Sparkle Taps Curie For More Bandwidth

May 6th, 2020
 

Google's Curie cable system is going to be carrying some Italian bits. Sparkle, the international arm of Italy-based TIM Group, has invested in a fiber pair on the submarine cable. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Jaymie Scotto Cutaia on Messaging During the Pandemic

May 5th, 2020
 

The coronavirus pandemic has caused companies throughout the data center and telecom industries to re-evaluate their 2020 go-to-market plans and quickly pivot their strategies.  Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA), a PR and marketing agency exclusively servicing our industry and a longtime friend of Telecom Ramblings, has been busy all throughout this uniquely difficult spring season helping companies shore up their digital presence and increase lead generation. With us today is Jaymie Scotto Cutaia herself, founder and CEO of JSA, to talk about JSA’s evolving approach to connecting telecom and internet infrastructure clients with their target audiences in the wake of COVID-19. [Read more →]

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Telefonica and Liberty Global Plot Merger of O2 and Virgin Media

May 4th, 2020
 

The UK may see some consolidation in the UK networking market, and it's beyond the rumor stage. Telefonica has confirmed that it is in talks with Liberty Global to combine their respective UK operating companies into a larger, more competitive player. [Read more →]

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The Edge in a Post-Pandemic World

May 4th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Keith Rutledge, General Manager of Compass EdgePoint

This is the first in a two-part series about trends that are accelerating the adoption of edge infrastructure and broadening the use cases of edge computing. This column (Part 1) focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic is driving the [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: HE, Seaborn, JaxNAP, Bluebird, NYIIX, PacketFabric

May 1st, 2020
 

Four bits of expansion news from around the network world worth noting as we end the week: [Read more →]

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With Unprecedented Attacks on Unified Communications Services, Analytics are Essential

May 1st, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Walter Kenrich, Senior Product Line Management Director for Analytics & SaaS Applications, Ribbon Communications

As unified communications (UC) adoption grows, so too does the number of bad actors who prey on its vulnerabilities. We’ve seen attacks on voice, messaging, video conferencing and collaboration applications skyrocket recently, as adversaries [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Colt, Nokia, Ericsson, Sparkle

April 30th, 2020
 

Some news from around the world worth noting, with two vendor wins, some new features deployed, and a bit of expansion: [Read more →]

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Akamai Posts Strong Q1, But Pulls Full Year Guidance

April 29th, 2020
 

Even when the news is good, the future is behind a veil. That is the message I get from Akamai's quarterly earnings yesterday. [Read more →]

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Transtelco Makes a Move, Acquires Neutrona Networks

April 28th, 2020
 

There has been some interesting network M&A in the direction of Latin America this morning. Transtelco has announced the acquisition of Neutrona Networks, significantly expanding its reach and focus. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Netrality, Flexential, Nokia, Everstream

April 28th, 2020
 

Two data center expansion items, one vendor win overseas, and some fiber M&A news from the Midwest: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: AudioCodes, ADTRAN, KDDIA, Telehouse

April 27th, 2020
 

Is it Monday again?  I'm truly losing track.  Here's a quick rundown of some news to start off the week: [Read more →]

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How AI is Being Implemented Within Call Centers to Improve Operations

April 24th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by RingCentral's Sam O'Brien.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most exciting tech developments of recent decades. What makes AI so compelling and potentially transformative is its range of uses. Different AI tools are getting implemented across sectors to support diverse business processes. [Read more →]

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Digital Colony’s Takes Aim at Brazil

April 23rd, 2020
 

Everyone may still be sheltering in place or whatever, but Digital Colony has managed to keep busy nevertheless. The investment arm of Colony Capital has a new infrastructure target in its sights: Brazil. Digital Colony has announced an agreement to acquire a selection of data center assets from Brazil's Group Folha's UOL Diveo unit. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Ciena, Avelacom, DataBank

April 23rd, 2020
 

The lockdown continues, but so does the news.  Next week we start learning the bad news about quarterly earnings across the sector.  Here are a few quick takes: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Ericsson, Juniper, Windstream, Google

April 22nd, 2020
 

A little of everything today to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Akamai, Limelight, PacketFabric, Ligado

April 21st, 2020
 

Two items from the cloud CDN space, one new CEO, and a spectrum licensing modification: [Read more →]

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Hyperscale, SDN Deliver Results for QTS

April 20th, 2020
 

Just before all the craziness started, I was invited down to Ashburn, Virginia for QTS's first Analyst Day to learn more about the company's progress and direction. Afterward, events kind of blurred together and suddenly it's mid-April and it seems like a new world for almost everyone. But for data center operators like QTS [Read more →]

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Getting SASE: Making Network/Security Convergence Happen

April 17th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Kristen Menard of Claro Enterprise Solutions

A sales executive has a few hours to kill between meetings, so she camps out at a coffee shop to catch up on emails and review sales reports. Accessing the café’s public WiFi network, however, leaves sensitive account information vulnerable to hackers. Meanwhile, [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: GCX, Ciena, Juniper, Tierpoint

April 16th, 2020
 

Lockdown continues, but so does the day to day business in internet infrastructure around the world.  Here's some more quick takes: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Nuage, Ciena, Cisco, Frontier

April 15th, 2020
 

Time for a quick look around the sector's news from the first half of the week.  Here are three items from vendors, and one from BK court: [Read more →]

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Dish Cuts Staff, a Sign of Things to Come?

April 14th, 2020
 

Amid all the pandemic-related economic disruption out there has been a meteoric rise in the unemployment rate. The perception is that this is mostly due to hourly and contract workers in 'non-essential' industries. But here in telecommunications and internet infrastructure, which is pretty much holding the world together right now, we're safe... right? Yesterday,  Dish Network offered an opinion to the contrary. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Nokia Software’s Ron Haberman on 5G, ML, and AI

April 13th, 2020
 

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Today’s networks depend on software more than ever, and because of that we have seen the big networking vendors invest heavily in their software divisions.  The rollout of 5G infrastructure underway, and along with the fiber and spectrum and hardware requires a whole lot of software to make it all work the way it has been promised.  Nokia Software is one of the organizations behind much of that software.  With us today to talk about Nokia Software’s approach to this brave new world and his viewpoint on what is to come is Nokia Software’s CTO, Ron Haberman. [Read more →]

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Vantage Acquires NGD

April 10th, 2020
 

I managed to miss this one from earlier this week, but better late than never, right? Vantage Data Centers has made an inorganic move over in the UK. On Tuesday they announced a definitive agreement to acquire Next Generation Data. [Read more →]

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