Int’l Bytes: DE-CIX, Sonera, MegaFon, Oi

June 22nd, 2016

I'm at the Telecom Exchange in NYC today. In the meantime, here are a few quick-takes of news from around the globe: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: RCN, CoreSite, Windstream, BroadSoft, CS&L

June 21st, 2016

Here are a couple of quick-takes from around the USA for this Tuesday morning. [Read more →]

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Enterprise Internetworking Simplified: Social + Network Automation

June 20th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Adam Janota, VP of Global Marketing, Console

The rapid shift by Enterprise IT to a cloud consumption model is increasing network traffic exponentially. The numbers speak for themselves; the Rightscale 2016 State of the Cloud report found that 95% out of 1060 IT professionals surveyed, are using cloud services. As cloud consumption increases, enterprises are scrambling [Read more →]

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CS&L Strikes Again, to Acquire Tower Cloud

June 20th, 2016

Communications Sales & Leasing has made its second acquisition of the year.  The network REIT that was born from Windstream in the Spring of 2015 has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tower Cloud.   [Read more →]

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UC M&A: Onvoy Acquires ANPI

June 20th, 2016

There was more consolidation in the world of VoIP and UC last week that managed to slip past my nets.  Onvoy has signed an agreement to buy ANZ Communications, which is the parent company of ANPI. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Walker and Associates

June 19th, 2016

We have a new job listing on the Ramblings Jobs Board this week from Walker and Associates. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Zayo, Ciena, QTS, NTT

June 17th, 2016

Telecom Ramblings will be at the Telecom Exchange next week, so if you're there feel free to look me up.  In the meantime, here is a quick look at some other news from this week that is worth a look: [Read more →]

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GTT Moves In Down Under

June 16th, 2016

GTT's network expansion took it to a new continent today.  The IP and Ethernet backbone operator has further boosted its APAC presence with a new point of presence down in Sydney, Australia. [Read more →]

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Windstream Sells Half Its CS&L Stake

June 16th, 2016

A few weeks short of fourteen months after spinning off CS&L as the industry's first (and still only) network REIT, Windstream has disposed of half its remaining stake in the company.  To be more specific, they did a debt-for-equity exchange with the CS&L shares, transferring them to creditors who sold them to Citigroup Global Markets, who then sold them to institutional investors led by Searchlight Capital Partners. [Read more →]

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A Lightower Grows In Brooklyn

June 15th, 2016

Ok, that was a bad literary pun, let's get that out of the way right now.  I just couldn't help myself.  But Lightower announced an expansion of its network in New York City today, adding a new direct route between New Jersey and Brooklyn. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: CyrusOne, Equinix, SFR, Mitel

June 15th, 2016

Here's a midweek update, with two new data center projects, a DIY CDN, and a UC move in China. [Read more →]

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The FCC Wins a Round in Court

June 15th, 2016

Internet activists are celebrating while large telecommunications providers are regrouping today.  Yesterday the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the FCC's current implementation of network neutrality. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Buys ElasticBox

June 14th, 2016

CenturyLink's cloud ambitions remain, and this morning they did another small M&A aimed at bringing more technology and talent in-house.  CenturyLink has acquired ElasticBox, whose main claim to fame is a multi-cloud application management service.   [Read more →]

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FTS Fiber Takes Aim at Maryland’s Kent County

June 14th, 2016

Fiber will soon be coming to a piece of Maryland that has rarely gotten the attention of the market.  FTS Fiber, a builder and operator of dark fiber infrastructure that I haven't run into until now, revealed plans yesterday to begin construction of a significant fiber build in rural Kent Count, Maryland. [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Infinera, Ekinops, Ericsson

June 13th, 2016

Here are several bits of vendor news that are worth a look for this Monday morning: [Read more →]

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Console Powers EdgeConneX’s Detroit Enterprise Push

June 13th, 2016

EdgeConneX's expansion into the enterprise interconnection space arrived in the rust belt this morning. They've teamed up with Console, which is deploying its interconnection platform at the company's Detroit edge data center in Southfield, Michigan. [Read more →]

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SDN will change your job, not kill it: Level 3

June 13th, 2016

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

There are many conversations to be had about network virtualization in general, and SDN in particular. One conversation we don’t always hear about is the human factor – which is to say resistance from telecoms department heads who see SDN as a challenge to their livelihoods, [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: MBC, FirstLight

June 12th, 2016

We have a new job listing on the Ramblings Jobs Board this week, as well as two others from a couple weeks ago that I failed to call out at the time. [Read more →]

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Rivals For Yahoo Pushing Past Verizon?

June 10th, 2016

The question of who will buy Yahoo is stubbornly staying at the top of the tech and telecom news, and the most recent twist suggests that Verizon may no longer be the front runner. [Read more →]

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Looking for the Real Smarts in the IoT? Hint: Start with the Network

June 10th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Ed Ogonek, CENX

While everyone focuses on the cool wristbands, industrial sensors, data-driven applications and the compelling end-user experience, the real smarts in the Internet of Things (IoT) is largely hidden from the public, and from the media too: The intelligence is in the network, and in the software that keeps that network humming. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: euNetworks, Orange Business, Windstream, CS&L

June 9th, 2016

Here's some interesting network news, both international and domestic: [Read more →]

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Mid-Week Roundup: Onvoy, EarthLink, Fairpoint

June 8th, 2016

Here's a quick look at some news at mid-week from Onvoy, EarthLink, and Fairpoint. [Read more →]

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Verizon Still in the Hunt for Yahoo

June 8th, 2016

Reports yesterday suggest that Verizon's interest in buying Yahoo's internet assets remain intact, and it will apparently be submitting a second round bid in the $3B range.  That's down from the numbers people were talking about last month, before bidders got a look under the hood.   [Read more →]

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