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Cleareon Fiber Networks Acquires NYC-based Data Center Operations

By | 2017-10-16T09:20:11+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: 5G, Acquisition, big data, Big Data analytics, Broadband, broadband connections, business acquisition, business expansion, Cell tower backhaul, Cleareon Fiber Networks, cloud, cloud computing, Cloud Platform, Cloud service provider, colocation, Content Delivery, dark fiber, DAS, Data Center, Data Center Connectivity, data network services, Ethernet, Ethernet Metro Exchange, fiber, small cell, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications, wireline|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Newly acquired data center assets bring Cleareon’s product suite to the “intelligent edge” of network capability and service options Cleareon has acquired significant data center assets in and around the New York City (NYC) metropolitan area. These data center assets position Cleareon to take advantage of densification opportunities in the NYC tri-state area to provide hoteling space [...]

Another Acquisition for FirstLight: 186 Communications

By | 2017-07-12T12:17:47+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, fiber network, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, Telecom, telecom acquisition, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

What amazing growth for FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, in 2017! The company announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 186 Communications (“186”). The transaction will combine 186’s high-capacity fiber network in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont with FirstLight’s expansive fiber network and complete [...]

LightRiver Announces Exciting Acquisition, Expands Software Capabilities

By | 2017-06-06T16:04:33+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, business expansion, business investment, business strategy, Factory Built Network, JSA Clients, LightRiver, M&A, Network, Network Solutions, SDN, software, Software Defined Networking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

LightRiver Software, Inc., along with sister company, LightRiver Technologies, Inc., the leader in Factory Built Network® design and commissioning of multi-vendor packet optical networks, announced a big move today - the acquisition of Unique Computer Services, Inc., a pioneer and industry leader in the development and support of multi- vendor, transport network systems software, with hundreds of [...]

Sovernet Communications Rebrands as FirstLight

By | 2017-05-24T10:32:04+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, Bandwidth Infrastructure, business acquisition, business expansion, business strategy, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, FirstLight|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The unprecedented growth continues for FirstLight. The company's expansion continued today, as the leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast completed the next step in its integration process with Sovernet Communications (“Sovernet”) – rebranding Sovernet as FirstLight. Both FirstLight and Sovernet have been serving the communications needs of Vermonters for more than 15 years [...]

FirstLight and Sovernet Communications Join Forces

By | 2017-03-14T11:49:11+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, business acquisition, business collaboration, business continuity, business expansion, business investment, business partnership, business strategy, data, Data Center, Data Center Connectivity, fiber, fiber engineering, fiber network, fiber optics, FirstLight Fiber, Network, network growth, network operators, network route|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  It’s official - FirstLight Fiber, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, has announced that Oak Hill Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of Sovernet Communications (“Sovernet”), combining the operations of Sovernet with FirstLight. It is the latest in a series of impressive moves for Oak Hill and First Light. Along [...]

Acquisition Alert: FirstLight to Acquire Finger Lakes Technologies Group

By | 2017-03-06T11:52:49+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, business expansion, cloud, Cloud service provider, dark fiber, Data Center, enterprise, fiber, fiber network, FirstLight Fiber, Internet, jsa blog, Network, network growth, Telecom, telecom acquisition, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We've got the latest in telecom acquisitions right here for you. And this time, FirstLight is once again on the move! The leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast today announced its intent to acquire Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”), a subsidiary of Trumansburg Telephone Company (TTC). FLTG provides data, Internet and voice [...]

Now Available On-Demand – Virtual CEO Roundtable Reviewing M&A Big Deals of 2016 & 2017 Predictions

By | 2017-02-02T16:07:42+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Categories: business acquisition, business expansion, c-level, community news, General, JS&A News, jsa blog, JSA Clients, JSA Radio, JSA TV, JSA TV Virtual Roundtables, M&A, Speaking Panel, tech, Technology, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, telecom tv, telecom video, Telecommunications, Video, Video Conferencing, Video On Demand, video streaming|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Our latest JSA TV Virtual CEO Roundtable, ‘M&A: Reviewing the Big Deals of 2016 & Predictions for 2017' is now available On Demand. The virtual roundtable, moderated by Robert Powell, Founder and Chief Editor at Telecom Ramblings, and esteemed panelists Rick Calder, President and CEO of GTT; Ed Mullane, TMT Editor of Mergermarket; and Greg Weiner, Co-Founder of Vertix Consulting reviewed the major [...]

Thought Leaders Talk M&A Big Deals of 2016 & Predictions for 2017 on tomorrow’s JSA Virtual CEO Roundtable

By | 2017-01-26T12:16:59+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: business acquisition, business expansion, business investment, business partnership, community news, Financial, General, JS&A News, JSA Radio, JSA TV, JSA TV Virtual Roundtables, M&A, Speaking Panel, tech, Technology, technology trends, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, telecom reports, Telecommunications, Video Conferencing, video streaming|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of most popular and favorite roundtables is back to kick off the new year! We invite you to join us for our January installment in the JSA TV Virtual CEO Roundtable series, entitled, ‘M&A: Reviewing the Big Deals of 2016 & Predictions for 2017' to be webcasted live tomorrow, Friday, January 27 at 1:30 PM ET. [...]

GI Partners Acquires KOMO Plaza in $276M Deal

By | 2017-02-02T09:13:05+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, Asia Pacific, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Building Information Modeling, business acquisition, carrier, carrier-neutral, colocation, Commercial Real Estate Technology, Data Center, Data Center Connectivity, data center news, data network services, General, interconnection, Internet, IP peering, IP Solutions, IP transit, IT, JS&A News, meet me room, Network, Telecom, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

GI Partners just expanded its very high profile ‘technology’ property portfolio. With its recent acquisition of KOMO Plaza for $276M, a state-of-the-art carrier hotel and data center facility, GI Partners now has the entire U.S. West Coast covered. As a leading alternative asset manager, San Francisco-based GI Partners also owns the iconic One Wilshire building, located [...]

UNIFI Communications Acquires WIS Telecom

By | 2016-11-22T08:35:58+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Acquisition, Africa tech, Africa telecom, business acquisition, carrier, cloud, Financial, global carrier, Global Telecommunications, international carrier, Internet, jsa blog, Network, network growth, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications, Wholesale Carrier|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Acquisition accelerates Growth of UNIFI's Global Carrier Business The acquisitions continue in 2016! Today, UNIFI Communications, Inc., a leading US-based international telecommunications carrier, announced it has acquired 100% of WIS Telecom S.p.A. and its subsidiary, WIS Telecom S.A., from Libero Acquisition S.a.r.l., an investment vehicle of Orascom TMT Investments S.à r.l. (“OTMTI”), majority-owned by Mr. Naguib [...]

Big Telecom M&A News: CenturyLink to Acquire Level 3 in $34B Deal

By | 2016-10-31T15:47:50+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Categories: Acquisition, Broadband, business acquisition, carrier, enterprise, fiber, fiber network, global expansion, Global Telecommunications, Internet, jsa blog, Network, network growth, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Well, here we have it. The next big telecom M&A was announced today: CenturyLink confirmed it will acquire Level 3 Communications for a reported $25 billion plus the Level 3 debt assumed, totaling a $34 billion deal. This acquisition creates what will be the second largest domestic provider in the US, rivaling AT&T and Verizon in [...]

It’s Official! Cleareon Acquires Pangaea Networks

By | 2016-10-20T16:41:34+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, carrier, carrier ethernet, Cleareon Fiber Networks, colocation, dark fiber, Data Center, Ethernet, fiber, jsa blog, JSA Clients, metro ethernet, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Acquisition creates a powerful new option for service providers and enterprises seeking fast, flexible, secure connectivity in NYC metro area Cliff Kane, Co-CEO, Cleareon Another notable day in telecom history! We are excited to announce that Cleareon, a New York City-based provider of Dark Fiber networks and Lit services, has acquired Pangaea Networks, a [...]

Acquisition of FirstLight Fiber Completed

By | 2016-09-08T11:38:08+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Categories: Acquisition, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, business acquisition, business investment, business partnership, Connectivity, Financial, JSA Clients, M&A, Technology, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today, Oak Hill Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of FirstLight Fiber, which will support its continued growth. Oak Hill acquired the company from private equity owner Riverside Partners, which is also investing in the deal and will continue as a minority investor in FirstLight. During Riverside’s investment period, FirstLight expanded its fiber route miles from 199 [...]

Oak Hill Capital Partners To Acquire Oxford Networks; To Combine Oxford Operations with FirstLight Fiber

By | 2016-07-07T11:47:23+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, jsa blog, JSA Clients, network growth, network route, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Big news for FirstLight Fiber today! Oxford Networks,  a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts,  has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners. Oak Hill Capital Partners announced its plans of acquisition of FirstLight from Riverside Partners in March 2016 (subject to prior [...]

Oak Hill Capital Partners set to acquire FirstLight Fiber

By | 2016-03-23T12:28:20+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, dark fiber, Data Center, IT, JS&A News, jsa blog, JSA Clients, Technology, Telecom, telecom news, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

FirstLight Fiber announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners. Oak Hill will acquire the company from its current private equity owner, Riverside Partners, and is expected to continue as a minority investor. “We have a great deal of respect for all that FirstLight has accomplished [...]

JSA’s Summer 2015 Industry News Recap

By | 2015-09-09T12:21:28+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Categories: Acquisition, analysts, app, Apple, Application, Applications, awards, bandwidth, big data, Big Data connectivity, Blogs, Brand, Broadband, business acquisition, business collaboration, business continuity, business investment, business partnership, business questions, business strategy, carrier, carrier hotel, Certification, channel partners, cloud, colocation, Company Launch, competitor, Conferences, Connectivity, Consulting, Content, customer win, dark fiber, data, Data Center Connectivity, fiber, Financial, global expansion, Google, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Internet, Internet Exchange, Internet of Everything, IoT, iPad, iPhone, IT, JS&A News, JSA Blog Submission, JSA Connections, mobile, Net Neutrality, Network, network growth, partnerships, Point of Presence, PR, Research, small cell, Social Marketing, social media, Technology, Telecom, telecom industry blog, Telecom News & Trends (TNT), Telecom News Now, Telecommunications, wireless|

It’s been a busy summer in our industry and as telecom professionals it is our job to stay on top of all the buzz and murmurs. So, we are excited to introduce our Industry News Roundup blog, where we will take you through the major headlines, tantalizing trends and most exciting stories this summer had to [...]