Friday Bytes: EarthLink, Zayo, Independents, IPC Systems

February 5th, 2016

Here's a quick set of network quick-takes for this Friday morning. [Read more →]

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Verizon and XO? The Rumor Mill Spins On

February 4th, 2016

Over on TMCnet, Peter Radizeski and Rich Tehrani are talking up a rumor, and it's a big one for the sector. Is Verizon about to buy XO? [Read more →]

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Cisco Buys Its Way Deeper Into IoT

February 4th, 2016

There was some significant M&A in the vendor space yesterday, as Cisco appears to be mounting a serious attack on the budding Internet of Things opportunity. They have announced a deal to acquire Jasper Technologies for $1.4B. [Read more →]

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Level 3 Finishes Off a Year of Integration and Enterprise Growth

February 4th, 2016

Level 3 posted its fourth quarter 2016 earnings this morning, earning $3.323B, or $9.33 per share.  Most of that staggering number, of course, came from a non-cash benefit due to the recognition for tax purposes that the vast pile of net operating losses they have racked up over the years now appear likely to find some use.  Looking past that, revenues were flat as enterprise growth was offset by currency headwinds in Latin America, and earnings per share were roughly in-line.  Here's a table of Level 3's results in some context: [Read more →]

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Five Telecommunications Directions to Watch

February 3rd, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Chris Alberding, VP, Product Management, FairPoint Communications

Operating within a highly demanding market that requires business agility to address competitive and customer pressures, telecommunications companies are striving to become more operationally efficient, deliver new service models and enhance customer experience. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, RCN, Frontier, Interoute

February 3rd, 2016

Here's a  set of interesting metro customer announcements and expansions that are worth a look today: [Read more →]

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Undersea Bytes: SEA-ME-WE-5, Hawaiki, AAE-1

February 2nd, 2016

Here's a quick roundup of some global news from under the waves from this week: [Read more →]

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Synoptek Buys EarthLink’s IT Services Division

February 1st, 2016

EarthLink made a move this afternoon to streamline its business, selling off its IT division to Synoptek.  The deal more than doubles Synoptek's size straight off the bat, bringing in 1,700 IT services customers to join their existing 400+ worldwide.  It gives them a deeper network footprint, particularly on the east coast of the US, and adds a complementary data center footprint.   [Read more →]

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The Impact of Major Telcos Shedding Their Data Centers

February 1st, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

As 2016 just kicked in, the news swirled that Verizon Communications may start to sell off their data centers for billions of cash in return. While such news is not really a surprise, since other major telcos like AT&T, CenturyLink, and Windstream have already done or considered doing so, it is surely dramatic. Only five or six years ago these telcos were rushing [Read more →]

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Corporates, startups and innovation

February 1st, 2016

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

Everyone wants to work with startups and accelerate disruptive ideas nowadays. Corporates have also realized, they are not fast enough to develop new models and react to external changes with their old operating models. That’s why they want to [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Sparkle, IPC, Lumos, Ericsson

January 29th, 2016

Here's a quick roundup of some other news from around the world from this week: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Wilcon, UPN, ColoAtl

January 28th, 2016

Back from MetroConnect, here are a few metro stories I had missed in the chaos that are worth noting: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: GTT, Global Capacity, Windstream, Xtera

January 27th, 2016

Still on the road today, but here's a set of quick takes on news from the sector: [Read more →]

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Sprint Finally Has Some Fun

January 27th, 2016

They have something to celebrate out in Overland Park, Kansas after a long drought. Sprint's first quarter earnings came in stronger than expected, and the company's stock price has surged 20% in response. [Read more →]

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Netflix Hits Firewall in Indonesia

January 27th, 2016

Apparently China isn't the only major market left where Netflix will have to do some work to get off the ground. Indonesia's dominant provider PT Telkom has apparently blocked access to the OTT provider's video offerings as of Wednesday morning. [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Arista, Integra Optics, ADVA, Infinera

January 26th, 2016

Here's a quick rundown on some news from the vendor side of things spanning four continents: [Read more →]

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FirstLight Extends Southward Along the Hudson

January 26th, 2016

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FirstLight Fiber announced an expansion into a new region this morning, and this time the vector isn't M&A.  They have added new fiber in Westchester, Rockland, and Orange counties in the state of New York. [Read more →]

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Get ready for Super-Duper Ultra HD

January 26th, 2016

This article was authored by Stefan Hammond, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Prepare to hear a lot about 4K this year. And expect vendors to laud their shiny offerings – a vortex of verbiage will spin from those hyping hardware and software products. [Read more →]

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What will General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mean for European businesses?

January 25th, 2016

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This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Ashley Unitt, founder and CTO of NewVoiceMedia.

We ended 2015 with full consensus that the internet needs improved security and data protection. Hackers breached too much data from government and corporate entities, and their momentum seemed almost completely uninhibited. We were concerned about the ethics [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: LightRiver Technologies’ Michael Jonas

January 25th, 2016

image001On Telecom Ramblings we tend to cover the more visible parts of the sector.  But there are others that do a whole lot of the work behind the scenes in building out the infrastructure we depend so heavily on.  With us today to talk about the realities deploying gear and building networks for operators is Michael Jonas, President Global Sales & Marketing at LightRiver Technologies.  LightRiver generally flies under the radar, but recently kicked off 2016 with a newly redesigned website. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: FirstLight Fiber, Atlantic Broadband

January 25th, 2016

We have three new job listings to look at over on the Ramblings' Jobs Board. [Read more →]

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More Indiana FTT For Zayo

January 22nd, 2016

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With the Allstream acquisition finalized, Zayo turned its attention today to its organic buildouts.  Today they announced yet another expansion project in the state of Indiana. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Allied Fiber, Viawest, CENX, Orange Business

January 22nd, 2016

Next week I'll be posting from Miami as I attend Metro Connect. If you're going to be there and would like to bend my ear, do let me know! In the meantime, here's a quick wrapup of the rest of the news from this week that for whatever reason I didn't get to earlier: [Read more →]

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