Monday Roundup: Vexus, FD-IX, Wire 3, Digital 9

December 13th, 2021
 

Two FTTH moves, an IX expansion, and an M&A: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Lumen, GTT, Calix, Zayo

December 10th, 2021
 

Three contract wins and a new metro fiber expansion: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: euNetworks, Telia, Iron Mountain, Ribbon, Aryaka

December 9th, 2021
 

A few interesting items from around the world: a refinancing, three contracts, and a technology upgrade: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Netrality, Crosslake, Windstream, Zayo

December 8th, 2021
 

Four bits of expansion news: one subsea cable, two new PoPs, and a new data center: [Read more →]

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Equinix Dives Into Africa, Buys MainOne

December 7th, 2021
 

The data center giant Equinix has made a surprising inorganic move into West Africa with the acquisition of MainOne. The $320M deal was announced this morning, giving Equinix not just a data center footprint on a new continent, but a stake in the subsea fiber business as well. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Hurricane Electric, Vantage, Nokia

December 6th, 2021
 

Three interesting items from three continents to note as we start the week: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: GTT, EdgeConneX, PacketFabric, 11:11

December 3rd, 2021
 

A customer win, a new facility, a new cloud router, and an acquisition: [Read more →]

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How 5G experiences will go above and beyond in 2022

December 3rd, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Niall Norton, General Manager of Amdocs for 5G and Networks and CEO of Openet

Communication service providers (CSPs) are facing more pressure than ever to start generating new revenue streams and monetising their network assets. With rising demand for real time, data-rich services, telcos have had to invest in upgrading their networks, both in the core and increasingly at the edge, while simultaneously [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Lumen, Verizon Business, Cisco, AT&T, Sparkle

December 2nd, 2021
 

Two manage services deployments, one managed security win, and some job markets collaboration: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: BDx, China Telecom, Windstream, Southern Cross, Atlantic Broadband

December 1st, 2021
 

Here are five interesting items to keep up with at midweek: [Read more →]

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DE-CIX to Launch Nordic IXs

November 30th, 2021
 

The internet exchange operator DE-CIX has found three new markets to expand its IX footprint into. The lucky destinations are just to the north of DE-CIX’s Frankfurt roots in the Nordics. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: RETN, EllaLink, Equinix, GlobalConnect

November 29th, 2021
 

With the US on its annual Thanksgiving hiatus, the rest of the world was of course still getting a few things done.  Here are three international infrastructure items from over the weekend to catch up on as we start the new week: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Vantage, NYIIX, ADVA, Ciena

November 24th, 2021
 

Time to catch up on a few items before the long holiday weekend here in the USA.  [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: RETN, Vexus, Bluebird, Ciena

November 23rd, 2021
 

Three network expansions and an upgrade, two domestic and two international: [Read more →]

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Ericsson to Take Out Vonage

November 22nd, 2021
 

This morning there was a significant inorganic shift in the cloud communications space. The Swedish vendor Ericsson has entered into an agreement to buy none other than Vonage. [Read more →]

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Telecom Industry Highly Vulnerable to Cybercrime—Here’s What It Can Do to Protect Data

November 19th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Don Boxley, CEO and Co-Founder, DH2i (www.dh2i.com)

I like to use Cybersecurity Awareness Month—which we just observed in October—as a pulse check on data protection solutions for high-risk industries that are particularly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. One industry at the top of that list is telecommunications. Since every October offers a new chance to raise awareness of cybersecurity issues, it’s a perfect time to ensure that your telecom business is taking the necessary steps to shore up its data safety online. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: BDx, Chayora, Orange Business, Alianza, Xplornet

November 18th, 2021
 

Two from China, one from Europe, and one from North America worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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3i Infrastructure to Buy GCX

November 18th, 2021
 

Global Cloud Xchange has found itself a new owner. In an announcement yesterday, GCX revealed that 3i Infrastructure has agreed to spend $512M to acquire a 100% stake in the company. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, H5, DE-CIX, Serverfarm, WANRack, Consolidated

November 17th, 2021
 

A few metro and regional news items to catch up on at midweek: [Read more →]

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More Indiana Fiber for Zayo

November 17th, 2021
 

Zayo this week has announced some new expansion plans out in Indiana, a state where they have a long history of both organic and inorganic investments. This past summer they completed the acquisition of IFN, but their new plans are for the buildout of yet more fiber. [Read more →]

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KKR, Global Infrastructure Partners to Take CyrusOne Private

November 16th, 2021
 

Yesterday was quite a day for data center operators whose name starts with C it seems.  CyrusOne has announced an agreement to be acquired by the two investment firms Global Infrastructure Partners in a deal that will take the company private. [Read more →]

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American Tower to Buy CoreSite

November 16th, 2021
 

After a couple years of trying its hand in the data center space, American Tower has made up its mind and now plans to jump all the way into the deep end. The tower infrastructure giant has agreed to acquire Coresite for $10.1B. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Bandwidth IG CEO Jim Nolte

November 15th, 2021
 

With all the inorganic activity in the infrastructure space, it’s always interesting to hear a more organic story.  Bandwidth IG has spent the entire pandemic era ramping up from nothing to extensive metro reach in both the San Francisco Bay Area and the Atlanta metro area. With us today to talk about Bandwidth IG’s experiences during this period and its future plans is CEO Jim Nolte, a veteran of the metro fiber business.  Prior to Bandwidth IG, Jim spent six years each at Zayo and AGL Networks. [Read more →]

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