Monday Roundup: Proximity, Zayo, GlobeNet, Comarch, Telia Carrier

June 14th, 2021
 

Several interesting items from over the weekend or late last week to catch up on: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Cologix, 1547 CSR, Calix, Mobilitie, euNetworks

June 11th, 2021
 

Some metro fiber, a couple of colo moves, a little FTTN, and a new hire: [Read more →]

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UPN Plans Little Rock Expansion

June 10th, 2021
 

Unite Private Networks is planning to put some resources to work in a market we don't hear about too often in the infrastructure world. UPN has in mind a significant expansion of its presence in Little Rock, Arkansas. [Read more →]

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123NET Adds New Border Crossing to Ontario

June 10th, 2021
 

As long and well travelled as it is, the US/Canadian border has long had only so many fiber routes crossing it. But 123Net now has another one, leveraging a new route built by Bluewater Regional Networks. [Read more →]

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Bluebird Lights New Missouri Route

June 10th, 2021
 

Bluebird Network has added some new longhaul capacity to its network out in Missouri. The Midwestern communications infrastructure provider has lit up a new 300-mile circuit between St. Louis and Kansas City. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Infinera, Colt, Ciena, NEC, Juniper

June 9th, 2021
 

Three vendor deployments and a partnership spread across four continents worth catching up on at midweek: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Ciena, Windstream, Tierpoint, Fujitsu, Equinix

June 8th, 2021
 

Several vendor deployments, a couple new products, and a new data center out in California: [Read more →]

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Blackstone to Take QTS Private

June 8th, 2021
 

A large chunk of data center assets are changing hands according to an announcement yesterday. QTS Realty Trust and Blackstone say they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, and other Blackstone 'long term perpetual capital vehicles' will be buying all of QTS' outstanding shares for $78 apiece. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: NetSapiens CEO Anand Buch Looks Ahead

June 7th, 2021
 

In the ongoing pandemic environment, few sectors of this industry have been as much in direct focus as Unified Communications.  It is to UCaaS technologies that so many have turned to for supporting remote workplaces, and NetSapiens is one of those companies that have been in the thick of it all.  So with us today for a return visit is NetSapiens CEO Anand Buch, whom we last talked with in 2017.  In March, NetSapiens agreed to be purchased by Crexendo, creating a larger and broader platform with which to meet challenges going forward. [Read more →]

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Arctic Connect Looks to Regroup

June 4th, 2021
 

The prospect of using the Arctic Ocean as an infrastructure highway will remain elusive for a while longer yet. According to Cinia, the Finnish operator helping drive Arctic Connect says that the project has been put on hold for now. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Windstream, Ribbon, Anova, Kaloom, Itential

June 3rd, 2021
 

Some SASE, an upgrade project, a ULL wireless deployment, and a partnership: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Everstream, H5, Infinera, Nokia

June 2nd, 2021
 

Another deal completion, an expansion, and two vendor wins: [Read more →]

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Telia Carrier Goes Independent

June 2nd, 2021
 

It's official, Telia Carrier is no longer part of Telia. Yesterday the Nordic giant announced the completion of the divestment of its international networking division that was announced back in October 2020. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Tilson CEO Josh Broder on Fiber, 5G, Stimulus, Jobs

June 1st, 2021
 

Some parts of the telecom and infrastructure sectors get lots of attention and credit, and some labor behind the scenes enables everyone else.  The engineering and implementation providers generally stay out of the spotlight, but it’s their trucks we pass on the side of the road more often than we realize.  With us today is the CEO of another such low-profile company, Josh Broder of Tilson.  Tilson offers network consulting, design, build, and operating services to projects nationwide, telecom network financing, development, and commercialization, as well as tech due diligence for telecom M&A and broadband consulting for public infrastructure investments. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: American Tower, GPC, Comcast, Deep Blue

May 28th, 2021
 

A few bits of metro-focused news to catch up on before heading to the beach, assuming that's a thing this year during the pandemic that is (whether it should be or not). [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: GCX, BDx, Seaborn, Colt, HE

May 27th, 2021
 

Some interesting international and subsea items worth noting from this week: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Kaloom, MainOne, Infinera, Ciena

May 26th, 2021
 

One M&A, some data center development, and two international vendor wins. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: eX², Comcast Business, Mobilitie, Gotspace

May 25th, 2021
 

Four bits of metro infrastructure news in four markets around the US that are worth noting: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Accenture’s Andrew Walker on Carriers and the Cloud

May 24th, 2021
 

Modern IT infrastructure leverages the twin towers of cloud computing and high speed optical and wireless communications.  But it isn’t just the generic enterprise that is navigating the digital transformation, the traditional telecommunications providers themselves must also adapt their legacy systems even as they enable others’ moves to the cloud.  With us today to look at how that process is going is Andrew Walker, Senior Managing Director and Communications & Media industry lead for North America at Accenture.  Andrew has been consulting for the telecommunications and high tech world since the late 90s, joining Accenture six years ago after a decade at Deloitte and rising to his current role a year or so ago. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Windstream, Ericsson, ADVA, Mapletree

May 21st, 2021
 

It's getting warmer out there.  Here's some international connectivity, connected cars, Ethernet, and an M&A to go into the weekend with: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Infinera, Calix, Comcast Business, Novva, NFINET

May 20th, 2021
 

Two product rollouts, one metro data center deployment, and a new FTTH business model: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: IslaLink, Tampnet, Ciena, Digital Colony

May 19th, 2021
 

A new subsea cable, some spectrum, some software, and an M&A: [Read more →]

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Reliance Jio to Build Two Subsea Cables

May 18th, 2021
 

With its conquest of the Indian telecommunications market now mostly consolidated, Reliance Jio is apparently ready for some new challenges. The rising mobile provider has unveiled plans for two new subsea cable systems centered on Mumbai, one reaching to the east, and one to the west. [Read more →]

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