The IPV4 Well is Officially Dry

September 24th, 2015

The American Registry for Internet Numbers announced today that it has given out the last of its IPv4 addresses.  The 4.3 billion possibilities that seemed so bottomless back in the 70s is officially tapped out. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: NTT, DE-CIX, ADVA, AT&T, Akamai

September 24th, 2015

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

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Cisco Tries Another Approach to China

September 24th, 2015

Yesterday, Cisco made a deal aimed at rejuvenating its approach to the Chinese market.  In an announcement that clearly was choreographed to fit with the visit of China's leader Xi Jinping in Seattle, Cisco partnered up with Jinan-based Inspur as part of its $10B investment initiative in the country. [Read more →]

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Equinix Bets on Solar, Virtually

September 23rd, 2015

According to a piece in Fortune this morning, Equinix is making a big bet on solar energy out in California.  The data center giant has done a deal with SunEdison for 105 megawatts of solar power from a solar panel farm to be built near San Diego. [Read more →]

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Jeb Bush Stakes Out Net Neutrality Turf

September 23rd, 2015

We don't normally do politics here, and we won't be choosing sides regardless.  But a funny thing happened yesterday in presidential politics.  As the summer of Trump wanes, somebody actually talked about telecommunications policy again (egads, an issue), and that somebody was former Florida governor Jeb Bush. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: AMS-IX, NTT, Global Capacity, Virtus

September 22nd, 2015

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

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SYNful Knocks On More Cisco Doors

September 22nd, 2015

That malware that FireEye's Mandiant found on a dozen or two Cisco Routers spread around the world isn't quite as limited as initially thought.  Cisco and the volunteer security group called the Shadowserver Foundation said today that the malware has now been found on some 199 older Cisco routers. [Read more →]

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Ads or no ads battle: good or bad

September 22nd, 2015

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

Apple introduced solutions to block ads in iOS. This can be harmful for many web service providers, especially Google. So, Google is already looking for new solutions to avoid the blocking. And now some ad blocking solution developers have decided [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: DE-CIX’s Arnold Nipper Reflects on 20 Years

September 21st, 2015

Arnold Nipper DE-CIX CTO JPGThis summer saw the 20 year anniversary of the start of DE-CIX in Frankfurt.  After kicking off with just 10Mbps back in 1995, DE-CIX's flagship internet exchange passed the 4Tbps mark just this past Spring.  Meanwhile, the exchange has spent the last couple of years replicating itself in new markets like New York and Dubai and a growing list of others.  With us today to reflect on those early days and how the interconnection business has evolved since is CTO Arnold Nipper, who helped found DE-CIX and has been with the exchange ever since. [Read more →]

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The virtuous cycle: The cloud drives innovation which drives the cloud

September 21st, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Alan Zeichick, Camden Associates

The reach of the cloud is unprecedented in technological innovation. Service providers, ranging from local telcos to international long-haul carriers, are seeing new business in providing direct cloud connectivity for enterprises, establishing and in retrofitting [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Walker & Associates, BMI

September 20th, 2015

After a summer lull, we have four new listings on the Ramblings Jobs board this week. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Zayo, FirstLight, iRis, Windstream, NJFX

September 18th, 2015

TGIF with a fine fall weekend ahead. Here's some network news items to consider before heading out: [Read more →]

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Zayo Finishes Off Fiscal 2015 With Steady Growth

September 18th, 2015

The last earnings numbers for internet infrastructure for the quarter ended June 30 rolled in today, as Zayo reported its fiscal Q4 and full year numbers.  Revenues came in right at the expected level, as did EBITDA, so no real surprises for the markets this morning.  Here's a quick summary of the company's numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Defining Approaches to SDN & NFV for a Winning Strategy

September 18th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by John Chapman, Executive Vice President, CloudSmartz

As progress continues with Software-defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), there are several different approaches that are triggered by markets you are serving and how success is defined. This could be in the form of [Read more →]

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Comcast to Buy Level 3? Someday Perhaps, But Not Soon

September 17th, 2015

Yesterday's news that Comcast Business will take on the large enterprise market with a new division prompted an interesting report to be issued by Cowen's Colby Synesael.  He suggested that this move is another step down the path to a future where Comcast would buy a national network operator like Level 3 Communications.   [Read more →]

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Altice Snaps Up Cablevision

September 17th, 2015

Altice has struck again in the US, and this time they hit a bigger target. The European telecommunications group has agreed to buy Cablevision in a $17.7B deal. The deal will pay out $34.90 per share, a 22% premium above the current stock price. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: 1547, Softlayer, Infomart, Cisco

September 16th, 2015

Two data center build-outs, some recycled water cooling news and a new security scare: [Read more →]

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Comcast Climbs Up a Rung on the Business Ladder

September 16th, 2015

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Today Comcast Business has revealed plans for a new Enterprise Services unit that will target larger enterprises with more complex infrastructure needs than Comcast Business has targeted in the past. [Read more →]

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Hibernia Express Launches, Ends Industry-wide Transatlantic Drought

September 15th, 2015

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Today we can say something that we haven't said in more than a decade: a new transatlantic cable system has been born. Hibernia Networks today said that Hibernia Express, the cable system it has been working on since 2010 in various forms, is officially ready for service. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: vXchnge, Onvoy, Tower Cloud, TWCBC

September 15th, 2015

Here are three (now four) interesting items to look at for this Tuesday morning: [Read more →]

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GTT Buys One Source Networks, Achieves a Few Goals

September 15th, 2015

For a couple years now, GTT has had a stated goal of reaching a run rate of $400M in annual revenue and $100M in adjusted EBITDA to go with it, with the expectation that much of it would come via M&A. This morning they announced plans to acquire One Source Networks, sprinting smoothly past the finish line of their self imposed race. [Read more →]

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Zayo, euNetworks, CityFibre, Virgin Form IIG

September 14th, 2015

Four of the UK's most aggressive alternative fiber builders have formed an alliance aimed at better influencing the regulatory environment in the country.  Zayo, euNetworks, CityFibre, and Virgin have created the Infrastructure Investors Group, or IIG, in advance of Ofcom's announcements due later this week. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Frontier, Limelight, Hibernia, NYIIX, IIG

September 14th, 2015

With the first chilly autumn weekend to start off the week, here's a little catchup to consider: [Read more →]

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