Dish Does a Deal with T-Mobile and Sprint to Become #4, Maybe

July 24th, 2019
 

According to reports out this morning, there is a new deal on the table to let T-Mobile and Sprint Merge while keeping a fourth mobile operator in the market. Dish Network has agreed to a $5B deal under which it would buy wireless assets from the two companies. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: EdgeConneX, Verizon, Uniti

July 24th, 2019
 

A few bits and pieces from midweek: [Read more →]

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Agile Partners with Lincoln Rackhouse for a Piece of Bytegrid

July 23rd, 2019
 

In a bit of follow-on data center M&A news, Agile Data Sites today announced a partnership with Lincoln Rackhouse. Lincoln Rackhouse just acquired ByteGrid back in May, adding data centers in the Seattle, Chicago, and DC metro areas to its portfolio. Agile is taking on some of that space and the customers within it. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Puts Its Extra Conduit to Work At Last

July 23rd, 2019
 

CenturyLink formally announced today something I've been hearing about through other channels for a few months. They are, at long last, pulling lots of new fiber through all those extra conduits, effectively putting a new intercity fiber network in place for a tiny fraction of what it would cost to dig. [Read more →]

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OneCom Raises a War Chest

July 23rd, 2019
 

Over in the UK, an alternative provider is preparing for a possible M&A spree after raising a war chest of cash from private equity. Hampshire-based Onecom has taken in £100m in cash from LDC and credit funds managed by Ares. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: AT&T, Elite, CityFibre, T-Mobile

July 22nd, 2019
 

Cooler weather is said to be on the way for us here, hope that's true elsewhere.  Here's a quick summary of a few things from over the weekend: [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Ascenty, DataBank, Hurricane Electric

July 19th, 2019
 

Three more small items worth noting before you head home for the weekend: [Read more →]

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Network Evolution: From Chaos to Competitive Advantage

July 19th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Brian Kracik of Oracle Communications

Forward thinking businesses today are taking advantage of emerging technologies that are disrupting old paradigms and unleashing new opportunities. Smart enterprises recognize that as they create more digital experiences and take applications to the cloud, the network has increased exponentially in importance. And for good reason. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: QTS, TDCG, TierPoint, Internap

July 18th, 2019
 

Four disparate items from the data center sector: one software move, one M&A, one expansion, and one contract win: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Windstream, Anova, CenturyLink

July 17th, 2019
 

Not a lot of big news so far this week, but plenty to keep track of anyway: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Transtelco, Comcast, Expereo, Aryaka

July 16th, 2019
 

A few items worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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Zayo Invests in Florida

July 15th, 2019
 

Zayo today revealed plans to kick off a significant expansion of its footprint down in Florida. The Boulder-based infrastructure builder and operator will be adding more than 2,300 route miles of metro fiber and conduit in the state, which has until now been one of the less deep sections in the company's US footprint. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Sparkle, Telefonica, DC BLOX

July 12th, 2019
 

A few expansions worth noting before heading off for another summer weekend: [Read more →]

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Uniti, Windstream Explore Swap Deal

July 12th, 2019
 

The latest development in the Windstream/Aurelius/Uniti saga is an interesting attempt to resolve things. Uniti and Windstream are apparently talking about a swap deal aimed at, you know, making everyone happy. [Read more →]

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FirstLight Folds In Todd Cable Construction

July 11th, 2019
 

FirstLight Fiber has found a new M&A to expand its capabilities in the Northeast, but this time it isn't about buying more fiber reach or depth. FirstLight has announced the acquisition of Todd Cable Construction. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Hylan, Cisco, Digital Realty

July 10th, 2019
 

Three expansion items from three different corners of the infrastructure sector at midweek: [Read more →]

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Quintillion Signs On to Land in Washington

July 10th, 2019
 

The Pacific Northwest just might get its first new cable landing station since the dot com crash. According to Capacity this morning, the Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) is involved in a project to build the CLS on the shoreline south of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and Quintillion has signed a letter of intent to be the first customer. [Read more →]

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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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