Thursday Roundup: Juniper, Epsilon, Colt, ADVA

August 29th, 2019
 

A few quick items to keep up with: [Read more →]

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Everstream Builds Out in Columbus

August 28th, 2019
 

While everyone else takes those late summer vacations, Everstream has been busy working on a new fiber project in the midwest. The regional infrastructure builder and operator has unveiled plans to expand its metro presence into Columbus, Ohio in a big way. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: GTT, Hylan, T5, NaviSite

August 28th, 2019
 

A number of interesting items worth noting: [Read more →]

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PacketFabric Raises $75M For Next Phase of Growth

August 27th, 2019
 

After a few years of rapid growth, PacketFabric has brought in some significant new funding and a new investor. Digital Alpha Advisors, LLC has put $75M into the pot via a joint venture investment. PacketFabric was formally launched back in January of 2017, and has quickly expanded its SDN-powered platform nationwide. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: CenturyLink, Mitel, Transtelco, Hurricane Electric, Cisco

August 27th, 2019
 

A few that slipped through my nets last week plus a new M&A worth noting: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ciena’s Joe Marsella on Adjusting to Technological Shifts

August 26th, 2019
 

The pace of technological change affects everyone and keeping up with it is not just an issue for the rest of us.  Even those helping to drive that change have to work at it.  Ciena has been rapidly shifting its business model and workforce towards software and support for the technology revolutions on the horizon.  With us today to talk about how they are achieving this is Joe Marsella, VP of Global Sales Engineering. Joe leads a team of ~350 sales engineers that must keep up with the pace of change so that they can help customers stay ahead.  [Read more →]

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Submarine Cables: What does the future hold?

August 23rd, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Nick Dmitry of Infinera.

Our world is getting smaller and more connected, and the thread stitching us together is lying on the ocean floor. [Read more →]

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SD-WAN Gets a Global Standard

August 22nd, 2019
 

As new technology uptake goes, SD-WAN has caught on really quickly. At least it sure seems like everyone has an SD-WAN offering of some sort in place. And now we have a standard to measure those services up to, as yesterday MEF formally announced the publication of its global standard defining SD-WAN, MEF 70. [Read more →]

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Grain Acquires More Fiber, to Buy Hunter and Summit

August 22nd, 2019
 

The private equity company Grain Management has been rather busy this month in the infrastructure space. Last week they took out Ritter Communications, but apparently they were still really hungry.  So this week they took out two more regional pockets of fiber and infrastructure announcing definitive agreements to acquire both Summit Broadband and a majority interest in Hunter Communications. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: DE-CIX, CenturyLink, Cyxtera

August 21st, 2019
 

A few expansions and enhancements to note at midweek: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Colt, Aptum, BT Group, Huawei

August 20th, 2019
 

Four items from three continents worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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Siris Steps Up to Buy TPx

August 20th, 2019
 

Another managed services provider is going to be changing hands. The private equity firm Siris says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TPx Communications, taking over from Investcorp and Clarity Partners. TPx had earlier this year made and canceled plans to go public via a merger with Pensare Acquisition Corp. [Read more →]

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CyrusOne Considers Bids, Interest

August 19th, 2019
 

Another public internet infrastructure company may go private before long. The data center REIT CyrusOne said late last week that it is considering a sale after receiving interest from multiple parties. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Cisco, DataBank, MICE, Megaport, CyrusONE

August 16th, 2019
 

I'll be back from my road trip with the start of next week, but in the meantime here's some jobs news from a heavyweight and a couple of quick takes from the data center and interconnection space to end the week: [Read more →]

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FiberLight Saves Home Sweet Home for Thousands of Honeybees

August 16th, 2019
 

Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay

This Tale from the Field was authored by Ilissa Miller, founder and CEO of iMiller Public Relations and President of NEDAS

AUSTIN, TEXAS –The honeybee population may be declining throughout the United States, but one telecommunications crew recently found a huge hive thriving in a surprise spot. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Windstream, maincubes, Hargray, NBN

August 15th, 2019
 

A few bits of interesting news worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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Creating an effective and portable virtual network function testing framework with end-to-end automation

August 15th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Rajan R N, Sumit Thakur, and Pratik Tidke of Prodapt

As the digital service providers’ (DSPs) ecosystem keeps evolving, the virtual network function (VNF) testing is getting more complex, costlier and time-consuming. Testing activities today consume more than 40% of DSP’s time and efforts in bringing new services online. [Read more →]

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Standardisation and Collaboration: A Step Forward for APIs

August 14th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO of Epsilon

In a rapidly changing global ICT landscape, players in the wholesale market need a new way to collaborate. Application Programming Interface (API) has been around for a long time, but only recently with Software-Defined Networking (SDN), carriers are looking to use it to accelerate [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Ritter, Momentum, Intermedia, BullsEye

August 13th, 2019
 

I'm on the road this week, but still trying to keep up. Here's three bits of acquisition news and a contract win: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: North Highland’s Jason Serotta on the Human Side of Digital Transformations

August 13th, 2019
 

With all the M&A going on, all the new automation capabilities, and new  technologies like 5G, AI, and more on the horizon, the telecommunications and internet infrastructure sector is never sitting still.  Companies in any sector must manage change, but in this sector keeping up is a never-ending project with no vacations.  With us today to talk about handling the next wave of challenges wrought by digital transformation is Jason Serotta, Media, Entertainment, & Communications Global Thought Leader at the management consulting firm North Highland. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Plans Edge Buildout

August 12th, 2019
 

The rise of the edge has been with us for a while, and CenturyLink has until now let others do something about it. But this morning the company announced a significant new plan to invest in its own edge infrastructure. [Read more →]

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Existentialism and the Edge Data Center: The Importance of Asking the Right Questions about the Edge

August 12th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Sharif Fotouh, CEO of Compass EdgePoint

When a new concept or technology is introduced in the marketplace, it’s often difficult to cut through the hype to get the information you need to know. If you’re thinking about implementing an edge computing solution, you know what I’m talking about. Too often, the industry’s discussion about the edge is focused on questions that seem highly philosophical, leading to debates that tend to go in circles [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: CenturyLink, EdgeConneX, GCX

August 9th, 2019
 

Two bits of international news and one federal contract: [Read more →]

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