America Movil Takes Aim at US Enterprise Market

June 6th, 2018
 

The Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim is making a new move on the US telecommunications marketplace. America Movil announced plans today for a new US-based subsidiary, Claro Enterprise Solutions LLC. [Read more →]

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SEAX-1 cable ready for service

June 6th, 2018
 

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

Super SEA Cable Networks has announced that the SEAX-1 subsea cable system linking Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia is now ready for provisional acceptance. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, GreenLight, DF&I

June 6th, 2018
 

Three interesting bits of fiber news from three metro areas in the eastern and northeastern US: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: PacketFabric, ROOT, Sabey, Telia

June 5th, 2018
 

In the news so far this week are two colo buildouts and two network expansions across four data centers in four global markets: [Read more →]

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CenturyLink’s Vyvx Wins World Cup Biz

June 5th, 2018
 

CenturyLink says it will be handling the transmission of international distribution and unilateral feeds for this summer's soccer World Cup for key networks in the Americas.  The networks include Fox in the USA, TV Azteca in Mexico, and both RCN and Caracol in Colombia. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: GIX, GTT, Orange

June 4th, 2018
 

Here are several interesting news items from over the weekend that are worth a look as you start the week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: INDATEL Services CEO Mel Wagner

June 4th, 2018
 

One of the more unique operators in the US Ethernet transport infrastructure space is INDATEL Services, which sits atop a national collection of statewide member-owners fiber networks.  Both INDATEL and its member companies have kept a relatively low profile throughout the waves of consolidation that have swept the fiber space over the last decade.  Yet with the demands of 5G and other next generation technologies looming on the horizon, [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: ExteNet Buys Hudson Fiber

June 1st, 2018
 

There's been some more consolidation in the fiber sector this week. ExteNet Systems has made its second move within the New York metro area with an agreement to acquire Hudson Fiber Network. [Read more →]

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MEF Forges Ahead with 3.0 Ethernet, IP, Multi-Vendor SD-WAN

June 1st, 2018
 

MEF has posted a progress update on its 3.0 work in Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 1 standardization. The MEF 62 specification for Managed Access E-Line has now been [Read more →]

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Get yourself an SDN: Salary Developing Network

June 1st, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Sue Graham Johnston, President of 128 Technology

It surprises me that the shift to software defined networking (SDN) hasn't been an absolute avalanche of activity.  One of my theories is that networking is believed to be some black art deep in the heart of the IT team.  Because of that, business executives haven't [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Sparkle, Nokia, PAIX

May 31st, 2018
 

Three bits of news spanning four continents that are worth a look today: [Read more →]

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Streaming media game: threat or opportunity

May 31st, 2018
 

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

Telecom carriers have looked for a role beyond the bit-pipe for years. Now it looks like the evolving TV and content business is a new game that they want to participate in. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Kao Data, VueTel, Lumos, CenturyLink

May 30th, 2018
 

Here's a quick rundown of some other recent news worth a look: [Read more →]

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PCCW Re-Launches Console Connect

May 30th, 2018
 

If you were wondering what PCCW Global has been doing with the assets it bought from Console last autumn, wonder no more. Yesterday the Hong Kong-based carrier re-launched Console Connect as its very own software-defined interconnect platform and ecosystem. [Read more →]

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RCom Offers to Settle with Ericsson

May 29th, 2018
 

The legal soap opera surrounding Reliance Communications' asset sales and debt troubles in India could be about to enter a new stage. RCom has apparently offered to pay Ericsson 5 billion rupees (about $74M) of what it owes, hoping to gain approval for its sale of its wireless and fiber assets.  [Read more →]

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Huawei Marine Sets Sail to Build SAIL

May 29th, 2018
 

The laying of the SAIL cable system across the south Atlantic ocean is apparently underway late last week. A ship from Huawei Marine has set sale for the job, which will take a couple months. [Read more →]

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Apax to Buy Expereo

May 25th, 2018
 

Expereo will soon have new private equity ownership.  The Dutch managed network services provider is being bought by Apax Partners for an undisclosed purchase price. [Read more →]

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How Connectivity Will Determine the Cities of Tomorrow

May 25th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Alan Levy, CEO of Skywire Networks.

The internet has taken over our lives. Whether that will turn out to be beneficial or harmful (or a combination of both) remains to be seen, but the fact of the matter is that it’s near impossible to conduct [Read more →]

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Zayo Adds European Wave Route

May 24th, 2018
 

Zayo is constantly busy expanding its network footprint whether organic or inorganic, and this week is no different. Today the company announced the completion of a new wavelength route complementing its European network. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: DataBank, Chirisa, WBX, Flexential

May 24th, 2018
 

Several interesting bits of expansion news from across the US data center market: [Read more →]

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Three Bidders for GCX? Time to Speculate!

May 23rd, 2018
 

Capacity has an exclusive piece out this morning on the future of Reliance Communications' international arm, Global Cloud Xchange. Apparently there are three bidders at the table, but everything is on hold until the future of Rcom's other assets is out of limbo. But after years of false starts, I suspect the endgame is finally here. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Telia, Massive, Internap, 165 Halsey

May 23rd, 2018
 

Four quick bytes of expansion news from around the world and the industry worth noting thus far this week: [Read more →]

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New Life for ZTE?

May 22nd, 2018
 

What started with an unexpected presidential tweet appears to be taking a more concrete form.  The US government and China are said to be close to a deal that would lift a ban on the Chinese-based vendor ZTE that was imposed in April. [Read more →]

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