Data Bytes: Telehouse, EvoSwitch, Colt, CyrusOne, Limelight

July 24th, 2014

From the data center space, here are a few quick takes on news from the past few days, with three from across the Atlantic, one in Texas, and one in content delivery. [Read more →]

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Infinera Maintained Its Momentum Through Q2

July 24th, 2014

If there is demand softness from carriers out there in the world, it’s not as big a problem at the DWDM layer right now at least at Infinera.  The company posted its Q2 financials yesterday after the market closed, easily meeting the higher revenue guidance they had issued in April and coming up with an extra seven cents per share.   [Read more →]

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Homeland Security Taps Level 3

July 23rd, 2014

Level 3′s federal team has landed a high profile Network-as-a-Service contract.  The Department of Homeland Security has awarded them a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract for LAN managed services under WITS-3 in the National Capital Region.  [Read more →]

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Juniper Sells Pulse, Sees Demand Softening in Q3

July 23rd, 2014

In their Q2 report yesterday after the markets closed, Juniper Networks posted pretty solid numbers. Unfortunately, the ones they forecast for Q3 were not up to expectations and the stock is down 6% in premarket trading.  Meanwhile they forged ahead with their streamlining plan with the sale of Junos Pulse. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Global Capacity, Birch, Merit, tw telecom

July 23rd, 2014

Here’s a quick mid-week roundup of some interesting news items from this week: [Read more →]

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The Internet of Things Demands a New Storage Approach

July 22nd, 2014

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Stefan Bernbo, CEO and founder of Compuverde

The Internet of Things (IoT), an ever-expanding web of connections generating unprecedented volumes of data, holds promise as well as challenges for the telecom industry. The Open Interconnect Consortium was recently formed by a group of technology vendors to define connectivity requirements that ensure the interoperability of the more than 30 billion devices that research group IDC projects will come online by 2020. It’s a blistering pace. [Read more →]

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Level 3 Plans to Bring On 2 tw telecom Executives

July 22nd, 2014

The closing of the deal may be a few months off, but the management team that will lead the combined Level 3/tw telecom was announced today.  We already knew Larissa Herda wouldn’t be staying on of course, leaving the top slot for Jeff Storey, but two of tw telecom’s top management will be merging in. [Read more →]

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The Hibernia Express Is Back On Track

July 21st, 2014

Hibernia Atlantic Project Express Map

In an announcement today, Hibernia Networks brought their plans for a new transatlantic cable off the back burner at last. The cable system will be called the Hibernia Express, and manufacturing has already commenced over at TE SubCom. I had heard that SubCom was on the job last year, but Hibernia itself had been rather quiet about it until now.  [Read more →]

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Private Equity Moves In At Expereo

July 21st, 2014

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Private equity dollars earmarked for the internet infrastructure sector are increasingly getting spent over in Europe.  Today the Carlyle Group announced it has not just invested in Expereo, but has taken a majority stake in the company. [Read more →]

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Verizon Boosts FTTH Upload Speeds, Shifts Peering Debate?

July 21st, 2014

This morning, the news is that Verizon is boosting FIOS upload speeds to match download speeds.  The media is initially talking about how this is about Verizon taking on the cable giants since cable’s technology infrastructure can’t match such a thing.  But I think part of the it could be another side effect of the Netflix traffic war of words. [Read more →]

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Slim to Bid For T-Mobile?

July 21st, 2014

The Wall Street Journal speculated over the weekend that Carlos Slim and his company America Movil might make a big move north of the border. And of course in the US mobile market, there is only one target getting that sort of attention – T-Mobile USA. Just what the US telecommunications markets need: another foreign billionaire? [Read more →]

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Weekend Roundup: CyrusOne, UPN, CloudFlare, Level 3

July 21st, 2014

Let’s kick off the week by finishing up with a few of the announcements from last week that I didn’t get to look at at the time. [Read more →]

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