Int’l Bytes: Sparkle, NEC, Toyota Tsusho, Airtel, IX Reach

March 13th, 2019
 

A few news bytes on expansions, rollouts, and mergers on the international front: [Read more →]

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Automated frequency coordination at tipping point: DSA

March 13th, 2019
 

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

Automated spectrum management databases and algorithms are an important public policy tool for meeting surging demand for low-cost high speed wireless broadband connectivity, according to a new report from the [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: GCX, Zayo, Orange Business, Nokia

March 12th, 2019
 

Here are a few news bytes from around the world worth noting: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: DE-CIX, Seaborn Networks, NJFX, NetIX, Integra

March 11th, 2019
 

A few bits of news to start the week on: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: LightRiver’s Travis Ewert on Network Automation

March 11th, 2019
 

The rise of SDN and network automation has created opportunities for growth and evolution among those who build and deploy networks behind the scenes.  In 2017, LightRiver made an inorganic move with the acquisition of UCS and its netFLEX® platform, and has since been working hard to meld those SDN capabilities into its business.  With us today to talk about its growing software business is Travis Ewert.  Travis took over as COO of LightRiver’s software division last year after a long career with a variety of service providers, including Level 3.  [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Infinera, Dark Fibre Africa, Omantel, ECCAS

March 8th, 2019
 

A few bits of news from around the world worth noting before everyone heads out this Friday. [Read more →]

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Facebook to Sell Excess Regional and Intercity Capacity

March 7th, 2019
 

Earlier this week, Facebook announced in a blog post this week that it plans to sell excess capacity on the fiber routes it has built and plans to build on its own. Yep, Facebook is dipping its toes into the world of the wholesale network infrastructure provider. Do they really mean it? [Read more →]

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Zayo Postpones Event, Speculation Rises

March 7th, 2019
 

Yesterday Zayo moved the Analyst Day it had planned for next Thursday onto the back burner. They have postponed the event 'to allow time to explore' strategic alternatives that may enhance shareholder value. The stock surged in response. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Epsilon, ADVA, Cisco, Batelco

March 6th, 2019
 

A couple items of international news, plus some 600G updates from OFC: [Read more →]

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Juniper to Acquire Mist

March 5th, 2019
 

Juniper Networks has found itself a spring acquisition target. The routing and network software vendor has announced its intent to acquire Mist Systems. [Read more →]

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Comcast Buys BluVector

March 5th, 2019
 

Comcast has made an inorganic move to add depth to its security portfolio. Yesterday the cable giant announced the acquisition of BluVector, adding talent and technology in what is emerging as a key area for all network operators. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Verizon, Akamai, Telia, Infinera, Huawei

March 4th, 2019
 

A few items to start the week on: [Read more →]

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MWC 2019: Edge and blockchain to change the internet

March 4th, 2019
 

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

Last year MWC was the time of minimum knowledge and maximum hype for blockchain. Now we have much less hype, but there are also much more real uses for blockchain. Edge has had much less [Read more →]

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Zayo Picks Up FinTech Customer Deal

March 1st, 2019
 

What's a Friday without a contract win for Zayo with an unnamed customer, eh?  The Boulder-based infrastructure company announced this morning a deal with a 'global fintech leader' for wavelengths. [Read more →]

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GTT Posts Sequential Growth, Integration Gains

March 1st, 2019
 

With its integration of Interoute ongoing, GTT posted fourth quarter sequential growth in both revenue and EBITDA.  Here's a quick table of the company's results in some context: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Uniti, EdgeConneX, OneWeb

February 28th, 2019
 

A few items worth keeping track of, both on the planet and off: [Read more →]

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Cogeco Sells Peer 1 to Digital Colony

February 28th, 2019
 

Yesterday saw some infrastructure M&A to the north in Canada. The global investment firm Digital Colony is acquiring Cogeco Peer 1 for C$720M, which works out to about $574M. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: CenturyLink, Ciena, Huawei

February 27th, 2019
 

A few items from around the world to catch up on: [Read more →]

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MWC 2019: Simplicity Rules

February 27th, 2019
 

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

Simplicity is one important theme at MWC 2019. It is, of course, not a solution as such, but it a success factor for all solutions. This is nothing new, but it is becoming very relevant with 5G, IoT, data and security. Many parties can build technology, but [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: DF&I, Avelacom, Epsilon, Cambium

February 26th, 2019
 

Four items from four corners of the infrastructure world worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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Windstream Files Chapter 11

February 25th, 2019
 

Well, it's happened. Windstream Holdings today announced that it has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Many saw this as inevitable following the recent court decision in favor of Aurelius for $310M in the wake of the company's CS&L (now Uniti Group) spinoff back in the spring of 2015. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Ciena, Telefonica, Uniti

February 25th, 2019
 

A few items from Asia and Latin America worth noting: [Read more →]

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Zayo Sells Some Southwestern 100G

February 22nd, 2019
 

With the rumor mill relatively quiet for a week, Zayo has announced a substantial longhaul bandwidth deal in the southwestern US. An unnamed webscale provider is purchasing multiple 100G waves between Dallas and Los Angeles, which Zayo says is one of its larger recent capacity sales. [Read more →]

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