Airtel to sell 25% of its African unit

May 7th, 2018
 

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

India's Bharti Airtel reportedly plans to raise up to $1.5 billion through a public listing of Bharti Airtel International, the holding company for its African operations. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Darren Eades on LA’s West 7 Center

May 7th, 2018
 

As one of the country’s largest and most dynamic cities, Los Angeles has big infrastructure needs.  Yet its data center sector has never quite managed the growth rates we’ve seen in the NYC or Chicago or Dallas metro areas.  One of the providers looking to shift into a higher gear is the West 7 Center in downtown LA.  With us today to talk about West 7 and the Los Angeles data center market as a whole is JLL EVP Darren Eades.  JLL manages the facility for Rising Realty. [Read more →]

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Zayo Still Seeking Better Growth after Fiscal Q3

May 4th, 2018
 

Zayo posted its Fiscal Q3 2018 numbers yesterday, coming up short of analyst projections.  Revenues fell sequentially to $649.4M, and Adjusted EBITDA dropped as well to $319.6M.  Churn from the company's Allstream business dragged things down relative to the prior quarter.  Earnings per share of $0.09 was a couple of pennies shy of the street's composite estimate. [Read more →]

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DE-CIX Found Growth on Multiple Fronts Internationally in 2017

May 4th, 2018
 

This week DE-CIX offered some data points giving validation to the idea that demand for IX connectivity has been very strong lately. Whether measured by customers or connected capacity, the global IX operator saw very solid growth across markets worldwide. [Read more →]

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Telia Plants a new PoP in Mexico

May 4th, 2018
 

Telia Carrier is taking on a bit more of the North American marketplace by making a move into Mexico. It's one more step in Telia's plan of steadily and organically adding depth to the company's global AS1299 backbone. [Read more →]

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Final Splices Complete for Hawaiki

May 3rd, 2018
 

The Hawaiki cable is nearly complete, according to the company and TE Subcom. Each of the cable landings is complete, the final splice has been made, and final testing will begin shortly. That puts them on track to officially bring the cable online next month. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Interoute, BSO, Epsilon, Kosc

May 3rd, 2018
 

Here is a set of quick takes on news from around the world, but mostly in Europe this time: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Xtera, T5, XKL, Cisco

May 2nd, 2018
 

Here are a few other interesting items from the week so far that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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Interxion to Expand in Amsterdam, Frankfurt

May 2nd, 2018
 

Interxion has unveiled significant expansion projects in two of continental Europe's biggest markets. [Read more →]

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Huawei may face criminal probe from US DoJ

May 1st, 2018
 

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

The building US-China trade war could have an even more substantial impact on the telecommunications sector following reports that Huawei may be facing a criminal probe from the US Department of Justice.  [Read more →]

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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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