Industry Spotlight: DE-CIX’s Ivo Ivanov on the Future of Interconnection

January 30th, 2018
 

The world of interconnection has become far more complex than the simple peering and transit relationships that arose in the days of the early internet.  Looking ahead, given the rise of the cloud and the expected flood of data from IoT and 5G data in the years ahead, there will be a lot of moving parts.  With us today to help figure out how it will all shake out is Ivo Ivanov, Chief Strategic and Corporate Development officer at DE-CIX.  Over the last few years, DE-CIX has expanded aggressively outward from its giant Frankfurt IX into markets around the world, and is rapidly transforming its own model in preparation for the dynamic future ahead. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Vantage, Rising Realty, Cleareon, Skywire

January 30th, 2018
 

Here's a few updates to peruse, two from each coast: [Read more →]

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Zayo Takes Out Neutral Path

January 29th, 2018
 

Zayo kicked off Metro Connect this year with a bang, buying its second fiber network asset of the year.  The Boulder-based network builder and operator has announced an agreement to acquire Neutral Path Communications and Near North partners. [Read more →]

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Conterra to Buy NUSA

January 29th, 2018
 

With Metro Connect kicking off today, it's fitting perhaps that we have some fiber infrastructure changing hands as well.  Conterra has announced an agreement to acquire Network USA, LLC and Sun America, LLC, which make up NUSA. [Read more →]

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Is Trump Really Considering Nationalizing 5G?

January 29th, 2018
 

There are some days one really wonders if one is still aleep when reading the headlines on Monday morning. According to a report on Axios that is quickly making the rounds on the major news channels, the Trump Administration is considering nationalizing parts of the nascent 5G network infrastructure that providers have been starting to put together. [Read more →]

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Should SD-WAN replace MPLS?

January 29th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Steve Brar, Director of Solutions Marketing at Riverbed.

As SD-WAN gains more widespread adoption, you may be asking, “How should I compare SD-WAN vs MPLS?” This is an interesting question, but thinking about networks this way misses the central [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Xtera, Datavision, Lincoln Rackhouse, Connected2Fiber

January 26th, 2018
 

TGIF.  I'll be at Metro Connect next week.  In the meantime, here's a bit more of the other news from this week that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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Novacap TMT to Buy Horizon

January 26th, 2018
 

The pattern of network consolidation continued yesterday with another fiber M&A, this time for an asset I hadn't run into before.  The private equity group Novacap TMT has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Horizon Telcom. [Read more →]

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Verizon Makes Telematics Acquisition in Spain

January 25th, 2018
 

Verizon's growing appetitie for fleet management services has taken it into southern Europe with a new acquisition. Verizon has acquired Movildata Internacional, moving into Spain, the continent's second largest market with more than 5 million commercial vehicles on the roads. [Read more →]

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Colo Roundup: vXchnge, Colt, Digital Realty, 1547, Equinix

January 25th, 2018
 

Some interesting data center news from around the sector this week: [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: FiberLight, GTT, CenturyLink, Telia

January 24th, 2018
 

Here are a few network news bytes that have come out so far this week that are worth a look, from metro to backbone to subsea to security: [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Epsilon, Telia, Interoute, PacketFabric

January 23rd, 2018
 

Here's some other news from the start of this week that is worth a look: [Read more →]

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Ciena Brings the L-Band to Bear on Subsea Networks

January 23rd, 2018
 

Ciena has unveiled the latest upgrade to its subsea networking solutions this morning. They have been working with TE SubCom to bring extra capacity to the table via the L-Band. [Read more →]

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Cross River Blazes Low Latency Route to NJFX

January 22nd, 2018
 

Cross River Fiber has polished off a new carefully designed route through the New Jersey suburban landscape.  They have built out a latency-sensitive fiber connection between NJFX down in Wall Township and the key financial exchanges and carrier hotels in northern New Jersey and across the river in Manhattan. [Read more →]

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Digital Realty to Hook Up Oracle’s Cloud

January 22nd, 2018
 

Digital Realty is making a move to augment its cloud connectivity ecosystem.  The data center REIT and interconnection provider has announced plans to offer dedicated and private access through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect in 14 major metros. [Read more →]

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Telstra to invest in two HK-US cables

January 22nd, 2018
 

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

Australia's Telstra has announced plans to invest in two new subsea cable systems connecting Hong Kong to the west coast of the US. [Read more →]

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Zayo Acquires Optic Zoo

January 21st, 2018
 

Zayo waited a whole two and a half weeks into the new year to make its first infrastructure acquisition.  On Friday they announced the purchase of Optic Zoo Networks for CAD $31M. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Coriant, CityFibre, Nokia, Flexential

January 19th, 2018
 

Here's a quick rundown of some other news from this week that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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A Further Look into Why the FCC Has Lowered Broadband Standards

January 19th, 2018
 

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

Net neutrality may be dead, but that doesn’t seem to have stopped the FCC from continuing to relax the regulatory standards to which broadband providers are held. The FCC is now proposing that access to mobile broadband via a smartphone will be treated [Read more →]

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Sprint, Cox Dance Closer

January 18th, 2018
 

Sprint and Cox Communications are moving to deepen their ties, signing a new multi-year business agreement while also settling some patent litigation. The deal will see Sprint gain greater access to Cox's broadband infrastructure, adding density to the company's backhaul networks. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: CenturyLink, Lumos, Hawaiki, Enter

January 17th, 2018
 

A fiber expansion, an enterprise customer win, a submarine update, and a new product launch: [Read more →]

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Google Taps Subcom for Curie Cable

January 17th, 2018
 

The period just before PTC each year is always a big week for submarine cable announcements, and 2018 appears to be no exception.  Another big new intercontinental project was unveiled yesterday, this time connecting the Americas.  TE SubCom has been selected by Google to design and deploy the Curie Submarine Cable, named after the scientist Marie Curie. [Read more →]

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A Technical Overview of the Proposed Rockabill Cable System

January 17th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Tom McMahon, co-founder of DeepSea Fibre Networks and managing director of McMahon Design & Management.

The Rockabill System, named after the Rockabill Lighthouse on the north Dublin coast, will run from Portrane situated just 15 km north of Dublin City to Lancaster in the  UK which is some 70 km north west of Manchester. The system will be routed to the [Read more →]

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