecom where it might have near term impact: wholesale voice. [Read more →]

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Syringa Networks to Buy Level 3’s Boise Footprint

March 14th, 2018
 

Syringa Networks is making an inorganic move to boost its fiber depth.  The Idaho-based carrier has gained clearance from the DOJ to acquire the former Level 3 metro network in Boise from CenturyLink. [Read more →]

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Ciena Takes Aim at Fiber Densification

March 13th, 2018
 

With OFC in full swing this week, Ciena has lifted the curtain on two new optical products. The target is the shifting needs of hyperscale and access infrastructure customers as the entire industry gears up for the next stage of communications technology. [Read more →]

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Trump Nixes Broadcom’s Grand Plan

March 13th, 2018
 

It looks like the soap opera starring Qualcomm and Broadcom has come to a sudden conclusion. Donald Trump has stepped in to block the hostile takeover on national security grounds, leaving little if any wiggle room for Broadcom to continue the pursuit. [Read more →]

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AMP to Acquire Everstream

March 12th, 2018
 

On Friday, the rumors that Everstream was for sale came to fruition.  The consortium led by M/C Partners has entered into an agreement to sell the company to AMP Capital. [Read more →]

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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 →]

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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 →]

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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 →]

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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 →]

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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 →]

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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 →]

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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 →]

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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 →]

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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 →]

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

March 6th, 2018
 

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

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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 →]

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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 →]

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