Wednesday Roundup: Equinix, Level 3, UPN, CenturyLink

August 31st, 2016

In the news lately, a couple of completed projects, some compliance, and a new FTTH buildout: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: FranceIX, Access4, Internap, Level 3

August 30th, 2016

Here's a quick look at some end-of-August news items: [Read more →]

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India’s telecoms sector: brave new world or wild west?

August 29th, 2016

This article was authored by Lachlan Colquhoun, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

India’s telecoms sector is the industry’s brave new world, but at times like this it can also seem like the frontier wild west. [Read more →]

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Apollo Takes Rackspace Private

August 29th, 2016

I left early to take my eldest daughter to her first year in college, so of course by Murphy's Law there was an acquisition 5 minutes later!  The rumor that Apollo Global Management was looking to buy out Rackspace turned out to be completely true.   [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: FirstLight Fiber, Walker and Associates

August 28th, 2016

We have a two new job listings to peruse over on the Ramblings Jobs Board, with six active listings in all right now. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: FirstLight, Cologix, Viawest, CoreSite, QTS

August 26th, 2016

Before you go on this final Friday of August, a contract win, a colo expansion, a partnership, and two compliance achievements: [Read more →]

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The Innovation Game: Should The Industry Beware of Telecommunications Acquisitions

August 26th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Venky Balasubramanian co-founder of Plivo

While leaders in the traditional telecommunications industry were once highly innovative, they are putting on the brakes.  After years of developing hardware, telecommunications companies are finding [Read more →]

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Zayo Posts Steady Revenue Growth, Expanding EBITDA

August 25th, 2016

Zayo has checked in with its Fiscal Q4 numbers, posting a solid quarter.  Revenue checked in at $507.3M, which was above analyst projections, while EBITDA rose proportionally to $257.8M.   Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Before Today’s Earnings, Here’s Another View of Zayo

August 25th, 2016

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Zayo reports earnings after the markets close today.  For those who might want to delve a little deeper into Zayo's valuation and performance and maybe look at the business from a different perspective, an interesting model and earnings primer has recently come across my desk.   [Read more →]

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Level 3 Adds New York Depth

August 25th, 2016

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Level 3's New York metro teams have been busy this summer.  Today they announced the completion of two new network expansions in Westchester County, just to the north of New York City.  [Read more →]

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CityFibre Plans Hull Expansion

August 25th, 2016

Over in the UK, the growing alternative metro fiber builder CityFibre has a new expansion in its sights.  They have announced plans to build out more metro fiber in the city of Hull, adding it to their list of Gigabit Cities. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Console, BSO, Colo Atl, Champion ONE

August 24th, 2016

Here's a midweek look at some news from around the space: [Read more →]

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WIOCC Plans Johannesbug Metro Buildout

August 24th, 2016

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There's a new metro buildout in the works over in South Africa, according to Capacity.  WIOCC has big plans for the Johanneburg metro area, and intends to build out metro access to some 40+ PoPs there.  [Read more →]

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Global Cloud Xchange Unveils Indian CDN

August 23rd, 2016

Global Cloud Exchange, the international bandwidth arm of Reliance Communications, has been busy back on its home turf of India. Today GCX and its parent announced a new CDN in the country, which is named Fast Edge. [Read more →]

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Zayo’s Intercity Buildout Finding Success

August 23rd, 2016

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A year and a half ago, Zayo announced plans to build a new, diverse intercity fiber route between Salt Lake City and Saramento. Yesterday they revealed how things have gone so far, and apparently they've gone pretty well. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: WANRack, Equinix, CityFibre

August 22nd, 2016

No big headlines to talk about yet this late-August Monday morning, but a few smaller ones worth noting: [Read more →]

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Waiting for the NBN

August 22nd, 2016

This article was authored by Lachlan Colquhoun, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

It’s easy to be cynical about Australia’s National Broadband Network, and I have to admit that yes I have been an unbeliever. [Read more →]

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Taking Stock of Telecom Services to Capture Savings and Identify Overcharges

August 19th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Will Saybe, Director, Audit Services, Alsbridge

Network and telecom expense audits have traditionally been the go-to-method for uncovering billing errors and invoice discrepancies. In recent years, however, the increasing complexity of telecom services, combined with the competing priorities of driving transformation and supporting business growth, have caused telecom audits to take a back seat. In response to a variety of factors, enterprises today [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Windstream, Sentinel, Level 3, Vertical Systems Group

August 19th, 2016

Here's some more metro fiber, data center, and Ethernet news from this week: [Read more →]

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Cisco’s Layoffs ‘Only’ 5500

August 18th, 2016

So the rumors of layoffs at Cisco were right, but the number was pretty far off. Cisco reported its fiscal Q4 quarterly earnings yesterday, posting revenues of $12.6B and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.63. Both numbers were slightly better than expected, although the company's stock price fell a bit in reponse in after hours trading. [Read more →]

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A Lightower Sale Rumor?

August 18th, 2016

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Late yesterday someone pointed me to a rumor that originated at CTFN and was bubbling through some alternative news sites, asking if there was any truth to it.  The piece, which lasted all of two sentences, quoted sources saying that Lightower is exploring a sale and that Level 3 or Zayo would be likely buyers. [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: NEC, Accedian, Ciena

August 17th, 2016

Along with reports of Cisco's potential layoffs, there have been a number of interesting items from vendors already this week: [Read more →]

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Layoffs on Cisco’s Fall Menu?

August 17th, 2016

Cisco reports earnings after the markets close today, but they're already in the morning headlines for what they might say.  Multiple reports that seem to derive from one by CRN yesterday suggest that Cisco is preparing to reduce its headcount by 14,000 employees worldwide.   [Read more →]

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