Is Colt For Sale?

April 23rd, 2014

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According to a report in the UK’s Guardian, there could be a pile of pan-European infrastructure on the table soon. After yet another reorganization of its business model, some analysts apparently think Fidelity may be finally ready to sell Colt, which it has long held a majority stake in.  So just to speculate idly, who might show up for such an auction? [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: Sentinel, 325Hudson, vXchange, Alpheus, Peak

April 23rd, 2014

Quite a few regional cloud and data center announcements already this week that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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Birch’s Cbeyond Buy May Prompt Similar Deals

April 23rd, 2014

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This week’s announced purchase of Cbeyond by Birch Communications caught many in the sector by surprise. While Cbeyond had been on the table for a couple quarters, many I had talked to were skeptical they would find enough interest. But with Birch stepping up with a $323M bid, I suspect other service providers making the transition to cloud and managed services may find suitors knocking. [Read more →]

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Netflix Isn’t Helping

April 22nd, 2014

It’s official, Netflix opposes the Comcast/TWC merger. I’m not sure why that question had to be asked, I’m sure any number of people could have ghost-written the answer they gave in advance.  [Read more →]

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More Expansion Details for tw telecom: Portland, Salt Lake, Louisville

April 22nd, 2014

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With one announcement yesterday and two before the long weekend, tw telecom offered some more details on the rollout of its fiber expansion, market by market. They announced the major new fiber investment back in November and have been wasting no time getting started. [Read more →]

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Birch Makes Its Move, Buys Cbeyond

April 21st, 2014

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Birch Communications apparently found itself a rather large Easter egg over the weekend, announcing the purchase of Cbeyond this morning. It’s an all cash deal worth roughly $323M, with Cbeyond’s shareholders getting between $9.97 and $10.00 per share – a level they certainly haven’t seen in a while. [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: Tata, Pacnet, CyrusOne, EvoSwitch, Windstream

April 21st, 2014

Welcome back, at least for those who were off for a long Easter weekend.  While the world gets going again, here’s a quick look back at some of the data center news that came out late last week but I didn’t get to at the time: [Read more →]

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Infrastructure vs carrier investments

April 20th, 2014

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

A few decades ago telephone lines and backbone networks were typically built by national telephone monopolies. The coming of the 1990’s and mobile networks changed this. Most countries have telecom competition and a few [Read more →]

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Ciena’s 200G Tested on Japan-US

April 17th, 2014

While 100G is still settling in on transpacific routes, the underlying technology continues to jack up the speeds. Yesterday, Ciena and the Japan-US Cable Network trialed 200G on a part of its network. [Read more →]

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Metro Roundup: Fibertech, Integra, Verizon, RCN, LightPath

April 17th, 2014

Lots of other metro network news from this week that is worth a quick look, here’s a quick rundown: [Read more →]

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Lumos Plans for the Wireless Data Deluge, Taps Cisco

April 16th, 2014

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Also yesterday, Lumos Networks is planning an overhaul of its fiber-to-the-cell network, preparing for the coming LTE flood with the not so subtle moniker ‘Project Ark”. [Read more →]

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FiberLight Moves Into IaaS With Cirracore’s Help

April 16th, 2014

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FiberLight said yesterday that it has added the cloud to its bag of tricks. With the help of Cirracore, they have unveiled a cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service offering aimed at the business continuity and disaster recovery market. [Read more →]

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