Ramblings Jobs: MBC, FirstLight

June 12th, 2016

We have a new job listing on the Ramblings Jobs Board this week, as well as two others from a couple weeks ago that I failed to call out at the time. [Read more →]

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Rivals For Yahoo Pushing Past Verizon?

June 10th, 2016

The question of who will buy Yahoo is stubbornly staying at the top of the tech and telecom news, and the most recent twist suggests that Verizon may no longer be the front runner. [Read more →]

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Looking for the Real Smarts in the IoT? Hint: Start with the Network

June 10th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Ed Ogonek, CENX

While everyone focuses on the cool wristbands, industrial sensors, data-driven applications and the compelling end-user experience, the real smarts in the Internet of Things (IoT) is largely hidden from the public, and from the media too: The intelligence is in the network, and in the software that keeps that network humming. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: euNetworks, Orange Business, Windstream, CS&L

June 9th, 2016

Here's some interesting network news, both international and domestic: [Read more →]

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Mid-Week Roundup: Onvoy, EarthLink, Fairpoint

June 8th, 2016

Here's a quick look at some news at mid-week from Onvoy, EarthLink, and Fairpoint. [Read more →]

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Verizon Still in the Hunt for Yahoo

June 8th, 2016

Reports yesterday suggest that Verizon's interest in buying Yahoo's internet assets remain intact, and it will apparently be submitting a second round bid in the $3B range.  That's down from the numbers people were talking about last month, before bidders got a look under the hood.   [Read more →]

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Lightower to Build Out In Delaware For DEC

June 7th, 2016

Lightower has itself an energy utility as an anchor customer for a new organic buildout in the state of Delaware.  The Delaware Electric Cooperative has selected the fiber builder and operator to build a 250 mile fiber network hooking up 28 sites around the state, including offices, control centers, and substations. [Read more →]

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Telia, Ericsson Ally For IoT

June 7th, 2016

The Internet of Things is one of the bigger buzzwords this year, promising the connection of billions of devices of varying sorts to our global infrastructure and along the way reshuffling how we think of that infrastructure.  As usual the hype is probably well ahead of reality, but that doesn't mean that carriers and vendors alike shouldn't be looking for the right way to position themselves.  Today two of them paired off with a new plan. [Read more →]

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QTS Takes Piscataway Off DFT’s Hands

June 7th, 2016

NJ1

One of New Jersey's larger data center facilities has changed hands this week.  QTS has purchased the NJ-1 campus and customer base  of DuPont Fabros Technology in Piscataway, adding some 38 acres and 360,000 square feet of raw space to its portfolio. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Zayo, CS&L, Hibernia

June 6th, 2016

Back in the saddle again this week, and here's a few things I'm catching up on: [Read more →]

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KDDI, Toyota plan global connected car comms platform

June 6th, 2016

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

Japan's KDDI has teamed up with Toyota to establish a global communications platform to support connected cars. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: NYI, QTS, WANRack, Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE

June 3rd, 2016

Almost back in the saddle now, just in time for the weekend.  Here's a quick look at some interesting metro news from four markets around the US, three data center connectivity expansions and one bit of e-Rate news: [Read more →]

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What We Can Do About Ransomware – Today and Tomorrow

June 3rd, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates.

APAC countries must take note of the prevalence of ransomware attacks in the U.S. and Europe. The good news is that tools and technologies are emerging to combat these cybercrimes.

Ransomware is a huge problem that’s causing real harm to businesses and individuals. Technology service providers are gearing up to fight these cyberattacks – and that’s coming none too soon. [Read more →]

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A Strong Fiscal Q2 From Ciena

June 2nd, 2016

Ciena's stock price is up 10% in pre-market trading this morning after what looks like well-received fiscal Q2 earnings report.  Revenues of  $640.7M and adjusted earnings per share of $0.34 were both in excess of analyst projections, which were looking for something in the $630M and $0.27 range. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Level 3, Tata, Infomart, Megaport

June 2nd, 2016

I'm still flat on my back with a cold, but trying to keep up.  Here's another set of quick-takes of the news from the last day or two: [Read more →]

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Djibouti Launches DARE Project

June 1st, 2016

DARE-cable

East Africa needs another submarine cable system, or so Djibouti Tleocom and six other regional telecommunications operators are betting.  Yesterday an agreement to build the Djibouti-Africa Regional Express, or DARE, was signed, with TE SubCom on tap for the actual construction. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Zayo, Epsilon, CENX, Allied Fiber

June 1st, 2016

Your humble editor has a bad cold this week, so if he fails to make sense it's probably the antihistamines.  Here's a quick rundown of a few  news items worth noting so far in this post-Memorial-Day short week: [Read more →]

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BroadSoft Acquires Intellinote

May 31st, 2016

Consolidation in the UC space can be either about scale or about technology.  The UCaaS and software provider BroadSoft made one of the latter early this morning, announcing the acquisition of Intellinote.   [Read more →]

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Being late to the big data party may be a blessing for telcos

May 31st, 2016

This article was authored by Tony Poulos, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Innovation in big data is all about making the data available for any number of people to test out ideas to see what works without impacting the performance of the systems the data resides in. [Read more →]

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Verizon, Unions Make a Deal

May 27th, 2016

Just as Memorial Day weekend is about to start, the Verizon strike appears to be over.  Verizon and its unions have apparently reached a tentative deal this afternoon after 13 days of talking at the Department of Labor. [Read more →]

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Facebook, Microsoft, Telefonica Team Up for new Mid-Atlantic Cable

May 27th, 2016

MAREA-Cable

On what do Facebook and Microsoft agree? Apparently, on the need for a new transatlantic cable between Spain and Virginia. The MAREA cable system was announced yesterday, with the software and social networking giants working with Telefonica's Telxius subsidiary to make it happen. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Zayo, FirstLight, Consolidated, Interoute

May 26th, 2016

I'm on the road again today, but here's a quick roundup of some action among fiber operators in the last day or so: [Read more →]

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Integra Optics Takes Aim at HFC

May 26th, 2016

This morning, Integra Optics is revealing a new set of products aimed at a part of the market we don't hear about too often. They are taking aim at the world of hybrid fiber-coax. It's a segment that isn't getting a whole lot of attention these days, and which the company thinks is ripe for some more personalized support. [Read more →]

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