Telia Tightens Connection to Zurich

May 15th, 2017

Telia Carrier has been working on its network infrastructure in western Europe.  This morning the international arm of Telia took the wraps off of several new options for connectivity in and out of Zurich, Switzerland.   [Read more →]

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NEC sets long-haul subsea cable record

May 15th, 2017

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

Japan's NEC has announced it has become the first vendor to achieve a transmission capacity of over 50Tbps over a distance greater than 10,000km using a single optical fiber. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, Alpheus, ZenFi, LightRiver

May 12th, 2017

I've been on the road for much of this week for personal reasons, my apologies if coverage has been a bit spotty.  Here are a few deals from in and around the metro space this week: [Read more →]

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Mitel to Acquire Toshiba’s UC Business

May 12th, 2017

Mitel has announced some additional inorganic growth in the VoIP space.  The Canadian-based communications company has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Japanese giant Toshiba.  Toshiba decided to leave the UC space earlier this year. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: SubCom, Zayo, Aqua Comms

May 11th, 2017

A product launch, a few executive appointments, and some subsea cable plans to peruse: [Read more →]

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Verizon Said to Win the Straight Path Auction

May 11th, 2017

On Monday we learned that the auction for Straight Path Communications had reached the lofty heights of $184 per share as an unnamed bidder competed with AT&T.  Well, according to reports late yesterday, that is in fact where the auction has ended.  And the winner is, apparently, Verizon. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Akamai, Interoute, Interxion, Nuage

May 10th, 2017

I'm on the road for much of the next few weeks, if I miss anything I promise to catch up!  Here's a quick rundown of some news from the last 24 hours or so that is worth a look: [Read more →]

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Zayo’s Margins Hold as ELI Integration Begins

May 10th, 2017

Zayo posted its fiscal Q3 numbers yesterday after the market closed.  With the acquisition of Electric Lightwave closing on March 1, it is another of those quarters where the numbers are shifting and the way the company reports them is still evolving.  Here are a few of their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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The FCC, John Oliver, and a DDoS Attack

May 9th, 2017

Over the weekend, comedian John Oliver launched another net neutrality broadside via his Last Week Tonight episode on HBO.  As he did three years ago, he called for listeners to flood the FCC with comments in support of net neutrality. [Read more →]

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Crosslake Unveils Plans For Submarine Cable Under Lake Ontario

May 9th, 2017

Lake Ontario is going to be getting its very own submarine cable system if plans by Crosslake Fibre come to fruition. The company announced its intention this morning for a new cable system connecting the cities of Toronto, Canada and Buffalo, New York via a more direct, albeit wet route. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: LightRiver, Infinera, Megaport, Aricent

May 9th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some news items from across the sector from early this week: [Read more →]

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Seaborn and Spread Team Up

May 8th, 2017

Seaborn Networks has picked a partner to help make its mark on the world of finance. The submarine cable operator has announced that Spread Networks will be their exclusive channel partner for sales to the financial vertical. [Read more →]

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The Price for Straight Path Rises Again

May 8th, 2017

The auction for Straight Path Communications took another sharp turn this morning. The company has announced that it finds the latest revised offer from an unnamed multi-national telecommunications operator constitutes a 'superior proposal'. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Prysmian, CoreSite, Cataleya, Fatbeam

May 8th, 2017

Some fiber, data center, vendor, network news to peruse on this Monday morning: [Read more →]

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Telco API revenues set to reach $207b by 2022

May 8th, 2017

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

Global revenues from telecommunications application programming interfaces (APIs) is on track to reach $207 billion worldwide by 2022, Research and Markets has predicted. [Read more →]

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Two More Data Centers for Zayo

May 5th, 2017

Zayo quietly made another acquisition yesterday.  The Boulder-based infrastructure company has completed the purchase of two data centers from KIO Networks for $12M, boosting its infrastructure in southern California further.   [Read more →]

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Earnings Roundup: Windstream, GTT, Cogent, Exponential-e

May 5th, 2017

Here are four other quick takes on earnings reports from network operators from this week: [Read more →]

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Level 3 Finds a Bit of Revenue Growth

May 4th, 2017

Yesterday Level 3 Communications posted its Q1 2017 numbers, finding some growth on the enterprise front in the Americas.  The combination with CenturyLink is expected to close during Q3, and sometimes there can be a bit of focus lost between announcement and closure, but so far Level 3 seems to be holding pretty steady.  Here are the company's numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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euNetworks Finds Q1 Growth, Invests For More

May 4th, 2017

In the first quarter of 2017, the European pureplay fiber network operator euNetworks kept on executing on its plans, posting higher revenue and spending plenty of it on new network deployments.  Here are the company's results in some context: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Infinera, Netrality, ChampionOne, Telco Systems

May 3rd, 2017

A few contract wins, partnerships, and product launches to note for this week: [Read more →]

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Cyxtera Is Born

May 3rd, 2017

Yesterday CenturyLink completed the sale of its data centers and colocation business to a consortium of private equity buyers that they announced last November.  That consortium, which includes BC Partners, Medina Capital Advisors, and Longview asset Management, has re-launched the assets as part of a new company, Cyxtera Technologies. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Observable Networks’ Bryan Doerr on Security

May 2nd, 2017

In most people’s minds, one of the biggest hurdles enterprises struggle with when it comes to migrating the cloud is that they may have to sacrifice some security along the way.  But is that really the case?  With us today to talk about the realities of data security systems in today’s cloud-powered network world is Bryan Doerr, CEO of Observable Networks.  Before taking the helm at Observable Networks, Bryan was CTO of Savvis for a decade.  [Read more →]

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Cisco Acquires Viptela, Expands SD-WAN Capabilities

May 2nd, 2017

Cisco's eternal appetite for acquisitions announced what the next course will be.  The network technology giant will be buying Viptela and combining the San-Jose-based vendor's SD-WAN technology with its own efforts and moving further toward a software model that produces more reliably recurring revenue. [Read more →]

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