Wednesday Bytes: Bluebird, Colt, iBasis, Hurricane Electric

February 22nd, 2024
 

Three expansion projects and a contract renewal: [Read more →]

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Fiber Bytes: Windstream Wholesale, Gateway Fiber, CityFibre, Utopia Fiber

February 21st, 2024
 

One new regional fiber route, and three bits of FTTH news to catch up with: [Read more →]

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Windstream and Uniti Talking Merger?

February 20th, 2024
 

That’s what Bloomberg says is going on, according to the ever aware ‘people with knowledge of the matter’. Windstream and Uniti Group are said to be talking some sort of stock deal that would consolidate the businesses but leave Uniti as independently traded. Such a deal wouldn’t be surprising, and in fact would in some ways wrap up what would be a 10 year story arc. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Grain, Quintillion, Nile, DataBank, TELUS, Samsung

February 16th, 2024
 

Some M&A news, some WiFi access, some balance sheet work, and some more vRAN and Open RAN. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Greenlight Networks, Samsung, Vodafone, Netcracker

February 15th, 2024
 

A bit of FTTH, some nextgen wireless tech, and some cloud marketplace news: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: NTT, Airtel, Telesonic, CityFibre, Astound, Ciena

February 14th, 2024
 

A new data center campus, a new wholesale fiber unit, some last mile fiber, and a network upgrade: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Yondr, CMC Networks, Docomo Pacific, PLDT, GTA

February 13th, 2024
 

A new data center, a new partnership, some FTTH, and a new PoP: [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Cisco, Ciena, IQGeo, TalkTalk

February 12th, 2024
 

Two optical upgrades, some software, and some M&A chatter: [Read more →]

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Re-imagining Telecom Operations: From Contract Negotiations to Customer Service

February 9th, 2024
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by N Shashidhar, VP & Global platform head, EdgeVerve

In the digital age, telecom is more than just a sector—it’s the ultimate digital influencer, pioneering tech revolutions and ensuring we’re always plugged in. But behind the veneer of seamless connections and next-gen services lies a complex labyrinth of operational challenges ranging from intricate contract negotiations to maintaining high customer service standards. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Sparkle, DE-CIX, RETN, TCS, Viavi, Netmore, Senet

February 8th, 2024
 

Three interesting international expansion projects, some AI, and a bit of interesting M&A activity: [Read more →]

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FiberLight Drives Into Autonomous Infrastructure in Austin

February 7th, 2024
 

FiberLight says it is investing $20M into new infrastructure near Austin TX. But this isn’t just a new fiber route, this is a project of the Autonomy Institute aimed at next generation municipal and transportation infrastructure. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Comcast Business, Aureon, CityFibre, Gamma

February 7th, 2024
 

A couple of M&A moves, and some regional infrastructure contracts of note.  One each from the US and the UK. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Cogeco, EdgeconneX, Aqua Comms, EXA

February 6th, 2024
 

An M&A, some ESG, some subsea spectrum, and a connectivity upgrade: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: e&, 2Africa, Equinix, Epsilon, Sparkle

February 5th, 2024
 

Four interesting bits of infrastructure news from around the globe: [Read more →]

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2024 WILL SEE CHANGES TO TELECOMS REGULATION

February 2nd, 2024
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dario Betti, CEO, Mobile Ecosystem Forum

The telecommunications landscape is evolving rapidly, driven by a myriad of factors ranging from privacy and security concerns to the rise of artificial intelligence and the imperative for environmental sustainability. The sector can expect far-reaching implications for how [Read more →]

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Subsea Roundup: Ocean Networks, Medusa, TAM-1

February 1st, 2024
 

Three bits of regional subsea infrastructure news this week: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: EPB, Accelecom, CityFigre, Breezeline, MetTel

January 31st, 2024
 

Four bits of last mile news and one federal contract of interest to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: DE-CIX, PTCL, Harbour Centre, PowerHouse

January 30th, 2024
 

Three interesting items of data center and interconnection from three different parts of the world worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: DF&I’s John Schmitt and Judd Carothers

January 29th, 2024
 

These days plenty talk about building fiber infrastructure, but few have taken on the task of rebuilding      the infrastructure of one of the biggest markets in the world from the ground up.  But that’s what DF&I has been doing when it comes to northern Virginia, and that’s what they hope to replicate elsewhere even as they continue to add new routes.  With us today to explore their vision of the dark fiber and conduit business and where DF&I might go from here are the co-founders and veteran fiber builders John Schmitt and Judd Carothers. [Read more →]

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Charting the Fiber Frontier: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for 2024 and Beyond

January 26th, 2024
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by J. Drew Mullin, Partner, ATLANTIC-ACM        

Despite a 2023 slow-down in the expectation of fiber route mile builds, fiber deployment remains extremely active driven by upgrades, opportunity, and infinite demand for capacity. National carriers continue the shift from legacy copper services to more scalable fiber infrastructure. Regional and emerging fiber-focused players strategically seize niche opportunities including new long-haul routes and densification of existing metro markets. Providers maintain a more disciplined approach to deployment, recognizing it as a strategic land-grab [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Zayo, Great Plains Communications, Versa, FirstLight

January 25th, 2024
 

New partnerships, connectivity, and technology across multiple fronts worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Ciena, maincubes, Macquarie, Orange Business

January 24th, 2024
 

Some upgrades, some new builds, and some coral reefs: [Read more →]

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Telstra Adds to Pacific and Latin American Reach

January 24th, 2024
 

Over the past few days, Telstra International has made a series of interesting infrastructure moves that will enable new connectivity options. They are investing in a new transpacific route, several intra-pacific cables, and in a growing presence in Latin America. [Read more →]

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