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Global Cloud Xchange Takes Aim at 100G in India, and Yipes?

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, there was a bit of interesting network news from South Asia. Global Cloud Xchange has announced the deployment of a national 100G backbone across India as well as some recent M&A I must have missed along the way.... [visit site to read more]

NBN: Please don’t be a white elephant

This article was authored by Lachlan Colquhoun, and was originally posted on No one was the least bit surprised last week when the Australian Government committed another $A20 billion ($14.8 billion) to the roll-out of the National Broad Network.... [visit site to read more]

Reform the FCC!

In this volatile and contentious time, it has become even more likely that any advocacy position may trigger misperception, intentional or not. Recently, one of the two FCC transition managers for the incoming Trump administration, has been characterized as calling for the agency’s closure. Show More Summary

A Curious Blend of Millennial Indignation and Glitchy Bar Code Pricing

A grocery store cashier called me a liar and shot me the bird yesterday as I insisted a 2 for 1 promotion applied to my pretzel purchase. Wow! I didn’t think Millennials knew about obscene gestures, nor did I think a representative of this “snowflake” generation could muster the indignation about something having nothing to do with her. Show More Summary

Capex Results Reveal a Telecom Industry on the Cusp of Change

For the next year or so, the telecom industry likely will be in a transition period in which SDN and NFV become more prevalent and 5G gets finalized.

The Dangers of Quantum Computing

Any technology with “quantum” in the name is by nature impossible for lay people to understand and difficult for scientists to get their arms around.

A Thanksgiving Tradition Continues

Last year we posted a link to a You Tube video condensing the famous “turkey drop” episode from the 1970s television show “WKRP in Cincinnati.”  We dubbed this a “Thanksgiving Tradition” even though it was a first time posting. In the words of our own Founding Blogmeister Harry Cole, “what are traditions about, anyway, if … Continue Reading

Employers (and some Employees) Thankful as Federal Court Stays New Overtime Laws

For the past few months, business owners have been frantically preparing for a major change in the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations implementing the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which would greatly increase the number of employees eligible to receive overtime pay for work in excess of 40 hour per week.   These changes, were due … Continue Reading

Zayo Expands Manchester Presence

Yesterday, Zayo revealed an organic expansion into the UK city of Manchester. They've added a new PoP there in response to customer demand, including initial sales to both a multinational content provider and to a pan-European systems integrator.... [visit site to read more]

Virtualized Instrumentation Empowers Operators to Embrace the Third Network

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Henrik Nydell, Senior Product Manager at Accedian We are in the midst of a transitional period for mobile network operators and their use of virtualized performance assurance tools. One driver of the changes now underway is that, especially for new services such as voice over LTE (VoLTE), quality of experience […]

RMLC Seeks to Subject GMR to the Same Competitive Restraints Governing ASCAP’s, BMI’s, and SESAC’s Licensing Practices

We have previously written here, here, here, and here about the Radio Music License Committee’s (“RMLC’s”) successful attempt to impose on SESAC some of the same competitive restrictions that limit ASCAP’s and BMI’s ability to demand inflated license prices for publicly performing the musical compositions of their members. It was only a matter of time … Continue Reading

Robotic Process Automation, the Great Enabler

RPA is at an early stage. It's important in discussion of robotics and the possibility that it will lead to the elimination of huge numbers of jobs.


Today there was yet another M&A to add to the list of the month-long spurt of inorganic activity. This time it is in the arena of wholesale carrier voice, and to a lesser extent submarine cables. UNIFI Communications has acquired WIS Telecom from Orascom TMTI, which is of course controlled by the Egyptian tycoon Naguib […]

Industry Spotlight: Jerry De Martino—CEO Competitive Telecoms Group, Inc.

The last few weeks have seen a new wave of M&A in the telecom and internet infrastructure world.  But successful consolidation often comes down to putting the right people in the right places to get more out of the combined assets than others have been able to do.  Companies spend a lot of resources acquiring […]

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