The NBA Taps Zayo’s Fiber

September 10th, 2014

Zayo picked up a high profile video transport contract today in the sports vertical. They are teaming up with the National Basketball Association for the transport of live broadcast and other video feeds for all NBA games in the upcoming 2014-2015 season. [Read more →]

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AMS-IX Heads For Silicon Valley, Sets Up Californian Exchange

September 10th, 2014

The latest European IX foray into North America is by AMS-IX, which this morning announced plans to expand to the west coast. The Amsterdam-based internet exchange company has opened a new PoP at Digital Realty's 365 Main Street facility in San Francisco. They'll be calling it AMS-IX Bay Area, and will be seeking to replicate their successful model over in Amsterdam where they see nearly 3Tbps of throughput. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: vXchnge, Interxion, Digital Realty, CoreSite, 365DC

September 10th, 2014

Here's a quick look at some of the news from the colo business from the first part of this week: [Read more →]

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ZenFi Launches Mobile-Focused Metro Footprint

September 9th, 2014

The New York metro area got itself a new alternative metro connectivity provider today. ZenFi Networks has launched, headed by the former founder and CEO of the NYC metro fiber specialist Lexent Metro Connect, Ray La Chance. [Read more →]

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MetTel to Acquire Thrive

September 9th, 2014

The communications operator MetTel announced a key acquisition this morning, joining what has been a busy week already on the inorganic front.  They'll be purchasing Thrive Networks, the IT solutions arm of the office retail giant Staples. [Read more →]

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Guth Takes Over from O’Hara at Integra

September 9th, 2014

Integra Telecom announced a leadership change yesterday, bringing in Robert Guth as interim CEO and President. Guth will hold down the position while the company looks for a more permanent replacement. [Read more →]

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Global Capacity Pounces, Acquires MegaPath’s Network Business

September 8th, 2014

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There's big news in the managed connectivity business today, as Global Capacity has made a big inorganic move. They've announced plans to acquire of the Network Services business unit of MegaPath.  [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: A Fiber Q&A with Bank Street Group

September 8th, 2014

bankstreet12014 has been filled with news of large-scale strategic and financial transactions such as Level 3’s $7 billion acquisition of tw telecom and Zayo’s impending IPO, but a small deal that almost flew beneath the radar has definitely piqued our interest. We sat down with Bank Street Group’s James Henry (JHH), Richard Lukaj (RSL) and Peter Beckett (JPB) to discuss Crown Castle’s acquisition of 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network and the implications of that transaction for the bandwidth infrastructure sector. [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Crown Castle to Buy 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network

September 8th, 2014

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In a transaction that has been submitted to the Maryland Public Service Commission but which doesn't seem to have made it into the news yet, a national tower company is making a relatively small but very interesting move into the fiber business. Crown Castle has apparently agreed to purchase 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network. [Read more →]

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Seaborn Brings MicroSoft Aboard, Boosts Proposed US-Brazil Capacity

September 8th, 2014

Seaborn Networks took another big step toward making its US-Brazil submarine cable system plans into reality by bringing on a big name as a foundational customer. None other than Microsoft has entered into an agreement for network capacity on Seabras-1. [Read more →]

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Cologix Moves Deeper Into Florida, Buys Colo5

September 5th, 2014

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In the interconnection-focused segment of the data center space, Cologix has been very acquisitive since its creation a few years back.  Yesterday they struck again with their ninth purchase and their second in Florida, closing the purchase of Colo5. [Read more →]

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tw telecom Builds Out to Boston, Level 3 down in Atlanta

September 5th, 2014

Colorado-based tw telecom is filling in one of the last, biggest holes in its national metro fiber coverage. Boston will be their first market in New England, as part of the market expansion they announced in the fourth quarter of last year.  Meanwhile, their intended acquirer, Level 3 is expanding down in Georgia. [Read more →]

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Ciena Posts Steady Quarter, But Market Unsatisfied

September 4th, 2014

Ciena hit its numbers easily enough this morning, but the market doesn't seem to like its guidance for the company's fiscal Q4.  They've had a series of strong reports, I suppose it was inevitable that the bar would be raised too high.  Here is a quick summary in some context: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: CityFibre, Fibertech, RCN, tw telecom

September 4th, 2014

Several interesting metro fiber items to look at: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: NTT, Shaw, Colt, Interxion

September 3rd, 2014

Here's a quick rundown of some international networking and data center news: [Read more →]

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With Suitor Knocking, Alteva Adopts Poison Pill

September 3rd, 2014

After getting an unsolicited offer last week, Alteva this morning turned it down and announced it has adopted a shareholders' rights plan in its own defense. The hosted unified communications company has been restructuring, and recently made interim CEO Brian Kelley's job permanent. Not everyone is happy with how it is going however. [Read more →]

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Labor Day Roundup: AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, ADTRAN, Zayo

September 2nd, 2014

For the US, Labor Day weekend is now past and the fall has unofficially begun. Here's a quick look at some news this shortened week is getting started with: [Read more →]

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Will a Partner for Iliad Boost Its T-Mobile Ambitions?

September 2nd, 2014

Last month's bid for T-Mobile by the French provider Iliad and its billionaire owner Xavier Niel surprised just about everyone. But after the initial shock wore off, nobody took it too seriously. Yet by now we should know that when one of the industry's icons gets started on the hunt, the first shot is just the beginning. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: tw telecom, CenturyLink, SEA-US, Masergy

August 29th, 2014

Long weekend ahead, and I'll be on the road (probably in traffic). But first, a quick roundup of news to catch up on: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Telehouse, Telecity, Pacnet, euNetworks

August 28th, 2014

With the Labor Day weekend fast approaching in the US, overseas is where to look for the interesting stuff.  Here's a quick rundown of some international items: [Read more →]

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European Telecoms Dance Over Brazil’s GVT

August 28th, 2014

The big global M&A news lately has been down in Brazil, but the players are mostly based out of Europe. The target is Global Village Telecom (GVT), the growing broadband operator which is currently owned by the French media company Vivendi, and coveted by both Telefonica and Telecom Italia. [Read more →]

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Asian firms face more data privacy scrutiny

August 28th, 2014

This article was was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Companies across Asia face increased scrutiny on data privacy and cybercrime as governments in the region react to the increased frequency and severity of cyber-attacks. [Read more →]

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FirstLight Acquires G4, Further Expands in the Northeast

August 27th, 2014

In some metro and regional fiber consolidation this morning, FirstLight Fiber has announced a deal that will expand their presence in upper New England.  FirstLight has agreed to acquire substantially all the assets of G4 Communications, a service provider that focuses on New Hampshire. [Read more →]

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