Uniti Fiber Takes On Shreveport

March 16th, 2017
 

Uniti Fiber is unveiling plans today for a new metro fiber expansion this morning in a market that rarely makes the national news.  They plan to build out a fiber network in and around the city of Shreveport. [Read more →]

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Wilcon Adds More LA Metro Fiber

March 16th, 2017
 

Wilcon is expanding its footprint again in southern California.  The regional and metro provider said this morning that it is deploying dark fiber deeper into the Los Angeles metro area. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Telia, Digital Realty, FiberLight

March 16th, 2017
 

A few quick takes on news from the last 24 hours or so: [Read more →]

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Ciena Reveals Liquid Spectrum, Its New Approach to Networks

March 15th, 2017
 

This morning Ciena took the wraps off of its next generation approach to the building and operating of fiberoptic networks. They are calling it Liquid Spectrum, and it takes the movement toward software defined networks deep into the transport layer. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Green House Data, NaviSite, Vodafone, Atlantic Link

March 15th, 2017
 

As the US East coast digs out from the recent storms, here's a quick rundown on some other news from this week: [Read more →]

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Oak Hill Completes Sovernet Deal, Combines It With FirstLight

March 14th, 2017
 

As promised, Oak Hill Capital Partners polished off its acquisition of Sovernet and immediately combined its operations with that of FirstLight Fiber, just as it recently did with Oxford Networks. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: DISH, T-Mobile, Internap, AMS-IX

March 14th, 2017
 

As a Nor'easter hits my area, I'll be hunkered down and hoping the power holds out.  In the meantime, here's a quick rundown on some news from early this week. [Read more →]

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AT&T, Akamai Add Two More Years to Their Alliance

March 13th, 2017
 

Akamai and AT&T have renewed their global alliance, extending it through 2019.  That will keep Akamai's CDN and web security services on AT&T's business solutions menu, including the addition of DDoS capabilities.  Akamai will also be able to further extend it's server footprint out onto AT&T's edge.   [Read more →]

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Connectivity is not an asset, MWC told

March 13th, 2017
 

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

Serial telecoms entrepreneur Alexey Reznikovich says that building an “enabled gateway” to customers is the key to survival for traditional telecoms players, who need to stop relying on the diminishing returns from connectivity. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Spectrum Enterprise, UPN, Equinix, Epsilon

March 10th, 2017
 

Here's a Friday rundown on some other news from this week: [Read more →]

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Hurricane Electric Lands in the Middle East and Africa

March 10th, 2017
 

Hurricane Electric is expanding its IPv4 and IPv6 backbone deep into the Middle East and Africa with the buildout of three new points of presence. [Read more →]

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BT to Split Off Openreach

March 10th, 2017
 

Over in the UK, the ongoing round of regulatory wrestling match between BT and Ofcom may have finally been decided.  BT has agreed to legally separate its Openreach division, splitting off the company's fiber and copper infrastructure from the parent's direct control. [Read more →]

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Birch Sale Coming?

March 9th, 2017
 

Last year I started hearing that Birch's M&A run was coming to an end, that the necessary financials had begun to evaporate.  Since the start of the year, however, I have heard things have taken an increasingly difficult turn, with multiple sources claiming that the company has been going through a series of layoffs and has been actively searching for a buyer. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: LimeLight, Console, Telehouse, Telia, Colt, NexGen

March 9th, 2017
 

Time to catch up on some other news from content delivery to interconnection to IoT to network expansions: [Read more →]

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Zayo Adds Colo in Paris, Fiber in Napa Valley

March 8th, 2017
 

This morning we have two expansion announcements from Zayo, one over in Europe and the other in northern California. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Lumos, ShoreTel, iconectiv, Cataleya

March 8th, 2017
 

Here's a few quick takes in fiber, interconnection, and voice. [Read more →]

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Equinix to Sell Stock, Notes in Preparation for Verizon Deal

March 8th, 2017
 

Equinix revealed plans yesterday to raise at least $2.875B in public offerings over the next few weeks. The data center giant is lining up the necessary funds to make their previously announced purchase of a selection of Verizon's data center footprint. [Read more →]

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Lightower Adds Western Route to Ashburn

March 7th, 2017
 

Lightower has made a key addition to its network infrastructure along the Maryland-Virginia border.   They've added a new river crossing over the Potomac, adding a diverse route to Ashburn from the north that doesn't pass through Washington DC. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Nokia, Verizon, Epsilon, BICS

March 7th, 2017
 

Here's some more news from around the world: [Read more →]

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FirstLight Fiber Strikes Again, to Acquire FLTG

March 6th, 2017
 

FirstLight Fiber has made another consolidation move up in the northeastern region.  The Albany-based fiber infrastructure provider has announced its intent to acquire Finger Lakes Technologies Group. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: AWS, Ciena, Superloop, DE-CIX

March 6th, 2017
 

Let's do a quick look around the world for news from the last few days that's worth noting: [Read more →]

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Zayo Moves Quickly on ELI Synergies

March 6th, 2017
 

Last week Zayo completed its $1.4B acquisition of Electric Lightwave, and immediately started working on the $40M in annual synergies it has planned for the integration.  The first move was apparently to reduce headcount, taking on the unpleasant task of layoffs right off the bat. [Read more →]

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Waiting for the Next Element

March 6th, 2017
 

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

Mobile World Congress 2017 showcased a host of innovative gadgets and prompted some major 5G announcements, but in its timing it caught the telecoms industry at an uncertain point in its development. [Read more →]

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