Friday Bytes: FirstLight, Windstream, Flexential, Segra

November 13th, 2020
 

Some metro and regional news, one from New England, the other from the Southeast. [Read more →]

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Boost Control of Telecom by Being Your Own Carrier

November 13th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Darach Beirne, Vice President of Customer Success at Flowroute, now part of Intrado

Businesses across the globe are still adapting to organizational changes put into place because of the ongoing pandemic and they’re shifting their IT investments accordingly. Many companies have migrated to cloud-based communication systems and workplace tools to maintain continuity, improve remote collaboration across teams and enhance interactions with customers. However, [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: DE-CIX, Orange Business, AT&T, Gold

November 12th, 2020
 

I almost hesitate to check domestic news right now, but luckily there's plenty of international items to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Orange Launches Pan-West-African Network, Djoliba

November 11th, 2020
 

Western Africa has long been one of those places in the world where bandwidth comes from the ocean, not the land. Yesterday at the AfricaTech Festival, Orange made a move to change all that by announcing a pan-West African fiber network. [Read more →]

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Everstream Buys Pennsylvania Network, Customers from Uniti

November 10th, 2020
 

The Midwestern fiber builder and operator Everstream is expanding eastward into Pennsylvania, and they're doing it the fast way. Today they announced a definitive agreement to acquire both fiber and customers from Uniti that will give the company an instant presence across the state. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Digital Crossroads, Equinix, Segra, Altibox

November 10th, 2020
 

A couple new data centers, some metro fiber, and a submarine cable RFS: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: FirstLight, Nokia, Juniper, Colt

November 9th, 2020
 

Here's a quick rundown on some news from late last week plus a new data center launch from this morning: [Read more →]

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Stonepeak Buys Astound from TPG

November 6th, 2020
 

This one slipped past me somehow when it came out over the weekend, but better late than never. Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Astound Broadband from TPG Capital and Patriot Media Management for $8.1B. [Read more →]

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The Growing Need for a Risk-Adjusted Connectivity Ecosystem

November 6th, 2020
 

This thought leadership article was sponsored by QTS

An interesting transformation is taking place in the world of connectivity for  enterprises of all types. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Ciena, DE-CIX, BringCom, ADVA

November 5th, 2020
 

The US may still be holding its breath, but the rest of the world is at least still going through the motions.  Here are two vendor wins, one NNI, and a traffic milestone: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Macquarie, Interxion, Blackstone, HGC

November 4th, 2020
 

The votes are still being counted, yada yada yada.  Meanwhile, here are three data center deals and a IaaS expansion worth not missing in the meantime: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Sean Baillie on QTS’s Growth Trajectory

November 4th, 2020
 

The rest of the world may be in chaos, but the internet infrastructure world has been steady and strong.  And the data center provider QTS has been particularly solid, with Q3 revenues and FFO both exceeding analyst expectations.  The company has been on a nearly three year winning streak with the markets, gaining revenue momentum steadily.  With us today to update us on QTS’s status and future plans for the sector is Sean Baillie, Chief Marketing Officer. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Vantage, AMS-IX, Ericsson, Bandwidth

November 3rd, 2020
 

It's election day in the US, and in terms of news few here are likely to try to compete with that.  Luckily there is the rest of the world to look at, so here's a quick look at some news from Europe worth noting from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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St Helena Taps Telecom Egypt for Subsea Connectivity Via Equiano

November 2nd, 2020
 

One of the more remote spots in the world is a step closer to getting its own subsea fiber connection. The St Helena Government and Telecom Egypt have signed an agreement that will give the island in the South Atlantic that will connect Telecom Egypt's network across a planned new branch of the Equiano system. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Lincoln Rackhouse, Schneider Electric, Telarus, ADTRAN

October 30th, 2020
 

An inorganic data center move, an edge partnership, some channel news, and some XGS-PON: [Read more →]

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Raise the Bar

October 30th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Venkatesh Murthy, Executive Director Engineering at VCTI

Most successful business leaders and organizations are in a constant pursuit of excellence. They know that the world has become more competitive and that customers are more demanding. Frictionless, digital experiences, always on-always available-always high performing service and support, product information attune to individual preferences…these have become [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Ciena, Windstream, Bluebird, Orange Business, maincubes, ITRenew, Circle B

October 29th, 2020
 

A couple infrastructure upgrades, a win in the cloud, and a new sustainability effort: [Read more →]

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Chayora Hits the On Button

October 29th, 2020
 

Chayora has finally gone live over in the Beijing/Tianjin metro area in mainland China. After a long buildup, the developer and operator of hyperscale infrastructure has officially commenced live operations at its first facility. [Read more →]

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Data Center M&A: DartPoints Buys Metro

October 28th, 2020
 

There was a bit of consolidation in the data center sector today out in the Midwest. DartPoints has announced the acquisition of Metro Data Centers. [Read more →]

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ESnet Taps Infinera for 600G/800G

October 28th, 2020
 

The US Deparment of Energy is upgrading its next generation science network with some help from Infinera. They will be building the next version of ESnet leveraging Infinera's gear and software. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Hurricane Electric, Crown Castle, Telia Carrier, RETN

October 27th, 2020
 

Here's a set of network expansion quick takes from early this week and late last week that are worth noting. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight – Blackfoot’s Todd Twete Talks Rural 5G

October 26th, 2020
 

In the world of telecommunications and internet infrastructure, we spend much of our time looking at Tier 1 markets, and most of the rest not too far away.  But there are also service providers doing the same work out where the biggest corporations are not to be found.  Blackfoot Communications is one such regional provider, serving markets across western Montana and eastern Idaho and reaching into the surrounding states.  With us today to talk about its unique position in the industry is Todd Twete, Blackfoot Carrier Services’ Director of Carrier Services. [Read more →]

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DataBank Invests in EdgePresence

October 23rd, 2020
 

Fresh off last month's announcement of a deal to buy zColo from Zayo, DataBank has made another inorganic move. This week they revealed a $30M strategic investment in EdgePresence. [Read more →]

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