Telstra lays out plans for Programmable Network

May 22nd, 2017

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

Australian operator Telstra has outlined its plans to offer SDN and NFV, cloud platform and data centers as well as global and Australian networks in one integrated and intelligent platform. [Read more →]

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Friday Int’l Roundup: Orange Business, Hawaiki, Sparkle, BSO

May 19th, 2017

Here's a set of quick takes on some more international news items, which there have been more than a few of this week. [Read more →]

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Managing a Technical Career in Telecoms

May 19th, 2017

This Guest Article was authored by Russell Lundberg, who blogs over at Bangkok Beach Telecom

I asked to Guest Post on Telecom Ramblings because their audience includes so many Telecoms & ICT Professionals.  I've worked my entire career on the technical side of Telecoms and have become concerned about the lack of career development skills taught [Read more →]

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Bridging the Divide Between Carrier and Smart Cities Infrastructure

May 18th, 2017

Brian Proffit will be guest-authoring a multi-part Industry Viewpoint series here on Telecom Ramblings about the relationship between carriers and smart cities initiatives. Proffit recently joined Adtell as vice president of Smart Cities Infrastructure.  This is the first installment. [Read more →]

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Backbone Bytes: Level 3, Sparkle, GTT

May 17th, 2017

Here's some more network news that's worth a quick look as I continue to catch up with the world: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Aqua Comms, Hurricane Electric, Telia, Colt, Interoute, Equinix

May 17th, 2017

I'm on the road this week and most of next week.  Here's a whole bunch of catch-up from the international front: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Wilcon, FiberLight, Cleareon, 123.Net

May 16th, 2017

Lots of news this week from ITW, and I'm on the road (not at ITW) so I'm already behind!  Here's a quick rundown of some items from the metro space. [Read more →]

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EarthLink Integration Brings Windstream New Fiber Routes

May 16th, 2017

Windstream announced the availability of five new fiber routes on its expanding wholesale footprint yesterday at ITW. The new routes derive from the acquisition earlier this year of EarthLink, which itself bought Deltacom's southern footprint a few years prior. [Read more →]

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Telia Tightens Connection to Zurich

May 15th, 2017

Telia Carrier has been working on its network infrastructure in western Europe.  This morning the international arm of Telia took the wraps off of several new options for connectivity in and out of Zurich, Switzerland.   [Read more →]

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NEC sets long-haul subsea cable record

May 15th, 2017

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

Japan's NEC has announced it has become the first vendor to achieve a transmission capacity of over 50Tbps over a distance greater than 10,000km using a single optical fiber. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, Alpheus, ZenFi, LightRiver

May 12th, 2017

I've been on the road for much of this week for personal reasons, my apologies if coverage has been a bit spotty.  Here are a few deals from in and around the metro space this week: [Read more →]

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Mitel to Acquire Toshiba’s UC Business

May 12th, 2017

Mitel has announced some additional inorganic growth in the VoIP space.  The Canadian-based communications company has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Japanese giant Toshiba.  Toshiba decided to leave the UC space earlier this year. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: SubCom, Zayo, Aqua Comms

May 11th, 2017

A product launch, a few executive appointments, and some subsea cable plans to peruse: [Read more →]

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Verizon Said to Win the Straight Path Auction

May 11th, 2017

On Monday we learned that the auction for Straight Path Communications had reached the lofty heights of $184 per share as an unnamed bidder competed with AT&T.  Well, according to reports late yesterday, that is in fact where the auction has ended.  And the winner is, apparently, Verizon. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Akamai, Interoute, Interxion, Nuage

May 10th, 2017

I'm on the road for much of the next few weeks, if I miss anything I promise to catch up!  Here's a quick rundown of some news from the last 24 hours or so that is worth a look: [Read more →]

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Zayo’s Margins Hold as ELI Integration Begins

May 10th, 2017

Zayo posted its fiscal Q3 numbers yesterday after the market closed.  With the acquisition of Electric Lightwave closing on March 1, it is another of those quarters where the numbers are shifting and the way the company reports them is still evolving.  Here are a few of their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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The FCC, John Oliver, and a DDoS Attack

May 9th, 2017

Over the weekend, comedian John Oliver launched another net neutrality broadside via his Last Week Tonight episode on HBO.  As he did three years ago, he called for listeners to flood the FCC with comments in support of net neutrality. [Read more →]

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Crosslake Unveils Plans For Submarine Cable Under Lake Ontario

May 9th, 2017

Lake Ontario is going to be getting its very own submarine cable system if plans by Crosslake Fibre come to fruition. The company announced its intention this morning for a new cable system connecting the cities of Toronto, Canada and Buffalo, New York via a more direct, albeit wet route. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: LightRiver, Infinera, Megaport, Aricent

May 9th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some news items from across the sector from early this week: [Read more →]

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Seaborn and Spread Team Up

May 8th, 2017

Seaborn Networks has picked a partner to help make its mark on the world of finance. The submarine cable operator has announced that Spread Networks will be their exclusive channel partner for sales to the financial vertical. [Read more →]

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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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