Int’l Bytes: GCX, BDx, Seaborn, Colt, HE

May 27th, 2021
 

Some interesting international and subsea items worth noting from this week: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Kaloom, MainOne, Infinera, Ciena

May 26th, 2021
 

One M&A, some data center development, and two international vendor wins. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: eX², Comcast Business, Mobilitie, Gotspace

May 25th, 2021
 

Four bits of metro infrastructure news in four markets around the US that are worth noting: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Accenture’s Andrew Walker on Carriers and the Cloud

May 24th, 2021
 

Modern IT infrastructure leverages the twin towers of cloud computing and high speed optical and wireless communications.  But it isn’t just the generic enterprise that is navigating the digital transformation, the traditional telecommunications providers themselves must also adapt their legacy systems even as they enable others’ moves to the cloud.  With us today to look at how that process is going is Andrew Walker, Senior Managing Director and Communications & Media industry lead for North America at Accenture.  Andrew has been consulting for the telecommunications and high tech world since the late 90s, joining Accenture six years ago after a decade at Deloitte and rising to his current role a year or so ago. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Windstream, Ericsson, ADVA, Mapletree

May 21st, 2021
 

It's getting warmer out there.  Here's some international connectivity, connected cars, Ethernet, and an M&A to go into the weekend with: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Infinera, Calix, Comcast Business, Novva, NFINET

May 20th, 2021
 

Two product rollouts, one metro data center deployment, and a new FTTH business model: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: IslaLink, Tampnet, Ciena, Digital Colony

May 19th, 2021
 

A new subsea cable, some spectrum, some software, and an M&A: [Read more →]

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Reliance Jio to Build Two Subsea Cables

May 18th, 2021
 

With its conquest of the Indian telecommunications market now mostly consolidated, Reliance Jio is apparently ready for some new challenges. The rising mobile provider has unveiled plans for two new subsea cable systems centered on Mumbai, one reaching to the east, and one to the west. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: New Lisbon CEO John Greene – Part 2

May 18th, 2021
 

We are back again today for the second part of the interview with New Lisbon CEO John Greene.  Rural, independent telcos have a unique relationship with regulators, often being responsible for connecting economically hard to reach areas with broadband.  Various federal programs have helped to address the needs of such areas, the latest of which is the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, or RDOF.  Let’s delve into the view of such issues from the perspective of an independent rural telco. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: New Lisbon CEO John Greene – Part 1

May 17th, 2021
 

Rural, independent telecommunications providers don’t get the same sort of attention that larger operators do, but they make up a bigger piece of the infrastructure puzzle than one might think.  With us today is John Greene, CEO of New Lisbon Telephone Company, which operates a fiber and fixed wireless network primarily in rural Indiana.  In part 1 of this conversation we will focus on New Lisbon itself and its approach the market.  In part 2 we will delve into his views on some of the regulatory issues of the day, starting with RDOF. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: QTS, Telia Carrier, Iron Mountain, Nokia, OpenColo

May 14th, 2021
 

A couple of deployments and a bit of M&A: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Aqua Comms, Telia Carrier, Ciena, Horizon, GPC, Infinera

May 13th, 2021
 

Two high profile demos, one new product, and a contract win: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Lumen, Telxius, Digital Edge, Juniper

May 12th, 2021
 

Three contract wins and an inorganic data center move: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Tampnet, STACK, Windstream, Nokia, Ring Central, Verizon

May 11th, 2021
 

A few interesting items from the start of this week worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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Global WAN Competition Alarms for the Telcos

May 10th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by David W Wang

Recently there came some alarms for the major telcos about the global Wide Area Network (WAN) market dynamics. That is, some cloud hyperscalers like Google and Cloudflare are entering the global WAN infrastructure and access market. [Read more →]

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Millions of Fake Comments Powered Net Neutrality Repeal Effort

May 10th, 2021
 

Some 18 million of the 22 million comments filed four years ago in the 2017 proceeding to repeal net neutrality were in fact not really comments from, you know, people commenting. That's what the NY attorney general report from late last week claims. [Read more →]

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Friday Metro Roundup: DC BLOX, UPN, Crosslake, EdgeConneX

May 7th, 2021
 

Four interesting metro buildouts in four US markets to catch up on before going home for the weekend: [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Ciena, Calix, Nokia

May 7th, 2021
 

Three projects spanning three continents won by vendors that were announced this week: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Involta, NetIX, du, SpaceX

May 6th, 2021
 

An M&A, an upgrade, some financing, and some pre-ordering. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Dartpoints, DE-CIX, Aryaka, Infinera, Windstream, Verizon

May 5th, 2021
 

Two bits of M&A news, a certficiation, a technology rollout, and an IX partnership to catch up on at midweek: [Read more →]

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Switch Moves Into Texas, Buys Data Foundry

May 4th, 2021
 

Some significant data center infrastructure down in Texas will be changing hands according to an announcement yesterday. Switch Data Centers has agreed to purchase Data Foundry in a $420M all cash transaction. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Tampnet’s Peter Hartlow on Fiber under the North Sea

May 3rd, 2021
 

One of the more unique fiber footprints in western Europe belongs to Tampnet, with infrastructure initially designed to support the oil and gas industry in the North Sea, they’re now providing access to other industries.  With subsea fiber connecting offshore platforms, these systems also provide diverse opportunities to connect key cities across the region, completely bypassing the usual routes between the FLAP markets and Scandinavia.  With us today to talk about Tampnet’s unique approach to the region’s connectivity capabilities is Peter Hartlow, Sales Director for Tampnet Carrier.  Peter started out back in 2000 working for European telecom carriers before joining Tampnet six years ago. [Read more →]

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Euro Bytes: Tampnet, Bulk, Nokia, Telefonica, Orange Business, Ericsson

April 30th, 2021
 

Five interesting infrastructure items from the European theater worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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