Training Options in Optical Communications

July 13th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed By Jabulani Dhliwayo, founder of FiberGuide

The demand for high bandwidth continues to grow, driven by video streaming, cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT), upcoming 5G mobile networks, and other bandwidth hungry applications. This in turn is driving the need for very high transmission speed in [Read more →]

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Unique Collaboration Between Oregon Trawlers and Tech Companies

July 12th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by the Oregon Fishermen’s Cable Committee.  It's not a perfect fit for this section, but given their status as a nonprofit with a unique point of view I decided to relax the usual restrictions.

Around the globe commercial fishermen and owners of undersea telecommunications cable are typically at odds—cables get laid across prime fishing grounds, then fishermen are told not to fish near them, angering fishermen.  On a global scale, more submarine cables are severed or damaged by fishing vessels than any other cause, frustrating cable owners.  [Read more →]

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Lingo Acquires Impact

July 12th, 2018
 

This morning brings an interesting but somewhat difficult to parse M&A in the service provider space.  Lingo has announced an agreement to acquire Impact Telecom.   [Read more →]

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AT&T Makes Security Move, to Acquire AlienVault

July 11th, 2018
 

AT&T made a move yesterday to bolster its network security portfolio with the announcement of plans to acquire AlienVault.  San Mateo-based AlienVault specializes in threat detection, analyzing data from the Open Threat Exchange to enable collaborative defense. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Telia, DC BLOX, WebAir

July 11th, 2018
 

Three bits of mid-week news worth noting: [Read more →]

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euNetworks to Help DE-CIX Expand Reach

July 11th, 2018
 

Frankfurt-based internet exchange provider DE-CIX has unveiled a new Project Reach initiative to extend its effective reach into more data centers across Europe. To get that done they'll be tapping the network of pan-European bandwidth infrastructure provider euNetworks. [Read more →]

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IoT and blockchain will digitize daily life

July 10th, 2018
 

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

Digitization is coming to all services, also linked to physical services. It will change the user experience significantly. It helps us to get rid of many [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: NTT, Nokia, Zayo

July 10th, 2018
 

A quick rundown on some news items worth a look: [Read more →]

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Network M&A: Fatbeam Acquires Ednetics’ IP Connect

July 10th, 2018
 

In an interesting network MA move up in the Pacific Northwest, Fatbeam today announced the purchase of the IP Connect division of Ednetics. The deal widens Fatbeam's customer base in its core region while broadening its product portfolio with more lit services. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: GTT, Sparkle, Equinix, China Mobile

July 9th, 2018
 

A few stories from around the world worth noting to start the week: [Read more →]

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NEC Tapped to Build Bay to Bay Express

July 9th, 2018
 

What has three ends, two webscales, and 130ms round trip latency?  A new transpacific cable system of course.  The Bay to Bay Express Cable System consortium has signed up NEC to build the new system which will connect California to Hong Kong and Singapore. [Read more →]

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Digital Realty Takes Aim at Brazil

July 6th, 2018
 

What do you get a data center REIT that operates over 200 data centers in 11 countries on 4 continents? The fifth continent so it would seem. According to a report from Bloomberg yesterday, that's what Digital Realty is working on. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: Global Switch, Chayora, 123Net, JLL

July 5th, 2018
 

Two interesting colo items from overseas during the break, and two from the US in the week prior that are worth noting: [Read more →]

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Macquarie Takes Aim at T5

July 3rd, 2018
 

According to a piece over on Bloomberg, a substantial chunk of data center infrastructure may be about to change hands. The Australian private equity group Macquarie Group is said to be closing in on a majority stake in T5 Data Centers. [Read more →]

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U.S. Closes the Door on China Mobile

July 3rd, 2018
 

Another Chinese firm has run into a wall when it comes to accessing the U.S. telecommunications marketplace. The NTIA has recommended that China Mobile's application to offer telecommunications between the USA and other countries be denied. [Read more →]

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Hylan Expands to West, Midwest Via M&A

July 2nd, 2018
 

The engineering and construction folks that underlie the expansion of all the infrastructure we use tend to operate behind the curtains, but there are expansion and consolidation stories there too. Today one of those companies, New Jersey-based Hylan, made a significant move to expand its presence out in the Midwest with the acquisition of the utility field services units of Tetra Tech. [Read more →]

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5G to have key role to play in autonomous vehicles

July 2nd, 2018
 

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

5G networks will have a critical role to play in the safety design of autonomous vehicles, according to Gartner. [Read more →]

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Colt’s Expansion Takes it to EdgeConneX, and to uCPE Too

July 2nd, 2018
 

Colt has been steadily expanding its network lately, both in terms of geographic reach and nextgen technology. This morning the company announced an expansion into EdgeConneX's edge data center footprint, and late last week unveiled plans to move into the uCPE market as well. [Read more →]

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Talking Network Security at TEX

June 29th, 2018
 

Last week I had the privilege of moderating a CEO Roundtable "If it can be hacked... Network Security & the new Reality" at the Telecom Exchange in Hoboken NJ.  The format was novel, with the conversation itself under Chatham House Rules but recorded visually by a whiteboard artist from Ink Factory and an overall task of producing a list of action items for the industry to move forward on in the short term.  Here is the image of that whiteboard that resulted: [Read more →]

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Two Ways to Connect External Users to Cloud Apps: Direct Connect or Third-Party Gateway

June 29th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Alan Zeichick of Camden Associates

For enterprises, the ultimate purpose of the network is to connect end-users to applications. What the best way to make that connection – and make it affordable, scalable, secure, and reliable? [Read more →]

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Enel Buys Into Ufinet

June 28th, 2018
 

The European power and telecoms utility Enel has bought itself a stake in some Latin American metro fiber. They have spent €150M for a 21% stake in Ufinet plus an option. They also acquired an option to buy the rest in a couple years for as much as €2.1B.  [Read more →]

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SD-WAN and MMDC Make a Promising Bundle

June 28th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

SD-WAN adoption remains a hot trend nowadays. Based on various feedback received from the field, many enterprises are at the stage of assessing and trial of SD-WAN. One of major puzzles to the C-level executives, however, is about how to position SD-WAN adoption in the big picture of their firm’s digital transformation (DX) process.

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Wednesday Roundup: EdgeConneX, Bluebird, Epsilon, SSE Telecoms, ECI

June 27th, 2018
 

Here is another set of quick-takes worth a look from this week - three network upgrades and two new interconnection partnerships: [Read more →]

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