Comcast Business Makes a Move, Buys Masergy

August 26th, 2021
 

Yesterday there was a very interesting M&A. Comcast Business has announced an agreement to acquire the managed services and cloud services operator Masergy. The move will enable Comcast Business to take on a wider swath of potential customers by expanding its influence with larger enterprises. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Metro Bytes: WANRack, Horizon, Fujitsu, Clearfield, Lumen

August 25th, 2021
 

Five very interesting regional and metro deals so far this week: [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Windstream to Expand Fiber on Three Intercity Routes

August 25th, 2021
 

Windstream Wholesale announced yesterday some plans to add a significant amount of fiber to its network on three key routes, one in the northeast, one in the southwest, and one quite close to the company's HQ in the central US. The expansion is aimed at supporting growth in demand while lowering latency between key hubs and adding diverse routing options. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Zayo Dives Into 400G

August 24th, 2021
 

With 400G now going mainstream and 800G waiting in the wings, Zayo Group has decided it's time for an upgrade. The Boulder-based infrastructure provider isn't doing it halfway either, announcing plans to build out a 400G-enabled long haul network spanning their entire footprint in the US and Europe. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Industry Spotlight Altman Solon’s Charles Cieutat on 5G, Small Cells

August 23rd, 2021
 

5G is coming.  That has been the mantra for all-too-many years now, and yet it is not and never has been a false alarm.  It’s just that the infrastructure must be built out, because this time it’s fiber and densification via small cells that will provide all that capacity, not just better radios and such.  Where are we in that process today?  5G is ready in some places, but so much more remains left to do.  With us today to talk about small cell deployments and their effects on our communities from an outside perspective is Charles Cieutat, partner at the consulting firm Altman Solon, which he joined 12 years ago. [Read more →]

1 Comment

Friday Bytes: Lumen, DZS, KLF Italia, AT&T

August 20th, 2021
 

Three bits of interesting infrastructure news to finish your Friday with: [Read more →]

1 Comment

Semi-active xHaul: Less Space, Lower Power and Easier Zoning Offers Real Advantages

August 20th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Justin Peterson, Director of Solutions and Architecture at HFR Networks.

Small cells or deploying sites in space constrained environments is important for filling coverage gaps, increasing network capacity, covering campus environments or venues, and accelerating 5G deployments. Rapid and cost-effective deployment is [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

HyperOne Revs Up Down Under

August 19th, 2021
 

A possible new national fiber buildout in Australia continues to move closer to reality. According to Capacity, HyperOne is preparing to tender the design, construction, and operation of the AU$1.5B project it announced six months ago, and is calling for formal expressions of interest. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

NTT Moves into Phoenix

August 18th, 2021
 

NTT has announced plans for a new data center campus in the southwestern US. The Japanese-based global service provider is moving into the Phoenix, Arizona metro area in force. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

EdgeConneX Acquires GDC, Enters Israel

August 17th, 2021
 

EdgeConneX has made an inorganic move into a completely new geographical area. Yesterday the edge data center specialist announced an agreement to acquire Global Data Center, entering the data center market of the Middle East for the first time. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Tuesday Bytes: Comcast Business, Nokia, Vocus, Anexinet, Ziply

August 17th, 2021
 

A series of expansions, one each in the metro, the longhaul, managed services, and FTTH, three organic and one inorganic: [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Google, Facebook Team Up for Apricot

August 16th, 2021
 

Two tech giants have unveiled plans for their latest subsea infrastructure project. Google and Facebook yesterday announced their participation in Apricot, a new cable connecting key markets in the APAC region. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Industry Spotlight: Syntropy’s Bill Norton on DARP, Blockchain, and the Internet

August 16th, 2021
 

The optimization of internet traffic has been a topic since there was traffic in the first place.  Peering and interconnection between the islands of infrastructure that make up our digital world is seeing the same trends of automation and control, and lots of smart folks are trying to get it right.  With us today to delve into the subject is one of the industry’s leading voices on peering and interconnection, Bill Norton.  Bill is co-founder and Chief Technical Liaison of Syntropy, formerly NOIA, which is developing a blockchain-based platform that it believes could change the way applications are developed and networks are run. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Is Smart Infrastructure the Key to Vision Zero?

August 13th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dr. Georges Aoude, CEO and co-Founder of Derq

Vision Zero is one of the newer strategies looking to eliminate deaths and severe injuries due to road traffic and unsafe infrastructure. First successfully implemented in parts of Europe, the strategy has recently gained traction in North American cities in addition to the direction of the new administration. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Thursday Bytes: Orange Polska, Infinera, GTR, Nokia, DELTA, HE

August 12th, 2021
 

Two bits of vendor news, a new data center, and a new PoP: [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Wednesday Roundup: Fujitsu, LightRiver, Aligned, Nautilus, USTC

August 11th, 2021
 

An optical upgrade, a data center expansion, a convertible note, and an M&A: [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Russia’s Polar Express Project Now Underway?

August 10th, 2021
 

A Reuters report a few days ago brought up a name I hadn't heard in a while from the Arctic.  Russia has supposedly begun laying the Polar Express cable system along its northern coast, perhaps stepping into the gap left by delays at the Arctic Connect project. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Mistral is Ready For Service

August 10th, 2021
 

Latin America's subsea cable infrastructure is officially one cable richer as of this morning. According to Telxius, the Mistral cable system is now ready for service. [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Monday Roundup: Calix, Flexential, Macquarie, Verizon

August 9th, 2021
 

A few deals and deployments from late last week that I ought to have gotten to then before we handle anything new from this week: [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Why is open telecoms data key to winning the race for superfast broadband?

August 6th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Jay Cadman, Senior Vice President, Enterprise, at IQGeo

In the wake of the economic impact from COVID-19 restrictions, most enterprises see fiber and 5G networks as critical to their reinvention and recovery, providing the post-pandemic jumpstart the economy needs. It has the potential to turbocharge economic growth and deliver GDP growth of more than 40% by 2030 on some estimates. The 5G value chain alone [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Fiber Bytes: Windstream, Digital Crossroad, Vivacity, Neos, CityFibre

August 5th, 2021
 

Three fiber expansion projects in three different geographies to keep up with: [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Wednesday Bytes: Infinera, Sparkle, STL, Facebook, DartPoints, TMGcore, GPC

August 4th, 2021
 

Several items of vendor deployments and new product development worth keeping up with:  [Read more →]

Leave a Comment

Lumen Sells Off a Chunk of ILEC territory

August 3rd, 2021
 

In a major bit of telecommunications M&A after the markets closed, Lumen has announced a significant transaction with Apollo Funds. Apollo will be acquiring Lumen's ILEC business in 20 Midwest and Southeastern states for $7.5B, a sum which includes the assumption of $1.4B in debt. [Read more →]

1 Comment