Friday Roundup: Zayo, Windstream, Data Foundry, Digital Realty, LimeLight

September 23rd, 2016

Lots of other news this week that I didn't get to yet, here's a quick look: [Read more →]

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Security Friday: Yahoo, Akamai, Level 3

September 23rd, 2016

The fact that much of the internet is a soft target has been reinforced on an almost weekly basis. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Level 3, Hurricane Electric, CityFibre, Windstream

September 22nd, 2016

Here are quick takes on three items internationally, and one for the upper Midwest: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Gil Santaliz on NJFX’s “Tier 3 by the Subsea”

September 21st, 2016

image002Today a new data center is coming online in New Jersey, and it’s not in one of the usual spots.  Following last year’s buildout of a meet-me-room in the Tata cable landing station in Wall, New Jersey, NJFX is launching Phase 2 of its project: a Tier 3 data center right next door.  It’s an ambitious plan that envisions a new model of interconnection with the world’s subsea cable infrastructure, which they are calling ‘Tier 3 by the Subsea’. With us today to tell us about the project and what happens next is NJFX Founder and Managing Member Gil Santaliz. [Read more →]

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AT&T Has a New Last Mile Dream

September 20th, 2016

Ok, so the latest news from the last mile is just a little bit puzzling. AT&T has a brand new plan to deliver a gigabit or more to consumers. It's called AirGig, and it involves transmitting broadband data along the power lines. And no, it doesn't appear to be April 1 just yet. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Lightower, TelePacific, Viawest, CenturyLink

September 20th, 2016

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

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Industry Spotlight: Zeev Draer on the Road Ahead for MRV

September 19th, 2016

image002As software becomes a bigger and bigger piece of the networking world, it is perhaps among the vendors that the biggest changes are looming. Specialized hardware development cycles are giving way to the faster pace of software, and the expectations of network operators are moving even more quickly.  One company that is working hard to make the transition into an opportunity is MRV.  With us today to talk about where MRV has been and where it is going is Zeev Draer, Vice President of Strategic Marketing. [Read more →]

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The Age of the Smart Data Center

September 19th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Adam Siegel, Vice President of Networks and Service Providers, vXchnge, and Michael Zody, General Manager, Northeast, Level 3

What does it take to run a smart data center?

Think about it. For many businesses, the data center is the heart of software technology—the “thing” enabling businesses to do more, efficiently expand their capabilities, and create and maintain the information necessary to [Read more →]

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A Practical Terabit Approaches?

September 19th, 2016

This week starts off with some interesting news from researchers on the hunt for terabit data speeds.  Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom, and the Technical University of Munich say they have taken a big step forward in achieving a 1Tbps circuits that can withstand real network conditions. [Read more →]

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These transformations could be for real

September 19th, 2016

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

Big old incumbent telecoms carriers have been banging about how they have to “transform” for a few years now. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Southern Telecom

September 18th, 2016

We have a new job listing to peruse over on the Ramblings Jobs Board from down south. [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Wave Raises War Chest Makes Two More Acquisitions

September 16th, 2016

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This week saw some more regional fiber M&A up in the Pacific Northwest.  Wave has announced both the raising of $125M in new funds and the acquisition of two service providers in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. [Read more →]

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CyrusOne Prepares a Chicago Push

September 15th, 2016

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CyrusOne seems to have some big plans for Chicago.  After buying CME Group's facility back in the Spring for $130M, the data center REIT has followed up with an adjacent land purchase.   [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: CenturyLink, Calix, Highwinds, Comcast, Vonage

September 15th, 2016

Here's a quick rundown of some other news from this week spanning CDNs, last mile, and cloud communications: [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Level 3, GTT, Epsilon, Telia

September 14th, 2016

Global network operators have been busy this week on a number of projects, here's a quick survey: [Read more →]

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CityFibre’s Newest UK Target: Reading

September 14th, 2016

CityFibre's appetite for new markets continues to grow, and the newest item on the menu is the Reading.  The alternative UK metro provider has announced the city of Reading to be its next Gigabit City project. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: EdgeConneX, RCN, FirstLight Fiber

September 13th, 2016

A data center/IX partnership, fiber to the airport, and a deal closing: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Comstar Supply’s Chad Punchard on Distribution and Fiber

September 13th, 2016

chadpunchardFor our next Q&A, it’s time to step over to a corner of the infrastructure world that we don’t hear from very often. Comstar Supply is a national distributor of outside plant product and expertise for the telecommunications and utility industries headquartered in Collegeville, PA.  Founded by Earl Punchard in 1994, the company now serves a diverse customer base includingcontractors, broadband companies, electric utilities, transportation, and government entities. With us today to talk about the company’s drivers and the current market for fiber is its President - Chad Punchard. [Read more →]

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Monet to Land at Equinix

September 12th, 2016

 Equinix revealed today that its MI3 facility in Miami will serve as the landing station for the Monet Submarine Cable system in southern Florida.   [Read more →]

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Verizon Acquires Sensity

September 12th, 2016

Verizon made an inorganic move this morning that will take it deeper into the world of IoT and find new leverage for the increasingly dense cell network it has in mind for the future.  They have signed an agreement to buy privately held Sensity Systems. [Read more →]

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Huawei tries again in Australia

September 12th, 2016

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

Amid ongoing controversy around Chinese investment in Australia and issues of national security,  telecoms giant Huawei has launched a new charm offensive in the country. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: Fairpoint, 1547, AlohaNAP, CoreSite

September 9th, 2016

A shortened labor day week, but enough to get a look at a few more data center news items. [Read more →]

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A very incumbent problem

September 9th, 2016

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

I had a meeting with an incumbent company in an industry. We talked about opportunities to utilize data and analytics. They commented to me that it is so easy for startups to do anything with data, but they have their regulation, internal processes, legacy IT systems and responsibilities. [Read more →]

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