IoT spend on pace to $800b in 2017

June 22nd, 2017
 

This article was authored by IoT Asia, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) to grow 17% year over year in 2017, and to be near $1.4 trillion by 2021, according to IDC. [Read more →]

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Vapor IO to Put Colo at the Tower via Project Volutus

June 21st, 2017
 

Moving data to the edge has been a mantra over the last couple of years, and today we have another company launching a unique take on it.  Vapor IO has unveiled Project Volutus, an undertaking that will put micro data centers right at the cell tower site. [Read more →]

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GTT’s Other Spring Acquisition: Giglinx

June 21st, 2017
 

Last week we learned that GTT bought Perseus, adding depth in the financial vertical. But actually that’s GTT’s second acquisition of the Spring. In May they quietly closed an acquisition of the assets and customer base of Giglinx Global, Inc. according to Giglinx’s President Marcus Mamolen. [Read more →]

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New CEO for CENX

June 20th, 2017
 

The telecom software vendor CENX announced new leadership today. Ed Kennedy will be the company’s new President and CEO. He’ll lead the next phase of CENX’s growth, in which they take the company’s maturing network operations and LSO platform to a wider audience. [Read more →]

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NTT Communications Takes Its SD-WAN Global

June 20th, 2017
 

NTT Communications this morning took the wraps off its latest network upgrade. The international arm of the Japanese giant NTT has launched its SD-WAN portfolio globally. And by globally, they do mean with coverage spanning 190+ countries. [Read more →]

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DQE Passes 3K Miles

June 20th, 2017
 

One of the less noisy metro fiber players offered up a progress report this week as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.  DQE Comunications says it has passed the 3,000 fiber route mile mark.   [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Zayo, Akamai, Coriant, GTT

June 19th, 2017
 

Here are a few items from late last week and over the weekend that are worth catching up on before we start the week: [Read more →]

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GTT Moving Into HFT, Buying Perseus

June 16th, 2017
 

According to a report from Bloomberg late yesterday, GTT is making another key inorganic move. The CEO of Perseus, Jock Percy, has apparently been quoted as saying that GTT will be buying the company for $39.5M. [GTT has now clarified the purchase price as [Read more →]

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Expereo to Buy Border 6

June 15th, 2017
 

There was some M&A in the managed network services space yesterday that’s worth a look.  Netherlands-based Expereo has announced the acquisition of French-based Border 6. [Read more →]

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Nokia Introduces Petabit-class Router

June 15th, 2017
 

Yesterday Nokia took the wraps off of its next generation routing platform and moved the conversation from the terabit to the petabit. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Altice, CenturyLink, Infinera

June 14th, 2017
 

Here are three interesting items worth a look: [Read more →]

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Verizon Closes Yahoo!, Launches Oath

June 14th, 2017
 

The Yahoo! saga ended yesterday with the closing of the acquisition of the company by Verizon.  Well, the brand is still there of course, it’s just not independent anymore and it has some new roommates. [Read more →]

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Peak 10 to Acquire ViaWest from Shaw

June 13th, 2017
 

We have some data center consolidation to look at this morning.  Peak 10 has announced a definitive agreement to acquire ViaWest for $1.675B in cash. [Read more →]

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Equinix Expands Connectivity to Alibaba Cloud

June 13th, 2017
 

Here’s some cloud connectivity news that doesn’t involve the big 3 public cloud providers we hear about all the time yet still takes on what will surely become the biggest market of them all.  Equinix has partnered with Alibaba Cloud to offer direct access from four additional nodes of the Equinix Cloud Exchange, with two more to come. [Read more →]

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HGC set to receive two takeover bids: report

June 13th, 2017
 

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

Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings (HTHKH) will reportedly attract two separate bids for its fixed line unit Hutchison Global Communications (HGC). [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Everstream, PacketFabric, Hurricane Electric, Interoute

June 12th, 2017
 

Here’s a quick look at some news from the start of this week and the end of the prior one: [Read more →]

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WANRack Expands Arizona Metro Footprint

June 12th, 2017
 

WANRack has plans to expand its network reach into five new school districts across the state of Arizona.  The new fiber buildouts are being made possible via a combination of the federal E-Rate program and a new Arizona state matching program.   [Read more →]

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Digital Realty, DuPont Fabros to Tie the Knot

June 9th, 2017
 

Some big data center consolidation news has hit the wires this morning.  The data center REITs Digital Realty and DuPont Fabros have entered into a definitive agreement to merge in an all stock transaction. [Read more →]

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Multinational Bank Taps Zayo’s Dark Fiber

June 9th, 2017
 

Zayo has picked up a dark fiber deal from the finance vertical according to an announcement yesterday.  The Boulder-based fiber operator is providing a combination of longhaul and metro dark fiber to an unnamed U.S.-based multinational bank. [Read more →]

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KKR Makes a Move Down Under

June 8th, 2017
 

The private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has made a bid for the Australian service provider Vocus.  KKR has apparently offered AU$3.50 per share for the company, which works out to a purchase price of $1.66 billion. [Read more →]

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Japan’s cellcos to invest over $45.5b in 5G

June 8th, 2017
 

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

Japan’s three major mobile operators plan to invest a combined 5 trillion yen ($45.5 billion) towards deploying 5G services nationwide, with NTT DoCoMo targeting nationwide coverage by as early as [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Infinera, XKL, MRV

June 7th, 2017
 

Here are a few quick looks at some news from optical vendors this week: [Read more →]

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Telia Carrier Moves Into Oregon

June 6th, 2017
 

Telia Carrier continued its organic expansion in North America today up in the Pacific Northwest.  The international arm of Telia has added two new PoPs in the Portland, Oregon metro area. [Read more →]

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