Metro Bytes: F6, TDS, Zayo, Lumos

November 17th, 2016

In the metro world, here are two bits of regional M&A, one contract win, and some data center connectivity to peruse today: [Read more →]

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Comcast Business Expands Philly Fiber Reach

November 17th, 2016

Comcast Business has big fiber plans for Philadelphia. The business services division of the cable giant announced yesterday that it is pouring some $30M into an expansion and upgrade of its fiber depth in the city. [Read more →]

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Under Trump’s Shadow, FCC Backs Off

November 17th, 2016

The FCC's planned votes this week on special access and set top boxes have been canceled, along with several other items. In light of the election win for Donald Trump, Republicans were pressuring FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler not to proceed, and they got what they wanted. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Aqua Comms, TE SubCom, PCCW, Ericsson

November 16th, 2016

I'm back home in NJ from having a great time at the Telecom Exchange LA event this week, but I came in on the red-eye so I'm still catching up.  In that vein, here's some quick takes on news from around the world: [Read more →]

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The Puzzle of Trump’s FCC

November 15th, 2016

The election of Donald Trump as the next US president has everyone scrambling to figure out what he'll do, and in the last few days that has meant growing speculation about what it might mean over at the FCC. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: CenturyLink, ADVA, Interoute, LINX

November 15th, 2016

I'm on the road again this week out at the Telecom Exchange LA. If you are too, come say hi. In the meantime, here's a few quick takes on news from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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100Gbps Carrier Ethernet Technology: Real Growth and Real Gains

November 15th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Mannix O’Connor, Director of Technical Marketing at MRV Communications

With the continuous demand for hyper-scale migrations to the cloud, mobile broadband and high-definition video applications, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) find themselves transforming legacy network infrastructure to next generation packet-based networks. There is a need to [Read more →]

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CS&L Buys Some Towers Too

November 14th, 2016

Communications Sales & Leasing announced its Q3 earnings this morning along with another acquisition, it's third in the last twelve months.  They started off this year buying PEG Bandwidth, and followed up with Tower Cloud.  But their third acquisition isn't fiber, but rather towers. [Read more →]

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Working Together to Fight the Newest Cyber Threats

November 14th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Bill Ballmer, ADVA Optical Networking

5 five essential strategies for safeguarding data as it moves between sites

Today’s networks are more at risk than ever before. Data is most susceptible when it’s in motion [Read more →]

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Veterans Day Roundup: Interoute, PS LIGHTWAVE, Calligo

November 11th, 2016

It's been quite a couple of weeks in the world of internet infrastructure.  Here's a quick look at some other news I didn't get to initially from the last few days: [Read more →]

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Drones advancing towards the future

November 11th, 2016

This article was authored by Lachlan Colquhoun, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

A look at the telecoms industry news around the world this week reminds us that drone technology is coming fast, and is likely to be a valuable part of the infrastructure mix by the next decade. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Sees Steady EBITDA Rise

November 10th, 2016

The European network infrastructure provider euNetworks posted its third quarter earnings numbers today, which is awfully nice of them seeing as they're privately held these days.  After a big Q2 in which they had a bit of extra euTrade revenue during a migration, they held most of those gains and saw EBITDA keep marching upward.  Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Trump and the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

November 10th, 2016

The presidential elections haven't intruded on telecom and internet infrastructure too much, but there was that one moment just a few weeks ago.  Before AT&T and Time Warner even officially announced their deal, Donald Trump made an unsolicited declaration of opposition, calling it too much power in too few hands.  Now that he has won, should we take that threat seriously? [Read more →]

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Lumos Finds a Target, to Acquire Clarity

November 10th, 2016

The autumn M&A parade is still marching on by. Yesterday, while I was travelling, Lumos Networks made its first inorganic move in quite a while, announcing the acquisition of Clarity Communications Group. [Read more →]

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GTT Strikes Again, to Acquire Hibernia Networks

November 9th, 2016

The autumn M&A season in telecom and internet infrastructure is still popping. This morning we have another key announcement to look at: GTT has agreed to acquire Hibernia Networks for $590M. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Global Capacity, BSO, Megaport

November 9th, 2016

I'm on the road on Wednesday at MEF16, so if I check in late on something big you know why. In the meantime, here's a quick rundown on some other news from yesterday worth a look: [Read more →]

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Canada Slowed Zayo’s Revenue, But EBITDA Rose Anyway

November 8th, 2016

Zayo reported its fiscal Q1/2017 earnings this afternoon.  Revenues checked in light at $504.9M, slowed down by lower numbers from the Allstream assets in Canada they are currently integration.  But Zayo found cost savings to more than compensate, turning in higher EBITDA and earnings per share a penny above expectations.  Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Telia, Hibernia, Orange Business, Tata, AT&T

November 8th, 2016

Five bits of news from international carriers, with three new PoPs and two datapoints of SDN and NFV progress. [Read more →]

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Zayo Acquires Another Data Center

November 8th, 2016

Zayo revealed a purchase of its own yesterday, acquiring a data center. In this Autumn flurry of M&A, it's a relatively small move. But it finally puts a Zayo colo facility in a market they have been targeting: Silicon Valley.  [Read more →]

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Windstream, EarthLink to Combine

November 7th, 2016

Another M&A rumor has come true.  This morning Windstream and EarthLink followed through on their talks and announced plans to merge their businesses, seeking safety in scale and synergies. [Read more →]

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Level 3 Expands Ethernet Platform in 15 European Markets

November 7th, 2016

With the reality of the CenturyLink transaction a long ways off yet, Level 3 today announced an Ethernet expansion over in Europe.  Following through on plans announced earlier this year, they have taken their Metro 2.0 Ethernet solution into 15 additional markets, giving them 42 in all where they can offer Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services.   [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Sells Its Data Centers

November 4th, 2016

And the week in M&A is still going on.  CenturyLink this morning followed up its announcement to buy Level 3 Communications with another one selling its data centers and colo business to private equity. [Read more →]

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The Latest Rumor: Windstream, EarthLink Talking Merger

November 4th, 2016

It's been quite a week, and it may not be over yet.  Reuters has a report out this morning that Windstream and EarthLink are talking about a transaction, citing people close to the discussions. [Read more →]

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