Fusion to Buy Birch’s Cloud & Network

August 28th, 2017

One of the few M&A rumors of 2017 that hadn't come true did so this morning.  Birch Communications has found a buyer for the vast majority of its business and assets.  The cloud services provider Fusion has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Birch's cloud and business services units. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: 123Net CEO Dan Irvin

August 28th, 2017

After all the consolidation we’ve seen, you’d think that the tightly focused local and regional approach has been forgotten.  But there are many such companies still out there that continue to thrive.  One such operators is Michigan’s 123Net.  Starting out as a dialup ISP, they have navigated the industry’s storms for over 20 years and now operate some of the state’s key fiber, wireless, and data center infrastructure.  With us today to talk about 123Net’s approach to the Michigan market is Founder and CEO Dan Irvin. [Read more →]

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Telcos: Driving the Next Frontier in Advertising

August 25th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Chris Checco, Managing Director, Advanced Analytics & Monetization Solutions, Synchronoss

When brands—large, small and in between—think of targeted advertising, Google or Facebook are likely the dominant go-tos. But the landscape is shifting. Mobile operators have a lot to gain by monetizing [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Ciena, Infinera, Champion ONE, Versa, PCCW

August 25th, 2017

Here's news from four vendors plus a carrier: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: GTT, France-IX, AT&T

August 24th, 2017

We are nearing the end of August, and as usual not much is happening.  But there are a few items on the international front to look at: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Nokia, Level 3, Comcast, Zayo

August 23rd, 2017

Some mid-week news items to keep up with, plus one from late last week that I missed the first time around: [Read more →]

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Cisco to Buy Springpath

August 22nd, 2017

Cisco stretched its acquisition muscles yesterday, announcing its intent to purchase Springpath, Inc. for $320M in cash.   [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: UPN, Dakota Carrier, Towerstream

August 22nd, 2017

Here's some regional network news that's worth a look to start this week: [Read more →]

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Zayo Finishes Off Fiscal Q4

August 22nd, 2017

Zayo posted its fiscal Q4 numbers, turning in revenues of $638.0M, which was pretty much inline with expectations, and earnings per share of $0.09 which were also after taking out four pennies or so that went toward costs of extinguishing debt.  Here are a few of Zayo's numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Integra Optics CEO Dave Prescott

August 21st, 2017

Today for another industry spotlight we dive back into the optical vendor space.  While the boxes themselves get most of the headlines, lots of the work in lighting fiber and running networks gets done by components with a much lower public profile.  Integra Optics supplies transceivers and related products to service providers of all sizes, making inroads into a business dominated by much larger companies.  With us today to talk about Integra Optics and its approach to serving the industry is Founder and CEO Dave Prescott. [Read more →]

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5G realities

August 21st, 2017

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

I've been writing about 5G for years now, and it seems we're making progress. More vendors are mentioning their interest in positioning themselves within the nascent 5G ecosystem. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Windstream, Bluebird, Cologix, Southern Telecom

August 18th, 2017

As this wet August (here at least) drags on, here's a quick roundup of some more news bytes from this week: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Windstream, Limelight, Southern Cross, CoreSite, Mammoth, Expereo

August 17th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some other news from this week that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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More Bloom for Equinix

August 17th, 2017

Two years ago, Equinix added a fuel cell option to its SV5 data center in Silicon Valley, via a lone deployment of technology from Bloom Energy.  They must have liked how it worked out, because yesterday they revealed an expansion of the project to twelve facilities on both coasts. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Builds Out Metro Fiber in Manchester

August 16th, 2017

Over in Europe, euNetworks has added a new metro fiber market to its footprint.   The English city of Manchester is the target of the latest buildout, following the company's initial expansion there in May of last year. [Read more →]

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FTS to Build More Fiber on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

August 16th, 2017

FTS Fiber has won another contract on Maryland's eastern shore.  The commissioners of Queen Anne's County voted last week 3-2 in favor of an $8.7M contract to spread broadband through the county. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Verizon, Digital Realty, ADVA, and Virgin Media

August 15th, 2017

Here are some quick takes on other news from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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NTT, Ericsson, Intel form connected car consortium

August 14th, 2017

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

Ericsson, Intel and Japan's NTT are among the members of a new consortium aimed at developing a networking and computing ecosystem for connected cars. [Read more →]

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EQT Acquires Its Second US Fiber Network of the Year

August 13th, 2017

Late last week there was another fiber M&A that slipped through my nets for a couple days. The European private equity firm EQT Infrastructure has bought a majority stake in Spirit Communications[Read more →]

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Uniti Fiber Preps 5th Mighty Oakes Golf Tournament

August 12th, 2017

For the past several years, Telecom Ramblings has been a proud sponsor of a charity golf tournament raising money for the Mighty Oakes Heart Foundation.  Originally held by PEG Bandwidth and continued by Uniti Fiber, they'll be holding the fifth annual such event this autumn. [Read more →]

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Altice Wants Charter Too?

August 11th, 2017

One has to wonder what perfume Charter is wearing these days. Verizon is said to have kicked the tires and had a bid rejected. Softbank has been looking to combine the cable operator with Sprint somehow, though they don't seem to have gotten very far yet either. And now it's Altice that has apparently been drawn to Charter's charms. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Zayo, RETN, Equinix, EdgeConneX

August 10th, 2017

Here's a quick rundown of some other news from the last 24 hours or so: [Read more →]

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Hudson Fiber Expands Via Epsilon

August 10th, 2017

Hudson Fiber Network is expanding its global reach with some help from Epsilon.  The two announced a broader partnership that will add to Hudson Fiber's reach in both Asia and Europe. [Read more →]

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