Network Bytes: Level 3, Birch, UPN, CityFibre

October 20th, 2015

Here's a quick roundup of some network news on three continents to start off Tuesday: [Read more →]

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Windstream Sells Data Center Biz to TierPoint

October 19th, 2015

Rumors that Windstream was looking to sell off its data center and cloud arm proved to be correct this morning.  The hybrid ILEC/CLEC has entered into an agreement to sell its Hosted Solutions division to TierPoint for $575M in cash. [Read more →]

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Metro Roundup: MRV, Calix, PEG, Metroweb

October 19th, 2015

Two interesting metro wins by vendors, a big pipe for rural Illinois, and some action over in Italy: [Read more →]

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CenturyLink’s Holds Its Virtual Rudder Steady

October 19th, 2015

Back in March, CenturyLink adopted Cyan's BluePlanet platform and embarked on a rollout of SDN and NFV within its network. Soon thereafter, and probably not coincidentally, Ciena bought Cyan and merged it into its own virtualization efforts. CenturyLink today reiterated and expanded its network overhaul plans. [Read more →]

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Big data grows up

October 19th, 2015

This article was authored by Stefan Hammond, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Big data is often associated with big retailers. Build a customer database, then push out info (and special deals) that appeals to specific, pre-determined tastes. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Cross River Fiber

October 18th, 2015

We have a new listing over on the Ramblings Jobs board this weekend. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Allied Fiber, Viatel, Bandwidth, X5

October 16th, 2015

Time for a quick roundup of some news from around the sector to round out the week: [Read more →]

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Another Buildout by Great Plains Communications

October 15th, 2015

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Nebraska's Great Plains Communications is adding yet more fiber to its network.  Today they announced an expansion southward to Kansas City into the Netrality carrier hotel at 1102 Grand.   [Read more →]

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Ericsson Acquires More Software Talent

October 15th, 2015

A bit of vendor M&A is taking place over in Europe.  The Swedish-based giant Ericsson said this morning that it intends to acquire the Polish and Ukrainian operations of Ericpol, bringing further software development talent in house.   [Read more →]

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The Charter/TWC Deal Has Few Friends, But Who Cares?

October 15th, 2015

Over the past few days, supporters and detractors of the summer's big cable deal have been filing their thoughts with the FCC, and the second category has been rather more vocal. Charter announced plans to purchase TWC in May, a few months after Comcast's effort to do the same was squelched by regulatory opposition. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Integra, Verizon, Limelight, NGN, HE

October 14th, 2015

Not a lot of big news today as the markets continue to digest the Dell/EMC deal. In the meantime, here's a quick look at some other network and data items worth checking out: [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Infinera, Calix, BTI Systems

October 14th, 2015

Here are a few quick news items from the vendor side of the tracks: [Read more →]

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Ciena Unveils Major Upgrade to Blue Planet

October 13th, 2015

It was just two months ago that Ciena closed its purchase of Cyan, and today we are seeing a piece of just what they had in mind. They have unveiled a suite of enhancements to the Blue Planet network orchestration platform, which has become a centerpiece of the company's SDN and NFV push. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Allied Fiber, SummitIG, Digital Realty, 1547, Dell

October 13th, 2015

For those who get Columbus Day off, and those who just need to catch up, here's a recap of some news from the start of the week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Construction-CAD Solutions CEO Pervis Conway

October 12th, 2015

Pervis ConwayToday we are going to delve deeper into the nuts and bolts of the networking industry.  With us today is Pervis Conway, who is founder, CEO, and President of Construction-CAD Solutions (CCS).  CCS is an engineering and construction firm based in Chicago that cut its teeth on the HFC buildouts of the dot-com era.  Today the minority-owned firm is busy doing the engineering work necessary for operators to build out fiber backhaul networks to the wireless towers and small cells that power today’s growing mobile data tsunami. [Read more →]

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The dead weight of legacy systems and processes

October 12th, 2015

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

Do you want to print out the layout and interconnections of IT systems at a carrier, bank or logistics company? Of course, you can probably do it, but you would need a lot of paper, ink and a big wall to showcase it. [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Infinera, Alcatel-Lucent, Juniper, EMC

October 9th, 2015

Two international deployments, and two persistent M&A rumors for this Friday morning: [Read more →]

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For AWS, the Pipes Still Aren’t Big Enough

October 9th, 2015

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This week Amazon Web Services announced a new data service capable of sending 50TB into the cloud.  Great, more bandwidth demand, right?  Nope, they're shipping it in a box. [Read more →]

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The Connected Stadium: A Whole New Game

October 9th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Adam Alevy, Vice President of Technology for Laird PLC’s Infrastructure Antenna Systems group

With travelers, students, car buyers, homeowners and workers wanting – no, demanding – Wi-Fi in their hotels, campuses, automobiles, homes and businesses, is it far-fetched to believe sports fans will want the same in their sports venues in the very near future? [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Metaswitch, Vodafone, Singtel, GlobeNet

October 8th, 2015

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

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Superloop Adds Some Inorganic Expansion to the Mix

October 8th, 2015

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We have some network M&A from down under to look at this morning.  Superloop, which is in the midst of a fiber buildout in both Australia and Singapore, has found an M&A target to accelerate its expansion.  They have entered into a binding agreement to acquire Brisbane-based APEXN Pty Ltd. [Read more →]

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Equinix Plans New Dallas IBX

October 7th, 2015

Five data centers in Dallas apparently isn't enough anymore, so Equinix is going for a sixth.  This morning they announced plans for a new IBX, which will go by the moniker DA7 and will help support growing demand for interconnection throughout the metro area.   [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, NYI, Cologix, GTT

October 7th, 2015

Here's a quick mid-week roundup of other news from the internet infrastructure sector: [Read more →]

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