CenturyLink Moves Into Private Clouds

August 20th, 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions, essentially the entity we called Savvis no so long ago combined with a few other assets, has made a significant cloud move.  They’ve taken their public cloud services, and built a private cloud offering that they are now taking to the enterprise market. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Integra, Digital Realty, 21Vianet, Equinix

August 20th, 2014

The end of August is generally a time where news is at low ebb in this sector, but here’s a quick look at a bunch of other items that have come out in the first half of this week: [Read more →]

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Viatel Lands €125M For Expansion, Shopping List

August 19th, 2014

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Since it became part of the Digiweb Group, I have wondered Viatel’s pan-European duct and fiber network might serve as a platform for European M&A.  Today that possibility took a big step toward reality with the raising of a financial war chest and a declaration of intent to use it. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Bjarni Thorvardarson on Hibernia Express

August 18th, 2014

bjarni-thorvardarson-leadership-smIn July, Hibernia Networks breathed new life into its plans for a new transatlantic cable, dubbed ‘Hibernia Express’.  I’d heard that the project was back on track, but the company had kept quiet after it had to suspend work with Huawei a year and a half ago.  With us today to further break that silence is Hibernia Network’s longtime CEO, Bjarni Thorvardarson. [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Ericsson, Juniper, ADTRAN, Huawei

August 18th, 2014

Here are a few quick takes on news from equipment vendors around the world this monday morning: [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Walker, Logix

August 17th, 2014

Three new job listings are up over on the Ramblings Jobs Board this weekend, two from Walker and Associates and another from Logix. [Read more →]

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VoLTE superior to 3G, OTT voice?

August 15th, 2014

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

Voice over LTE technology can provide a superior user experience to both 3G circuit switched (CS) voice and VoIP services such as Skype, finds a study by Signals Research Group (SRG). [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: 365, Zayo, HE, XO, CyrusOne

August 15th, 2014

It’s Friday, and it’s August.  So it must be time for a quick roundup of the other telecom and internet infrastructure news from this week before you get ready to mow the lawn. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Dave Temkin, Co-Founder and Chairman of Open-IX

August 14th, 2014

Dave_TemkinOver the past two years or so, Open-IX has been making waves in the business of peering and interconnection.  We have seen several independent exchanges get off the ground, building out exchange fabrics across multiple data center providers.  With us today to talk about what Open-IX is trying to accomplish and what progress they have been making is the organization’s Co-Founder and Chairman, Dave Temkin.  Dave also happens to be the Director of Network Architecture and Strategy over at Netflix. [Read more →]

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Cisco Under Siege

August 14th, 2014

John Chambers doesn’t seem to be having as much fun as he used to, at least if Cisco’s earnings report is any indication. While the company met or beat expectations for its fiscal Q4, the news otherwise couldn’t have been fun to read. [Read more →]

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Ridgemont Moves Into Cross River Fiber

August 13th, 2014

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Private equity money found another metro fiber home this morning, as Ridgemont Equity Partners has announced a deal to acquire a majority stake in Cross River Fiber.   The company’s current management, led by CEO Vincenzo Clemente, will continue to hold a substantial stake in the company, and will keep on doing what they’ve been doing — just with more resources to do it with.  [Read more →]

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PEG Builds 100G Ethernet from Dallas to Jackson

August 13th, 2014

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The wireless backhaul specialist PEG Bandwith is putting resources into its intercity links. This morning they announced a new, more direct 100G Ethernet route between Dallas, Texas and Jackson, MS. [Read more →]

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