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EQT Acquires Its Second US Fiber Network of the Year

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]

Uniti Fiber Preps 5th Mighty Oakes Golf Tournament

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]

Broadband investors fund fibre across Britain’s countryside

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 […]

Preparations Should Begin for 400GE

The evolution to 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400GE) will gradually accelerate during the next few years.

The Future of Wireless is Fiber

Cactus Cell Tower (Image source: 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

Altice Wants Charter Too?

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 […]

The Road to Autonomous Vehicles Will Include Twists and Turns

Fully automated vehicles will eventually be available. If it takes too long, the market may center more on adding useful autonomous tools to cars.

ETRS Form 1 Due August 28 for all EAS Participants; Requires Registration in FCC CORES System

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

Thursday Bytes: Zayo, RETN, Equinix, EdgeConneX

Here's a quick rundown of some other news from the last 24 hours or so:... [visit site to read more]

Hudson Fiber Expands Via Epsilon

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]

Work Begins on SACS’s African End

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]

Thought Experiment: What Would You Do If You Saw an "Inoperative" Sticker on a Jet Exit Row Window?

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

Wisconsin and Taiwan's Foxconn

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, CoreSite Team Up

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]

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