Late last week there was another fiber M&A that slipped through my nets for a couple days. The European private equity firm EQT Infrastructure has bought a majority stake in Spirit Communications. ... [visit site to read more]
For the past several years, Telecom Ramblings has been a proud sponsor of a charity golf tournament raising money for the Mighty Oakes Heart Foundation. Originally held by PEG Bandwidth and continued by Uniti Fiber, they'll be holding the fifth annual such event this autumn.... [visit site to read more]
Rare good news in ransomware came this week, with an arrest.
The “Financial Times” reports that five small towns in the West Country have been hooked up to newly laid full fibre-optic networks offering broadband speeds more than five times faster than those on traditional copper networks. TrueSpeed Communications, a new telecoms start-up which built the network, says half the people in these towns have already […]
The evolution to 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400GE) will gradually accelerate during the next few years.
Cactus Cell Tower (Image source: www.extremetech.com) I wrote this on Monday for the National Center for Optics and Photonics August 2017 Newsletter: In the next few years wireless providers are planning the broad deployment of 5G wireless services. Show More Summary
One has to wonder what perfume Charter is wearing these days. Verizon is said to have kicked the tires and had a bid rejected. Softbank has been looking to combine the cable operator with Sprint somehow, though they don't seem to have gotten very far yet either. And now it's Altice that has apparently been […]
Fully automated vehicles will eventually be available. If it takes too long, the market may center more on adding useful autonomous tools to cars.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC have announced that a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will take place on September 27, 2017, at 2:20 PM EDT. As a precursor to this test, all EAS Participants (which includes most broadcast stations and cable and DBS operators) must file a “Form 1”...… Continue Reading
Here's a quick rundown of some other news from the last 24 hours or so:... [visit site to read more]
Hudson Fiber Network is expanding its global reach with some help from Epsilon. The two announced a broader partnership that will add to Hudson Fiber's reach in both Asia and Europe.... [visit site to read more]
The project to connect the continents of Africa and South America via a subsea fiber cable has officially been launched. Yesterday Angola Cables kicked off construction of one of the key infrastructure pieces of SACS.... [visit site to read more]
Soon after I took my exit row seat on an long flight from Germany on Monday, I saw this sticker: Here's a closer look at the text on the sticker: Which of the following most closely fits how you would react:A) Have confidence that safety...Show More Summary
There is currently a lot of chatter about the Wisconsin / Taiwan Foxconn deal. Here’s some information on the company: Foxconn is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company headquartered in Tucheng, New Taipei, Taiwan. Show More Summary
Tata Communications and CoreSite have forged a new relationship. The two companies say they have joined forces to bring a combined data center, interconnection, managed hosting, and cloud enablement to the enterprise marketplace.... [visit site to read more]