Trump and Cambridge Analytica: big data for marketing messaging

April 4th, 2017
 

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The US president election started a new chapter in the discussion on the role of data analytics in political marketing. Cambridge Analytica got a lot visibility when they conducted analytics for Trump’s campaign. At the same time there have been claims that [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Everstream CEO Brett Lindsey

April 3rd, 2017
 

Last year, Ohio-based Everstream emerged as a consolidation platform for fiber in the Midwest, making two acquisitions and spreading its wings across Michigan and beyond.  The company’s network now spans 9,500 route miles, hooking up 1,700 buildings including 29 data centers and 250 towers.  They have more investment in mind, of both the organic and inorganic varieties.  With us today to talk about Everstream’s past, present, and future is the company’s President and CEO Brett Lindsey. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Windstream, Avelacom, Console

March 31st, 2017
 

Here's some quick catchup on some other news from yesterday that I didn't get to: [Read more →]

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AT&T Formally Wins FirstNet

March 31st, 2017
 

While it wasn't exactly the world's best kept secret, yesterday we learned who will be building and managing FirstNet. AT&T has been selected for the job, backed up by a team that includes Motorola, General Dynamics, Sapient Consulting, and Inmarsat.  And what a job it will be. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Capto Consulting’s Tracy Currie

March 30th, 2017
 

Today’s guest is Tracy Currie, CEO and Co-Founder of Capto Consulting.  Capto is a boutique management consulting firm that specializes in strategy for telecommunications, media and entertainment, and healthcare.  They work with a wide range of cable MSOs, satellite providers, and CLECs, especially as it pertains to getting into new lines of business.  I had the chance to talk with Tracy about how various new technologies are manifesting themselves in the real world for service providers. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Interoute, Infomart, Akamai

March 30th, 2017
 

Here's a quick rundown on some news from around the industry: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Cologix, TTK, TE SubCom, Zayo

March 29th, 2017
 

Here's a quick rundown on some news from around the world: [Read more →]

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Vantage Data Centers Acquired by Digital Bridge and Friends

March 28th, 2017
 

The data center sector has seen some M&A action this week.  Vantage Data Centers said today that it has been acquired by a consortium led by Digital Bridge Holdings.   [Read more →]

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After Finishing Off 2016, euNetworks Refinances Its Debt

March 28th, 2017
 

Over in Europe we have one more fiber network earnings report to look at.  Now that its process of de-listing from Singapore is done and the company is private again, the company is nevertheless continuing to offer financial information on the its progress, albeit in somewhat less detail.  Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Bigger may not necessarily mean better in Indian telecoms

March 27th, 2017
 

This article was authored by Lachlan Colquhoun, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

If I had looked at a deal such as the Vodafone-Idea Cellular merger ten years ago, I would have immediately put a tick in most boxes. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Cleareon’s Cliff Kane Looks Ahead

March 27th, 2017
 

The market for fiber and bandwidth in the New York metro area has been a dynamic one, and last year we saw several new providers enter the market in force.  One of those is Cleareon, which a few months ago acquired Pangaea Networks and moved into the lit services space, and which has big plans of both the organic and inorganic variety.  With us today to tell us a bit of what Cleareon has in store for 2017 and beyond is co-CEO Cliff Kane. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Lumos, Colt, AMS-IX

March 24th, 2017
 

Here's a quick look at some other network news from this week: [Read more →]

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Cloud M&A – Running to Where the Ball is Going

March 23rd, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Michael Quinn & Jordan Rupar of Q Advisors

Q Advisors recently joined hundreds of leaders from across the cloud and managed services space at Cavell’s third annual European VoIP Summit in London. Industry consolidation was a recurring theme throughout [Read more →]

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Windstream’s Metro Push Comes Home to Little Rock

March 23rd, 2017
 

Windstream's metro expansion plans have come back home.  The communications provider has revealed an expansion of its footprint in Little Rock, Arkansas, which also happens to house its own headquarters.   [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: ADVA, Cologix, Interxion

March 22nd, 2017
 

A quick rundown of some news items from across the sector: [Read more →]

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Facebook, Nokia Push Through Transatlantic Speed Limits

March 22nd, 2017
 

What do you get when you mix a motivated major content player, the latest gear, and the most recently constructed transatlantic fiberoptic cable?  A new record of course.  Nokia and Facebook have successfully trialed some new technology, achieving a spectral efficiency of 7.46 b/s/Hz over 5500 kilometers. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: NJFX, Sabey, CoreSite, Equinix, Colo Atl

March 21st, 2017
 

Here's a quick rundown of some news from the data center space: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ciena’s Anthony McLachlan on Submarine

March 21st, 2017
 

The world of submarine cable systems has been evolving quite rapidly in recent years.  With new cables coming online and big content increasingly driving things, equipment providers are shifting to meet new requirements and keep up with the pace of bandwidth demand.  With us today to give his perspective on the subject is Anthony McLachlan, VP & GM Asia Pacific at Ciena.  Anthony came to Ciena via Nortel, and looks after the company’s global submarine business as well as the APAC region. [Read more →]

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Infinera Intros Software Defined Instant Network

March 20th, 2017
 

OFC is this week out in California, and as such we are seeing optical vendors roll out some big product announcements and technological developments. Infinera is doing just that today, unveiling its next generation of SDN technology in the transport layer, called Instant Network. [Read more →]

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In India, Vodafone and Idea to Merge

March 20th, 2017
 

The Indian wireless market has been a bit of an M&A soap opera lately, and over the weekend another merger was announced, though not an unexpected one. Vodafone has agreed to merge its Indian unit with Idea in a $23.2B deal. [Read more →]

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India’s DoT to propose BSNL-MTNL merger by June

March 20th, 2017
 

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

A potential merger between lossmaking Indian state-owned operators BSNL and MTNL is back on the agenda, with the nation's Department of Telecom planning to put a merger proposal before cabinet by [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Zayo, GTT, Orange, LINX

March 17th, 2017
 

TGIF, and may the ice and snow melt in the Northeastern US over the weekend - it's time for some springtime. [Read more →]

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Managed SD-WAN Services- Monetizing Connectivity for a Cloud-Connected Enterprise

March 17th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Nav Chander, Senior Director of Marketing at Silver Peak

In my former role as an industry analyst covering managed services, I advised and interacted with more than 100 leading communication service providers ranging from tier 1 global carriers to tier 3 regional carriers and Multiple Systems Operators (MSOs).

At the beginning of 2016, when I asked service providers about [Read more →]

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