Digital Realty Takes Eight Data Centers Off Equinix’s Hands

May 16th, 2016

A substantial amount of colo space will be changing hands according to this morning's news. Equinix has decided to divest itself of eight data centers over in Europe, and Digital Realty has stepped up to acquire the assets for approximately $874M. In parallel, Equinix gets a binding option to acquire Digital Realty's facility in St. Denis, Paris. [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: How Disruptive Will the Verizon Strike Be?

May 13th, 2016

With the political primaries winding down, let's have a poll of our own.  One of the bigger stories of the spring is the Verizon strike, which has grown increasingly nasty since starting four weeks ago and yesterday apparently spread across the Pacific to the Philippines in what looks to have been a very scary incident.  In the end, how disruptive do you think this situation will be to the industry and infrastructure as a whole? [Read more →]

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Technology evolution or revolution

May 13th, 2016

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

The business world is after disruptive business innovations. While there is debate as to the definition of disruptive innovations (see HBR article), the definition is not so relevant in practice. The more relevant question is whether a new innovation opens opportunities for new companies and is a fatal threat to old business. [Read more →]

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Hawaiki Cable Gets a Big Anchor Customer

May 12th, 2016

Earlier this Spring, the Hawaiki cable project announced its contract with TE Subcom had come into force.  They had raised the necessary funds to kick off the construction phase, and yesterday we learned where some of those funds came from.  Amazon's AWS division has stepped up for a large chunk of capacity on the system, becoming a high profile anchor customer on a submarine cable system for the first time. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: XO, UF&D, RCN, EarthLink

May 12th, 2016

It's been a busy week at all levels of the industry, here's another roundup of news items worth a look from competitive providers: [Read more →]

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The Verizon Strike Is Getting Uglier

May 12th, 2016

Verizon's union workforce has been on strike for the last month or so in what has been one of the biggest features of the Spring telecommunications landscape in the northeastern US. Sometimes these things are perfunctory, making a negotiating point before doing the deal everyone knows will get done. That's clearly not the case this time though, and it's starting to get ugly. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Hibernia Networks, Hurricane Electric, Cinia, Telia, GTT

May 11th, 2016

There's plenty of news on the international network front to get to this week with ITW finishing up.  Here's a roundup of some new or expanded strategic relationships that are worth noting: [Read more →]

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Higher Sales, Lower Churn for euNetworks

May 11th, 2016

While no longer publicly traded, euNetworks posts its financials and thus provides a pure-play look into the European infrastructure sector.  This morning they posted Q1 results, holding firm sequentially on the top line and keeping nearly all of last quarter's EBITDA gains.  Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Cross River Fiber Heads for the Jersey Shore

May 10th, 2016

Cross River Fiber, which made its name rewiring northern New Jersey for low latency, is taking aim at the Jersey Shore. This morning they announced an expansion to the south, taking aim at the backhaul market from the state's cable landing stations. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Wilcon, Cleareon, Lightpath, Neutral Path

May 10th, 2016

Yesterday's roundup focused on the international, today's on the regional and metro: [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Hibernia, Sparkle, GlobeNet, NTT, Telia

May 9th, 2016

With ITW underway, there's lots of news this morning from the international front.  Here's a quick look at a few: [Read more →]

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Electric Lightwave Doubles Its Intercity Footprint

May 9th, 2016

Electric Lightwave, the infrastructure brand that Integra revived last year, announced this morning that its network is rather larger now.  The network provider has doubled its network long-haul routes. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Clint Heiden on EdgeConneX’s European Expansion

May 9th, 2016

clintheidenOne of the biggest infrastructure trends at present is the rising importance of the network edge.  As the content world pushes its caches closer to the consumer, data center infrastructure providers have responded and few have done so with more vigor than EdgeConneX.  With two dozen locations in the US and more on the way, the company recently announced plans to take their campaign across the Atlantic to tackle the European edge too.  With us today to talk about those European expansion plans and a few other topics is Clint Heiden, EdgeConneX's Chief Commercial Officer. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: ColoHouse, UConn, Lightower Fiber Networks

May 8th, 2016

We have several new postings from today to start off your week.  Actually, more than several -- an dozen actually.  An even 10 from Lightower Fiber Networks plus listings from ColoHouse and the University of Connecticut.  [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: United Cable Company’s Eric Gutshall

May 6th, 2016

ericgutshallThis month will see the launch of United Cable Company, a new affiliate of the David Ross Group that hopes to stir up some trouble in and around the submarine cable marketplace.  Eric Gutshall is helping to found the new entity and will act as its Global Head of Asset & Capacity Sales.  Eric is is moving over to UCC from his longtime role at Hibernia Networks, where he was one of the prime movers behind the first transatlantic cable to be built in a decade.  He’s here today for a quick chat prior to ITW next week.  [Read more →]

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With Canada in Tow, Zayo Aims at More of Texas

May 5th, 2016

Zayo posted its fiscal Q3 earnings today, with the biggest feature being the effects of the acquired Allstream assets in Canada.  Meanwhile, they also revealed a bit more color on their latest move down on the Texas front.  First things first though, so here are a few of Zayo's numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: INOC’s Hal Baylor on Outsourcing the NOC

May 5th, 2016

image001Today’s networks are increasingly complex, and keeping them running at peak efficiency takes a lot of work.  So for this week’s spotlight, let’s take a peek behind the curtain of the Network Operations Center.  With us today is Hal Baylor, Director of Business Development at INOC.  INOC specializes in outsourced NOC solutions for infrastructure of all sizes, and has been seeing rapid growth in recent years. [Read more →]

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Earnings Roundup: Cogent, Lumos, Consolidated, GTT, Windstream

May 5th, 2016

Lots of earnings news from network operators this morning, here's a quick look at five: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, Centeris, NCC, GVTC

May 4th, 2016

May is here, but April's showers keep on coming.  In the meantime, here's a quick roundup of some news from this week from colo and the metro: [Read more →]

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Virtualizing CPE: The Devil is in the Details

May 4th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Scott Sumner, VP Strategic Marketing, Accedian

Market forces in the enterprise business services space are driving providers to adapt their delivery models.They’re moving away from single-function, proprietary hardware appliances in favour of virtualized platforms centrally hosted in the cloud to minimize the costs and limitations of [Read more →]

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China Telecom, KT Plan New Low Latency Silk Road

May 3rd, 2016

Most traffic via Asia and Europe travels under the ocean despite the fact that you can walk from one to the other.  But the terrestrial efforts are gaining more ground, and this week we saw another pathway develop.  China Telecom Global (CTG) and JSC Kazakhtelecom (KT) have signed an agreement to cooperate on a low latency, high-capacity route across central Asia. [Read more →]

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Internap Taps Equinix to Expand in China

May 3rd, 2016

Internap is expanding its service reach into China with the help of its larger neighbor in the market, Equinix.  Internap has joined Equinix's channel partner program as well as the company's cloud exchange, and will be offering its China Performance IP solution via Equinix in Hong Kong.   [Read more →]

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Canadian M&A: BCE to Purchase MTS

May 3rd, 2016

The Canadian market is about to see some significant consolidation.  BCE, which owns the dominant incumbent Bell Canada as well as various media properties, has entered into an agreement to buy its smaller neighboring incumbent Manitoba Telecom Services, better known as MTS.   [Read more →]

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