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Friday Bytes: Coriant, CityFibre, Nokia, Flexential

Here's a quick rundown of some other news from this week that's worth a look:... [visit site to read more]

A Further Look into Why the FCC Has Lowered Broadband Standards

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Alan Levy, CEO of Skywire Networks Net neutrality may be dead, but that doesn’t seem to have stopped the FCC from continuing to relax the regulatory standards to which broadband providers are held. The FCC is now proposing that access to mobile broadband via a smartphone will be treated... […]

Sprint, Cox Dance Closer

Sprint and Cox Communications are moving to deepen their ties, signing a new multi-year business agreement while also settling some patent litigation. The deal will see Sprint gain greater access to Cox's broadband infrastructure, adding density to the company's backhaul networks.... [visit site to read more]

Network Bytes: CenturyLink, Lumos, Hawaiki, Enter

A fiber expansion, an enterprise customer win, a submarine update, and a new product launch:... [visit site to read more]

Google Taps Subcom for Curie Cable

The period just before PTC each year is always a big week for submarine cable announcements, and 2018 appears to be no exception.  Another big new intercontinental project was unveiled yesterday, this time connecting the Americas.  TE SubCom has been selected by Google to design and deploy the Curie Submarine Cable, named after the scientist […]

A Technical Overview of the Proposed Rockabill Cable System

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Tom McMahon, co-founder of DeepSea Fibre Networks and managing director of McMahon Design & Management. The Rockabill System, named after the Rockabill Lighthouse on the north Dublin coast, will run from Portrane situated just 15 km north of Dublin City to Lancaster in the  UK which is some 70 km […]

Tuesday Bytes: Connected2Fiber, Chayora, FirstLight, 123Net

Here's a quick look at some of the news from early this week:... [visit site to read more]

EdgeConneX Heads South, to Argentina

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.... [visit site to read more]

Aqua Comms Aims For North Atlantic Bridge

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.... […]

US lawmaker proposes ban on Huawei and ZTE

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on 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.... [visit site to read more]

RETN to Acquire OPTRON

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.... [visit site to read more]

Cogeco to Acquire a Piece of FiberLight

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:... [visit site to […]

Stonepeak Closes euNetworks Purchase

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.... [visit site to read more]

Heading to Miami for Metro Connect?

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.... [visit site to read more]

Thursday Bytes: Conguex, ColoHouse

In today's roundup, two small M&As worth noting and a network expansion:... [visit site to read more]

Akamai For Sale?

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?  ... [visit site to read more]

Subcom to Build HAVFRUE Transatlantic Cable System

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 HAFVRUE cable system.  HAFVRUE is the Danish word for 'mermaid', which is inevitably what it will be referred […]

Lumos to Tackle Mid-Ohio Valley Enterprise Market

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.... [visit site to read more]

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

Four bits of news touching on the European markets worth noting this morning:... [visit site to read more]

GTT Does Another Deal, in Europe This Time

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.... [visit site to read more]

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