Tuesday Roundup: T-Mobile, GeoLinks, SSP, 3-GIS, Ericsson

January 5th, 2021
 

Three bits of M&A news, plus a couple of international vendor wins: [Read more →]

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Poll: Which US Networks Are Most Likely to Be Acquired in 2021?

January 4th, 2021
 

Happy New Year!  It's that time again to take stock of the M&A landscape in the world of network operators.  Which US network operators do you think are most likely to get bought this year?  Last time, before the pandemic turned the world upside down, of the top 10 we got only two partials: GTT (its mostly European infrastructure division) and Uniti Fiber (which sold a piece of its Midwestern business to Macquarie).  But to be fair, not all that many substantial deals were done.  Who is likely to be selling this year? (Not including already pending transactions). [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: EdgeMicro’s Jason Bourg

January 4th, 2021
 

There is no bigger buzzword in the infrastructure space right now than the edge.  Positioning more servers closer to more eyeballs to reduce latency and improve the customer experience has become a pressing concern for the whole industry even in advance of next generation technologies that might really take advantage of it.  Effectively scaling distributed infrastructure is a new challenge, and one of the companies taking on that challenge is EdgeMicro.  With us today to talk about EdgeMicro’s performance is the company’s VP of Revenue & Strategy, Jason Bourg. [Read more →]

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A Few Rambling Predictions for 2021

December 31st, 2020
 

After the year 2020 has been, it's almost scary to to try to make predictions for 2021. But in the world of telecom and internet infrastructure, things haven't been as crazy as they could have been, and traditions must be upheld. So what's coming down the pike for those who have kept the world connected despite it all this year?  Let's take a look at the crystal ball once again:

 

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Fiber M&A: euNetworks Buys The Loop Manchester

December 31st, 2020
 

There was a bit of M&A over in Europe to close out 2020. euNetworks has announced the purchase of The Loop Manchester Limited. The deal expands euNetworks' metro reach within one of its 17 markets in western Europe, adding both unique existing capacity and room for expansion along the company's Super-Highway route from Dublin to London and Lowestoft. [Read more →]

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Checking in on My Predictions for 2020

December 30th, 2020
 

Every year I put it on the line and make predictions for the new year ahead. But before I do that, I try to do a sanity check and look back to the predictions I made for the year that is ending.  I can barely remember what I might have been thinking 2020 would be like, but it can't be good. I'm afraid to look, but on the other hand expectations are a bit low. [Read more →]

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The Changing Edge: How Challenges in 2020 are Driving Change in 2021

December 29th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mary Stanhope, CMO at Unitas Global

In 2020, we observed the impact of the global health situation on cloud-based computing and demands for edge connectivity. A study conducted by PWC states that in the first quarter of 2020, cloud spending rose 37% to $29 billion. In the same study, Gartner estimates [Read more →]

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Wrapping up the year with 5G possibilities: moving full speed ahead

December 28th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Sean McDevitt, partner at Aurther D. Little

As we reach the close of 2020, the make-or-break moment for telecom companies to realize the potential from IoT is becoming clearer. The promise of a new phase of digitalization driven by multiple converging enablers – robotics, AI, AR, and other digital interfaces – is here. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Crosslake, Ribbon, Bulk Infrastructure

December 24th, 2020
 

A few more items worth noting this Christmas Eve.  Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas too all!  [Read more →]

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Cinturion Unveils Plans to Build Trans Europe Asia System

December 23rd, 2020
 

Cinturion Corp has officially begun work on a new solution to an old problem: connecting western Europe with India and beyond with fiber. The most successful of such solutions have taken a mostly subsea route through Egypt and the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean to India and on to Singapore. A few others have tried piecing together terrestrial fiber across Russia and central Asia. Cinturion is taking a new hybrid approach that has been historically [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, WANRack, Infinera

December 22nd, 2020
 

Three bits of metro/regional infrastructure news to keep track of in the days before Christmas: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: DartPoints CEO Scott Willis Takes Aim at the Edge

December 21st, 2020
 

What we call the edge continues to evolve, and so do the industry players looking to take advantage of the opportunities there.  One interesting player that has begun deploying its vision both organically and inorganically this past year has been DartPoints.  With us today to talk about DartPoints’ approach and its viewpoint on the market today is CEO Scott Willis, who took the helm earlier this year.

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End-to-End Telecom Software Testing in Action

December 21st, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Erik Fogg, Chief Operating Officer at ProdPerfect.

Telecom software is relied on by millions of companies and individuals around the globe and is expected to handle large loads of bandwidth at a rapid pace while maintaining data integrity. Telecommunication networks form an integral part of [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Telxius, EdgeConneX, BandwidthIG, BDx, Cogent, Windstream

December 18th, 2020
 

7 days left until Christmas, but first let's finish off with some of the rest of the news from around the world this week. [Read more →]

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Top SD-WAN Use Cases for 2021

December 18th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dennis Thankachan, co-founder and CEO of LightYear

Enterprises have always been interested in cost-effective WAN architectures that are reliable, flexible, scalable, secure, and easier to manage. So, what’s the difference between the past and today? [Read more →]

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DE-CIX Opens Two New US Exchanges

December 17th, 2020
 

DE-CIX has found two new North American markets to expand its internet exchange business into. The global IX operator has expanded to Chicago, Illinois and Richmond, Virginia, doubling their geographical reach to close out 2020 and complementing their established footprint in New York City and Dallas. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Windstream, LightRiver, AT&T, KDDI, Everstream

December 16th, 2020
 

Plenty of interesting items out there still as we drift toward Christmas. [Read more →]

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DataBank, Zayo Finalize zColo Deal

December 16th, 2020
 

DataBank and Zayo have completed the bigger part of their deal for the zColo data center business. Yesterday the two companies announced the finalization of DataBank's acquisition of zColo's business and assets in the US and the UK. The last remaining bit is zColo's footprint in France, which won't close until Q1/2021. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: NTT, DZS, PacketFabric, ADVA, Fatbeam

December 15th, 2020
 

A few items to catch up on from around the world before the snow hits me later this week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Kaloom’s Laurent Marchand Takes Aim at Powering 5G

December 14th, 2020
 

As we edge our way into the 5G era, the entire industry is trying to find ways to better scale and automate virtually every component.  One company that has taken a big swing at its own piece of the puzzle is Montreal-based Kaloom.  With us today to talk about its technology and its approach to the problems ahead is Kaloom CEO Laurent Marchand. [Read more →]

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10 tips for selecting a sustainable data center partner

December 14th, 2020
 

This thought leadership article was sponsored by QTS and authored by Travis Wright, VP of Energy and Sustainability

Regardless of industry, environmental sustainability has become an undeniable business imperative and power hungry data centers are becoming the role models. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Comcast Business, TPx, 1623 Farnam, HE, H5

December 11th, 2020
 

Three network expansion projects and a portfolio expansion. [Read more →]

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Carrier Transformation in 2021: Adapting and Innovating in a New Market Landscape

December 11th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mahesh Jaishankar, CEO of Arc

2020 has been a year of uncertainty. Beyond the direct disruption caused by COVID-19, there have been major shifts in business strategy. In the face of adversity, businesses have responded to the situation with desire for [Read more →]

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