SD-WAN and Network Security – A Double Bladed Sword

August 15th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang
Human beings often have to face dilemmas. One good example is from the modern IT and network communication arena. On one hand, we keep innovating the ways we connect and communicate to each other; on the other hand, the more open and software driven the network becomes, the more likely it will face security threat and breaches.

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Friday Bytes: CoreSite, Fatbeam, Rackspace

August 12th, 2016

I'm on the road again, and will be on and off for much of August.  Here's a quick look at some other news from this week that is worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Companies expect Olympics to strain their networks

August 12th, 2016

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

The vast majority of companies (85%) plan to more closely monitor the performance of their applications and networks, including Wi-Fi, because of potential strain due to employees accessing Olympic content. [Read more →]

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Network Roundup: Level 3, NTT, GTT, Windstream

August 11th, 2016

Let's catch up real quick on some network news that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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Atlantic Metro, InfoRelay Plan Merger

August 11th, 2016

There was some interesting M&A activity yesterday pairing different aspects of the managed infrastructure-as-a-service space. Atlantic Metro Communications and InfoRelay have announced plans to merge the two companies, creating a more comprehensive offering both in terms of product and geography. [Read more →]

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Zayo Deploys 100G to Marseille

August 10th, 2016

Zayo revealed this morning that it has landed an anchor customer for a 100G wavelength rollout in France.  An unnamed 'global carrier' has tapped them for backhaul between the AAE-1 and SEA-ME-WE-5 cable landings down in Marseille and Paris. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, EarthLink, Onvoy, NTT

August 10th, 2016

I've been on the road the past two days out at Cowen's Communications Infrastructure Summit, so here's a quick catch up on some news I didn't get to while I was out: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Oak Hill Strikes Again With Sovernet Buy

August 9th, 2016

There was yet more consolidation in world of fiber in the the upper northeastern USA.  Oak Hill Capital Partners has struck again, announcing an agreement to buy Sovernet Communications, a network operator with fiber spanning most of the states of New York and Vermont.   [Read more →]

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3 Tips Before Transitioning to Cloud-Based Unified Communications

August 9th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Jeff Blackey, SVP Marketing, Broadview Networks

Cloud-based unified communications solutions continue to grow, with market penetration on track to increase six times by 2020. This growth trajectory makes sense, as the combination of UC and cloud is a powerful one, major benefits including scalability, continuity and ease of use. The ROI of UC is well proven and continues [Read more →]

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Cloud M&A: Rackspace Again?

August 8th, 2016

Late last week, rumors of a big cloud M&A began to bubble up from below.  It seems that Rackspace may have finally found the white knight it has been seeking on and off for a couple of years.  The talk is that they are in talks with Apollo Global Management to either take the company private or buy a controlling stake. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Alpheus, Cogent, Tata, Hylan Datacom

August 5th, 2016

Here's a quick look at some other news from this week that's worth a look before you head out for the weekend: [Read more →]

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Integra Finishes Pivot to Fiber, Electric Lightwave Takes the Lead

August 5th, 2016

There has been a significant shift in focus over at Integra.  The western network operator has pivoted the rest of the way towards fiber, splitting off Electric Lightwave as a standalone entity.  Not only that, but the parent company is also taking on the Electric Lightwave name, with Integra living on as a subsidiary focused on the SME.   [Read more →]

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Another Virginia Facility on the Way for CyrusOne

August 4th, 2016

CyrusOne's invasion of Virginia seems to be going well.  Today the Texas-based data center operator announced the acquisition of another shell building in Sterling, planning to built it out into their third location in the region. [Read more →]

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Earnings Roundup: Windstream, CenturyLink, Equinix, GTT

August 4th, 2016

lots of earnings news to look at this morning: [Read more →]

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Cross River Lights Up With MRV

August 3rd, 2016

Cross River Fiber has been shifting from pure dark fiber over into lit services, and today we learned a few details on how they are doing it.  They have tapped MRV Communications to provide the packet and optical gear for the transformation. [Read more →]

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Lumos Networks’ Fiber Investments Shined in Q2

August 3rd, 2016

Lumos Networks has been investing in its fiber network at a rapid pace over the last few years, but we've had to wait quite a while to start to really see the effects show up in top line growth.  They started to shine through a bit in today's Q2 results though.  Overall revenues moved past analyst expectations to $52.4M, while earnings per share checked in several pennies to the good at $0.05.  Here's a quick table of the company's Q2 results in some context: [Read more →]

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VoIP Roundup: Onvoy, BroadSoft, Vonage, Alianza

August 2nd, 2016

Taking a quick look at the UC and VoIP segment, we've got two earnings reports, a bit of acquisition news, and a product enhancement to check out: [Read more →]

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Verizon Expands Its CDN Into India

August 2nd, 2016

Along with its M&A in the worlds of content and IoT, Verizon has made another interesting move this summer in a place far from its home turf.  Verizon Digital Media Services has partnered up with Bharti Airtel to expand its content delivery infrastructure into India. [Read more →]

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What can save Apple?

August 2nd, 2016

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

Apple’s earnings are down according to the latest quarterly report. And iPhone sales are down. There are also rumors that Apple will need to postpone its car launch till 2021. After very long growth and huge iPhone success, Apple is now [Read more →]

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More M&A for Verizon With Fleetmatics Buy

August 1st, 2016

Verizon Communications' appetite is quite omnivorous this year.  This morning they announced the acquisition of Fleetmatics Group for some $2.4B in cash. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: NTT, Unitas Global, Chunghwa Telecom

August 1st, 2016

In the news this Monday morning from around the world are a big bandwidth deal, a cloud M&A, and giant new data center: [Read more →]

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LSO Reference Architecture Will Turn Vision into Standards-Based Reality

August 1st, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates.

Lifecycle Service Orchestration: Reference Architecture and Framework (MEF 55). This 57-page document from the MEF is the essential, foundational specification for agile end-to-end communications services that work within one carrier’s network or can span [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Walker and Associates, FirstLight Fiber

July 30th, 2016

We have a two new job listings to peruse over on the Ramblings Jobs Board, with six active listings in all right now. [Read more →]

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