Friday Metro: Zayo, UPN, Cbeyond, CenturyLink

May 23rd, 2014

Here’s a final roundup of news from the metro this week before everyone heads for the beach. [Read more →]

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Six Years of Ramblings

May 23rd, 2014

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A week or two ago, Ramblings had a birthday and I forgot to throw a party. Yep, this website turned six years old this May, and I needed folks liking the automated LinkedIn ‘work anniversary’ notice to remind me of the date.  Here’s a big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped this site survive and thrive, whether as a sponsor, as a reader and commenter, retweeter, etc.   [Read more →]

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Elevating the Data Center: Implementing a Successful All-Flash Strategy

May 22nd, 2014

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Stefan Bernbo, CEO and founder of Compuverde

A 2012 Cisco report estimated that global data center traffic would rise from 1.8 zettabytes (ZB) in 2011 to 6.6ZB in 2016. One explanation for the explosive growth in data is the “Internet of Things.” The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the era where wireless, network-connected devices become ever more [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Netflix, Epsilon, Equinix, GTT

May 22nd, 2014

Europe’s OTT market is about to get shaken up, and other stories from around the world this week. [Read more →]

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Datacenter Roundup: EvoSwitch, Data Foundry, Equinix, US Signal

May 21st, 2014

Catching up with news this Wednesday in the data center space: [Read more →]

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Hard realities about the mobile web

May 21st, 2014

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

Quantcast published its latest report on discovering content on mobile. According to the report apps dominate mobile content use. People use over 80% of their mobile time in apps. And apps drive also a lot of mobile browsing traffic, 24% of browsing traffic comes from apps. But only about 1,000 apps have [Read more →]

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Lightower to Take On Greater Baltimore

May 20th, 2014

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Furthering its expansion in the Mid-Atlantic region, Lightower today announced significant metro fiber buildout plans for in Maryland. They are adding some 270 route miles in and through downtown Baltimore, the surrounding metro area, and in the corridor down to Washington DC. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: euNetworks, Zayo, NORDUnet, XO, Level 3

May 20th, 2014

It’s time for a roundup of network news from the past few days that is worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Comcast Has a CDN Too?

May 20th, 2014

According to Dan Rayburn, there’s another CDN in the game and it’s Comcast. We’re not talking about fast lanes in the last mile here, though there is sure to be some confusion. [Read more →]

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With Rackspace In Play, Cloud Hopefuls Gather, Room for One More?

May 19th, 2014

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Last week the hosting and cloud provider Rackspace revealed that it has been approached by multiple potential partners or acquirers and has hired Morgan Stanley to help it figure out its alternatives. The company’s star has fallen a bit in recent years, with bigger public cloud rivals like Amazon gaining scale advantages and squeezing margins.  [Read more →]

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AT&T Counters Comcast With DirecTV

May 19th, 2014

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That AT&T was preparing to make a move on DirecTV was well known, but I actually thought they might not pull the trigger. I thought wrong, as over the weekend the two went public with the latest telecommunications and media mega merger. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Lightower

May 18th, 2014

This week’s new listing on the Ramblings Jobs Board comes from Lightower Fiber Networks in the northeast, joining three other listings still active. [Read more →]

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Geo Finds Its Buyer, and Yes It’s Zayo

May 16th, 2014

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In its second European acquisition in the past month, Zayo has bought itself some more fiber.  This time it’s an asset that has been for sale for a while, and which they always seemed to be the right buyer for: Geo Networks. [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: What Is Tom Wheeler Really Up To?

May 16th, 2014

May’s network neutrality debate has been something of a circus already.  But there’s one thing that puzzles me.  As a former lobbyist and longtime player in all this, Tom Wheeler had to know that any sort of wavering on fast lanes would send folks into hysterics.  Yet somehow here we are.  Is there a deeper game going on here?  [Read more →]

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An VNO Fast Lane Thought Experiment

May 16th, 2014

The more I think of yesterday’s comments by the FCC’s Tom Wheeler about paid prioritization and fast lanes, the more I see the fingerprints of Apple. Remember the rumored Apple/Comcast discussions a couple months back about a separate pipe to the consumer? [Read more →]

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FCC Votes to Maybe But Not Really Perhaps Allow Fast Lanes

May 15th, 2014

So the FCC went ahead and voted to consider its chairman Tom Wheeler’s new net neutrality framework. But about the only thing anyone can agree on about it is that we’re going to be arguing about it for the foreseeable future.   [Read more →]

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Datacenter Roundup: Telx, vXchnge, Cologix, CyrusOne, Sentinel, Sabey

May 15th, 2014

Today’s roundup looks at this week’s other developments in the datacenter space: [Read more →]

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GTT Sells Some Stock, Builds War Chest

May 14th, 2014

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The global network operator GTT is accessing the capital markets, according to an announcement today.  They are looking to sell just over 4.45M shares, of which the 0.45M will be by several large shareholders.  Not including any over-allotments, the company expect to raise in the neighborhood of $37.5M in cash. [Read more →]

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Hibernia Taps Ciena For Transatlantic Upgrade

May 14th, 2014

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Hibernia Networks is upgrading its transatlantic cable system, and it’s switching to a new vendor to get the job done. They’ve tapped Ciena’s GeoMesh solution, including the coherent optics, ROADM, and packet-optical platform. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Mammoth, Conterra, Integra, FirstLight, Global Capacity

May 14th, 2014

Yesterday we went through a few of the international announcements out there, today here is a look at a few of the US metro connectivity variety that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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Sunesys Taps Spread For Intercity Capacity

May 13th, 2014

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A little less than two months ago, Sunesys announced an aggressive expansion into lit services, both of the metro sort within their existing markets and on intercity routes between them.  Yesterday they revealed where some of that intercity bandwidth will originate, and it will come from a somewhat surprising source: Spread Networks. [Read more →]

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AT&T and DirecTV? How, Umm, Exciting

May 13th, 2014

The rumors have been building for weeks, so the latest one that has AT&T on the brink of a deal to purchase DirecTV for about $50B isn’t exactly unexpected. But I haven’t been able to get terribly excited about it so far. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Telstra, Sparkle, SEACOM, SJC, Tata

May 13th, 2014

With ITW underway in Chicago, there is lots of news out there from the international telecommunications industry.  Here is a quick look at some of the interesting expansions, upgrades, and trials going on: [Read more →]

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