Friday Roundup: tw telecom, CenturyLink, SEA-US, Masergy

August 29th, 2014

Long weekend ahead, and I’ll be on the road (probably in traffic). But first, a quick roundup of news to catch up on: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Telehouse, Telecity, Pacnet, euNetworks

August 28th, 2014

With the Labor Day weekend fast approaching in the US, overseas is where to look for the interesting stuff.  Here’s a quick rundown of some international items: [Read more →]

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European Telecoms Dance Over Brazil’s GVT

August 28th, 2014

The big global M&A news lately has been down in Brazil, but the players are mostly based out of Europe. The target is Global Village Telecom (GVT), the growing broadband operator which is currently owned by the French media company Vivendi, and coveted by both Telefonica and Telecom Italia. [Read more →]

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Asian firms face more data privacy scrutiny

August 28th, 2014

This article was was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Companies across Asia face increased scrutiny on data privacy and cybercrime as governments in the region react to the increased frequency and severity of cyber-attacks. [Read more →]

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FirstLight Acquires G4, Further Expands in the Northeast

August 27th, 2014

In some metro and regional fiber consolidation this morning, FirstLight Fiber has announced a deal that will expand their presence in upper New England.  FirstLight has agreed to acquire substantially all the assets of G4 Communications, a service provider that focuses on New Hampshire. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: DQE, SummitIG, XO

August 27th, 2014

Here are three network buildouts on the east coast to take a quick look at today. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Points Finger at Comcast’s Heavy Hand?

August 27th, 2014

Another opponent of the Comcast/TW Cable deal posted comments with the FCC before the deadline, but this one had more specific complaints. ArsTechnica has a nice article detailing CenturyLink’s claims that Comcast has been throwing up roadblocks to stop them from entering the video business, and that letting them get bigger would just create even more opportunities to do it. [Read more →]

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The TWC/Comcast Deal Doesn’t Have Many Friends

August 26th, 2014

A flurry of comments have been filed recently with regulators about the proposed $45.2B merger of TW Cable and Comcast, meeting the FCC’s Monday deadline. Unsurprisingly, nobody likes it very much outside of the two companies. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: MRV, i3D, tw telecom, C7, Infinera

August 26th, 2014

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the other news the industry started the week with: [Read more →]

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Verizon Looks to the Sun

August 25th, 2014

Seems like direct investments in solar energy are gaining traction with telecom and internet infrastructure of late. Today, Verizon announced plans to nearly double its on-site solar power generation to more than 25 megawatts. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ken Rapoport, CEO of EEC

August 24th, 2014

k-rapoportBig bandwidth and the cloud may get most of the press these days, but the systems keeping the lights on and the temperatures cool do so much of the heavy lifting of today’s internet infrastructure.  With us today to offer the view from under the hood of the internet is Ken Rapoport, founder and CEO of Electronics Environments Corporation.  EEC has been in the business of power and electrical systems since April of 1986, building and maintaining infrastructure through multiple generations of technology. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: FirstLight, Hurricane Electric, CoreSite, CyrusOne

August 22nd, 2014

Here’s a quick roundup of some other news from this week: [Read more →]

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