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Colo Bytes: VIRTUS, QTS, CenturyLink, Digital Realty

September 30th, 2014

Here’s the rundown on some data center news spanning three continents this Tuesday morning. [Read more →]

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Windstream Takes Its 100G On the Road

September 30th, 2014

Continuing with the 100G rollout it started earlier this year, Windstream has moved onto phase 2. The capacity expansion will cover another 4,100 route miles by the end of the year, leveraging Infinera’s DTN-X. [Read more →]

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Zayo Wins at Six Degrees, Finishes Off Fiscal 2014

September 30th, 2014

The UK’s Six Degrees Group is expanding its fiber footprint in London, tapping Zayo’s footprint to add diversity. By the end of 2014, 6DG will have a new ring in the city built of Zayo’s dark fiber assets. Zayo’s London depth comes in part from the former AboveNet assets and in part from its more recent acqusition of Geo Networks this year.  [Read more →]

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Pacnet Taps OnApp For a New CDN

September 29th, 2014

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The APAC connectivity specialist Pacnet has built itself another CDN with some help from UK-based OnApp. They’ve deployed OnApp’s software solution to build out a self-owned and self-managed CDN across their own data centers and subsea links. Beyond their own footprint, OnApp’s federation then steps in.

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Cisco Steps On the Gas, Pumps Up the Intercloud

September 29th, 2014

If Cisco’s move into the world of cloud computing back in March was a bit late entry, it won’t be lacking in resources. Six months later, the routing giant has doubled down on the ‘Intercloud’. Along with a $1B commitment, they announced 30 new high profile partners and launched a virtualization and orchestration platform aimed at service providers. [Read more →]

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Wi-Fi isn’t an offload play anymore

September 29th, 2014

This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

One apparent side effect of the growing ubiquity of LTE is that Wi-Fi is becoming less essential as an offload platform to cope with soaring data traffic. [Read more →]

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The THIRD Network

September 26th, 2014

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This Industry Viewpoint was authored by the MEF.  

The Internet is everywhere, and available on-demand – but it offers no service guarantees, and leaves security to the user. CE 2.0 delivers assured performance and security levels – but it can take weeks to establish a service. The world needs a THIRD Network. [Read more →]

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Net Neutrality and CDNs – No level playing field anymore

September 26th, 2014

Ajit Gupta picThis industry viewpoint was authored by Ajit Gupta, Founder, President and CEO of Aryaka

Reports that the FCC is considering new norms that would significantly affect net neutrality in the US have sparked a raging debate on how such regulations could ever even be put on the table at all. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: EarthLink, Frontier, HE, Zayo, tw telecom

September 26th, 2014

TGIF.  Here’s a quick look at some more news from the metro this week: [Read more →]

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Colt Forges a New Path to Dublin

September 25th, 2014

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Over in Europe, Colt finished up the first of several network expansion projects this week.  They’ve unveiled a second high capacity route between London and Dublin.   [Read more →]

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The MEF Plants a New Flag, Declares Third Network

September 25th, 2014

The Metro Ethernet Forum has already been behind two of the industry’s cooperative efforts to redesign how internet infrastructure works in the past 13 years of work on Ethernet. But if you thought the next one would simply be called Carrier Ethernet 3.0, you were probably thinking too small. Yesterday the MEF launched its Third Network vision, which will take them deep into the Network-as-a-Service world. [Read more →]

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Network M&A: Tiger Moves In With Hudson Fiber Network

September 24th, 2014

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Private equity has found another network operator to bring into the fold this week. Tiger Infrastructure Partners is acquiring a majority interest in Paramus, NJ-based Hudson Fiber Network. [Read more →]

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Construction Begins For SEA-ME-WE 5

September 24th, 2014

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Alcatel-Lucent and the SEA-ME-WE-5 consortium are at long last ready to move beyond talk and into action.  The Franco-American vendor has begun construction on its part of the cable system, which will supplant SEA-ME-WE-4′s as the latest cable on this increasingly important submarine route. [Read more →]

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tw telecom Pushes North From New York

September 23rd, 2014

Following quickly on the heels of its move out in San Diego, tw telecom’s national metro markets expansion moved back to the East Coast.  With the Level 3 deal still pending, they have been pushing steadily ahead with the expansion they announced last November.  Today the market is the greater New York City metro area, which may be the biggest metro market in the country but has never been one of tw telecom’s bigger strongholds. [Read more →]

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365 Data Centers Takes On Cloud Storage

September 23rd, 2014

This has been a big year for 365 Data Centers. In April they rebranded from the former 365Main moniker and promised to take on the SMB market, and just last week they raised some new capital for expansion.  They’re not wasting any time, and have now used some of that capital to move into the cloud with their first cloud services offering: storage. [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: Global Capacity, tw telecom, TWC, Equinix, Orange Business

September 23rd, 2014

Here’s a quick rundown of recent data news: [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Ericsson, Juniper, Cisco

September 22nd, 2014

Monday started off with some news from the big vendors: [Read more →]

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Huawei, China Telecom test NFV-based vCPE

September 22nd, 2014

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Huawei and China Telecom have completed the first live network tests for NFV-based virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE). [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Logix

September 21st, 2014

Three new job listings landed on the Ramblings Jobs board this week from Logix Communications. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Colt, Viawest, CoreSite, Mitel

September 19th, 2014

TGIF, here’s a quick look at some other news this week from the worlds of cloud and colo: [Read more →]

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In Brazil, Telefonica Wins the Auction For GVT

September 19th, 2014

Vivendi has made its choice, and the auction for Global Village Telecom has gone to Telefonica. Both Telefonica and Telecom Italia had been bidding for the Brazilian telecommunications company back in August, seeking to combine the fixed line operator’s assets with their mobile businesses in the country. [Read more →]

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UPN Expands to Council Bluffs, Wilcon Builds Out to El Segundo

September 18th, 2014

There are two other organic metro fiber expansion projects out there this week worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Is It Really Time For Level 3 and Sprint?

September 18th, 2014

There’s an article over at Investors Business Daily suggesting that Sprint may sell its wireline network business at last, and that Level 3 would be the most likely buyer. It’s not a new idea of course, but in this iteration is being suggested by Oppenheimer as a likely move. Is it finally time? [Read more →]

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