Software-Defined Networking Drives the Transition from Configurable to Programmable Networks

November 22nd, 2013

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Stephen Collins, Vice President of Product Marketing and Business Development at Active Broadband Networks

Fixed broadband providers are struggling to accommodate explosive growth in bandwidth consumption while also satisfying the needs of their subscribers. In order to remain profitable, operators need to reduce the cost and complexity of broadband service delivery while improving customer quality of experience. In order to do this, broadband providers must [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: Has the Time Finally Come for the Great TDM to IP Migration?

November 22nd, 2013

The FCC’s new chairman, Tom Wheeler, said this week that he wants to move forward with the transition from TDM to IP in the industry.  What do you think, is the moment ripe for regulators to give the PSTN a little push toward that distant sunset?   Pick up to two answers: [Read more →]

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Network M&A: Transtelco Acquires XC Networks

November 21st, 2013

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There was a bit of network consolidation today down on the US-Mexico border.  Transtelco has announced the acquisition of Dallas-based XC networks.   [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: HE, UFD, Telepacific, Cologix

November 21st, 2013

Here are four other expansion items from yesterday and today spanning four different segments of the industry: [Read more →]

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The NSA Spying Fallout May Be Just Getting Started

November 21st, 2013

Worries about security have been with us for a long time. For a long time the focus was hackers and viruses and worms, then in recent years it has been about the supposedly murky intentions of organized outsiders like the Chinese military complex and Huawei.  But those were on the fringes trying to get in past the good guys. But when the NSA and the US government became the bogeymen these past few months in the wake of the Snowden affair, the threat was suddently from the inside.  As a result, I think the game changed materially this fall and we have just begun to see the ramifications play out. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: GTT, Level 3, Huawei, ADVA

November 20th, 2013

It’s time for a quick tour of the network news from around the world today: [Read more →]

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Zayo Invests in Some Miami Fiber & Colo

November 20th, 2013

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Continuing with its expansion in the southeastern USA, Zayo yesterday announced new investments down in Miami. Zayo gained the Miami market from AboveNet, which itself had just moved into town relatively recently. [Read more →]

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Cloud M&A: CenturyLink Buys Tier 3

November 19th, 2013

CenturyLink has struck again in the cloud/datacenter space, announcing this morning the acquisition of Tier 3. Tier 3 operates a public cloud platform which has now immediately morphed into the CenturyLink Cloud. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Megafon, Zayo, China Unicom, Savvis, Akamai

November 19th, 2013

Here’s a quick look at some of the news from the past day and a half: [Read more →]

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T-Mobile USA Raises a Couple Billion

November 19th, 2013

This morning T-Mobile USA announced that it has agreed to sell $2B in two sets of senior notes. The reason for the new capital isn’t exactly hard to divine, as the company has been saying it would raise money to buy spectrum for some time. [Read more →]

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Teliasonera Adds Some Dark Fiber to its US Network

November 18th, 2013

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It has been more than a decade since we have seen one of the large European telecommunications companies invest substantially at the fiber level in the USA. But the drought is over, as Teliasonera International Carrier (TSIC) announced today a significant fiber-based expansion. [Read more →]

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More Latin American Investment for Level 3

November 18th, 2013

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There have been lots of contract announcements for Level 3 in Latin America this year, but in a release today Level 3 has detailed its recent network expansion projects in the region as well. They’ve been investing to meet the growing demand for IP solutions in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela.  [Read more →]

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