Hyperscale, SDN Deliver Results for QTS

April 20th, 2020

Just before all the craziness started, I was invited down to Ashburn, Virginia for QTS‘s first Analyst Day to learn more about the company’s progress and direction. Afterward, events kind of blurred together and suddenly it’s mid-April and it seems like a new world for almost everyone. But for data center operators like QTS [Read more →]

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Getting SASE: Making Network/Security Convergence Happen

April 17th, 2020

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Kristen Menard of Claro Enterprise Solutions

A sales executive has a few hours to kill between meetings, so she camps out at a coffee shop to catch up on emails and review sales reports. Accessing the café’s public WiFi network, however, leaves sensitive account information vulnerable to hackers. Meanwhile, [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: GCX, Ciena, Juniper, Tierpoint

April 16th, 2020

Lockdown continues, but so does the day to day business in internet infrastructure around the world.  Here’s some more quick takes: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Nuage, Ciena, Cisco, Frontier

April 15th, 2020

Time for a quick look around the sector’s news from the first half of the week.  Here are three items from vendors, and one from BK court: [Read more →]

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Dish Cuts Staff, a Sign of Things to Come?

April 14th, 2020

Amid all the pandemic-related economic disruption out there has been a meteoric rise in the unemployment rate. The perception is that this is mostly due to hourly and contract workers in ‘non-essential’ industries. But here in telecommunications and internet infrastructure, which is pretty much holding the world together right now, we’re safe… right? Yesterday,  Dish Network offered an opinion to the contrary. [Read more →]


Industry Spotlight: Nokia Software’s Ron Haberman on 5G, ML, and AI

April 13th, 2020

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Today’s networks depend on software more than ever, and because of that we have seen the big networking vendors invest heavily in their software divisions.  The rollout of 5G infrastructure underway, and along with the fiber and spectrum and hardware requires a whole lot of software to make it all work the way it has been promised.  Nokia Software is one of the organizations behind much of that software.  With us today to talk about Nokia Software’s approach to this brave new world and his viewpoint on what is to come is Nokia Software’s CTO, Ron Haberman. [Read more →]

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Vantage Acquires NGD

April 10th, 2020

I managed to miss this one from earlier this week, but better late than never, right? Vantage Data Centers has made an inorganic move over in the UK. On Tuesday they announced a definitive agreement to acquire Next Generation Data. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Brightlink, Windstream, GSMA

April 9th, 2020

It’s difficult to filter the news these days without going too far down the rabbit hole of coronavirus.  I mean, that’s news obviously but other people do that part far better.  But nevertheless, here goes another quick survey of things going on in the telecom and internet infrastructure space – two driven by the pandemic and one determinedly forging ahead despite them. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: BDx, Orange, Cato, REN

April 8th, 2020

A few expansions and contract wins from around the globe to catch up with: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Everstream, Cisco, Windstream, GTT

April 7th, 2020

The pandemic continues, but so does telecom and internet infrastructure.  Here are a few items from the start of this week to keep up with: [Read more →]

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5G, Coronavirus, and Cell Towers Burning. Are You Kidding Me?

April 6th, 2020

That there are actually coronavirus conspiracy theories out there that are being taken seriously by way too many isn’t really news. But that one of them involves telecommunications, meaning that we caused it, well that got my attention yesterday. [Read more →]


Industry Spotlight: DataBank’s Mark Houpt Talks Privacy, Security

April 6th, 2020

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Data centers and the cloud sit at the heart of modern infrastructure, and thus are a natural focus when it comes to discussions about security.  With us today to share his perspective is DataBank’s Chief Information Security Officer Mark Houpt.  Mark accompanied a delegation led by the Kansas City Tech Council to a TECNA DC Fly-in event in Washington DC in early February, before COVID-19 shut down much of the country.  They were there to provide input on the development of privacy legislation for the US that would take aim at similar issues as Europe’s GDPR, as well as to discuss top security concerns that today’s internet infrastructure faces. Also included in this Industry Spotlight are his thoughts on the pandemic as it relates to cybersecurity. [Read more →]

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Tofane Rolls Up Some More Voice With NOS Deal

April 3rd, 2020

Tofane Global has found itself another consolidation opportunity. Yesterday they announced a deal to acquire NOS International Carrier Services. [Read more →]

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Overcoming Data Gravity with Adaptive Data Centers

April 3rd, 2020

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Innovation Officer, Aligned Energy

Although David McCrory introduced the concept more than a decade ago, what the software engineer and managing partner at Data Centric Strategies described as “data gravity” has taken on considerably more significance in recent years. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: RETN, AMS-IX, Fusion, CenturyLink

April 2nd, 2020

Here are a few quick takes worth noting, both pandemic-related and not: [Read more →]

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T-Mobile Completes Sprint Deal, and Legere Steps Down

April 1st, 2020

After winning in court a couple months back, nothing was going to stop T-Mobile from polishing off its purchase of Sprint. So pandemic or no pandemic, the deal was officially closed today and where there were 4 there are now 3 – at least until Dish follows through. [Read more →]

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FCC Digs Deep to Help Fight the Pandemic

April 1st, 2020

Just when you think all the FCC does is have meetings and tell others what they can and can’t do, they come up with some actual money. In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the FCC under chairman Ajit Pai has announced a $200M plan for Telehealth support. [Read more →]


Tuesday Bytes: CenturyLink, Ericsson, Bandwidth, RingCentral

March 31st, 2020

It’s more than a little chaotic out there, here’s a few infrastructure items sifted out of the chaos to make note of: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Justin Melnikoff Takes MOX Networks Out of Stealth

March 30th, 2020

For over a decade after the dotcom bubble the infrastructure sector undertook almost no new intercity fiber buildout projects, but in the last 5-10 years that has slowly changed.  New players in the sector have driven that change, some very publicly and some very quietly.  One of the quiet ones has been MOX Networks, which has flown largely under the radar since 2013.  But at PTC and Metro Connect the company stepped out of the shadows and started telling people what they are up to.  With us today to talk about MOX Networks’ approach to building fiber and give his views on the dark fiber business as a whole is President & COO, Justin Melnikoff. [Read more →]

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Consumers vs. Providers: Cloud Edition

March 27th, 2020

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Amy Fredj, Product Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Software at Nokia

The advent of the cloud has suddenly made technology available to the masses by offering an efficient and cost-effective way to access information. Consumers can now [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Segra, NTT, Nokia, Ericsson

March 26th, 2020

I hope everyone hasn’t gone stir crazy in lockdown yet.  Here are four quick internet infrastructure updates worth keeping an eye on from four different continents: [Read more →]


Facebook Eyes Jio Stake

March 25th, 2020

According to reports, Facebook is considering buying its way into the Indian telecommunications market. They are supposedly close to a deal for 10% of Reliance Jio, although current coronavirus-related travel issues are slowing things down. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: InnerCity FiberNet, Veego, Amdocs, Fluvius, Teleste

March 24th, 2020

A metro fiber recap, a new partner/investor, and an MSO network upgrade: [Read more →]

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