The Price for Straight Path Rises Again

May 8th, 2017

The auction for Straight Path Communications took another sharp turn this morning. The company has announced that it finds the latest revised offer from an unnamed multi-national telecommunications operator constitutes a 'superior proposal'. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Prysmian, CoreSite, Cataleya, Fatbeam

May 8th, 2017

Some fiber, data center, vendor, network news to peruse on this Monday morning: [Read more →]

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Telco API revenues set to reach $207b by 2022

May 8th, 2017

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Global revenues from telecommunications application programming interfaces (APIs) is on track to reach $207 billion worldwide by 2022, Research and Markets has predicted. [Read more →]

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Two More Data Centers for Zayo

May 5th, 2017

Zayo quietly made another acquisition yesterday.  The Boulder-based infrastructure company has completed the purchase of two data centers from KIO Networks for $12M, boosting its infrastructure in southern California further.   [Read more →]

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Earnings Roundup: Windstream, GTT, Cogent, Exponential-e

May 5th, 2017

Here are four other quick takes on earnings reports from network operators from this week: [Read more →]

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Level 3 Finds a Bit of Revenue Growth

May 4th, 2017

Yesterday Level 3 Communications posted its Q1 2017 numbers, finding some growth on the enterprise front in the Americas.  The combination with CenturyLink is expected to close during Q3, and sometimes there can be a bit of focus lost between announcement and closure, but so far Level 3 seems to be holding pretty steady.  Here are the company's numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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euNetworks Finds Q1 Growth, Invests For More

May 4th, 2017

In the first quarter of 2017, the European pureplay fiber network operator euNetworks kept on executing on its plans, posting higher revenue and spending plenty of it on new network deployments.  Here are the company's results in some context: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Infinera, Netrality, ChampionOne, Telco Systems

May 3rd, 2017

A few contract wins, partnerships, and product launches to note for this week: [Read more →]

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Cyxtera Is Born

May 3rd, 2017

Yesterday CenturyLink completed the sale of its data centers and colocation business to a consortium of private equity buyers that they announced last November.  That consortium, which includes BC Partners, Medina Capital Advisors, and Longview asset Management, has re-launched the assets as part of a new company, Cyxtera Technologies. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Observable Networks’ Bryan Doerr on Security

May 2nd, 2017

In most people’s minds, one of the biggest hurdles enterprises struggle with when it comes to migrating the cloud is that they may have to sacrifice some security along the way.  But is that really the case?  With us today to talk about the realities of data security systems in today’s cloud-powered network world is Bryan Doerr, CEO of Observable Networks.  Before taking the helm at Observable Networks, Bryan was CTO of Savvis for a decade.  [Read more →]

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Cisco Acquires Viptela, Expands SD-WAN Capabilities

May 2nd, 2017

Cisco's eternal appetite for acquisitions announced what the next course will be.  The network technology giant will be buying Viptela and combining the San-Jose-based vendor's SD-WAN technology with its own efforts and moving further toward a software model that produces more reliably recurring revenue. [Read more →]

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Altice USA Adds 47 NJ Schools

May 1st, 2017

Late last week, the USA division of Altice revealed the extent of its recent progress in the education vertical. The company's Lightpath metro fiber division has connected another 47 New Jersey schools and school districts to its regional network in the NYC metro area. [Read more →]

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VoIP and SIP trunking revenues growing strongly

May 1st, 2017

This article was authored by Networks Asia staff, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The benefits of VoIP access and SIP trunking services are prompting enterprise customers to transition to fully converged, IP-based networks, without having to overhaul existing IT networks, according to Frost & Sullivan. [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: Opinions on New FCC Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules?

April 28th, 2017

As expected, yesterday new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has unveiled his plans to roll back the net neutrality regime put in place during the Obama administration by his predecessor, Tom Wheeler.  Under the proposed rulemaking, not only will Title II be withdrawn from the internet but the FCC will cede oversight of such things to the FTC.  What do you think?  Have your say in the poll below: [Read more →]

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Google Fiber Unpauses, Takes Aim at Louisville

April 28th, 2017

Last year Google Fiber stopped launching new markets.  A shakeout in their management team soon followed as did the purchase of Webpass, which indicated the reason lay in the promise/threat of new wireless technologies changing the economics of the last mile.  And then there was silence, until now. [Read more →]

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365 Data Centers Changes Hands

April 27th, 2017

On Tuesday of this week there was some M&A in the data center space that I managed to miss.  365 Data Centers has been acquired by an investor group led by Chirisa Investments and including Lumerity Capital and Longboat Advisors.  The new owners have brought in Bob DeSantis, formerly co-founder and managing partner at Xand, as the new CEO. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: NTT, ADVA, Colt, GCX

April 27th, 2017

Here's a quick rundown on some news from around the world: [Read more →]

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Pai Winds Up For Strike on Net Neutrality

April 26th, 2017

Today FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is expected to unveil his plan for network neutrality. He'll be speaking this afternoon at the Newseum in Washington DC, and will be discussing in what way and by how much he'll be pushing to roll back what former chairman Tom Wheeler put in place. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, IFN, FTE, EdgeConneX

April 26th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some recent news items: [Read more →]

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Could Verizon/Comcast Really Happen?

April 25th, 2017

I've been somewhat amazed how seriously people are taking the possibility that Comcast and Verizon could be the next big merger.  The idea was floated by Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam last week alongside other similarly grand ideas like Disney and CBS, and since then analysts and journalists have been offering some up a few thoughts.  One quote I have seen comes from BTIG Research: [Read more →]

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Another Buyer Steps Up for Straight Path

April 25th, 2017

AT&T's bid to acquire Straight Path Communications has some competition.  Straight Path announced this morning that an unsolicited offer from an unnamed 'Multi-National Telecommunications Company' has been made and that it constitutes a "superior proposal". [Read more →]

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BICS to Acquire TeleSign

April 25th, 2017

BICS has thrown its hat into the global M&A ring this morning. The international arm of Belgacom has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire US-based TeleSign Corporation. The company sees the move as expanding its role in the industry from that of a global carrier to an international digital enabler. [Read more →]

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South Atlantic Cable System Construction Underway

April 24th, 2017

It's been in the works for half a decade or more now, but the South Atlantic Cable System is apparently finally off the drawing board and under construction.  Earlier this month, NEC announced that the contract to build SACS had come into force, and late last week, Angola Cables announced that the marine survey is now complete and the loading of the pre-laid shore end on the Angolan side is underway.   [Read more →]

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