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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Dark Fiber Bytes: Arcadian Infracom, Bandwidth IG, MDC

January 23rd, 2024

Three interesting dark fiber projects in the west and southwest: [Read more →]

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EXA Infrastructure Boosts Transatlantic Capabilities

January 22nd, 2024

The pan-European network operator EXA Infrastructure has made some investments in its subsea capabilities across the Atlantic. Yesterday they announced new partnerships with NJFX and and Bulk Infrastructure, and just this morning they added the Amitié cable to their route list. [Read more →]

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Running IoT Through the Skies

January 19th, 2024

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dana Cohen Mizrahi, Product Marketing Manager at Sony Semiconductor Israel.

Non-terrestrial network (NTN) connectivity is making its way into IoT chipsets, enabling connected devices and installations to be deployed anywhere. Some devices are being outfitted with stand-alone chips that can only connect to satellites, while others are using hybrid chipsets that support both terrestrial and non-terrestrial connectivity. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: LightEdge, Tonaquint, 1623 Farnam, Dartpoints

January 18th, 2024

Four bits of data center news: one acquisition, two upgrades, and a collaboration in the AI space: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Aligned, 1547 CSR, Infinera, Nokia

January 17th, 2024

Two data center expansion projects, and two vendor wins: [Read more →]

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Windstream Wholesale, Cisco Take 1Tbps to 1,100km

January 16th, 2024

The age of the terabit draws ever closer. Today Windstream Wholesale and Cisco revealed another successful demonstration at the leading edge of transmission speeds. Top billing went to an industry first of a 1Tbps wavelength over a 1,100km link on fiber between Miami and Jacksonville. [Read more →]

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ZOI, Telecom Egypt Plot a New Way across the Middle East

January 15th, 2024

Two of the biggest network operators and the Middle East are teaming up to change the way data traverses the Middle East. Zain Omantel International and Telecom Egypt announced today that they will build a new open-access digital corridor between the Arabian Sea and the Mediterranean. [Read more →]

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It Takes a Village to Deliver a Service: How Networks Can De-Complexify an Expanding Ecosystem

January 12th, 2024

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Kailem Anderson, Vice President, Global Products & Delivery, Blue Planet

When people sit down to watch a movie on a subscription streaming service, they expect it to start playing at the click of a button, without glitch or buffering. But as anyone in networking knows, a lot needs to go right under the hood to deliver that seamless experience. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Hawaiki, Ciena, GTT, NetIX, BDx

January 11th, 2024

Three upgrade projects and one inorganic move from around the world: [Read more →]

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HPE Buys Juniper, Looks Toward AI

January 10th, 2024

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has decided to kick off 2024 with a major inorganic move. HPE and Juniper Networks announced a definitive agreement yesterday under which HPE will pay $40 per share for Juniper. It’s an all cash deal valued at $14B that will effectively double HPE’s networking business and possibly shift the balance of power in the vendor space. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Windstream, Infinera, Ritter, Kao Data

January 9th, 2024

An enhancement, a vendor win, and two more promotions: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: EdgeCore, American Tower, Neos Networks, Lumen

January 8th, 2024

A couple of financial transactions, a promotion, and a platform upgrade: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: 123Net, Wyyerd, GPC, Involta, LINX

January 5th, 2024

A few items of regional focus to catch up with: [Read more →]

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Fast-tracking secure delivery of products with DevSecOps

January 5th, 2024

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Lakshmiprasad A, Associate Director, Prodapt

Service providers in the Connectedness industry are challenged with increasing security threats as they handle sensitive data and provide critical services to customers. Security is the need of the hour as service providers target to balance rapid service delivery with adequate security measures, manage the security of complex infrastructure, including networks, servers, and cloud environments, and meet compliance requirements such as GDPR and HIPAA. [Read more →]

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Poll: Which Network Operators Are the Most Likely Buyers in 2024?

January 4th, 2024

We started the week with the question of consolidation targets in the US, and now it’s time for the other side of the coin.  What network operators are most likely to be consolidators in 2024?  We’ll take it as a given that ‘infrastructure funds’ would top the more general list of likely buyers, of course, but let’s focus on the existing network operators looking to expand inorganically in the US.  Last year the perennial favorite Zayo topped the list with Crown Castle and Lightpath in 2nd and third. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: SonicWall, CTI, SRT, Sparkle

January 3rd, 2024

Two bits of inorganic activity, and a new subsea cable alongside some other M&A talk over in Europe: [Read more →]

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Poll: Which US Network Operators Are Most Likely To Be Acquired in 2024?

January 2nd, 2024

Happy New Year to all!  Last year’s fiber/network M&A activity wasn’t that, well, active in the USA.  And based on the responses to last year’s poll that didn’t surprise too many people, as there was little consensus as to who might be a target.  The Cox/UPN/Segra and Shentel/Horizon deals did land, and on the FTTH front there were some small deals, but the big action was over in Europe in 2023.  Will 2024 be any busier on this side of the Atlantic?  Who you think are the likeliest candidates to be sold (in part or in whole) in 2024.  (Not including already pending transactions). [Read more →]

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The Era of AI-Powered DDoS Attacks: A Threat to Digital Security

December 29th, 2023

In today’s interconnected digital landscape, cybersecurity threats continue to evolve at an alarming rate. One such threat that keeps security professionals awake at night is the rise of AI-powered DDoS attacks. These attacks combine the destructive power of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks with the sophistication and agility of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Understanding the implications of AI-powered DDoS attacks is crucial for organizations of all sizes and industries to protect their networks and data.
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Connectbase Buys MasterStream

December 28th, 2023

Some interesting consolidation hit the wires this week while most folks are off doing holiday things. Connectbase has announced the acquisition of MasterStream ERP, gaining a significant boost to its overall ecosystem. [Read more →]

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How Disaggregation is Shaping the Future of Telecoms in 2024 and Beyond 

December 27th, 2023

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Richard Brandon, VP of Strategy at RtBrick 

The telecoms industry is undergoing a seismic shift driven by the rapid rise of disaggregation, or the decoupling of hardware from software. This approach already has a strong presence in the mobile RAN (Radio Access Network), but in 2024 and beyond, it will take a firmer hold in the core, at the edge, and, eventually, in every corner of IP networks. Let’s unpack the key trends shaping this industry revolution, including the challenges and opportunities it presents for a transformed future of telecoms. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Involta, Accelecom, Huawei, Orange Business

December 26th, 2023

I hope the holidays are treating everyone well!  In the meantime, here’s a bit of news I’m still catching up on from late last week.  One data center expansion project, one regional healthcare win, a nextgen optical trial, and an inorganic move of note: [Read more →]

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