Telefonica Spins Off Its Network Assets

February 11th, 2016

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The trend of separating telecommunications operators from their network assets claimed a new pile of infrastructure today. The Spanish-based giant Telefonica has created a new company called Telxius into which it will spin off a selection of global infrastructure assets.  [Read more →]

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Fort Worth Taps Zayo for Infrastructure

February 11th, 2016

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Zayo added another anchor customer for its fiber buildout plans in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area yesterday. The City of Fort Worth has awarded the company a 12 year, $15.6M contract to upgrade its municipal network infrastructure. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Ericsson, Lumos, Calix, CyrusOne

February 10th, 2016

Here's a quick roundup of news that spans multiple segments: [Read more →]

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Considering Microsoft’s Undersea Data Centers

February 10th, 2016

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Over the last week or so, various news outlets have been talking about Microsoft Research's Project Natick, which is testing data center capsules submerged under the ocean. It's a fascinating experiment, and one which makes me wonder just how much Microsoft wants to be Google. Is it one likely to shake things up? [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: CenturyLink, Infomart, VIRTUS, Level 3, Tata

February 9th, 2016

Here's a quick rundown on some recent items that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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GTT Strikes Again, Acquires Telnes

February 9th, 2016

Fresh off the closing of its acquisition of One Source Networks in October, GTT has made another M&A move. Yesterday after the markets closed, they announced the acquisition of Telnes Broadband. [Read more →]

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NTT Takes Aim at Far East Latency

February 8th, 2016

While the urgency of low latency in the financial world peaked some years ago, it's still a significant force and not just between New York and either Chicago or London.  Today Japan's NTT Communications took aim at a different route, that between the financial exchanges of Japan and Singapore. [Read more →]

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BroadSoft Acquires Transera, Invades the Contact Center

February 8th, 2016

Early monday morning kicked off with an interesting bit of M&A in the cloud communications software arena. Broadsoft has announced the acquisition of privately held Transera, an upstart in the cloud contact center space. [Read more →]

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The Internet of Creepy Things

February 8th, 2016

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

My colleague Tony Poulos documents the "IoST" (Internet of Silly Things) in his blog-posts. But as more consumer devices are connected to the IoT, it's gaining a new aura: the Internet of Creepy Things. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: EarthLink, Zayo, Independents, IPC Systems

February 5th, 2016

Here's a quick set of network quick-takes for this Friday morning. [Read more →]

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Verizon and XO? The Rumor Mill Spins On

February 4th, 2016

Over on TMCnet, Peter Radizeski and Rich Tehrani are talking up a rumor, and it's a big one for the sector. Is Verizon about to buy XO? [Read more →]

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Cisco Buys Its Way Deeper Into IoT

February 4th, 2016

There was some significant M&A in the vendor space yesterday, as Cisco appears to be mounting a serious attack on the budding Internet of Things opportunity. They have announced a deal to acquire Jasper Technologies for $1.4B. [Read more →]

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Level 3 Finishes Off a Year of Integration and Enterprise Growth

February 4th, 2016

Level 3 posted its fourth quarter 2016 earnings this morning, earning $3.323B, or $9.33 per share.  Most of that staggering number, of course, came from a non-cash benefit due to the recognition for tax purposes that the vast pile of net operating losses they have racked up over the years now appear likely to find some use.  Looking past that, revenues were flat as enterprise growth was offset by currency headwinds in Latin America, and earnings per share were roughly in-line.  Here's a table of Level 3's results in some context: [Read more →]

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Five Telecommunications Directions to Watch

February 3rd, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Chris Alberding, VP, Product Management, FairPoint Communications

Operating within a highly demanding market that requires business agility to address competitive and customer pressures, telecommunications companies are striving to become more operationally efficient, deliver new service models and enhance customer experience. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, RCN, Frontier, Interoute

February 3rd, 2016

Here's a  set of interesting metro customer announcements and expansions that are worth a look today: [Read more →]

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Undersea Bytes: SEA-ME-WE-5, Hawaiki, AAE-1

February 2nd, 2016

Here's a quick roundup of some global news from under the waves from this week: [Read more →]

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Synoptek Buys EarthLink’s IT Services Division

February 1st, 2016

EarthLink made a move this afternoon to streamline its business, selling off its IT division to Synoptek.  The deal more than doubles Synoptek's size straight off the bat, bringing in 1,700 IT services customers to join their existing 400+ worldwide.  It gives them a deeper network footprint, particularly on the east coast of the US, and adds a complementary data center footprint.   [Read more →]

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The Impact of Major Telcos Shedding Their Data Centers

February 1st, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

As 2016 just kicked in, the news swirled that Verizon Communications may start to sell off their data centers for billions of cash in return. While such news is not really a surprise, since other major telcos like AT&T, CenturyLink, and Windstream have already done or considered doing so, it is surely dramatic. Only five or six years ago these telcos were rushing [Read more →]

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Corporates, startups and innovation

February 1st, 2016

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

Everyone wants to work with startups and accelerate disruptive ideas nowadays. Corporates have also realized, they are not fast enough to develop new models and react to external changes with their old operating models. That’s why they want to [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Sparkle, IPC, Lumos, Ericsson

January 29th, 2016

Here's a quick roundup of some other news from around the world from this week: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Wilcon, UPN, ColoAtl

January 28th, 2016

Back from MetroConnect, here are a few metro stories I had missed in the chaos that are worth noting: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: GTT, Global Capacity, Windstream, Xtera

January 27th, 2016

Still on the road today, but here's a set of quick takes on news from the sector: [Read more →]

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Sprint Finally Has Some Fun

January 27th, 2016

They have something to celebrate out in Overland Park, Kansas after a long drought. Sprint's first quarter earnings came in stronger than expected, and the company's stock price has surged 20% in response. [Read more →]

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