Google to Spend $13B on Data Centers

February 18th, 2019
 

Last week Google CEO Sundar Pichai said last week in a blog post that Google will be spending $13B on its infrastructure in 2019. That's quite a lot of buildout, giving Google's footprint outside of Silicon Valley even more depth. [Read more →]

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Windstream’s Bad Day in Court

February 15th, 2019
 

Friday ended poorly for Windstream and well for the hedge fund Aurelius Capital Management. A Manhattan federal court has ruled against the service provider, and if the judgement holds up then the company might be facing a date with BK. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: NJFX, DriveNets, ADTRAN, Zayo

February 15th, 2019
 

A few more quick takes on interesting news from this week: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Vapor IO, Ciena, Anova

February 14th, 2019
 

Three interesting items worth noting from the last day or two: [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Sees Improving EBITDA, Lower Dividends, NOL Protection

February 14th, 2019
 

CenturyLink reported its Q4 numbers yesterday after the market closed, continuing the integration process and boosting adjusted EBITDA.  The company decided to cut its dividend from $2.16 per share down to $1.00, which won't make the markets very happy.  They also announced a plan to protect the company's $7.3B pile of NOLs (net operating losses). [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Akamai, Infinera, IX Reach, Zayo

February 13th, 2019
 

A few partnerships and contracts won so far this week that are worth checking in on: [Read more →]

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Most NBN customers now on 50Mbps or higher plans

February 13th, 2019
 

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

The majority of subscribers to Australia's national broadband network (NBN) are now on speed plans of 50Mbps or higher, but nearly a quarter are still on the [Read more →]

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Zayo Turns Down Private Equity Deal, For Now Anyway

February 12th, 2019
 

Multiple reports ranging from the NY Post to Reuters are saying that Zayo has turned down a bid for the company. The bidder is said to have been a consortium led by Blackstone Group, and the proposed purchase price was around or just above $30/share. [Read more →]

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Windstream Launches SIEM

February 12th, 2019
 

Security concerns are never far from the surface in today's networks, and Windstream today moved to make it easier for enterprise customers to stay on top of it all. They have now added SIEM, short for Security Information and Event Management, services to the company's portfolio. [Read more →]

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Telia, 123Net Team Up in Michigan

February 12th, 2019
 

In Detroit this morning, Telia Carrier and 123Net unveiled a new partnership that expands the reach of both companies' infrastructure. Telia has added a new PoP in 123Net's Tier 3 data center, and 123Net is using the global backbone to scalably enhance its connectivity. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Aligned Energy CEO, Andrew Schaap

February 11th, 2019
 

The data center space is a hotbed of investment in the hyperscale / cloud era, but sometimes we think it is just space and power.  Ok, maybe it mostly is, but there is also plenty of room to innovate around how you deliver those to customers whose sophistication is rapidly evolving.  Newer entrants like Aligned Energy are bringing new approaches that challenge the status quo. With us today is the CEO, Andrew Schaap, to talk about the company’s unique approach.  Andrew joined the company in 2015 after over a decade at Digital Realty Trust. [Read more →]

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Zayo Stabilized in Fiscal Q2, Cools Previous Separation Plans

February 8th, 2019
 

Zayo posted its fiscal Q2 2019 results yesterday, rebounding a bit from the prior quarter.  In addition, the plans announced last quarter to split the company into Infrastructure and Enterprise halves has evolved into something less dramatic. [Read more →]

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IXcellerate to Accelerate Its Russian Buildout

February 7th, 2019
 

IXcellerate is planning to put $260M to work over in Russia. Over the next five years they plan to move beyond their single Moscow One Datacentre in Moscow and either build or buy four more facilities. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: WANRack, TIM, Open Fiber, Zayo

February 6th, 2019
 

Here's a quick rundown on some metro fiber news worth noting: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: IX Reach, Avelacom, Orange

February 5th, 2019
 

Three interesting items touching on three continents: [Read more →]

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Farice Plans Another North Atlantic Cable

February 4th, 2019
 

The Telecommunication Fund of Iceland and the submarine cable operator Farice have kicked off a new project.  The two have signed an agreement to work on a new cable system between Iceland and the British Isles, tentatively called IRIS. [Read more →]

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RCom Finally Files for BK

February 4th, 2019
 

For over a year India's Reliance Communications has hovered on the brink, negotiating with those it owes money and those who might buy its remaining business units in order to come up with a pathway to survival. Over the weekend they finally ran out of dancing room and filed for bankruptcy protection in Mumbai, and this time it may be for good. [Read more →]

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TelePacific Makes a Deal, Will Go Public

February 1st, 2019
 

The telecom and internet infrastructure world has a new public company. TPx, previously known as TelePacific, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pensare Acquisition Corp, which currently trades under the ticker WRLS. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: DataBank, Orange Business, Megaport

February 1st, 2019
 

Time to catch up on what I might have missed while on the road this week: [Read more →]

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Where WANs Fall Short in Supporting VoIP and How SD-WAN Can Help

February 1st, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Bruce Wirt, E.V.P, Chief Development Officer of Telesystem

If you travel frequently, you've probably relied more than once on the likes of Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze. These tools provide unique utility, insofar as they can both predefine [Read more →]

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Everstream Announces Massive Midwestern Buildout Plans

January 31st, 2019
 

After consolidating and integrating several fiber assets up in Michigan, Everstream has moved onto its next project and it's definitely not a minor one. The Midwestern fiber network operator announced plans on Wednesday to invest $300M in new fiber builds across the region. [Read more →]

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Hargray Buys DFS

January 30th, 2019
 

There was an interesting fiber M&A down in the southeast this morning. Hargray Communications has made its second deal of the month with an agreement to acquire Dark Fiber Systems in Jacksonville. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Sparkle, FirstLight, Huawei

January 30th, 2019
 

I'm on the road this week down at Metro Connect in Miami.  If you're there also, don't hesitate to say hello.  In the meantime, here are a few news bytes from different corners of the industry to keep track of: [Read more →]

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