How Hosted Telecom Helps Businesses Do Away With IT Silos

November 12th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Darach Beirne, VP of customer success at Flowroute, now part of Intrado

Hybrid work has become the new norm for many businesses after taking center stage in 2020. Now, 74% of companies say they plan to continue remote work during their transition back to in-person or hybrid operations. Despite the numerous benefits associated with working remotely, the changes have exasperated a few challenges for businesses. For example, the influx of workforce optimization tools is creating barriers to a fluid customer experience. The barrier? IT silos. [Read more →]

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Vodafone UK, CityFibre Broaden Their FTTH Plans

November 11th, 2021
 

Over in the UK, CityFibre and Vodafone say they are deepening their relationship as they roll out fiber to an ever larger swath of the country. The two companies unveiled an expansion of their strategic partnership making Vodafone an anchor customer nationwide. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: DataBank, Bluebird, Cologix, Digital Realty, Ciena

November 10th, 2021
 

Four bits of news in the data center space to keep up with: [Read more →]

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ColoHouse Deals for 3 New Facilities

November 9th, 2021
 

A collection of data center assets is changing hands this week.  ColoHouse has announced an inorganic move to acquire Quonix, expanding its footprint with three new locations in three separate markets. [Read more →]

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More Fiber for Lightpath in Boston

November 9th, 2021
 

Lightpath is following up on its inorganic entry into Boston with an organic expansion plan. Over the summer Lightpath acquired several assets in the Boston metro area for a starting footprint of some 80 route miles. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Ezee, FiberLight, Segra, UFINET

November 9th, 2021
 

Four bits of expansion news on two continents to keep up with: [Read more →]

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DT, IMF Join Forces for Rural FTTH in Germany

November 8th, 2021
 

Deutsche Telekom and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund are teaming up for a new approach to the rural FTTH problem. The German incumbent and the infrastructure fund are founding a new joint venture that will target more rural homes and communities around the country. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ciena’s Steve Alexander on the Digital Divide and the Collaboration to Come

November 8th, 2021
 

The pandemic has been an interesting crucible, showing us how well we can work together as a society but also exposing the digital divide between those who even have that opportunity and those who don’t and never have.  With us today to offer his thoughts on how today’s world is doing when it comes to leveraging technology for all is longtime industry veteran Steve Alexander, SVP and CTO of Ciena.  Steve has been at the forefront of many of the technological developments that have shaped the modern world. [Read more →]

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Hawaiki Expands Its Vision With New Transpacific System

November 5th, 2021
 

With its first cable system now well established, Hawaiki has unveiled some even bigger followup plans. The subsea cable operator has officially launched the Hawaiki Nui cable system, which will connect New Zealand and Australia with both North America and Southeast Asia. [Read more →]

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How Bringing in a Construction Management Firm at the Beginning of a Project Can Save Time and Money

November 5th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Brian Horton, VP, Construction Management at LEAF Communications

Wireless construction management firms (CM) are well-versed in the entire process of cellular deployment—from site acquisition to on-air and testing. Their expertise and schedule-driven procedures help to keep any new or modification project on budget and on time. A few benefits of bringing your CM firm in at the start to manage project deployment include precision, accountability and expedited processes. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Skywire, Ciena, Zayo, RETN, Vantage

November 4th, 2021
 

Here are a few quick news items from midweek worth keeping up with: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: 1547, Bluebird, DE-CIX, Infinera, Telstra, Equinix

November 3rd, 2021
 

One acquisition, one new river crossing, one vendor win, and two partnership moves: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: AtlasEdge, DRFortress, OneWeb, BT, GTT

November 2nd, 2021
 

Several interesting announcements to catch up on from around the industry: [Read more →]

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Zayo Unveils Shielded Internet Access, Plans Metro Expansions

November 2nd, 2021
 

Zayo has introduced a new product in North America, and plans to expand its infrastructure in parallel to boost growth. The new offering is called Shielded Internet Access and will be targeted toward the enterprise marketplace, bundling common services into a unified offering. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Q Advisors’ Andrew Gaffney on the Cloud Communications Marketplace

November 1st, 2021
 

Cloud Communications has come a long way from the early VoIP days of the late 2000s.  It had already matured technologically prior to the pandemic, and stepped pretty easily into the spotlight a year and a half ago.  There has been plenty of consolidation in the sector, but there is plenty more to go and lots of dynamic players involved.  With us today to talk about today’s cloud communications marketplace is Q Advisors Managing Director Andrew Gaffney.  Andrew has been with Q Advisors for 15 years, advising and aiding the companies and technologies in this sector on their path to growth and on the transactions they pursue along the way. [Read more →]

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Ziply Builds Out More Silicon Forest Infrastructure

October 29th, 2021
 

Ziply’s expansion projects up in the Pacific Northwest aren’t limited to FTTH markets, apparently. Yesterday the operator unveiled a new metro ring in Oregon and added redundant dark fiber up to Seattle as well, continuing the expansion of its regional infrastructure. [Read more →]

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What to ask about telecom infrastructure management

October 29th, 2021
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Kiki Dikman, CEO of Choice! Energy Management

In 2020, the US managed telecom infrastructure market was estimated to be $80 Billion. With this amount of spend, coordination and integration among company systems is expected. But they usually aren’t. And this makes it impossible for companies to measure the overall costs, value and usage and truly understand what is working and what needs to be improved. In order to protect these investments, as well as build [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Equinix, 1623 Farnam, Redzone, SEACOM

October 28th, 2021
 

Four expansion projects in four very different geographies and infrastructure sectors: [Read more →]

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Lightpath Extends Southwest, Enters Princeton

October 28th, 2021
 

Fresh off its inorganic expansion to the northeast into Boston, Lightpath is taking aim in the opposite direction as well. This week the NYC metro area based fiber provider revealed an organic entrance into the Princeton, New Jersey area. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: UPN, Windstream, H5, Ziply, Ribbon, Dakota Central

October 27th, 2021
 

Three expansions and an upgrade across multiple US markets to catch up with: [Read more →]

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Regional Bytes: Uniti, Dobson, Ziply, Telia, Switch, NJFX, Eastlink

October 26th, 2021
 

Five regional expansion projects in five markets across the US worth noting from the start of this week alone: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: VoltDB CEO David Flower on the 5G Opportunity

October 25th, 2021
 

Underneath just about any next generation infrastructure technology there is a database somewhere.  But with the rise of 5G, IoT, edge computing, and real time decision making, it’s not the giant centralized databases that are necessarily right for the job.  With its integrated data platform, VoltDB has taken a new approach to enabling scalable, low latency, real time decision making for service providers looking to develop services in this new world.  With us today to talk about VoltDB’s technology and why 5G could be a huge opportunity is CEO David Flower. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: DataBank, Summit, Windstream, Comcast Business

October 22nd, 2021
 

To finish off the week here is a collection of metro and regional infrastructure news: [Read more →]

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