Tuesday Roundup: Orange Business, Internap, Epsilon

July 9th, 2019
 

A few items from around the world worth noting from the start of this summer week: [Read more →]

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Celtic Norse Gains Energy Backers

July 9th, 2019
 

A new submarine cable project in northern Europe got some important new backing yesterday. According to Capacity, Celtic Norse now has three new owners from the Energy vertical. NTE, TrønderEnergi and Nordavind DC Sites AS have each bought a third of the company. [Read more →]

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EllaLink to Add Branch to Mauritania

July 8th, 2019
 

The planned EllaLink cable between Europe and South America has a new branch in the works. The Government of Mauritania has signed an agreement to bring a bit of that capacity ashore to boost its global connectivity. [Read more →]

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GTT Strikes Again in Europe, to Buy KPN International

July 8th, 2019
 

The time was certainly ripe for another significant infrastructure acquisition by GTT, as it had been over a year since the Interoute deal closed. This morning the company announced its next inorganic project: the purchase of KPN International, a division of the Netherlands-based telecommunications incumbent. [Read more →]

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IEIC Takes Aim at Regional Development of New Infrastructure Nexuses

July 5th, 2019
 

While everyone (in the US) enjoys the long Independence Day weekend, here's a quick look at an interesting item I missed from ITW week. A new organization aiming to stimulate the growth of new regional internet hubs around the world, the Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee (IEIC). The idea is to replicate the multilateral cooperation between industry participants and local municipalities, academic institutions, and regional business interests. [Read more →]

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Equinix, GIC form JV for European Hyperscale Facilities

July 3rd, 2019
 

The data center giant Equinix made an interesting move this week to better tap into the needs of hyperscalers. They have teamed up with the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC to form a new JV focused on building 'xScale' data centers in Europe. [Read more →]

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Google’s Next Subsea Project: Africa’s West Coast

July 2nd, 2019
 

In a blog post over the weekend, Google introduced plans for yet another private subsea cable system. The Equiano cable will hug the western coastline of Africa, and is named after the Nigerian author and activist Olaudah Equiano. [Read more →]

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Windstream’s Creditors Take Aim at Uniti

July 1st, 2019
 

This morning Uniti Group responded in defense of its lease payments from Windstream after filings from UMB Bank NA and U.S. Bank NA. According to the Wall Street Journal on Friday, these creditors are seeking to have Windstream withold its $54M in monthly rent to Uniti for its fiber network. [Read more →]

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Zayo Boosts Global Investment Bank’s Network

July 1st, 2019
 

On Friday, Zayo picked up some international enterprise business. An unnamed 'leading global investment bank' has picked the Boulder-based company's infrastructure to expand its network capabilities. [Read more →]

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RETN Develops More Dry Roads to China

June 28th, 2019
 

Earlier this week, RETN unveiled a newly completed upgrade on the terrestrial path between Europe and the Far East. It's an improvement to the company's TRANSKZ network that was finished up last month in partnership with Transtelecom JSC. [Read more →]

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ITW Thursday Roundup: Windstream, Unitas Global, Ciena, Sparkle

June 27th, 2019
 

Ok, last ITW roundup (maybe), hopefully finally catching up as everyone makes their way back home.  Next year hopefully I'll manage to make the trip in person. [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: UFINET to Acquire Netell

June 26th, 2019
 

Some fiber changed hands at ITW this week down in South America. UFINET has signed an agreement to acquire Netell, entering Brazil for the first time. [Read more →]

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ITW Roundup: FirstLight, PacketFabric, UPN, Peerless

June 26th, 2019
 

Seems as if ITW has gone pretty well down in Atlanta so far, wish I could be there in person this time (next year).  Here is a set of service expansions announced at the conference, two adding new international reach and two adding new services capabilities: [Read more →]

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ITW Fiber Roundup: UFD, Telia, Bluebird, FiberLight

June 25th, 2019
 

More ITW announcements, this time for dark-fiber-related news worth noting in the US: [Read more →]

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ITW Undersea Roundup: GlobeNet, Telxius, Aqua Comms, Bulk

June 24th, 2019
 

ITW is here, and the news is flowing quickly this morning.  Here are a few items touching on the subsea cable business worth noting right off the bat: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Stream Data Centers Chief Operating Officer Michael Lahoud

June 24th, 2019
 

There are many players in the data center space in today’s market, some with higher public profiles than others.  One active player that doesn’t get as much press is Stream Data Centers.  Stream recently announced plans to expand its hyperscale footprint into the Phoenix market.  With us today to talk about Stream Data Centers’ new projects and outlook on the market is COO and Partner Michael Lahoud.  [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: IFN, STACK, Colt

June 21st, 2019
 

Here are few bits and pieces before ITW next week that are worth noting.  I won't be able to attend ITW in person this year, so have fun in Atlanta everyone! [Read more →]

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Considering SD-WAN Without a Security Assessment? Big Misstep, Here’s Why…

June 21st, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Matt Hiles, COO of Mosaic NetworX

SD-WAN has become the “go-to” solution for bringing enterprise networks into the digital transformation era. However, there is a significant challenge that must be addressed with SD-WAN deployments. That challenge is security, [Read more →]

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For T-Mobile, to Divest or Not to Divest

June 20th, 2019
 

This past week a new bidder emerged for the assets T-Mobile and Sprint might have to divest to get their deal past regulators. Dish and its billionaire CEO Charlie Ergen have reportedly been working on a $6B deal to carve out enough assets for a new #4. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Internap, EdgeConneX, Seaborn Zayo

June 19th, 2019
 

A few other items to note as we hit midweek: [Read more →]

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United Fiber & Data Looks South

June 19th, 2019
 

Fresh off the completion of its unique NYC-Ashburn longhaul route, United Fiber & Data is not resting on its laurels. The company is telling people that they have a new fiber project on the drawing board that will extend their network south from Ashburn into new markets. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: STT GDC, Landmark, Telia, Iron Mountain

June 18th, 2019
 

A few acquisitions, and a few green power initiatives in the colo space: [Read more →]

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Verizon Gets Assist on NBA Video

June 17th, 2019
 

Verizon is putting some fiber to work in a high profile sports vertical deal. The company recently announced an agreement with the National Basketball Association to build a fiber-based video distribution network.  [Read more →]

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