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Equinix to Link Its Cloud Exchanges Worldwide, Add 7 More

Equinix has this morning unveiled plans to expand and directly interconnect its cloud exchanges around the world.  It's a move that seems to take the company further into the realm of network operators than ever before.... [visit site to read more]

The Misguided Wisdom in Substituting the Generalist FTC for Sector-Specific FCC Expertise

A number of important, fundamental questions about the scope and nature of government oversight lie within the broad and breathless debate over network neutrality. Does the public benefit from government oversight by an agency with particular...Show More Summary

The Government’s Industrial Strategy and the comms sector

This week, the Government published its updated Industrial Strategy. The White Paper restates many of last week’s Budget announcements on funding for telecoms infrastructure. A key announcement from the strategy was the Government’s Future Infrastructure Review of the telecoms market. Show More Summary

Deregulation Picks Up Steam: New Media Ownership Rules Foreshadow a New Terrain for Broadcasters

When Ajit Pai took over as Chairman of the FCC, it was widely expected that he would take steps to relax existing restrictions on media ownership. The last month, in particular, has seen a flurry of activity on that front. As we reported, the Chairman released at the end of October the proposed text of...… Continue Reading

The Network Operator Conundrum of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Kevin Martin, CEO, Net2Edge When you think of the Fourth Industrial Revolution you most likely think about robots, driverless cars and mobile supercomputing. You then wonder how we are all going to keep up. From a communications perspective and in our evermore rapidly developing, hyper-connected world, TDM and ISDN services […]

An eloquent defence of public service broadcasting

Last week, I attended an event at BAFTA organised by Digital UK & Freeview to discuss the future of UK television. There was an interview with Sir Peter Bazalgette, Executive Chairman of ITV, who was very impressive. He argued that for free-to-air broadcasting over the next five-ten years: “We can have our cake and eat […]

Friday Bytes: Consolidated, Equinix, Colt, 123Net

TGIF.  Some M&A, two cloud connectivity moves, and a status update:... [visit site to read more]

The Supreme Court Takes on Cell Phone Privacy

Though it only occasionally will affect business directly, telecom execs should track a case about cell phone privacy argued in the Supreme Court.

Pay Attention to SD-WAN Security

SD-WANs bring tremendous potential benefits to telecommunications networks. They are a new and relatively untested approach, however.

Lag stress: a major disorder of the 21st century?

When it comes to broadband, most people tend to focus on maximum speeds… Download speeds, upload speeds… And I certainly include myself in that comment, as I presented last week at the FTTH Council MENA conference some results of our The post Lag stress: a major disorder of the 21st century? appeared first on diffraction analysis.

Zayo to Backhaul For New Cross Pacific

The New Cross Pacific cable project has lined up the fiber backhaul it will need on the US side. Zayo will be providing the fiber connectivity needed to reach its landing stations from sites across the western US.... [visit site to read more]

Nokia Throws Cold Water on Juniper Rumor

Yesterday, CNBC was pushing a rumor that Nokia was planning a buyout of Juniper Networks.  Their sources suggested that a bid of some $16B was in the works.  Juniper's stock price has surged 10% in the last two days and was up further after hours last night, suggesting someone out there believes the rumors.... […]

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