Monday Roundup: Comcast Business, Adtran, T-Mobile, Global Switch

August 29th, 2022
 

Three upgrade projects of differing types, plus some M&A news in the data center space from over the weekend or late last week: [Read more →]

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Can SASE really help to curb cyber threats?

August 26th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Todd Kiehn, SVP Global Product Management, GTT

When the world hit pause during the pandemic, home offices, remote work, and the adoption of cloud-based business applications created new avenues of attack for cybercriminals. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, malware, ransomware, and other criminal and disruptive activity surged [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: 11:11 Systems, CoreSite, Involta, DZS

August 25th, 2022
 

One M&A, one expansion, one new tenant, and one vendor win: [Read more →]

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AMS-IX, MDXi to Build Nigerian IX

August 24th, 2022
 

Over the past decade we have seen a major shift in the ecosystem of global internet exchanges from the massively centralized to the globally decentralized. This week plans were announced for another IX, this time in Nigeria via a partnership between AMS-IX and MDXi. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: PEACE, NEC, Fortinet, Lumen, Brightspeed

August 23rd, 2022
 

A subsea cable splice, a new global partnership, and a key M&A regulatory hurdle cleared: [Read more →]

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Macquarie, Warburg Teaming Up to Chase Bohao

August 22nd, 2022
 

It’s not too often someone takes the plunge across the border in internet infrastructure within mainland China, but the data center space is one place it does happen now and then. According to Bloomberg, the two private equity firms Macquarie and Warburg Pincus are apparently close to making such an effort to invest in Bohao Internet Data Services. [Read more →]

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Why the New Open RAN Principles Matter to Telecoms Innovation

August 19th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Maria Lema, Co-Founder, Weaver Labs

With the UK quickly becoming one of the most optimal places to invest in telecoms innovation, the existing deployment model has not been effective in coordinating communication and integration within the telecoms supply chain. This lack of consensus in the industry led the government to develop [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Archtop Fiber, Zayo, SEACOM, Vonage

August 18th, 2022
 

It’s midway through August, and while the overall news is pretty strange these days the infrastructure sector just keeps moving forward: one new network operator and three software integration moves: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Windstream, Lumen, Nokia, Hurricane Electric

August 17th, 2022
 

Two new products, a big bandwidth trial, and a new customer: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: euNetworks, Proximity, HGC, Fastwyre

August 16th, 2022
 

Some ESG progress, a new edge data center, a new partnership in southeast Asia, and a new name in US fiber emerges: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: CT Americas’ Luis Fiallo on Cloud, Edge, and MANRS

August 15th, 2022
 

As the North and South American subsidiary of China Telecom, China Telecom Americas (CTA) has a tougher path to follow than most international forays into the Americas.  The rise of China’s economy means companies need help crossing the border, because there are many more language and cultural issues at play than between the U.S. and Europe, for example. With us today to talk about the company’s approach to the western hemisphere is Luis Fiallo, Vice President for China Telecom Americas. [Read more →]

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Securing the Enterprise from Voice Network Attacks

August 12th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Roger Northrop, Chief Technology Officer, Mutare

More phone calls are being transmitted by digital protocols today, rather than over physical analog lines, due to the prevalence of online VOIP communications and session initiation protocols (SIPs). Unfortunately, this evolution in telephony has provided hackers with new pathways to infiltrate organizations through their voice networks. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: AMS-IX, Padtec, Colt, Juniper, BT

August 11th, 2022
 

Five interesting items from four continents to keep pace with: [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Delves Into the EV Edge

August 10th, 2022
 

The whole infrastructure at the edge thing isn’t just about data and communications in the modern economy. Electric vehicles need decentralized recharging options, and it turns out the problems aren’t all that different from the data center industry. Or at least that’s what EdgeConneX and EQT think, because they just launched a new company targeting that opportunity. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: 123NET, Lincoln Rackhouse, Xtel, Infinera

August 9th, 2022
 

Three expansions and a refinancing: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Aryaka’s Renuka Nadkarni on SASE, Digital Transformation

August 8th, 2022
 

The digital revolution continues to accelerate, as enterprises adjust to the post-pandemic marketplace.  With SDN now well established, the next challenge is the adoption of SASE technologies, adding security and access into the mix.  But what is the best way to secure enterprise networks in an ever-escalating threat environment?  Aryaka purchased Secucloud in 2021, and over the last year has quickly moved to integrate and expand the technology across its platform. With us today to talk about Aryaka’s approach to secure connectivity is industry veteran and Chief Product Officer Renuka Nadkarni.  [Read more →]

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Secure interconnectivity: A critical key to true multi-cloud success

August 5th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Simon Walker, Senior Manager, Cloud Networking Solutions, Global, BT

The adoption of a cloud-based ecosystem of applications and services continues to accelerate. With employees and offices increasingly dispersed, enterprises are choosing to build their own unique ecosystems of digital solutions and partners. This allows them to meet the different needs of each part of their organizations and customers. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Windstream, Digital Realty, Verizon, Dobson, 365 Data Centers

August 4th, 2022
 

Two bits of data center M&A news, a network upgrade, and a couple network expansions: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Stream, CITIC Telecom, Comcast Business, Commnet

August 3rd, 2022
 

Several interesting expansion and partnership items from around the sector at midweek: [Read more →]

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365 Data Centers to Acquire Sungard US Assets

August 2nd, 2022
 

It seems there will be some more consolidation in the data center space this fall. Sungard AS announced yesterday that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with 365 Data Centers that will see the latter acquire ‘the majority of its U.S. Colocation and Network business’. [Read more →]

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Stonepeak Closes Deal With Lumen, Launches Cirion

August 2nd, 2022
 

Lumen’s divestiture of its Latin American operations to Stonepeak is officially complete, and with that we have the launch of a new operator. Stonepeak has rebranded the business as Cirion and named Lumen’s now-former LATAM Regional President, Facundo Castro, as CEO. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ezee Fiber CEO Scott Widham on Houston FTTH and More

August 1st, 2022
 

The metro fiber business has been fascinating to watch over the last decade and a half, as the opportunities in the marketplace shift around.  At various points, it has been about data centers, enterprises, and towers, but of late, we have seen FTTH stepping to the front.  One rising company with FTTH and SME plans built on top of an existing deep metro fiber footprint is Ezee Fiber, which operates an extensive footprint in the Houston metro area with the backing of I Squared Capital.   With us today to look at Ezee Fiber’s plans in Houston and beyond is CEO Scott Widham.  We last interviewed Scott when he was leading Alpheus Communications back in 2015. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Infobip, Sparkle, STACK, Liberty Global, Telefonica

July 29th, 2022
 

Four interesting items from Europe to catch up with before we all go home for the weekend, including a bit of M&A, a new JV, a new data center, and some SD-WAN. [Read more →]

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