BSO Brings Its Low Latency Wares to Chicago

July 27th, 2016

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The market for low latency connections in North America is getting some new competition this week from European-based BSO.  BSO is in the process of expanding its capabilities in the US and Canada this year, and today introduced ultra-low latency connectivity between CME and three other global destinations. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, Console, RCN Business, FiberLight

July 27th, 2016

Here's a set of quick-takes from across the infrastructure sector: [Read more →]

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Level 3 Grew CNS Revenue, EBITDA in Q2

July 27th, 2016

It's that time already.  Level 3 Communications reported its second quarter earnings this morning, and the story is familiar.  Revenues came in a little light at $2.06B due to offsetting trends, but cost savings kept adjusted EBITDA on an upwards trend and adjusted earnings per share checked in above expectations.  Here's a quick table of the numbers in some context and some comments: [Read more →]

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Boston Gets Cloud at the Edge Via EdgeConneX, Comcast Biz, Datapipe, Megaport

July 26th, 2016

Four providers covering a wide swath of the cloud and infrastructure world have teamed up to bring the cloud to Boston's Edge.  EdgeConneX, Comcast Business, Datapipe, and Megaport have announced the assembly of an ecosystem aimed at the city's enterprise marketplace. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Ericsson, BT, VIRTUS, GCX

July 26th, 2016

Here's a quick look at some news from around the world that's worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Targeting Strategies for SD-WAN Promotion and Sale

July 25th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

The SD-WAN (software defined - wide area network) era has come. A few years ago, buzzwords like SDN (software defined network) and NFV (network function virtualization) were mostly network architectural concepts, but now SD-WAN has evolved into a disruptive technology and service that can truly revolutionize and benefit the IT/Telecom market and industry on a global scale. [Read more →]

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Verizon Wins the Auction for Yahoo

July 25th, 2016

The drama appears to be over, and Verizon is expected to announce an agreement to acquire Yahoo before markets open this morning.  They had been the favorite going in, but faced some competition from both AT&T and private equity sources in what felt like a rather long auction process. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs – FirstLight Fiber, Atlantic Broadband, Viawest

July 24th, 2016

We have a few new job listings to peruse over on the Ramblings Jobs Board. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Hurricane Electric, Fatbeam, UPN, Data Foundry

July 22nd, 2016

Here's a quick rundown of some other news from this week that's worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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FCC Pauses Review of Verizon’s Purchase of XO Communications

July 22nd, 2016

Verizon's planned acquisition of XO seems to have hit a slow patch this summer.  The FCC yesterday hit the pause button on its 180 day review period in a letter posted here, leaving things in a bit of limbo for the moment. [Read more →]

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Digital Realty Taps the Winds of the Texas Panhandle

July 21st, 2016

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The trend of colocation players buying renewable energy in bulk continued today with Digital Realty Trust.  The data center REIT has done a deal with E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC to offset 100% of its power needs across its colo and interconnection footprint.  [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Orange, Aqua Comms, Interoute, Verizon, AT&T

July 21st, 2016

Here's some international networking news quick-takes: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, Colo Atl, Tower Cloud, Webair

July 20th, 2016

It's time for a quick update on news from the metro: [Read more →]

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What the FCC’s 5G spectrum plan means for Ka-band satellite

July 20th, 2016

This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Last week the FCC voted unanimously to open up nearly 11 GHz of high-frequency spectrum – 3.85 GHz of licensed spectrum and 7 GHz of unlicensed spectrum – for “flexible, mobile, and fixed use wireless broadband”, which basically means 5G. [Read more →]

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Netrality Acquires Its Way Into the Heart of St. Louis

July 19th, 2016

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Netrality Properties has hit the acquisition trail again.  The company has closed the acquisition of two data centers from Digital Realty Trust out in St. Louis, Missouri as well as a bit of colo from 365 Data Centers.  I've hear d whispers of this deal for most of the past couple of quarters, but it took a while to work out the details it seems. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Level 3, TI Sparkle, BT

July 19th, 2016

Here's a quick bit of news from three global service providers from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Zayo Selected for Longhaul Dark Fiber

July 18th, 2016

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On Friday, Zayo revealed a new customer win for longhaul dark fiber.  An unnamed 'major U.S. carrier' has tapped them for a 20 year fiber IRU worth $50M spanning some 3,200 route miles through nine markets and eight states.   [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ciena On Services, SDN, and NFV

July 18th, 2016

pamelamorgan-joecumelloOf all the new technologies that are now coming of age in the infrastructure world, it is SDN and NFV that are causing the most wide-ranging shifts.  All vendors have been preparing for the new milieu, but few have taken as dramatic steps as Ciena did with the purchase and integration of Cyan last year.  Tying those capabilities in with their Services division, they have quickly put together the means to help network operators hit the accelerator on SDN and NFV at just the right time.  With us today to talk about how they see it all panning out are Pamela Morgan, Services Marketing Lead for Ciena’s Services division, and Joe Cumello, VP of Portfolio Marketing at Ciena. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Orange Business, CyrusOne, Champion ONE, Sprint

July 15th, 2016

Here's a quick rundown of some news on this Friday, which has been marred by the horror in the French City of Nice. [Read more →]

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The importance of network security in the age of the Internet of Things

July 15th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Robin Kent, director of European operations at Adax

The speed at which the telecoms industry is needing to keep up with rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is quite alarming. Network operators are frantically trying to make sure everything is in place to satisfy the inevitable end user demands and expectations. We’ve heard about [Read more →]

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EarthLink Hits Acquisition Trail, Buys Boston Retail Partners

July 14th, 2016

After a year of retrenching and refocusing on its core businesses, EarthLink has returned to the M&A arena with a small summer deal.  The service provider has bought Boston Retail Partners, a management consulting firm that specializes in the retail vertical. [Read more →]

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AT&T Adds FTTB Depth, Offers a Few Datapoints

July 14th, 2016

AT&T is putting more resources into its Business Fiber division.  According to a series of PRs yesterday, the company has expanded its potential fiber reach to as many as one million businesses nationwide.  They are also extending next generation voice and UC solutions along that fiber to their business customers along the 1Gbps connections they are offering.   [Read more →]

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Rumors of a Comcast Purchase of Level 3 Bubble to the Surface

July 14th, 2016

Yesterday, Level 3 stock surged a few dollars on the backs of a bit of good old fashioned rumor and speculation.  Benzinga reported to its users that Level 3 is considering strategic options that range from a stock buyback to a sale of the company.  Follow-on reports quickly brought in the suggestion of an eventual buyout by Comcast, which Cowen's Colby Syneseal speculated about at the end of last year. [Read more →]

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