UPN Expands Further in Nebraska

October 8th, 2014

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Following quickly on the heels of last week's buildout plans over in Iowa, Yesterday Unite Private Networks announced another expansion on the other side of Missouri River. The midwestern fiber builder and operator plans to build out an additional 600 route miles of fiber in the southeastern part of Nebraska. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: An Update on Lumos Networks From CEO Tim Biltz

October 7th, 2014

TimBiltz1It’s been almost three years now since Lumos Networks split off from nTelos, taking its fiber business on an independent path.  In the time since, they have been expanding their reach both into new geographies and to new opportunities within their existing footprint.  With us to offer an update on the company’s expansion projects and overall outlook is CEO Tim Biltz, who was also featured here in the summer of 2013. [Read more →]

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The Windy City Gets an AMS-IX

October 7th, 2014

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Following quickly on its expansion to California, AMS-IX has moved into another new market. The Amsterdam-based internet exchange provider now has its first node in the Windy City of Chicago. [Read more →]

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Colo Consolidation: Fortune, Infomart Merge

October 7th, 2014

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We had a bit of consolidation in the data center space this morning. The west coast's Fortune Data Centers and Dallas's Infomart have announced a merger. The combined company will be known as Infomart Data Centers, with some 2.2M square feet of data center and office space under its roofs. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: PEG, Tower Cloud, Neutral Path, Wilcon, Global Capacity

October 6th, 2014

Lots of network news this Monday morning, here's a quick survey of some interesting items: [Read more →]

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Zayo’s IPO Kicks Off

October 6th, 2014

Zayo has officially kicked off its long awaited IPO, three months after filing its S-1 with the SEC over the summer.  The move will add another major pure fiber play to the markets.  It comes at a time when, a decade after the telecom nuclear winter, the public markets have finally started giving fiber networks some respect. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Prepares For Growth With Some More Cash

October 5th, 2014

At the end of last week, euNetworks announced that it has refinanced and added some resources to its war chest. They've raised €70M in credit loan facilities from Barclays Bank PLC and RBC Capital Markets, with another €30M available should opportunity knock. [Read more →]

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Asian internet business more complex than Alibaba IPO

October 5th, 2014

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

Alibaba conducted its IPO in the US a couple of weeks ago, and immediately became one of the most valuable companies in the US. Is Alibaba just an exception? Or can we expect more Chinese internet companies to expand to other western markets, [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: WireIE’s Rob Barlow

October 3rd, 2014

image001In our second look at the fixed wireless segment of the infrastructure business this month, we turn to Canada’s WireIE.  WireIE’s domain lies between the metro where fiber is plentiful and the underserved markets normally beyond its reach, where they blend fixed wireless and fiber to go where others don't want to.  With us today to offer a northern perspective on the connectivity business is WireIE’s founder, President, and CEO, Rob Barlow. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: DE-CIX, Telehouse, Integra, CyrusOne, NYI

October 3rd, 2014

Here's a quick Friday roundup of other news from around the sector this week: [Read more →]

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A network that does the routine thinking, so you are free to innovate

October 3rd, 2014

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This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Chris Purdy, CTO of CENX.  

The convergence of LTE, Cloud, SDN and NFV promises dynamic, assured and differentiated services over efficient, orchestrated, and interconnected networks. This, the MEF’s Third Network vision, demands end-to-end Service Orchestration – and this is how it works.  [Read more →]

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Allied Fiber Marches Toward Atlanta

October 2nd, 2014

With its Miami-Jacksonville infrastructure now in place, Allied Fiber says it is ready to finish up the rest of its southeastern route. Construction is now underway on the remaining pieces of their dark fiber buildout between Jacksonville and Atlanta. [Read more →]

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Windstream Buys BOB

October 2nd, 2014

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Another fixed wireless network operator was bought yesterday, the second in two days to make the news. Windstream has announced the acquisition of Chicago-based Business Only Broadband, a deal I had heard might be in the works. [Read more →]

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Interoute Consolidates Its Way Into the Rest of the UK

October 1st, 2014

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The process of European fiber consolidation took another step forward today with the announcement that Interoute has acquire Vtesse Group. The moves will give Interoute a substantially expanded presence in the UK both for connectivity and cloud services, whereas until now its pan-European network has been largely limited to London. [Read more →]

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UPN Unveils Major Iowa Fiber Expansion

October 1st, 2014

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Unite Private Networks has big fiber plans for Iowa, according to an announcement today. The expansion will add some 700 route miles to the company's footprint, complementing their deep presence in neighboring Nebraska.  [Read more →]

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GTT Makes Another Move, Acquires UNSi

October 1st, 2014

GTT has made another inorganic move with the acquisition of UNSi. It's a $40M deal that will add $55M in annualized revenues, boosting GTT's turnover to somewhere near $250M and taking them into some new lines of business. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Ciena, Windstream, Alcatel-Lucent, GENBAND

October 1st, 2014

Here's a quick roundup of other news at the midpoint of the week: [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: VIRTUS, QTS, CenturyLink, Digital Realty

September 30th, 2014

Here's the rundown on some data center news spanning three continents this Tuesday morning. [Read more →]

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Windstream Takes Its 100G On the Road

September 30th, 2014

Continuing with the 100G rollout it started earlier this year, Windstream has moved onto phase 2. The capacity expansion will cover another 4,100 route miles by the end of the year, leveraging Infinera's DTN-X. [Read more →]

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Zayo Wins at Six Degrees, Finishes Off Fiscal 2014

September 30th, 2014

The UK's Six Degrees Group is expanding its fiber footprint in London, tapping Zayo's footprint to add diversity. By the end of 2014, 6DG will have a new ring in the city built of Zayo's dark fiber assets. Zayo's London depth comes in part from the former AboveNet assets and in part from its more recent acqusition of Geo Networks this year.  [Read more →]

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Pacnet Taps OnApp For a New CDN

September 29th, 2014

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The APAC connectivity specialist Pacnet has built itself another CDN with some help from UK-based OnApp. They've deployed OnApp's software solution to build out a self-owned and self-managed CDN across their own data centers and subsea links. Beyond their own footprint, OnApp's federation then steps in.

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Cisco Steps On the Gas, Pumps Up the Intercloud

September 29th, 2014

If Cisco's move into the world of cloud computing back in March was a bit late entry, it won't be lacking in resources. Six months later, the routing giant has doubled down on the 'Intercloud'. Along with a $1B commitment, they announced 30 new high profile partners and launched a virtualization and orchestration platform aimed at service providers. [Read more →]

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Wi-Fi isn’t an offload play anymore

September 29th, 2014

This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

One apparent side effect of the growing ubiquity of LTE is that Wi-Fi is becoming less essential as an offload platform to cope with soaring data traffic. [Read more →]

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