Wednesday Bytes: IslaLink, Tampnet, Ciena, Digital Colony

May 19th, 2021
 

A new subsea cable, some spectrum, some software, and an M&A: [Read more →]

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Reliance Jio to Build Two Subsea Cables

May 18th, 2021
 

With its conquest of the Indian telecommunications market now mostly consolidated, Reliance Jio is apparently ready for some new challenges. The rising mobile provider has unveiled plans for two new subsea cable systems centered on Mumbai, one reaching to the east, and one to the west. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: New Lisbon CEO John Greene – Part 2

May 18th, 2021
 

We are back again today for the second part of the interview with New Lisbon CEO John Greene.  Rural, independent telcos have a unique relationship with regulators, often being responsible for connecting economically hard to reach areas with broadband.  Various federal programs have helped to address the needs of such areas, the latest of which is the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, or RDOF.  Let’s delve into the view of such issues from the perspective of an independent rural telco. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: New Lisbon CEO John Greene – Part 1

May 17th, 2021
 

Rural, independent telecommunications providers don’t get the same sort of attention that larger operators do, but they make up a bigger piece of the infrastructure puzzle than one might think.  With us today is John Greene, CEO of New Lisbon Telephone Company, which operates a fiber and fixed wireless network primarily in rural Indiana.  In part 1 of this conversation we will focus on New Lisbon itself and its approach the market.  In part 2 we will delve into his views on some of the regulatory issues of the day, starting with RDOF. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: QTS, Telia Carrier, Iron Mountain, Nokia, OpenColo

May 14th, 2021
 

A couple of deployments and a bit of M&A: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Aqua Comms, Telia Carrier, Ciena, Horizon, GPC, Infinera

May 13th, 2021
 

Two high profile demos, one new product, and a contract win: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Lumen, Telxius, Digital Edge, Juniper

May 12th, 2021
 

Three contract wins and an inorganic data center move: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Tampnet, STACK, Windstream, Nokia, Ring Central, Verizon

May 11th, 2021
 

A few interesting items from the start of this week worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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Global WAN Competition Alarms for the Telcos

May 10th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by David W Wang

Recently there came some alarms for the major telcos about the global Wide Area Network (WAN) market dynamics. That is, some cloud hyperscalers like Google and Cloudflare are entering the global WAN infrastructure and access market. [Read more →]

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Millions of Fake Comments Powered Net Neutrality Repeal Effort

May 10th, 2021
 

Some 18 million of the 22 million comments filed four years ago in the 2017 proceeding to repeal net neutrality were in fact not really comments from, you know, people commenting. That's what the NY attorney general report from late last week claims. [Read more →]

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Friday Metro Roundup: DC BLOX, UPN, Crosslake, EdgeConneX

May 7th, 2021
 

Four interesting metro buildouts in four US markets to catch up on before going home for the weekend: [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Ciena, Calix, Nokia

May 7th, 2021
 

Three projects spanning three continents won by vendors that were announced this week: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Involta, NetIX, du, SpaceX

May 6th, 2021
 

An M&A, an upgrade, some financing, and some pre-ordering. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Dartpoints, DE-CIX, Aryaka, Infinera, Windstream, Verizon

May 5th, 2021
 

Two bits of M&A news, a certficiation, a technology rollout, and an IX partnership to catch up on at midweek: [Read more →]

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Switch Moves Into Texas, Buys Data Foundry

May 4th, 2021
 

Some significant data center infrastructure down in Texas will be changing hands according to an announcement yesterday. Switch Data Centers has agreed to purchase Data Foundry in a $420M all cash transaction. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Tampnet’s Peter Hartlow on Fiber under the North Sea

May 3rd, 2021
 

One of the more unique fiber footprints in western Europe belongs to Tampnet, with infrastructure initially designed to support the oil and gas industry in the North Sea, they’re now providing access to other industries.  With subsea fiber connecting offshore platforms, these systems also provide diverse opportunities to connect key cities across the region, completely bypassing the usual routes between the FLAP markets and Scandinavia.  With us today to talk about Tampnet’s unique approach to the region’s connectivity capabilities is Peter Hartlow, Sales Director for Tampnet Carrier.  Peter started out back in 2000 working for European telecom carriers before joining Tampnet six years ago. [Read more →]

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Euro Bytes: Tampnet, Bulk, Nokia, Telefonica, Orange Business, Ericsson

April 30th, 2021
 

Five interesting infrastructure items from the European theater worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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Why AR and VR Are Set to Have Their Zoom Moment

April 30th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Craig Williams, CIO, Ciena

Imagine a world in which you put on a pair of glasses and your customer can stream your point-of-view as you deliver a live tour of your manufacturing floor. Imagine the day when you don't need to send a technical crew to a site upgrade but can instead offer guided instructions through a HoloLens or Magic Leap headset. Better yet [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: EdgeConneX, Aligned, Telia, Cologix, Avelacom, Seaborn

April 29th, 2021
 

Lots of interesting news items to keep up with this week.  Here are two data center expansion projects, two network expansion projects, and an M&A worth noting, all North and South America. [Read more →]

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Embracing The Alien

April 28th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by: Aleck Gilner, SVP Cloud and Strategic Sales, LightRiver

In pop culture Area 51 is the common name of a highly classified United States Air Force base located in the Nevada Test and Training range. It’s reputed to be the final resting place for an alien spacecraft recovered in Roswell New Mexico in 1947 and much later, of course, incongruously piloted by actor Will Smith to defeat a race of alien insurgents in the movie Independence Day. But I digress. [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Cox to Buy Segra’s Wholesale, Enterprise Biz

April 27th, 2021
 

After a slow start to the spring, there has been a significant fiber deal on the east coast of the USA. Cox Communications has agreed to buy Segra's Commercial Services Business from the EQT Infrastructure III fund, according to a release from EQT today. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: American Tower, Infinera, Ribbon, Frontier

April 27th, 2021
 

A few interesting regional and metro infrastructure items to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Infovista, Ritter, Nokia, NewCore

April 26th, 2021
 

A few interesting items to catch up with from late last week before we finish off April later this week - one software M&A and two network expansions to less traveled destinations: [Read more →]

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