EdgeConneX’s Buildout Returns to Miami

January 30th, 2017
 

One edge data center in Miami was apparently not enough.  EdgeConneX has announced the construction of a second facility in Miami. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Juniper, Telefonica, Vodafone

January 30th, 2017
 

I'll be traveling to/from Metro Connect for the first half of the week.  But before I go, here's a quick rundown on some early news from this week from around the world: [Read more →]

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Digitalization could unlock $2tr in value for telecoms

January 30th, 2017
 

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

The telecommunications sector is in a position to unlock $2 trillion in economic value through digital transformation, according to new research from the World Economic Forum. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Windstream, Conterra, UPN, Great Plains, McAllen Data Center

January 27th, 2017
 

Next week is Metro Connect, and I'll be down in Miami as well.  But first, here's some metro fiber news from Missouri, Texas, Nebraska, and Arkansas that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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Verizon and Charter Test the M&A Waters

January 26th, 2017
 

Yes, that's the rumor of the morning.  According to the Wall Street Journal, Verizon Communications and Charter Communications are talking about some sort of deal.  Of course, it's just talk at the moment, and preliminary talk at that.  The question is how seriously we should take the idea. [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: ECIX, Data Facilities, CoreSite, Faction

January 26th, 2017
 

Here's a quick rundown of some news from the colo and interconnection space: [Read more →]

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H5 Data Centers Enters Cleveland via Acquisition

January 26th, 2017
 

The Midwest got some interesting data center M&A news this morning.  H5 Data Centers has announced the acquisition of the Cleveland Technology Center, bringing it into Ohio for the first time.   [Read more →]

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Analytics Evolves on Ciena’s Blue Planet

January 25th, 2017
 

Ciena today announced plans to enhance its Blue Planet orchestration software and move into an additional line of business.  They have added Analytics to the mix, enabling network operators in monitoring and understanding how their networks are actually operating.  [Read more →]

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Cisco to Acquire AppDynamics

January 25th, 2017
 

Cisco has had a steady appetite for M&A over the years, steadily devouring companies to both add revenue scale and to bring new talent and technologies into the fold.  Yesterday they revealed a particularly interesting one, announcing their intent to acquire AppDynamics for $3.7B in cash and assumed equity awards. [Read more →]

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Zayo Picks Up E-Rate Dark Fiber Deal

January 25th, 2017
 

Taking advantage of the expansion of the federal E-Rate program into the world of dark fiber, Zayo revealed a new win yesterday in the education vertical. The Office of Education for a county in Northern California has selected their infrastructure to hook up school districts across a wide swth of geography. [Read more →]

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ZenFi, Cross River Team Up for Regional zXc Portal

January 24th, 2017
 

Two fiber builders and operators have not only found a common regional cause in the New York metropolitan area, but have done something about it. New York City-based ZenFi and New Jersey-based Cross River Fiber have partnered on a new joint online platform. [Read more →]

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Network Roundup: Lumos, CoreSite, Level 3

January 24th, 2017
 

Here's a quick look at some network news from this week already: [Read more →]

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Could we get rid of telephone numbers?

January 24th, 2017
 

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

I have just traveled in Asia. I had to coordinate many meetings, and many contacts said “this is my number, let’s exchange details in WhatsApp, what’s your number?” The problem is that I have several phones and also, when I travel, I buy local pre-paid cards. So, I’m almost always online, but I don’t know the phone number beforehand. Why we still are stuck with these phone numbers? [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: RETN, CityFibre, China Unicom, Aryaka

January 23rd, 2017
 

Here's a quick rundown on some of the early infrstructure news from around the world: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Epsilon CEO Jerzy Szlosarek

January 23rd, 2017
 

One of the most dynamic segments in the market today is that of interconnection and cloud connectivity.  Automation is key, and the shift from a telco mindset to a DevOps approach is something we are hearing about on many fronts.  One company that has been shifting its model in this way is Epsilon Communications, which has been in the interconnection business for many years.  With us today to talk about the company’s approach and plans for the future is Jerzy Szlosarek, who just took the CEO chair in November 2015 after serving as CTO and COO for more than a decade. [Read more →]

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More FTT for Zayo in Colorado

January 20th, 2017
 

Zayo has won another fiber-to-the-tower deal, this time in its home turf along Colorado's Front Range.  A major wireless carrier has signed on for a dark fiber solution that will help it implement a C-RAN architecture in the region. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Wave, Crown Castle, DE-CIX

January 20th, 2017
 

Here's a quick roundup of some other items to finish out the week: two bits of M&A news and an interesting global interconnection collaboration. [Read more →]

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Windstream Helps Packers, Introduces SD-WAN

January 20th, 2017
 

Windstream made two interesting announcements in the enterprise space yesterday.  One was a high profile contract win with the Green Bay Packers, and the other featured the addition of SD-WAN to their product set. [Read more →]

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Data Center M&A: DataBank Buys C7

January 19th, 2017
 

Also happening earlier this week but under my radar was a data center infrastructure M&A.  DataBank has signed a definitive agreement to acquire C7 Data Centers, taking its show out west for the first time. [Read more →]

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Subsea Roundup: Seaborn, IFSC, Quintillion, Ciena, Infinera

January 19th, 2017
 

Here's a quick update on some subsea cable news from this week: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Conterra Buys Two Regional Networks

January 19th, 2017
 

There was some fiber M&A earlier this week that slipped past my nets.   Conterra, which is majority-owned by Court Square Capital, has announced the acquisition of two regional fiber operators: Detel and Broadplex. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Level 3, NJFX, Hurricane Electric, Masergy, INOC

January 18th, 2017
 

Here's another quick roundup of some more of the rapidfire news we've seen go out this week: [Read more →]

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Poll: What Will Trump’s FCC Do With Net Neutrality?

January 18th, 2017
 

Ok, it's time for another poll.  We have a new president coming in this week and a particularly unpredictable one at that.  What should we expect from the FCC when it comes to net neutrality?  No, not what *should* happen to net neutrality, but what *will*.  It's prediction time, make your call: [Read more →]

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