Altice Sells Half of SFR FTTH to Private Equity

November 30th, 2018
 

In a widely anticipated deal, Altice Europe has sold off a stake in its French FTTH business for €1.8B in cash. The consortium doing the buying is led by OMERS Infrastructure and includes Allianz Capital Partners, and AXA IM - Assets.  The consortium will own a 49.99% stake in SFR FTTH, valuing the wholesale operator at some €3.6B. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Telia, Juniper, Huawei, Arvig

November 30th, 2018
 

A few interesting items to end the week with: [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Equinix, Avelacom, Nokia, Ericsson

November 29th, 2018
 

A few interesting items from Europe and Asia: [Read more →]

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H5 Moves Into San Antonio

November 28th, 2018
 

A key piece of colo real estate has changed hands down in Texas. H5 Data Centers has acquired a carrier hotel in San Antonio, its first investment in the Lone Star State. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Windstream, ADVA, Colo Atl, Fusion

November 28th, 2018
 

Here's a set of mid-week items worth noting: [Read more →]

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Mislatel aims for 70% population coverage in 3 years

November 28th, 2018
 

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

Mislatel, the consortium selected to become the Philippines' third mobile operator, has pledged to cover 70% of the population within three years of operation. [Read more →]

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Anova Takes Aim at Asia

November 27th, 2018
 

Anova Financial Networks announced today its expansion into the APAC region. The company has deployed a new intra-Asia network aimed at connecting the major financial nodes in the region with a combination of fiber and wireless technologies. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Cyxtera, Nokia, eStruxture

November 27th, 2018
 

Three interesting expansion projects worth noting from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Zayo, Sparkle, Congruex, LINX

November 26th, 2018
 

A few items from just before Thanksgiving that you might have missed (I did), and one interesting price cutting tidbit from this morning: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Jerzy Szlosarek on Epsilon’s SDN Journey

November 21st, 2018
 

Software defined networking continues to work its way deeper into global internet infrastructure.  Companies of all sizes are putting the pieces in place to take advantage of the automation and operational agility that SDN offers, but there are a lot of pieces yet to place and many lessons left to learn.  With us today to talk about how his company and the industry at large are leveraging SDN technologies and capabilities is Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO of Epsilon.   [Read more →]

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Private Equity Takes a Look at Zayo

November 20th, 2018
 

Could Zayo's days as a publicly traded company be numbered?  In the wake of the network infrastructure operator's recent struggles meeting its growth targets and the resulting stock price drop, rumors are circling that a takeout offer could materialize relatively quickly.  Yesterday, Bloomberg put a few names and faces on that possibility. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: Equinix, Netrality, DataBank

November 20th, 2018
 

Three organic data center expansion projects worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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Weekend Bytes: Huawei Marine, Orange Business, Digital Realty, OpenCT

November 19th, 2018
 

Four bits of news touching four continents worth noting: [Read more →]

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China already working on 6G

November 19th, 2018
 

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

The telecoms industry may be gearing up for 5G, but China is already looking ahead to 6G, according to reports. [Read more →]

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The Cloud is a Key Driver for SD-WAN

November 16th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Matt Hiles, Chief Operating Officer at Mosaic NetworX

When it rains it pours, and we all know where rain comes from… but clouds have taken on a whole new meaning in this millennium. There are many reasons why enterprises are deploying SD-WAN. The list of incentives is long, and growing, including using broadband and wireless to augment or replace [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Windstream, ROOT, Hughes, Onecom

November 15th, 2018
 

Four interesting items from three continents.  I'm on the road today, will be back in the saddle tomorrow. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Windstream Wholesale’s Joe Scattareggia

November 15th, 2018
 

It has been a busy few years at Windstream on multiple fronts, but the company’s wholesale business has perhaps undergone the most significant changes.  After combining the assets gleaned from its ILEC roots and all the CLEC and other acquisitions the company has made over the years and building out further organically, Windstream Wholesale has emerged as a power in the transport business. With us today to talk about the company’s plans in wholesale is Joe Scattareggia, EVP of Wholesale Solutions at Windstream. [Read more →]

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Telefonica, IBM Apply Blockchain to International Voice

November 14th, 2018
 

Telefonica and IBM are teaming up in a new collaboration. The two giants are working together to address the needs of transactional network activities, and they are starting with the routing of international voice calls. [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Ciena, Cisco, Juniper, Calix

November 14th, 2018
 

For updated from four vendors, each in a market segment: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Cable ONE Takes Out Clearwave

November 13th, 2018
 

Yesterday there was another bit of consolidation in the world of metro and regional fiber. Cable ONE has agreed to acquire Clearwave Communications. [Read more →]

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Serverless and edge disruptors for clouds

November 13th, 2018
 

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

The cloud business is very much dominated by Amazon, Microsoft and Google, although there are many more regional, niche or smaller cloud providers. The push towards edge and serverless computing mean [Read more →]

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France-IX Touts African Growth

November 13th, 2018
 

France-IX has been busy to the south lately it seems. Today the company offered up an update on its progress in taking on the African network interconnection marketplace.  Spoiler alert: traffic is up. [Read more →]

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Zayo Plots Separation

November 12th, 2018
 

Zayo's earnings last week didn't go over too well.  Revenues were down sequentially on all fronts, and the stock fell sharply as a result.  But the less immediate part of the company's announcements will have more significant long term effects.  First though, here are Zayo's fiscal Q1 numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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