OSS/BSS and SD-WAN: Delivering Comprehensive End-to-End Enterprise Experiences

March 12th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Artur Ostrowski, Chief Commercial Officer at Enxoo.

Software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) is on the rise, with the global market size expected to grow from $1.4 billion in 2019 to $43 billion in 2030, at a CAGR of 38.6% (P&S Intelligence). The challenge for telcos is to match agile and software-centric network services with back office systems that move with new speed and scalability. [Read more →]

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EllaLink Taps Infinera

March 11th, 2021
 

With its optical cable now in place, the transatlantic cable system EllaLink is now moving on to lighting its infrastructure. They have tapped Infinera to handle that part, looking to leverage the vendor's ICE6 technology. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: GTT, Cyxtera, DE-CIX, Aligned

March 11th, 2021
 

One SD-WAN deal, a certification, and two data center expansion stories to catch up with: [Read more →]

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Zayo to Buy IFN

March 10th, 2021
 

After taking a couple years off, Zayo has hopped back into the M&A driver's seat. Yesterday the fiber builder and operator announced a definitive agreement to acquire Intelligent Fiber Network. Zayo only recently sold off its zColo division to DataBank, refocusing the business onto fiber. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Turbidite, DZS, LOGIX, Connected2Fiber, Macquarie, Vocus

March 9th, 2021
 

Two bits of M&A, a joint ventur, and a partnership spread across the industry to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Vapor IO CEO Cole Crawford on the Edge Ahead

March 8th, 2021
 

The network edge continues to be a hot topic as we move deeper into 2021, as the business models many have put forth are now put to the test of actual deployment and scale.   One of the early visionaries in this space that is now building in earnest is Vapor IO, which has deep relationships with Crown Castle and last year added a partnership with Digital Realty as well.  With us today to talk about Vapor IO’s approach to the edge and where expects to go in the quarters and years ahead is founder and CEO Cole Crawford, joined by CMO Matt Trifiro. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Equinix, Interxion, Crosslake Fibre, Turbidite

March 5th, 2021
 

Four interesting bits of data center news on three continents to close out the week: [Read more →]

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How can telecom companies meet customer expectations when the home internet must double as company IT system?

March 5th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Tony Doocey and Anthony Shaw of North Highland

In 2020, the kitchen table became the office and the home internet became the company IT system. In addition to dealing with a global pandemic, telcos bolstered their position as providers of critical national infrastructure overnight. It was evident as the pandemic exploded that even the most ardent digital natives were [Read more →]

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Euro Bytes: maincubes, DCspine, Infinera, Virgin, Viavi, Openreach, AMS-IX, NetIX

March 4th, 2021
 

Another day, another four bits of interesting news from over in Europe, with two from the Netherlands and two from the UK: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Bluebird, Hunter, Cologix, Horizon

March 3rd, 2021
 

Three organic and one inorganic bits of expansion news on the metro and regional front: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Alianza, CounterPath, Summit Broadband, Digital Colony, Boingo

March 2nd, 2021
 

Two bits of M&A news and one metro fiber market expansion: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: EdgeConneX’s Phillip Marangella Looks Ahead

March 1st, 2021
 

The edge is where much of the action was last year, and where even more action will surely be in 2021.  One of the earliest proponents of building out data center space at the edge was EdgeConneX.  EdgeConneX was recently purchased by EQT and is entering into a new phase of growth, and just last week extended its presence to Asia for the first time via a new joint venture.  With us today to talk about the company’s outlook, the nature of the edge, and the effects of the pandemic on the industry is the company’s chief marketing officer, Phillip Marangella. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Dobson, LOGIX, Comcast Business, Fatbeam

February 26th, 2021
 

A few interesting items on the metro and regional fiber front to close out the week, and who knows, maybe the winter too? We can hope. [Read more →]

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The Cloud Really Isn’t in the Sky — Why the Data Center will Never Die

February 26th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Ken Kremer, Chief Technical Officer, Data Center Strategy at Involta

The cloud as the data center’s demise is a hypothetical assertion that technology and telecom are no stranger to. It’s an attention-grabbing claim that seems to underscore the massive migration to the cloud that has characterized much of the digital landscape in recent years. The popularity of cloud computing can’t be [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Orange Business, KDDI America, Windstream, Iron Mountain

February 25th, 2021
 

Four interesting items from around the world to check up on from this week: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Comcast Business, NJFX, Zayo, Hylan, Lumen, HGC

February 24th, 2021
 

Four interesting bits of news worth catching up on at midweek: [Read more →]

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Windstream Wholesale Trials Acacia to Enhance Optical Deployments

February 23rd, 2021
 

Down in the southwestern US, Windstream Wholesale has been putting some new gear through its paces. Today they revealed a successful trial of Acacia's ZR+ digital coherent optics technology, and as a result will incorporate the gear into its deployment plans. [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX, Adani Team Up for India’s Edge

February 23rd, 2021
 

EdgeConneX is getting started on a fourth continent via a key new partnership. They have formed a 50:50 joint venture with Adani Enterprises, an infrastructure specialist in India. The new JV will be called AdaniConneX and will take aim at data center opportunities across the country. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Expereo, Verizon, DE-CIX, GTT

February 22nd, 2021
 

Four bits of news from late last week that we need to catch up on before handling this week's news -- some SD-WAN, a new IX, and a big rumor: [Read more →]

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Channeling Newton’s third law: 5G and its impact on mobile transport security

February 19th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Tony Kourlas, Director, IP Product Marketing for Nokia

Sir Isaac Newton once observed that for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction. Set something in motion to fulfill a purpose but be prepared for the pushback this action will create. This comes as sage advice for mobile providers preparing their [Read more →]

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Colt Advances on Three Fronts, Solvion and ADVA Help

February 18th, 2021
 

Colt Technology Services has had a busy week, with three interesting bits of news in three different corners of the industry, a new cloud telephony partnership with Solvion in Europe, new voice markets in the Far East and North America, and a quantum-secured transport trial with some help from ADVA. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: WANRack, Comcast Business, Bluebird, Telia Carrier

February 17th, 2021
 

Four bits of metro and regional network news to catch up with at midweek: [Read more →]

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Cable One Acquires Hargray

February 16th, 2021
 

There was a bit of fiber consolidation announced in the southeastern US yesterday. Cable One has announced a deal to purchase Hargray Communications, or more precisely the 85% of the company they didn't already own. They have been a minority shareholder in the company since last summer, when they contributed a cable system in Anniston, Alabama in exchange for a stake. [Read more →]

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