CenturyLink to Hook Up NASA

April 9th, 2019
 

CenturyLink picked up a high profile federal contract yesterday. The network operator will be providing connectivity to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Anova Financial Networks CEO Michael Persico

April 8th, 2019
 

The financial vertical has long been a crucial part of the infrastructure ecosystem.  The rise of ultra-low latency trading provided early opportunities for differentiation in what had been commoditized bandwidth and services after the dot com bubble.  First with fiber and then with microwave, one of the specialists that has driven innovation in this segment over the last decade is Anova Financial Networks. With us today to give his perspective on the financial networking business and Anova’s place within it is Anova’s founder and CEO, Michael Persico. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Colt, SES, Fibernoire, Netnod

April 5th, 2019
 

Some interesting items from around the world to end the week on: [Read more →]

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A proactive approach for prevention of order fallouts in digital service providers’ (DSPs’) order to activate lifecycle

April 5th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Karthik R, Suseel Vadakkepet, Muthukrishnan R, and Sarvagya Nayak of Prodapt

A customer’s journey with a DSP usually starts with his intent to use or purchase a service through any of the channels. This is captured as order and enters the CRM system, which passes it to various downstream systems for fulfillment and provisioning. These orders need to traverse [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Cable ONE, Fujitsu, IdeaTek, CenturyLink

April 4th, 2019
 

A bit of M&A, two vendor deployments, and a reason not to move: [Read more →]

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Hyperscale operators to boost colocation market

April 3rd, 2019
 

This article was authored by Allan Tan, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Synergy Research Group (SRG) says hyperscale operators are the fastest growing customer category for colocation providers. For both wholesale and retail colocation, 2018 revenue from hyperscale customers grew much more rapidly than revenues from other service provider customers and from enterprises. [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Everstream Buys Arch Fiber Networks

April 2nd, 2019
 

Some metro fiber has changed hands out in the Midwest today. Ohio-based Everstream has returned to the dealmaking table with the announcement of the purchase of Arch Fiber Networks. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Hurricane Electric, EllaLink, AMS-IX, 5GN

April 2nd, 2019
 

A few items from around the world worth noting from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: EdgeConneX CEO Randy Brouckman

April 1st, 2019
 

When EdgeConneX first embarked on its edge data center expansion early in this decade, the idea that the edge was the next data center frontier was a new thing.  Since that time, the company’s vision has proven quite prescient and nobody doubts the importance of storage and connectivity moving closer and closer to the consumer. EdgeConneX has now built out some 40 data centers across 31 markets on three continents and is continuing to invest aggressively in its infrastructure to meet that demand.  With us today to talk about what the company is seeing in the edge data center space and where it plans to go next is CEO Randy Brouckman. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: FirstLight, DE-CIX, Windstream

March 29th, 2019
 

A few interesting items before everyone goes home for the weekend: [Read more →]

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Becoming an SD-DP Service Provider (Part II) – A Brief Case Study on Exponential-e, Ltd.

March 29th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W. Wang

(Continued from Part I)

On the cloud end, the firm has got involved with SD data center and cloud solutions for years and has some cloud talents in house who can run and offer a private IaaS in supplement [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: euNetworks Acquires Austria’s Onstage Online GmbH

March 28th, 2019
 

euNetworks has made an inorganic move toward the southeast. Today the pan-European network operator has announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Onstage Online GmbH, a long-established Austrian ISP with a substantial fiber footprint. [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Fujitsu, Nokia, Juniper, ADVA

March 28th, 2019
 

Three wins for three vendors plus some quantum security worth a look this morning: [Read more →]

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Becoming an SD-DP Service Provider (Part I) – A Brief Case Study on Exponential-e, Ltd.

March 28th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W. Wang

When I came up with the term “Software Defined Digital Platform” (SD-DP) last December in a blog post, back then it was mostly a leading thought and concept, trying to capture some industry trends shaping the next-gen IT/Networking solution and service paradigm. [Read more →]

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DataGryd Taps Hylan for Megasuite 6

March 27th, 2019
 

Another player in DataGryd's expansion at the iconic 60 Hudson Street carrier hotel in lower Manhattan was revealed yesterday. Hylan Datacom & Electrical has won the bidding and will be building out the power infrastructure underlying the project.  [Read more →]

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Amazon Claims a Piece of HAVFRUE

March 27th, 2019
 

The Norwegian firm Bulk Infrastructure officially has an anchor customer for its piece of the HAVFRUE transatlantic cable. Amazon Web Services has signed up to use a substantial chunk of the system's capacity. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: New Continuum, AMS-IX, Zayo

March 26th, 2019
 

A few news items worth noting: [Read more →]

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Inmarsat receives $3.3b buyout bid

March 26th, 2019
 

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

Satellite operator Inmarsat is in talks to be acquired by a consortium of private equity investors in a deal worth $3.3 billion. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Digital Crossroads CEO Peter Feldman

March 24th, 2019
 

A new data center project is in the works in the Chicago metro area, and it’s not in Illinois. Just to the east along Lake Michigan in Hammond, Indiana, Digital Crossroads is building out major new data center on the site of a defunct power plant. With support from the State of Indiana, they are changing the dynamics of the region’s data center market. With us today, to talk about the project is co-founder and CEO Peter Feldman.
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Friday Bytes: FirstLight, QTS, RETN, DE-CIX

March 22nd, 2019
 

A few items from around the industry: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Chayora CEO Oliver Jones on the Chinese Opportunity

March 21st, 2019
 

Perhaps the biggest challenge on the international tech and telecom scene of the last decade and the next is how to access the vast but difficult Chinese marketplace.  Building and operating internet infrastructure in China is a non-trivial project that few have tried at scale.  One company that thinks it has the insight and capability to do this is Hong Kong-based Chayora, which unveiled the first phase of its Tianjin data center campus last month and has plans to expand dramatically from there.  [Read more →]

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DQE to Hook Up More Pennsylvania Schools

March 20th, 2019
 

DQE Communications will be building out some new fiber in rural Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh-based fiber builder and operator has won a deal with ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, which handles connectivity for a collection of school districts in the counties of Indiana and Armstrong. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: STI, EdgeConneX, Colocation Northwest, Dispersive

March 20th, 2019
 

A few infrastructure contracts and partnerships worth noting from midweek: [Read more →]

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