Aqua Comms’ AEC-2 Cable Is Now Live

December 1st, 2020
 

This morning the transatlantic submarine cable community officially got a little bit bigger. Aqua Comms has announced the successful launch of AEC-2, the company's second cable system and its part of the HAVFRUE project that's been underway for a couple years now. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Arcadian, 123NET, Northern Data, Lumen

November 30th, 2020
 

Three bits of fiber expansion news, and one new data center: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Salute Mission Critical Puts Veterans in Data Center Careers

November 30th, 2020
 

Finding and developing talent in today’s technology world is an ever-present challenge in the technology space.  But over the last eight years, Salute Mission Critical has forged a new path to meeting the demand for qualified personnel: recruiting, training, and then putting veterans to work in the fields of data center construction and operations.  With us today to talk about Salute’s unique position within the internet infrastructure sector is Kristen Vosmaer, EVP of Global Operations. [Read more →]

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T-Day Bytes: Hawaiki, Ciena, AMS-IX, Vonage, Kao Data

November 25th, 2020
 

A few international upgrades, deployments, partnerships, and new positions before everyone in the USA heads out (or home) for Thanksgiving.  Stay safe folks! [Read more →]

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How Three Industries Can Leverage Software Defined Wide Area Networking

November 25th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Hugo Diaz of Claro Enterprise Solutions

Businesses looking to modernize, enhance and simplify their connectivity environments are increasingly turning to Software Defined Wide Area Networking solutions. SD-WAN can help organizations prioritize applications, [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Lumen, FiberLight, Bluebird, Digital Crossroad

November 24th, 2020
 

Some collaboration news, a new CEO, some new fiber, and a flagpole. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Software-Defined Mainframes with LzLabs’ Mark Cresswell

November 23rd, 2020
 

As the wave of migration of applications to the cloud continues, we sometimes forget that this is not one problem but rather a multitude of problems, each with its own special issues and considerations.  That leaves room for companies to dial in on opportunities that the broader solution sets don’t handle.  LzLabs is one of those companies targeting a unique enterprise computing niche that many people have forgotten is still out there: mainframes.  With us today to talk about LzLabs’ unique position within enterprise cloud migration is Executive Chairman Mark Cresswell. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: maincubes, Hurricane Electric, Orange, Telstra, DataBank

November 20th, 2020
 

Lots of news to catch up on before the short week prior to Thanksgiving. [Read more →]

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Why the Edge Is Essential to Customer-Winning User Experience

November 20th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer, EdgeConneX®

The importance of efficiently distributed network capacity and diversity of network access solutions will only increase as network traffic explodes in the coming years. IDC predicts the average person will have nearly 5,000 digital interactions per day by 2025, up from the [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: EdgeConneX, vXchnge, EdgePresence, Aligned, NJFX

November 19th, 2020
 

Three ecosystem partnerships, one technology upgrade, and a customer win across five US data center and colocation operators worth noting from this week: [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Telia Carrier, Sparkle, Ericsson, BT, Ciena

November 18th, 2020
 

Expansions, upgrades, and deployments by international network operators across multiple continents to keep an eye on: [Read more →]

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365 Data Centers Makes a Deal for Atlantic Metro

November 17th, 2020
 

Some interesting infrastructure consolidation hit the market today. 365 Data Centers has announced the purchase of Atlantic Metro Communications. The deal nearly doubles 365's customer and revenue footprint. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Ciena, Spectrum, GNX, LINX, IBM

November 17th, 2020
 

Here's some quick catch-up from around the industry: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Hunter Communications CEO Michael Wynschenk on FTTH, COVID, Fires, and Grain

November 16th, 2020
 

This has been a year of extraordinary events for everyone, but for those near the recent fires out West, it has been even more so. As a regional fiber provider with network in Oregon and neighboring states, Hunter Communications has had to deal with not just the COVID-19 pandemic, but raging wildfires across its service territory as well. Grain Management took a majority position in the company this past spring, and Hunter recently embarked on an FTTH journey as well. With us today to talk about those experiences and its view of the marketplace overall is CEO Michael Wynschenk. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: FirstLight, Windstream, Flexential, Segra

November 13th, 2020
 

Some metro and regional news, one from New England, the other from the Southeast. [Read more →]

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Boost Control of Telecom by Being Your Own Carrier

November 13th, 2020
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Darach Beirne, Vice President of Customer Success at Flowroute, now part of Intrado

Businesses across the globe are still adapting to organizational changes put into place because of the ongoing pandemic and they’re shifting their IT investments accordingly. Many companies have migrated to cloud-based communication systems and workplace tools to maintain continuity, improve remote collaboration across teams and enhance interactions with customers. However, [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: DE-CIX, Orange Business, AT&T, Gold

November 12th, 2020
 

I almost hesitate to check domestic news right now, but luckily there's plenty of international items to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Orange Launches Pan-West-African Network, Djoliba

November 11th, 2020
 

Western Africa has long been one of those places in the world where bandwidth comes from the ocean, not the land. Yesterday at the AfricaTech Festival, Orange made a move to change all that by announcing a pan-West African fiber network. [Read more →]

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Everstream Buys Pennsylvania Network, Customers from Uniti

November 10th, 2020
 

The Midwestern fiber builder and operator Everstream is expanding eastward into Pennsylvania, and they're doing it the fast way. Today they announced a definitive agreement to acquire both fiber and customers from Uniti that will give the company an instant presence across the state. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Digital Crossroads, Equinix, Segra, Altibox

November 10th, 2020
 

A couple new data centers, some metro fiber, and a submarine cable RFS: [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: FirstLight, Nokia, Juniper, Colt

November 9th, 2020
 

Here's a quick rundown on some news from late last week plus a new data center launch from this morning: [Read more →]

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Stonepeak Buys Astound from TPG

November 6th, 2020
 

This one slipped past me somehow when it came out over the weekend, but better late than never. Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Astound Broadband from TPG Capital and Patriot Media Management for $8.1B. [Read more →]

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The Growing Need for a Risk-Adjusted Connectivity Ecosystem

November 6th, 2020
 

This thought leadership article was sponsored by QTS

An interesting transformation is taking place in the world of connectivity for  enterprises of all types. [Read more →]

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