Cable One Acquires Hargray

February 16th, 2021
 

There was a bit of fiber consolidation announced in the southeastern US yesterday. Cable One has announced a deal to purchase Hargray Communications, or more precisely the 85% of the company they didn't already own. They have been a minority shareholder in the company since last summer, when they contributed a cable system in Anniston, Alabama in exchange for a stake. [Read more →]

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SD-WAN to Beef Up Three New Offers in 2021

February 16th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by David W Wang

To date, SD-WAN has come up with some great values and offers to the enterprise market. Cost savings for branches, application-aware routing, embedded security or SASE, optimized cloud connectivity, provisioning agility, and enhanced application and performance visibility, just to [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Enet, Digital Crossroad, NYI, Legrand, C1, Ericsson, stc

February 15th, 2021
 

Two bits of metro news, one M&A, and an outsourcing upgrade: [Read more →]

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Slattery Launches $1.5B HyperOne Fiber Effort

February 12th, 2021
 

The Australian entrepreneur Bevan Slattery is at it again, shaking things up down under with another new high profile venture. This time he has launched HyperOne, which plans to build a new 20,000km+ fiber backbone across and around Australia. [Read more →]

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The Real 5G Opportunity – and How Carriers Can Prepare Their Networks Now

February 12th, 2021
 

Sanjay Bhatia, Vice President of Strategy and Solutions Marketing, Ribbon

At its inception, 5G was hyped as the new service enabler, promising to revolutionize society and enable everything from IoT and Industry 4.0 to smart cities and beyond. However, up until now, most 5G launches are primarily enhanced mobile broadband in nature. And while more and more carriers are [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: 1623Farnam, Ciena, Xiber, Avelacom, ADTRAN

February 11th, 2021
 

A few news items to catch up on from midweek: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: PacketFabric, Nokia, DT, CityFibre, Virtual1, Orange Business

February 10th, 2021
 

A whole bunch of interesting partnerships were announced in international markets this week: [Read more →]

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Proximus Buys the Rest of BICS

February 9th, 2021
 

The Belgian-based international network operator BICS and its subsidiary now have two fewer owners. Proximus Group has announced a deal under which it has purchased the stakes of MTN and Swisscom, taking full control of the company. [Read more →]

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Two Subsea Wins for Ciena

February 9th, 2021
 

Ciena revealed yesterday that two key subsea cable systems on opposite sides of the globe are leveraging the vendor's optical gear and supporting systems.  Both deployments will aim to support the world's ever growing demand for international bandwidth. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Pulsant, Zayo, Cisco, Qwilt, DE-CIX

February 8th, 2021
 

Three interesting internet infrastructure investments on three continents worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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How AI Accelerates the Future of Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Gaming

February 5th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Kailem Anderson, VP of Portfolio and Engineering, Blue Planet, a division of Ciena

There’s been a lot of buzz and excitement about 5G – and for good reason. 5G networks offer significantly lower latency and higher throughput than existing mobile connectivity options. It’s more reliable. In fact, the [Read more →]

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Euro Roundup: DataBank, Expereo, Sparkle, Google, SubCom

February 4th, 2021
 

Four bits of news from Europe: two M&As, one agency contract, and that new submarine cable: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Telia, Comcast Business, Windstream, ASN

February 3rd, 2021
 

A new PoP, a service expansion, a certification, and some subsea work: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Windstream, Comcast Business, Ciena, Epsilon

February 2nd, 2021
 

Some metro fiber, some rural fiber, a vendor win, and a bit of global colo and interconnection: [Read more →]

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MBC, Tampnet Add to Fiber Options for QTS

February 2nd, 2021
 

QTS has been busy adding to its connectivity ecosystem. The data center operator has this week added new fiber options in facilities on two continents, one from MBC and the other from Tampnet. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Render, TPx, Ultatel, Fusion, Telxius

February 1st, 2021
 

A few items of interest from late last week or this past weekend to catch up on while I get buried in ice and snow here in the Northeast: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Comcast, UPN, HE, Ribbon, Quintillion

January 29th, 2021
 

Five regional and metro deployments from this week's news worth catching up on before heading out (or inside these days) for the weekend. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Telia, Telxius, Ciena, Infinera, CTS

January 28th, 2021
 

A new PoP, two vendor deployments, and an M&A: [Read more →]

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Verizon Taps Crown Castle for Small Cells

January 28th, 2021
 

We got a bit more detail on Verizon's 5G deployment plans yesterday. Crown Castle has announced an expanded long term relationship with the telecommunications giant to supply small cells in support of Verizon's next generation network. [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Wave Makes a Deal For Digital West

January 27th, 2021
 

Wave Broadband has made a deal out on the coast.  The northwestern network operator is acquiring Digital West in a deal that adds some new territory along the southern edge of its footprint in northern California. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: ExteNet, neutrality.one, Padtec, Equinix

January 26th, 2021
 

Here's a set of quick takes from around the industry and the world worth catching up on: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Epsilon CEO Michel Robert on Interconnection, Cloud Access

January 25th, 2021
 

The interconnection space continues to evolve rapidly as SDN-based technologies make it easier to automate and integrate once laborious network provisioning tasks.  Epsilon has long been a global player in this space, and with its Infiny platform the company has been growing its reach across multiple fronts.  With us today to talk about the opportunities ahead is CEO Michel Robert, who took over the CEO role in February 2020 after a 12-year stint at Claranet. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: FirstLight, PacketFabric, HGC, Orange Business

January 22nd, 2021
 

A couple of contracts and a couple of service expansions worth noting to end the week: [Read more →]

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