Friday Bytes: Colt, Ciena, DE-CIX, Yotta, ADTRAN, TPx

February 18th, 2022
 

A couple of upgrades, a new PoP, and some new capital: [Read more →]

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A Look at What’s Coming for 5G This Year

February 18th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Steve Douglas, Head of Market Strategy, Spirent Communications

Fully automated factories. Immersive augmented reality experiences. Telesurgery, shipping drones, Smart Cities, autonomous vehicles—the future that 5G will unleash really does look like something out of Star Trek. And you can expect to start seeing those use cases, and others we haven’t even thought of yet, in the coming years. [Read more →]

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Tofane Global Boosts Its IoT With Simfony Buy

February 17th, 2022
 

There was an interesting inorganic move over in Europe yesterday. Tofane Global has announced the acquisition of Simfony, a provider of IoT platform-as-a-service technology. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: EX2, DE-CIX, Ezee, Web Werks

February 16th, 2022
 

Three interesting expansion projects and one data center acquisition: [Read more →]

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Another Step Forward for Far North Fiber

February 16th, 2022
 

The latest effort to build a subsea cable through the Arctic took another step forward today. Cinia and ARTERIA Networks have signed a memorandum of understanding to build the cable system, which would connect northern Europe and Japan via the fabled Northwest Passage. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Windstream, LightRiver, Smartoptics, Dobson, NorthC, Ciena, Summit

February 15th, 2022
 

Several new technology deployments and collaborations plus one interesting inorganic investment: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Zenlayer Readies the Global Cloud Edge

February 14th, 2022
 

We live in a time where everything seems to be simultaneously centralized and yet distributed, and nothing does that more than cloud infrastructure.  But it’s far easier to scale the core than it is the edge, because in the end the edge is everywhere on the planet. Therefore, a growing segment of the infrastructure world has begun to specialize in building out that global edge to support those that need to reach it, and one of the leaders of that buildout is Zenlayer. With us today to talk about Zenlayer’s approach to the cloud edge are Lawrence Lee, VP of Partnerships and Alliances, and Sisi Wang, Head of Marketing. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: SEACOM, Nokia, Zain, Amdocs, Samsung, 6WIND

February 11th, 2022
 

A bit of M&A news, and three vendor network deployment projects: [Read more →]

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Spotlight on 2022 Telecom Trends

February 11th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Andrew Walker, Global Communications & Media Industry Lead at Accenture

The ongoing pandemic effects, combined with technology-driven disruption, has changed the way carriers use technology and has fundamentally altered the communications industry and expectations of service providers. Fortunately for carriers, their networks were resilient during the last two challenging years. With 2022 now in full swing, [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Arelion, 1623 Farnam, Ribbon, Equinix, Nokia

February 10th, 2022
 

Several network upgrades, a new data center, and vendor wins of note from this week: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: GPC, DataBank, Ribbon, Telehouse, DE-CIX

February 9th, 2022
 

Several data center and interconnection items plus some enterprise security: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Ciena, NO-UK, Telxius, Colt, SpaceDC, Telstra

February 8th, 2022
 

Several interesting items from around the world worth catching up on: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Datalec Precision Installations CEO Stephen Scott

February 7th, 2022
 

Behind the scenes of the data centre and the cloud world are the folks whose hands actually build out and service the infrastructure itself.  So many square feet and megawatts are put into service every year that just keeping up with the expansions requires an entire ecosystem of technical expertise.  Another of the many companies out there making such things happen across a growing footprint is UK-based Datalec Precision Installations.  With us today to give his perspective on things is Datalec’s CEO Stephen Scott. [Read more →]

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Cloud-Native BSS Will Help CSPs Focus on Customers and Future Success

February 4th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Ari Banerjee, SVP of Strategy, Netcracker Technology

Communications networks are transforming like never before, and to survive, CSPs need the flexibility to accelerate innovation, rapidly bring new services to market, and constantly surprise and delight their customers. To achieve this, they need a comprehensive cloud transformation strategy, including for their business support systems (BSS). [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: DataBank, Connectbase, Crosslake, Metro Optic, FCC

February 3rd, 2022
 

A land purchase, a rebrand, a partnership, and a touch of politics: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: DartPoints, Involta, Telstra, Telxius

February 2nd, 2022
 

A new strategy launch, a deal closing, a bit of hockey, and some M&A: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: LightRiver, South Reach, Uniti, Hurricane Electric, Alianza

February 1st, 2022
 

I’m down at MetroConnect this week, my first conference foray in a couple years (for obvious reasons).  So if you’re there, feel free to say hi.  In the meantime, here are a few network expansion and upgrade projects and a bit of cloud communications news: [Read more →]

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H5 Acquires Seven vXchnge Facilities

January 31st, 2022
 

A selection of data centers is changing hands. H5 Data Centers announced yesterday the acquisition of seven facilities from vXchnge, boosting its edge infrastructure reach substantially. [Read more →]

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DF&I Finishes One Fiber Project, Accelerates Another

January 31st, 2022
 

Icy weather notwithstanding, Dark Fiber and Infrastructure has been busy this winter. The mid-Atlantic fiber builder and operator said late last week that it has finished off its buildout between Virginia and Maryland and is expanding its expansion further south. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Michael Morey on Bluebird’s Midwestern Focus

January 31st, 2022
 

A few years ago, we took a look at Bluebird Network via an Industry Spotlight with CEO Michael Morey where we focused on the company’s Underground Data Center in Springfield, Missouri. A lot has happened since then, both for Bluebird and everyone else. Michael now joins us for a return visit, a couple of M&A moves later and with a significantly larger footprint. Bluebird Network is based in Missouri and Illinois with connectivity into all surrounding states and operates two data centers. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Tahoe, CloudSmartz, LMX, NEC, ADVA

January 28th, 2022
 

A new fiber operator, a bit of vendor M&A, a partnership, and a vendor win: [Read more →]

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What $65 Billion for “Broadband for All” Means to the Telecommunications Industry

January 28th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Carrie David, Government Programs Director for FiberLight LLC

Last month, the United States passed a historic $1 trillion infrastructure bill that guarantees $65 billion in funding to improve broadband access for rural areas, low-income families and tribal communities. The passage of this bill generated a lot of excitement in the telecommunications industry and the media widely covered the news – comparing this funding to the New Deal that brought electricity to rural areas in the 1930s. But what makes this news so significant? Who does this funding truly [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: DE-CIX, Lightstorm, Digital Realty, BAI, BT

January 27th, 2022
 

Some interconnection in India, a data center launch in South Korea, and some colo support for London’s Underground: [Read more →]

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