WFN Strategies Makes Inc. 5000

By WFN Strategies Press Release August 16, 2017 STERLING, VIRGINIA –  For the third time, WFN Strategies has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 36th Annual Inc. 5000 list, recognizing it as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. The Inc. 5000 ranks private companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period and recognizes business [...]

2017-08-16T15:01:29+00:00 August 16th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Abu Dhabi Investment Group To Acquire Fiber Prime Telecommunications

By Abu Dhabi Investment Group Press Release August 8, 2017 NEW YORK, United States and ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi Investment Group (“ABDIG”), a private investment group from Abu Dhabi, announced today an investment to acquire 62.5% of Fiber Prime Telecommunication’s (FPT) shares. ABDIG is planning to invest up to $5 billion in [...]

2017-08-11T13:51:13+00:00 August 11th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Marseille Data Centre Now Bridge Between Europe And 1,500 Indian Cities

By João Marques Lima, Data Economy August 11, 2017 Telecommunications and data centre services provider Sify Technologies has opened a point of presence (PoP) at Interxion’s Marseille data centre in a bid to expand its business reach in Europe and Asia. The company operates telecom data network infrastructure that reaches more than 1,400 cities and towns [...]

2017-08-11T13:33:25+00:00 August 11th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Submarine Internet Reduces Unemployment Across Africa

By Fredrick Ngugi, Face 2 Face Africa July 25, 2017 Although countries in Africa — just like many other countries across the world — are currently struggling with high levels of youth unemployment, the arrival of submarine Internet has seen a major improvement in the unemployment statistics across the continent. According to a recent study [...]

2017-07-26T14:33:04+00:00 July 26th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Equinix Invests US$42 Million In Data Center Expansion

By Networks Asia July 20, 2017 To meet the rising demand for additional capacity and interconnection services, Equinix, Inc. has announced plans to invest US$42 million to expand its SY4 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre. An indicator of Equinix’s continuous investment into the market, the phase two expansion will host an additional 1,500 cabinets, bringing the [...]

2017-07-19T19:15:52+00:00 July 19th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Equinix To Invest $42m To Expand Sydney Datacentre

By Tas Bindi, ZDNet July 13, 2017 Equinix has announced plans to invest $42 million to expand its SY4 International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentre to meet demand for additional capacity and interconnection services. The NASDAQ-listed datacentre company said it will add 1,500 cabinets to the SY4 datacentre -- opened in Alexandria in August last year [...]

2017-07-14T16:50:58+00:00 July 14th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Angola Cables Breaks Ground On Multi-Million Dollar South America Data Centre

By João Marques Lima, Data Economy July 12, 2017 Angola Cables has begun the construction of a large Tier 3 data centre in Fortaleza, Brazil, five weeks after it secured $130m to finance the project. The data centre is expected to be brought online by Q1 2018 and is being built as the company also lays two [...]

2017-07-12T11:33:31+00:00 July 12th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Hawaiian Telcom Enters Agreement To Merge With Cincinnati Bell

By Hawaiin Telcom Press Release July 10, 2017 HONOLULU, Hawaii - July 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hawaiian Telcom (NASDAQ:HCOM), Hawai‘i’s leading fiber-based integrated communications provider, and Cincinnati Bell(NYSE:CBB), a leading fiber and IT services and solutions business, today announced that their boards of directors approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in a cash and stock [...]

2017-07-11T08:42:37+00:00 July 11th, 2017|State of the Industry|

China Telecom Expands HK Data Centre Footprint

By Nicky Cappella, The Stack July 6, 2017 China Telecom has announced the expansion of its data center footprint in Hong Kong, as well as the addition of three new point-of-presence (PoP) sites in North America. The company has increased capacity at the Shatin data center, opened in April 2017, by building an additional floor [...]

2017-07-07T07:54:20+00:00 July 7th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Sunshine Coast’s Submarine Cable Protection Zone Gets Support From Australian Councils

By My Sunshine Coast June 21, 2017 Representatives from councils across Australia have supported a motion calling on the Federal Government to amend the Telecommunications Act 1997 to facilitate consideration of Sunshine Coast Council’s application for a submarine cable protection zone to be declared offshore from the Sunshine Coast. Mayors, councillors and senior local government [...]

2017-06-22T11:38:20+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|State of the Industry|