A year of spying

January 6th, 2014

This article was authored by Don Sambandaraksa, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Last year was but a taste of the abuse of power that the spy agencies of the Axis of Espionage has unleashed upon the people of the world. From PRISM and interception of Facebook, Google, Yahoo to TEMPORA tapping of [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: FirstLight Fiber

January 5th, 2014

The new year’s first job listing goes to FirstLight Fiber, which until this past September had been known as Tech Valley Communications. [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: Is the Worst Over For NSA Spying Revelations?

January 3rd, 2014

We’ll do the annual network M&A buyers and sellers polls next week when everyone is back.  For now, let’s see what everyone thinks of the NSA revelations and the telecom and internet infrastructure world.  So the NSA has backdoors into a laundry list of equipment, has apparently helped weaken encryption standards, may have hacked into at least one submarine cable’s backoffice, routinely monitors traffic between the big data centers of the largest content providers out there, and has been tapping just about everyone’s phone at will — even the Skype ones.  Is that it?  Are we done now?   [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: euNetworks, EarthLink, Open-IX, Juniper

January 3rd, 2014

Friday came awfully quickly this week, what with the New Year and all that. Here’s a quick look at some of the industry news that started the year, plus one from the week before that I hadn’t seen: [Read more →]

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Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2014

January 2nd, 2014

After those M&A predictions from New Year’s Eve and before the first 2014 news starts to flow in, let’s talk about a few overall trends to watch in 2014 in telecom and internet infrastructure.  Everybody’s got their own list these days, so I’ll just focus on a few: [Read more →]

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Seven Telecom and Infrastructure M&A Predictions for 2014

December 31st, 2013

Look into the Crystal BallNew Year’s Eve is upon us already, and that means it is time for a few bold M&A predictions for 2014. That’s despite the fact that I pretty much struck out with nearly all of last year’s predictions, but who’s counting. This coming year’s infrastructure markets seem to me to have a less certain path than usual, meaning it is harder than usual to eliminate possibilities.  Nevertheless, a prognosticator must perforce prognosticate so here goes: [Read more →]

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Holiday Roundup: Zayo, Level 3, LINX, and the NSA

December 30th, 2013

There have been a few interesting news items over the holidays that deserve a quick mention: [Read more →]

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Looking Back at 2013′s M&As: International Edition

December 30th, 2013

In this final installment of Ramblings’ review of M&A activity in 2013, we look at the international stage. Indeed, that’s where the real action was in both raw size and media coverage, with wireless taking the stage in a big way. But there were also some interesting infrastructure deals around the world that shouldn’t be forgotten. [Read more →]

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Looking Back at 2013′s M&As: Colo & Cloud Edition

December 27th, 2013

Following up on the network M&A article before Christmas, it’s time to take a similar look at consolidation within the colocation and cloud marketplace during 2013.  Here is a quick look at the deals of the year, organized by the underlying trend they were a part of [Read more →]

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Ghosts in the Machine: Virtualization and the Next Generation of Storage Architecture

December 26th, 2013

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

The boom of cloud services and the rapidly-growing demand for more storage has turned virtualization into a hot commodity. Virtualization, the name given to the practice of using a software program to mimic the functions of physical hardware, offers a wide range of flexibility and reduced hardware costs. These benefits are becoming too [Read more →]

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Digicel Buys a Submarine Cable Backbone

December 24th, 2013

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The Caribbean operator Digicel Group has added some fiber to its diet.  They announced yesterday the purchase of a substantial set of submarine cable assets from Global Carribean Fiber (GCF) and the Loret Group,  its majority shareholder .   [Read more →]

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Limelight Sells Clickability, Tightens Focus

December 24th, 2013

In another interesting shift, Limelight Networks announced yesterday the sale of its web content management business to Upland Software.  This is the Clickability piece of their business, which they purchased a little more than two years ago.   [Read more →]

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