Tuesday Bytes: Connected2Fiber, Chayora, FirstLight, 123Net

January 16th, 2018
 

Here's a quick look at some of the news from early this week: [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Heads South, to Argentina

January 16th, 2018
 

EdgeConneX has found some new territory at the network edge in which to replicate its data center model.  This morning they have announced their first data center in the southern hemisphere, putting down a few roots in Buenos Aires, Argentina. [Read more →]

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Aqua Comms Aims For North Atlantic Bridge

January 16th, 2018
 

Last week we learned that Subcom would be building the HAVFRUE cable system across the North Atlantic, and that Aqua Comms would be the system operator and the landing party in the US, Ireland, and Denmark.  Yesterday, Aqua Comms revealed a bit more information about how the new cable fits into the company's plans. [Read more →]

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US lawmaker proposes ban on Huawei and ZTE

January 16th, 2018
 

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

A US congressman has introduced a new bill that would ban US government agencies from purchasing telecoms equipment, devices and services from Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE. [Read more →]

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RETN to Acquire OPTRON

January 15th, 2018
 

Here's a bit more consolidation activity for the start of this week, this time over in Europe.  The UK-based pan-European network operator RETN has  announced the completion of a deal for OPTRON SIA. [Read more →]

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Cogeco to Acquire a Piece of FiberLight

January 15th, 2018
 

There was apparently a bit of fiber consolidation over New Year's that managed to slip quietly under the radar until now.  Although there has been no formal PR yet, an alert reader kindly pointed me to the following lines from Cogeco's quarterly report for the three months ending November 30, 2017: [Read more →]

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Stonepeak Closes euNetworks Purchase

January 12th, 2018
 

euNetworks officially has a new majority owner.  Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners has successfully closed its purchase of a majority stake in the pan-European network operator, joining Columbia Capital who will be staying on with a material interest. [Read more →]

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Heading to Miami for Metro Connect?

January 12th, 2018
 

Later this month the leaders of the metro fiber industry will gather for its annual bash down in Miami Beach known as Metro Connect. It has always been one of my favorite events, for what goes on both at the podium and away from it. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Conguex, ColoHouse, Hurricane Electric

January 11th, 2018
 

In today's roundup, two small M&As worth noting and a network expansion: [Read more →]

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Akamai For Sale?

January 10th, 2018
 

A Bloomberg report yesterday claims that Akamai is working with Morgan Stanley to explore strategic alternatives.  On the table, apparently, is a sale of the company.  To whom, though?   [Read more →]

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Subcom to Build HAVFRUE Transatlantic Cable System

January 10th, 2018
 

It looks like the transatlantic bandwidth markets will be getting another new cable system in a couple of years.  A consortium that includes Aqua Comms, Bulk Infrastructure, and Facebook has tapped TE SubCom as supplier for the HAVFRUE cable system.  HAVFRUE is the Danish word for 'mermaid', which is inevitably what it will be referred to affectionately in English since we aren't quite sure how to pronounce (or spell) 'havfrue'. [Read more →]

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Lumos to Tackle Mid-Ohio Valley Enterprise Market

January 9th, 2018
 

Lumos Networks is expanding its enterprise focus to include another market along its northwestern border.  They have launched the Mid-Ohio Valley as the company's 27th enterprise market, following up on a win there recently with Marietta's Memorial Health System. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Altice, DE-CIX, Epsilon, Interxion

January 9th, 2018
 

Four bits of news touching on the European markets worth noting this morning: [Read more →]

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GTT Does Another Deal, in Europe This Time

January 8th, 2018
 

GTT has been a busy consolidator lately, and they have kicked off 2018 with another purchase.  They have announced the acquisition of Custom Connect, expanding their IP and low latency capabilities in the EMEA region. [Read more →]

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This Year’s Likely Network M&A Buyers and Sellers

January 8th, 2018
 

Last week we had our two annual January M&A polls looking at the most likely acquirers and acquirees of 2018.  I can't say I disagree much with with the emerging results.   [Read more →]

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IoT data traffic “per node”: critical metric for IoT designers

January 8th, 2018
 

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

The best IoT message bandwidth planning may not survive the first contact with real-world data as IoT System Integrators (SIs) and network planners face the challenge of developing a project concept while at the same time anticipating [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: T-Mobile, Sprint, Akamai, CenturyLink

January 5th, 2018
 

If you're on the east coast like me, keep warm.  Here's a quick roundup of some news from this week, with some 5G spadework and a bunch of new management appointments. [Read more →]

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Not using data to drive advertising? You’re missing out.

January 5th, 2018
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mark Lederman, Sr. Director Product Mgt, Synchronoss

Telco data for advertising holds extraordinary promise for brands. As a mobile carrier, if you aren’t using your wealth of data – particularly location data – to help companies drive more effective, targeted advertising, you’re missing out: missing out on [Read more →]

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Who Are the Most Likely Buyers of US Networks in 2018?

January 4th, 2018
 

On Tuesday we asked who the likely targets of consolidation will be in 2018.  Today we reverse the question and ask who the likely strategic buyers of network infrastructure are in 2018.  Who has both the appetite and the financial wherewithal to make some deals this year? [Read more →]

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Zayo Moves Into SD-WAN

January 3rd, 2018
 

Another network operator has joined the SD-WAN party.  Zayo has launched its own solution, which complements the existing WAN solutions in the company's existing portfolio. [Read more →]

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Holiday Roundup: Xtera, Windstream, 123Net, Zayo

January 3rd, 2018
 

Here's a few news items from just this morning back through the start of the holiday break, just to catch things up a bit: [Read more →]

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Reliance Jio to acquire Rcom’s telecoms assets for $3.75b

January 3rd, 2018
 

This article was authored by Fiona Chau, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

India’s Reliance Communications (RCom) has signed an agreement to sell its telecoms infrastructure assets to Reliance Jio Infocomm, for a total value of nearly 240 billion rupees ($3.75 billion), Reuters reported. [Read more →]

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Poll: Which US Networks Are Most Likely to Be Acquired in 2018?

January 2nd, 2018
 

Happy New Year!  It is time to take the pulse of M&A in the world of network operators once again.  Let's start off with who Telecom Ramblings readers think are the most likely targets of consolidation.  Which network operators do you think are most likely to get bought this year?  Last year, three of the top five (Lightower, Lumos, and Wilcon) picked by readers did in fact change hands.  [Read more →]

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