Windstream’s REIT Prepares to Launch

March 27th, 2015

Windstream's board of directors has signed off on its planned spinoff of its network assets into a REIT.  It's a highly anticipated action of course, and one that could potentially shift the telecommunications landscape.  [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Akamai, Telefonica, CoreSite, Faction, Accedian

March 27th, 2015

TGIF, and a very very wet one here after all the snow melt combined with two days of rain.  Here's a quick look at a few news items from around the world to close out the week: [Read more →]

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Comcast’s TW Cable Purchase Delayed Again

March 26th, 2015

Given that it hasn't happened within the previously projected timeframe of 'early 2015', that headline is perhaps a bit obvious. But nevertheless, Comcast has officially pushed back the timeframe for closing the purchase of Time Warner Cable to 'the middle of the year'. [Read more →]

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Carrier Spending (or lack thereof) Torpedoes Sonus’s Q1

March 25th, 2015

In what hopefully will not be a preview of too many things to come, we have our first pre-announcement for the Q1 earnings season, and it's not a happy one. After customer orders didn't come through, Sonus has slashed its guidance and initiated a review of its cost structure. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Xtera, PCCW, O2, Google Fiber

March 25th, 2015

Here's a quick rundown of the news from this morning from around the industry and the world: [Read more →]

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Complex ecosystems — rules to survive

March 25th, 2015

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

When you start a new business or go to work in an industry or business sector that is new to you, one challenge is to understand the ecosystem. What all different roles are in the ecosystem, who are the key players, what would your role be, who is more a [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Verizon, Infinera, Birch, Equinix

March 24th, 2015

It's time for a set of quick takes on news from the first part of this week: [Read more →]

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Hutchison Readies Its Deal for O2

March 24th, 2015

Two months ago, we learned that Hutchison Whampoa was making a bid for Telefonica's O2 in a bid to take the market leadership spot in the UK.  It seems the due diligence went well, as the word now is that an announcement of a finalized £10.5B deal is in the offing. [Read more →]

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First Legal Shots Fired at Net Neutrality

March 24th, 2015

As expected, emerged challenges to the FCC's implementation of Net Neutrality regulations via Title II have emerged. Yesterday two petitions were filed in two different federal courts[Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Storms Florida

March 23rd, 2015

EdgeConneX continued the rapid expansion of its data center footprint this morning with plans to go live in Q2 with three new facilities down in Florida. They'll be bringing edge data centers online in Miami, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville.  [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Jaymie Scotto Cutaia, CEO and Founder of JSA

March 23rd, 2015

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Today we're going to look at the side of telecom and fiber that by some measures we hear from the most, and yet by others also the least.  It has now been 10 years since Jaymie Scotto Cutaia founded the marketing, PR, and event planning firm JSA.  Focusing from the beginning on the telecom sector, she and her team have played an outsized role in driving the sea change in public perception about the infrastructure it depends on.  But do you know what she herself thinks?  I thought it was about time I asked: [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: GTT, Walker

March 22nd, 2015

Three new job listings this past week on the Ramblings Jobs board. I'm currently upgrading the jobs board with a few new features, a process which has led to a few bugs.  All should be in good shape now though! [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: Unexpected Side Effects?

March 20th, 2015

Now that the FCC has applied Title II to the internet in order to enforce network neutrality and the dust has had a week or so to settle, it's time for a Friday poll.  Not about network neutrality directly though, I'm curious about whether readers think using Title II to get it done is going to have other negative impacts beyond the intended regulatory scope of the current FCC chairman and his allies. [Read more →]

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CityFibre Polishes Off Peterborough

March 19th, 2015

The city of Peterborough in eastern England has a newly operational core fiber network to get use to using. CityFibre has completed the construction of its 90km buildout there, starting off by hooking up 107 public sector sites for the city's IT services arm, Serco. [Read more →]

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Accelerating Euro Expansion, Zayo Taps Interxion

March 19th, 2015

Zayo announced an agreement with Interxion this morning, through which they will expand their fiber network into Interxion Dublin. The move takes advantage of the dark fiber route to Ireland they acquired in the deal for Geo a little less than a year ago, and which they just lit up just last month. [Read more →]

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Wheeler Took Title II Plunge Based on Response to Obama

March 18th, 2015

Now that the details on FCC's new network neutrality are out, the aftermath is getting interesting. It was clear that Obama's choice to come out in public support of applying Title II to the internet was a key moment, but according to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's testimony before Congress the effect was indirect. [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Calix, Infinera, Padtec, CTERA, Cisco

March 18th, 2015

Vendors have been busy around the world this week, here's a quick look at several items of interest: [Read more →]

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Interoute Stretches Reach in Southern Italy

March 17th, 2015

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The pan-European fiber operator Interoute added a bit more fiber to its network at its southern frontier this  morning.  They've added a new route to the rest of Europe from their landing stations in Mazaro del Vallo on the island of Sicily and Bari on the Adriatic Sea. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: ByteGrid, CoreSite, AMS-IX, DE-CIX, Telx, Global Capacity

March 17th, 2015

Here's a quick look at some interesting news from the data center world over the past few days. [Read more →]

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Ericsson Acquires China’s Sunrise

March 16th, 2015

China's telecommunications market is immense, but has been a tough nut to crack for outsiders.  This morning, Ericsson has taken another swing at it with a definitive agreement to acquire Sunrise Technology. [Read more →]

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Vonage Acquires SimpleSignal, Moves Deeper Into SMB

March 16th, 2015

Vonage has made another acquisition, as the company continues to expand its presence in the business market.  They have announced an agreement to acquire the privately-held UCaaS provider SimpleSignal for $25.25M. [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A Down Under, TPG to Buy iiNet

March 16th, 2015

As last week ended, some major competitive fiber M&A news came out down in Australia. TPG plans to buy iiNet in a AU$1.4B deal that could create a stronger #2 to the incumbent, Telstra just as the evolving NBN attempts to level the playing field. [Read more →]

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The 5G, IoT and net neutrality trifecta

March 16th, 2015

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

If we learned anything at this year’s Mobile World Congress, it’s this: 5G, the Internet of Things and net neutrality are more deeply interconnected topics than you might have previously thought. [Read more →]

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