Macquarie Takes Aim at T5

July 3rd, 2018
 

According to a piece over on Bloomberg, a substantial chunk of data center infrastructure may be about to change hands. The Australian private equity group Macquarie Group is said to be closing in on a majority stake in T5 Data Centers. [Read more →]

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U.S. Closes the Door on China Mobile

July 3rd, 2018
 

Another Chinese firm has run into a wall when it comes to accessing the U.S. telecommunications marketplace. The NTIA has recommended that China Mobile's application to offer telecommunications between the USA and other countries be denied. [Read more →]

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Hylan Expands to West, Midwest Via M&A

July 2nd, 2018
 

The engineering and construction folks that underlie the expansion of all the infrastructure we use tend to operate behind the curtains, but there are expansion and consolidation stories there too. Today one of those companies, New Jersey-based Hylan, made a significant move to expand its presence out in the Midwest with the acquisition of the utility field services units of Tetra Tech. [Read more →]

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5G to have key role to play in autonomous vehicles

July 2nd, 2018
 

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

5G networks will have a critical role to play in the safety design of autonomous vehicles, according to Gartner. [Read more →]

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Colt’s Expansion Takes it to EdgeConneX, and to uCPE Too

July 2nd, 2018
 

Colt has been steadily expanding its network lately, both in terms of geographic reach and nextgen technology. This morning the company announced an expansion into EdgeConneX's edge data center footprint, and late last week unveiled plans to move into the uCPE market as well. [Read more →]

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Talking Network Security at TEX

June 29th, 2018
 

Last week I had the privilege of moderating a CEO Roundtable "If it can be hacked... Network Security & the new Reality" at the Telecom Exchange in Hoboken NJ.  The format was novel, with the conversation itself under Chatham House Rules but recorded visually by a whiteboard artist from Ink Factory and an overall task of producing a list of action items for the industry to move forward on in the short term.  Here is the image of that whiteboard that resulted: [Read more →]

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Two Ways to Connect External Users to Cloud Apps: Direct Connect or Third-Party Gateway

June 29th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Alan Zeichick of Camden Associates

For enterprises, the ultimate purpose of the network is to connect end-users to applications. What the best way to make that connection – and make it affordable, scalable, secure, and reliable? [Read more →]

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Enel Buys Into Ufinet

June 28th, 2018
 

The European power and telecoms utility Enel has bought itself a stake in some Latin American metro fiber. They have spent €150M for a 21% stake in Ufinet plus an option. They also acquired an option to buy the rest in a couple years for as much as €2.1B.  [Read more →]

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SD-WAN and MMDC Make a Promising Bundle

June 28th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

SD-WAN adoption remains a hot trend nowadays. Based on various feedback received from the field, many enterprises are at the stage of assessing and trial of SD-WAN. One of major puzzles to the C-level executives, however, is about how to position SD-WAN adoption in the big picture of their firm’s digital transformation (DX) process.

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Wednesday Roundup: EdgeConneX, Bluebird, Epsilon, SSE Telecoms, ECI

June 27th, 2018
 

Here is another set of quick-takes worth a look from this week - three network upgrades and two new interconnection partnerships: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: LightRiver, Ciena, ADVA, Connected2Fiber

June 26th, 2018
 

Here's a set of news bytes from the first part of this week that are worth noting, all of which focus on vendors and network operators working toward improved underlying platforms. [Read more →]

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AT&T Sells Off Its Data Centers

June 25th, 2018
 

What infrastructure piece doesn't the combined company of AT&T and Time Warner need to own? We know the answer to that question now: colocation. AT&T announced late last week that it is selling its data center assets to Brookfield Infrastructure. [Read more →]

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Sistema sells off stake in RCom

June 25th, 2018
 

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

Russia's Sistema has sold its entire stake in Indian operator Reliance Communications (RCom) and has reportedly abandoned plans to buy the operator's remaining telecoms assets. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Orange Biz, EdgeConneX, Switch, Massive

June 22nd, 2018
 

TGIF, here are a few news bytes to end the week, with two colo expansions, a new cloud data service, and some SD-WAN. [Read more →]

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Disney Matches, Raises Comcast for Fox

June 21st, 2018
 

The bidding war is definitely on. In response to Comcast's competing bid for Fox, the folks at Disney are definitely not backing down. Yesterday Disney raised its bid to $38/share, working out to a total of $71.3B in cash and stock as well as the assumption of [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Colt, Infinera, DE-CIX, Comcast

June 20th, 2018
 

I'll be at the Telecom Exchange today, so if you're there don't hesitate to say hi.  In the meantime, here are a few news bytes to keep an eye on: [Read more →]

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Telstra to establish infrastructure division

June 20th, 2018
 

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

Australia's largest operator Telstra has announced plans to eliminate 8,000 jobs and establish a standalone infrastructure business as part of a broad-based restructuring strategy. [Read more →]

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Another Arctic Subsea Cable Project? Hmmm…

June 19th, 2018
 

According to a fascinating report over on Capacity this morning, the melting ice up north has brought with it a new iteration of Arctic cable dreams. A new cable project is close to lining up the backing necessary to connect East Asia and Europe via a northern route. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: ZTE, Windstream, Equinix

June 19th, 2018
 

A few news items worth noting, one from the world of politics and two featuring data centers getting additional connectivity. [Read more →]

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Network M&A: IRIDEOS Buys Enter

June 18th, 2018
 

Italy's newest infrastructure player has made another consolidation move. IRIDEOS today announced the acquisition of Enter. [Read more →]

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AT&T, Time Warner Deal is Done

June 15th, 2018
 

Well, they certainly wasted no time. Two days after a federal judge nixed the federal government's objections to the deal, AT&T has completed its acquisition of Time Warner. [Read more →]

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Online Charging Systems (OCS) operations: Considerations for improving agility and efficiency

June 15th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Prodapt

As per Gartner report titled “The Gartner scenario for Communications Service Providers: Routes to the future,” digital/adjacent market services like Pay TV, VOD, M2M communications, and data-only connections will be contributing towards revenue growth [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: CenturyLink, Digital Realty, Zayo, Frontier

June 14th, 2018
 

A few quick takes for the day: two new data centers, some colo for webscale, and an Ethernet partnership. [Read more →]

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