Friday Bytes: Allied Fiber, Viawest, CENX, Orange Business

January 22nd, 2016

Next week I'll be posting from Miami as I attend Metro Connect. If you're going to be there and would like to bend my ear, do let me know! In the meantime, here's a quick wrapup of the rest of the news from this week that for whatever reason I didn't get to earlier: [Read more →]

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Birch Takes Aim at Primus, Canada

January 22nd, 2016

Another US service provider has designs on the Canadian marketplace. Primus Telecommunications Canada has been granted creditor protection north of the border, saying it needs the cover as it restructures and sells its assets to Birch Communications. [Read more →]

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US Network M&A In 2016, About Those Polls

January 21st, 2016

As we do every year on Telecom Ramblings, we kicked off January with a pair of reader polls asking about US network operators a) Who is likely buying, and b) Who is probably selling.  The results this year were quite interesting.  While the top picks for both buyers and sellers were perennial favorites, the next layer showed significant shifts from last year. [Read more →]

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TierPoint Strikes Again With Cosentry Buy

January 21st, 2016

The colocation side of infrastructure saw another significant M&A this morning.  TierPoint has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Omaha-based Cosentry. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Level 3, Interoute, CenturyLink

January 21st, 2016

Here's another quick roundup of other news from around the world this week: [Read more →]

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Ciena Introduces Encryption at the Optical Layer

January 20th, 2016

With the world's growing awareness of the security of its data, or lack thereof, 2016 seems likely to see a lot of attention paid to new efforts to keep out prying eyes. Today, Ciena took a stab at the problem way down at the optical layer with a new encryption solution. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: Netrality, 1025Connect, Webair, Sabey, vXchnge

January 20th, 2016

In addition to all the international and subsea activity we've seen the past few days, there's been some US colo and interconnection news to look at as well: [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Finds European Edge

January 19th, 2016

With 23 facilities now in service across the U.S., EdgeConneX is taking aim at a new market.  They will be opening their first edge data center across the Atlantic in Amsterdam. [Read more →]

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Megaport, CyrusOne Ally for Cloud Connectivity

January 19th, 2016

Megaport's expansion into the US interconnection marketplace got a big boost today with the announcement of a new alliance agreement.  The Australian-based Megaport has teamed up with the national data center provider CyrusOne in a deal that brings it to 13 new locations in one fell swoop. [Read more →]

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Verizon Unveils Sponsored Data by the Click

January 19th, 2016

This morning Verizon took the wrappers off a beta of a new sponsored data offering, and it looks quite intriguing.  Called FreeBee Data, the idea is to let any content provider sponsor the downloading or streaming of particular items (or all of them) for consumers by the click with pricing by the gigabyte. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Equinix, Infinera, 1547, Epsilon

January 19th, 2016

With PTC in full swing, there's been lots of news focused on the Pacific this week.  Here's a look at a few more: [Read more →]

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Three Subsea Cable Upgrades For Ciena Plus an Acquisition

January 19th, 2016

Alongside PTC out in Hawaii this week, Ciena revealed three undersea cable upgrade projects it has been working on in three different oceans.  And this morning, they did a little M&A as well. [Read more →]

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Hibernia Further Reduces Transatlantic Latency

January 18th, 2016

With its new Hibernia Express cable now the fastest way to send data between New York and London, Hibernia networks isn't resting on its laurels. Today they found a way to cut that latency further. [Read more →]

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PCCW Signs On With AquaComms

January 18th, 2016

With its new AEConnect cable system now in service, AquaComms now has a significant new tenant to announce.  This morning, PCCW Global revealed its cooperation with the new transatlantic cable system.     [Read more →]

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Windstream Visits NJFX, Tata at the Jersey Shore

January 18th, 2016

Windstream has extended its 100G buildout to the Jersey Shore. The 230+ mile network expansion creates a direct path between key submarine cables and Ashburn in northern Virginia. They've hooked up with NJFX's meet-me room and data center in Wall Township, which sits alongside the Tata Communications cable landing station. Not only does Tata's own transatlantic cable land there, but the new [Read more →]

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Netflix is sick of your VPNs, and this time they mean it, man

January 18th, 2016

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

When Netflix announced it would open its OTT video service in 130 more countries, one of the big questions among interested subscribers was: just how much of their content library will I be able to access? [Read more →]

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Zayo, Equinix Close Deals while BT Gets the Green Light

January 15th, 2016

Three of the significant M&A deals in the telecom and internet infrastructure world saw significant news this morning. [Read more →]

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Level 3, Google Peer by the Bit Mile

January 15th, 2016

We've seen a steady stream of peering agreements announced over the past year, and now we have one for 2016.  But today's peering announcement isn't one that was likely driven by the FCC's regulatory stance on network neutrality following the disputes between content and the last mile of prior years.  In this case it's Google and Level 3 signing a settlement-free peering agreement, and they went the extra bit mile.  [Read more →]

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Submarine 2016: Preparing for the predicted capacity shortfall

January 15th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Ed McCormack, Vice President and General Manager, Submarine Systems at Ciena Corporation

It’s the start of a new year and another January which means one thing for the submarine industry: PTC. The Pacific Telecommunications Council’s annual event, PTC’16, is taking place next week. This year’s theme is “reimagining telecoms” and it is only fitting as the submarine industry, like the traditional telecom and networking world, is undergoing rapid [Read more →]

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Submarine Roundup: Southern Cross, Ciena, Xtera, AquaComms

January 14th, 2016

With PTC coming next week, there's lots of news to catch up on under the waves this week as well: [Read more →]

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H5 Data Centers Takes Out Phoenix’s NextFort

January 14th, 2016

There has been a steady drumbeat of significant M&A in the colocation sector, and this morning we have another to consider. H5 Data Centers has announced the acquisition of the NextFort data center just outside Phoenix in Chandler, Arizona. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Transbeam, CityFibre, AT&T, MEF

January 14th, 2016

Here's a quick rundown of some news items for this Thursday, including two expansions, one federal deal, and a rebranding to take note of. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Level 3, Ritter, RCN, TWCBC, Limelight

January 13th, 2016

Here's a quick roundup of some news from this week from network operators large and small: [Read more →]

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