VoIP Roundup: MegaPath, BroadSoft, CenturyLink, ShoreTel

July 31st, 2015

The UC and hosted voice segment has been picking up steam for years, and I need to pay it more attention. So here's a quick roundup of some of the news from this week across the sector: [Read more →]

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The Dawn of Virtual CPE

July 31st, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dr. Yuri Gittik, RAD

If service providers hope to meet the challenges of automated, speedy, and profitable service delivery, they need networks that are agile, efficient, and well orchestrated. Programmable networks – now viewed as a must for providers – is the driver behind the acceleration in network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). [Read more →]

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Vonage’s Business Ambitions Gain Ground

July 30th, 2015

A variety of earnings reports are now in, but one that caught my attention this morning was that of Vonage. Vonage has been working hard to transition from its original consumer VoIP business into a business VoIP and UC provider. According to today's results, they seem to be gaining some real traction. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, CityFibre, RCN, Zayo, Verizon

July 30th, 2015

Here's a quick roundup of some news from the metro, with three event contracts, an expansion, and some IoT: [Read more →]

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Wholesale Growth, Access Savings Kept Level 3 on Track in Q2

July 29th, 2015

In recent quarters, it has been enterprise sales that have held up the company's growth trajectory, but in Q2 it was the wholesale side that chipped in when enterprise revenues came in a bit light.  That combined with strong savings on network access let Level 3 beat estimates on EPS and EBITDA even as total revenue came up a bit short.
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NTT Acquires Some More Data Center Space

July 29th, 2015

The Japanese giant NTT Communications made another inorganic move to build its global infrastructure today.  They have acquired PT. Cyber CSF, which provides data center services in Jakarta, Indonesia. [Read more →]

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Industry Profile: Southern Light CEO Andy Newton

July 28th, 2015

image001The number of independent regional network operators out there in the US has thinned through consolidation, but there are still far more than many think.  One of the larger such fiber networks that tends to fly under the radar when it comes to the national media is Southern Light, which operates a deep metro and regional fiber footprint along the Gulf Coast and into adjacent regions. With us today to talk about what Southern Light has been doing and what they have planned for the future is CEO and co-Founder Andy Newton.  [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: TierPoint, Interxion, CyrusOne

July 28th, 2015

Here are three interesting items from the colocation side of things, one acquisition, one customer win, and one equipment deployment: [Read more →]

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euNetworks Deploys Ciena’s 200G

July 27th, 2015

It seems like just a year or two ago that 100G became commercially viable, yet technology has moved on already.  euNetworks today announced that it has deployed 200G, with the London metro area getting it first. [Read more →]

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Digitalization, regulation, employment and earnings

July 27th, 2015

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

Should Airbnb's apartment rental business be treated like a hotel business with licenses and taxes? Is Uber the employer or a technology service for drivers? Has Uber conducted illegal taxi business in France when its directors were arrested? Can people mutually make business by using digital currencies without authorities’ control? [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: FairPoint

July 27th, 2015

Another summer job listing landed on the Ramblings Jobs board this past week, and again it is up in the Northeast. [Read more →]

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Tata Looks to Monetize Its Data Centers

July 24th, 2015

According to an article on LiveMint, Tata Communications is shopping its data center assets.  They are said to be talkign with both private equity and strategic buyers to sell a 74% stake in the company's data center subsidiary, raising something in the neighborhood of $300M.   [Read more →]

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How NFV Can Solve Forecasting Challenges for Network Providers

July 24th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Priya Natarajan, Senior Director of Software Marketing, Ciena

Forecasting is inherently a challenge, but it’s absolutely critical in today’s business environment. For example, complicated sales funnels can shroud the view of how much revenue an organization will have to work with in the future, making sales forecasting tools like those available through Salesforce not only useful, but essential. [Read more →]

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Infinera Boasts Big Q2, Looks Ahead to Metro, Cloud, Transmode

July 23rd, 2015

Q2 earnings season is now upon us, and yesterday afternoon the DWDM specialist Infinera helped kick things off for the vendors. Revenues and non-GAAP earnings per share of $207.3M and $0.18 were both stronger than anticipated, as were Q3 projections of $210-220M and $0.17, so it's no surprise the markets have responded with a 10+% bump to the company's stock price. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Comcast, Global Capacity, TelePacific, Birch, Zayo

July 23rd, 2015

Here's a quick rundown of news from the metro this week: [Read more →]

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Nashville Gets Some More Zayo Fiber

July 22nd, 2015

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In its second fiber-to-the-tower-powered expansion in two weeks, Zayo announced this morning a significant expansion of its outpost in Nashville, Tennessee.  Last week Zayo revealed a similar metro expansion in and around Seattle, after focusing for a few quarters on new intercity dark fiber buildouts.   [Read more →]

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DE-CIX Invades Texas

July 22nd, 2015

As its efforts in New York City continue to gain traction, DE-CIX is apparently ready to take on another US market.  Today they announced plans to open a new internet exchange in Dallas, Texas, citing the need for an open, neutral peering platform in the region. [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: Cologix, CyrusOne, Masergy, EarthLink, RingCentral

July 22nd, 2015

Lots of interesting news items from the data center this week, from colo up to the cloud: [Read more →]

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AT&T/DirecTV Deal Advances, Wheeler Extracts Conditions

July 22nd, 2015

After more than a year of regulatory wrangling, it looks like AT&T might actually win a mega-merger round. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has reportedly decided to back the deal. The full commission still has to officially vote, but with Wheeler's support that's just a formality. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Infinera, Akamai, Tata, Orange

July 21st, 2015

Here's a quick rundown of some interesting news on other continents so far this week: [Read more →]

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PEG Buys a Fiber Network From Gore

July 21st, 2015

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PEG Bandwidth has found an inorganic way to grow its network in the MidAtlantic. This morning they announced an asset acquisition, purchasing a 48-mile fiber network from W.L. Gore & Associates.  Gore & Associates, among other things, is the company that makes GORE-TEX fabric and is the source of wealth for Delaware's current richest resident, Bob Gore. [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Brings MICE to the Edge

July 20th, 2015

This morning EdgeConneX brought a bit more infrastructure out to the edge of the network up in Minnesota.  They announced a partnership with the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange under which they'll soon have a MICE node in their facility. [Read more →]

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Planning 5G…via the IoT

July 20th, 2015

This article was authored by Stefan Hammond, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

While everyone loves to talk about 5G – and the core infrastructure for this new paradigm, now under assembly – the building blocks of the IoT continue to multiply. [Read more →]

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