Finance goes online and mobile

July 14th, 2014

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

Five top VC’s in California were asked to pick the ten biggest tech trends over the next five years (Forbes article). #2 on their list was digital disintermediation of banks and #10 was that credit cards are the new app platform. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Two More From Lightower

July 12th, 2014

This week the Ramblings’ Jobs Board is still sporting a dozen and a half job listings, with two more for Lightower’s summer blitz. [Read more →]

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Verizon Defends Congestion Claims, But Nothing New Here

July 11th, 2014

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In a blog post yesterday, Verizon fired the latest round in the public blame wars over why Netflix videos buffer on their network.  The case they made offered little new information, however, and of course placed the blame squarely upon Netflix. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Zayo, Level 3, CenturyLink, Internap

July 11th, 2014

Here’s another set of quick takes on other news items this week worth noting: [Read more →]

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GlobeNet Adds Dark Fiber Up the Florida Coast

July 11th, 2014

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GlobeNet is coming ashore down in Florida, adding dark fiber to its submarine cable and Brazilian terrestrial footprint. They have tapped Allied Fiber for the new infrastructure between Miami and Jacksonville, as well as colocation and interconnection services. Two legs of their submarine cable network hooking up North and South America land on the south Florida coast. [Read more →]

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With Agility, Ciena Makes An SDN Play for the WAN

July 10th, 2014

I’m always thinking of 100G when I read about Ciena, but they’ve been making a big move into the SDN world lately. Yesterday they unveiled a new prong of that attack with the release of their Agility portfolio. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Logix, Level 3, QTS, Perseus

July 10th, 2014

Here’s some quick takes on other news from around the sector this week: [Read more →]

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As Slim Slims Down Mexico, Will His Overseas Shopping List Grow?

July 9th, 2014

In the news today is America Movil’s move down in Mexico to break itself up. Carlos Slim’s flagship is planning to sell off ‘certain assets’ to take its marketshare in Mexico below 50%. [Read more →]

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Alcatel-Lucent Breathes 10Gbps of Life Into Copper

July 9th, 2014

The zombie that is our aging copper network just got another jolt of magic to keep it animated.  Setting a new record, the Franco-American vendor has put 10Gbps over copper wires with a new prototype technology, giving hope of actual gigabit services to those who fiber won’t reach. [Read more →]

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Lewis Black, Akamai, Mobile Rider to Re-invent Improv

July 8th, 2014

In one of today’s more interesting announcements, Akamai has a new customer and it’s a comedian.  Well okay, it’s a comedian’s production company, but still.   Lewis Black, one of my favorite performers, has tapped Mobile Rider and Akamai to help him hook the world up to his ‘The Rant Is Due” event this weekend.   [Read more →]

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In NYC, Sabey Brings In DE-CIX

July 8th, 2014

The New York City interconnection market has been evolving rapidly over the past year, with two European-derived exchanges shaking things up. This morning, DE-CIX added another key Manhattan location to its growing presence by launching a new Apollon PoP at Sabey’s Intergate.Manhattan. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Lumos, Windstream, 123.Net, Bluebird, Allied Fiber

July 8th, 2014

Here’s another quick rundown of news from the metro side of things in the past few days: [Read more →]

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Tele2 Sells Norway to Teliasonera

July 7th, 2014

European telecommunications markets got a bit of the consolidation they have been looking for this morning, as Teliasonera has agreed to buy Tele2’s Norwegian business. The deal will cost the Nordic giant approximately $744M, and will give its existing Norwegian business the scale to better take on Telenor.  [Read more →]

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HTTP/2 risks creating dumb pipes with SPDY

July 7th, 2014

This article was authored by Phil Marshall, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

For many years, web content has been transported over the Internet using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol version 1.1 (HTTP/1.1), running on the [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: GTT

July 5th, 2014

This week the Ramblings’ Jobs Board is still sporting a dozen and a half job listings, with a new one this week from GTT. [Read more →]

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Here Comes Zayo’s IPO At Last

July 3rd, 2014

Yesterday, Zayo and its private equity backers finally took a big step toward the IPO that many have anticipated for some time. The S-1 for Zayo Group Holdings has now been filed with the SEC. [Read more →]

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QTS Buys Central NJ Colo, Solar Farm

July 3rd, 2014

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In a bit of data center M&A today as we head into the long July 4 weekend, QTS has bought itself a second data center in New Jersey. And along with the $75M purchase comes a rather unique item: a 50 acre, 14.1MW solar farm. [Read more →]

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AtlantaNAP Is Zayo’s Latest

July 2nd, 2014

Zayo crossed another asset off its bottomless shopping list, announcing today the acquisition of another data center business. They have bought Colo Facilities Atlanta, better known as AtlantaNAP. [Read more →]

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Vodafone, ESB to Fiberize the Irish Countryside

July 2nd, 2014

Vodafone has found another place to put a bit of that cash hoard it gained from the Verizon Wireless deal, and it’s organic this time. They’ve formed a joint venture with the Irish power utility ESB to build out fiber to a half million premises across 50 towns in Ireland. [Read more →]

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Rackspace Going Private? Hmm…

July 2nd, 2014

According to TechCrunch this morning, faced with the twin options of going it alone or tying up with a tech giant with deeper pockets, Rackspace just may pick door number three.  The company’s board is reportedly taking a serious look at simply going private, with the help of private equity of course, and they could even make the announcement this week. [Read more →]

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Internap’s Bare Metal Takes On London, Hong Kong

July 2nd, 2014

Internap is taking its bare metal cloud overseas, establishing additional beachheads on the other side of both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. They’re expanding the platform into their existing London and Hong Kong data centers. Along with Singapore and Amsterdam, that gives them two each in the far east and in Europe to go with three US markets. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Birch, Lightpath, Noel, UK Broadband

July 1st, 2014

Here’s a quick look at some other metro and regional fiber news already out this week: [Read more →]

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Alpheus Pushes Fiber Outward From the Central Office

July 1st, 2014

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Texas metro and regional operator Alpheus says it is expanding its fiber footprint within two of its key markets.  They hope to bring as many as than 3,000 buildings in key parts of Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston onto their network. [Read more →]

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