Zayo Has Tripled Texas Triangle Footprint

March 1st, 2018
 

According to an update this morning, Zayo has been pretty busy in the Texas Triangle. Over the last two years, the compay's presence in the Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas/Ft. Worth metro areas has seen its extent tripled. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Zayo, Internap, DE-CIX, AMS-IX

March 1st, 2018
 

Two pending infrastructure deals close, and dueling IX expansions in Mumbai. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: HE, Interxion, Infinera

February 28th, 2018
 

I've had a few things going on this week, but I'm getting back in the saddle now.  Here are a few news bytes from the infrastructure world: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Datavision’s Mark Abolafia on SDN and NFV

February 27th, 2018
 

New technologies always take longer to revolutionize an industry than the initial hype would suggest, and SDN and NFV are no different. But they aren’t going away either, and when carriers look to reengineer their infrastructure to take advantage of new technologies like this, they often bring in outside expertise like Datavision to help kick things off. With us today to give his perspective on the shift toward software-based networking is Datavision COO Mark Abolafia. [Read more →]

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GTT Takes a Big Swing at Europe, Buys Interoute

February 26th, 2018
 

So the rumors were true that Interoute was for sale, and today the news finally landed.  GTT has agreed to acquire Interoute from the Sandoz Family Foundation, Aleph Capital and Crestview Partners in a €1.9 billion deal. [Read more →]

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Zayo Sells Off a Piece

February 26th, 2018
 

At the end of last week, Zayo announced plans to get a bit smaller.  The Boulder-based infrastructure provider has agreed to sell Scott-Rice Telephone Co. to New Ulm Telecom, Inc. [Read more →]

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The time to repeat 3G mistakes in 5G and FinTech

February 26th, 2018
 

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

I was recently sitting on the London Underground and observing how every person uses their mobile phones. It reminded me of times 18 years ago. I then worked first for [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: UPN, CityFibre, EvoSwitch, DE-CIX

February 23rd, 2018
 

For the last Friday in February: two fiber items, one colo expansion, and some interconnection news from Spain: [Read more →]

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Consolidated Moves to Improve New England Broadband Speeds

February 22nd, 2018
 

Consolidated Communications is moving quickly to change the narrative for its business in New England. They recently rebranded FairPoint to Consolidated following its acquisition last year, and today have announced plans to upgrade the company's access network. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Expereo, Nokia, ZTE

February 22nd, 2018
 

Some other news from Africa, the Middle East, and Russia to note: [Read more →]

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Broadcom, Qualcomm Trade Blows Over NXP Bid

February 22nd, 2018
 

The merger soap opera continues to unfold between Broadcom and Qualcomm. After Qualcomm upsized its bid for NXP this week, Broadcom has downsized its own bid for Qualcomm. Qualcomm has responded with another round of derision for that bid. Hanging in the balance is ownership of a good portion of the guts of current and future wireless technology. [Read more →]

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Antin to Buy FirstLight Fiber

February 21st, 2018
 

At Metro Connect, one of the bigger rumors making the rounds was that FirstLight Fiber was on the market. This morning, that rumor became a deal. Antin Infrastructure Partners has entered into a definitive agreement to buy the company from Oak Hill Capital Partners. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight – Q Advisors on European UCaaS Consolidation

February 21st, 2018
 

Consolidators in the unified communications as a service space have been quite active lately, especially over in Europe.  With us today to help us understand what is going on and why are Q Advisor’s Partner Gerry DeHaven and Managing Director Andy Monroe.  Q Advisors is a global boutique investment bank that has been directly or indirectly involved in much of the consolidation in the UCaaS space on both sides of the Atlantic over the last few years.  [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: FiberLight, Megaport, PacketFabric, QTS

February 21st, 2018
 

A fiber expansion, two cloud connectivity expansions, and a data center restructuring plan: [Read more →]

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Tweaking Broadcom, Qualcomm to Raise Bid for NXP

February 20th, 2018
 

The Broadcom/Qualcomm soap opera continues to roll on.  According to the Wall Street Journal this morning, Qualcomm is about to raise its bid for NXP Semiconductors NFV. The plan is to increase the current bid of $110 per share to [Read more →]

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A Few Tips on SD-WAN Deployment Choices

February 20th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

If your organization has learnt about SD-WAN and its benefits and now is thinking seriously on its deployment, then what major options are there on the table that you can pick? [Read more →]

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China strikes telecoms from list of “sensitive” outbound sectors

February 19th, 2018
 

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

The Chinese government has reportedly taken the telecoms sector off a list of “sensitive sectors” that require special approvals for outbound investment. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Nokia, Reliance, Telehouse, QTS, CoreSite

February 19th, 2018
 

Two international items, an IX deployment or two, and a new data center for Chicago that I missed last week. [Read more →]

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Kao Data Launches in London

February 16th, 2018
 

London got a new data center recently.  Kao Data has opened its first facility in the London metro area, specifically in Harlow.   [Read more →]

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Equinix Buys Infomart Dallas

February 15th, 2018
 

One of the key data centers in the central US is changing hands. Equinix has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Infomart Dallas building from ASB Real Estate Investments for $800M. [Read more →]

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Cisco Throws a Party, Brings $67B

February 15th, 2018
 

Wall Street needed a valentine yesterday, and Cisco stepped up. The technology giant posted its fiscal second quarter numbers yesterday. Revenues of $11.89B were slightly above expectations, while adjusted earnings per share of $0.63 was four pennies on the high side. [Read more →]

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Cloud Provider Taps Zayo to Achieve Triversity

February 15th, 2018
 

Zayo announced yesterday that will be supplying a 'global webscale cloud provider' with wavelength connectivity between two of the provider's markets. The arrangement is taking advantage of existing Zayo infrastructure, and thus can be mobilize very quickly. [Read more →]

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Ciena Prepares for 5G With Upgrades

February 14th, 2018
 

Ciena has unvelied new capabilities within its networking portfolio this morning. It's part of an effort to better serve the growing needs of 4G networks and to prepare for the stresses of 5G. [Read more →]

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