Sonus, GENBAND Plot Merger

May 24th, 2017

Two of the industry's software-based voice vendors have decided to join forces. GENBAND and Sonus announced today plans to combine into one company. [Read more →]

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Windstream’s Metro Buildout Reaches Knoxville

May 23rd, 2017

According to a press release his morning, Windstream has plans for a significant metro expansion in Knoxville, Tennessee. The company will be adding both fiber and fixed wireless infrastructure in an effort to expand services to the area's business community. [Read more →]

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Wave to Join RCN, Grande in Cable/Fiber M&A

May 23rd, 2017

Yesterday there was some significant fiber changing hands in the MSO space.  RCN Telecom Services has announced that it will be combining with Grande Communications and Wave Broadband in a deal that will create the 6th largest MSO and span three key regions. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Seacom, HGC, Cataleya, Zayo

May 22nd, 2017

Here's a quick look at some news from the last few days: [Read more →]

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Telstra lays out plans for Programmable Network

May 22nd, 2017

This article was authored by Networks Asia staff, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Australian operator Telstra has outlined its plans to offer SDN and NFV, cloud platform and data centers as well as global and Australian networks in one integrated and intelligent platform. [Read more →]

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Friday Int’l Roundup: Orange Business, Hawaiki, Sparkle, BSO

May 19th, 2017

Here's a set of quick takes on some more international news items, which there have been more than a few of this week. [Read more →]

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Managing a Technical Career in Telecoms

May 19th, 2017

This Guest Article was authored by Russell Lundberg, who blogs over at Bangkok Beach Telecom

I asked to Guest Post on Telecom Ramblings because their audience includes so many Telecoms & ICT Professionals.  I've worked my entire career on the technical side of Telecoms and have become concerned about the lack of career development skills taught [Read more →]

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Bridging the Divide Between Carrier and Smart Cities Infrastructure

May 18th, 2017

Brian Proffit will be guest-authoring a multi-part Industry Viewpoint series here on Telecom Ramblings about the relationship between carriers and smart cities initiatives. Proffit recently joined Adtell as vice president of Smart Cities Infrastructure.  This is the first installment. [Read more →]

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Backbone Bytes: Level 3, Sparkle, GTT

May 17th, 2017

Here's some more network news that's worth a quick look as I continue to catch up with the world: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Aqua Comms, Hurricane Electric, Telia, Colt, Interoute, Equinix

May 17th, 2017

I'm on the road this week and most of next week.  Here's a whole bunch of catch-up from the international front: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Wilcon, FiberLight, Cleareon, 123.Net

May 16th, 2017

Lots of news this week from ITW, and I'm on the road (not at ITW) so I'm already behind!  Here's a quick rundown of some items from the metro space. [Read more →]

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EarthLink Integration Brings Windstream New Fiber Routes

May 16th, 2017

Windstream announced the availability of five new fiber routes on its expanding wholesale footprint yesterday at ITW. The new routes derive from the acquisition earlier this year of EarthLink, which itself bought Deltacom's southern footprint a few years prior. [Read more →]

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Telia Tightens Connection to Zurich

May 15th, 2017

Telia Carrier has been working on its network infrastructure in western Europe.  This morning the international arm of Telia took the wraps off of several new options for connectivity in and out of Zurich, Switzerland.   [Read more →]

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NEC sets long-haul subsea cable record

May 15th, 2017

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Japan's NEC has announced it has become the first vendor to achieve a transmission capacity of over 50Tbps over a distance greater than 10,000km using a single optical fiber. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, Alpheus, ZenFi, LightRiver

May 12th, 2017

I've been on the road for much of this week for personal reasons, my apologies if coverage has been a bit spotty.  Here are a few deals from in and around the metro space this week: [Read more →]

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Mitel to Acquire Toshiba’s UC Business

May 12th, 2017

Mitel has announced some additional inorganic growth in the VoIP space.  The Canadian-based communications company has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Japanese giant Toshiba.  Toshiba decided to leave the UC space earlier this year. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: SubCom, Zayo, Aqua Comms

May 11th, 2017

A product launch, a few executive appointments, and some subsea cable plans to peruse: [Read more →]

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Verizon Said to Win the Straight Path Auction

May 11th, 2017

On Monday we learned that the auction for Straight Path Communications had reached the lofty heights of $184 per share as an unnamed bidder competed with AT&T.  Well, according to reports late yesterday, that is in fact where the auction has ended.  And the winner is, apparently, Verizon. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Akamai, Interoute, Interxion, Nuage

May 10th, 2017

I'm on the road for much of the next few weeks, if I miss anything I promise to catch up!  Here's a quick rundown of some news from the last 24 hours or so that is worth a look: [Read more →]

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Zayo’s Margins Hold as ELI Integration Begins

May 10th, 2017

Zayo posted its fiscal Q3 numbers yesterday after the market closed.  With the acquisition of Electric Lightwave closing on March 1, it is another of those quarters where the numbers are shifting and the way the company reports them is still evolving.  Here are a few of their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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The FCC, John Oliver, and a DDoS Attack

May 9th, 2017

Over the weekend, comedian John Oliver launched another net neutrality broadside via his Last Week Tonight episode on HBO.  As he did three years ago, he called for listeners to flood the FCC with comments in support of net neutrality. [Read more →]

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Crosslake Unveils Plans For Submarine Cable Under Lake Ontario

May 9th, 2017

Lake Ontario is going to be getting its very own submarine cable system if plans by Crosslake Fibre come to fruition. The company announced its intention this morning for a new cable system connecting the cities of Toronto, Canada and Buffalo, New York via a more direct, albeit wet route. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: LightRiver, Infinera, Megaport, Aricent

May 9th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some news items from across the sector from early this week: [Read more →]

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