Fiber M&A: euNetworks Acquires Inland Fibre

November 6th, 2015

More fiber M&A hit the news this Friday morning, this time over in Europe.  euNetworks has struck again, announcing the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Ireland's Inland Fibre Telecom.   [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: LOGIX Sells to Astra

November 5th, 2015

Today there was some fiberoptic network M&A down in Texas and Oklahoma.  LOGIX Communications has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by Astra Capital Management.   [Read more →]

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GTT’s Next Goal? Just a Billion

November 5th, 2015

As it GTT posted its third quarter earnings report this morning, the company also revealed its next public financial objective.  With the closing of its purchase of One Source Networks last month, GTT had achieved its previous goal of $400M in annualized revenue and $100M in EBITDA after several years of rolling up managed network and international backbone assets.   [Read more →]

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Windstream Finds Some Q3 Growth

November 5th, 2015

With the sale of its data center business set to shake things up in coming quarters, Windstream turned in a third quarter earnings report that surpassed analyst projections.  Revenue grew sequentially to $1.50B, higher than the $1.47B projected, while the net loss per share was just 0.08. [Read more →]

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Cogent Blows Past Estimates, Suspends Special Dividend

November 5th, 2015

According to its report this morning, Cogent Communications reached two interesting milestones this quarter.  First, they surpassed the $100M in quarterly revenue mark for the first time.  The network operator generated $103.0M in revenue and $0.07 per share in earnings, both coming in well ahead of expectations.  And second, they suspended their return of capital program after reaching the net leverage ratio they had been targeting. [Read more →]

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Interxion Plots Expansion Across Multiple Markets

November 4th, 2015

Interxion reported its third quarter earnings this morning, but not before detailing some new pan-European expansion plans.  The Amsterdam-based data center operator intends to build new data centers in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Dublin, while expanding another in Frankfurt. [Read more →]

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Cisco: Global cloud traffic to quadruple to 8.6ZB by 2019

November 4th, 2015

This article was originally published on Telecom Asia

Global cloud traffic is set to more than quadruple by the end of 2019, outpacing the growth of total global data center traffic, according to Cisco’s newly released annual Cloud Index. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: AquaComms, CenturyLink, FASTER, Zayo, Infomart, AT&T

November 3rd, 2015

Here's a quick roundup of some subsea, data center, and IoT news from the start of the week: [Read more →]

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EarthLink Raises Guidance Again

November 3rd, 2015

While they reported a loss in Q3 and saw lower revenue and EBITDA, EarthLink once again managed to surprise the market to the upside.  [Read more →]

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More Fiber for Lumos in Q3

November 3rd, 2015

Lumos Networks reported its third quarter 2015 numbers yesterday after the market closed.  Revenues of $51.0M and earnings per share of $0.06 were each slightly higher and lower than analysts had projected, respectively.  But the key thing to watch with Lumos is the growing amount of fiber in its diet. [Read more →]

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Akamai Bolsters Security Portfolio With Bloxx

November 2nd, 2015

Akamai made a small but interesting acquisition this morning. In an all cash transaction, they have purchased the Scottish security vendor Bloxx. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: NTT, Epsilon, Ericsson, Hibernia, TI Sparkle

November 2nd, 2015

The industry kicked off the week with a bunch of news from the international front: [Read more →]

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Verizon Simplifies Regional Structure, Plans Layoffs

October 30th, 2015

Earlier this week, Verizon Wireless employees got a bit of ominous news. The company has revealed big plans to simplify its operating structure as its growth rate slows. They'll be consolidating the 20 regions they now have down to just six, cutting an unspecified number of jobs along the way. [Read more →]

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Indonesia’s big three cellcos to test Project Loon

October 30th, 2015

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

Indonesia's three largest mobile operators - Indosat, Telkomsel and XL Axiata - will test providing balloon-powered internet services as part of Google's Project Loon. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Expands dc connect to Paris

October 29th, 2015

The pan-European bandwidth infrastructure provider euNetworks has been putting resources to work in France. This morning they launched their dc connect service in Paris, which joins Frankfurt and London. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: GlobeNet, Telehouse, NTT, Infinera, Level 3

October 29th, 2015

Here's a quick wrap-up of some news that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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Akamai’s Q3 Fine, But Q4 Looks Rough

October 28th, 2015

The third quarter came out fine for Akamai, but the company's stock is taking a beating in the premarket because fourth quarter guidance wasn't what anyone was hoping for.  Revenues of $551 were slightly above expectations, while adjusted earnings per share of $0.62 was four pennies ahead.   [Read more →]

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Infinera Beats Expectations Again

October 28th, 2015

Infinera posted its third quarter numbers late yesterday, giving the market another positive surprise.  Non-GAAP revenues of $232.5M and earnings per share of $0.22 were both well ahead of both guidance and analyst projections.  The company's stock price has responded well in the pre-market, up over 13% and back over the $20 mark where it was after Q2 earnings, which were also a positive surprise. [Read more →]

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Level 3 Beats Estimates, Deconsolidates Venezuela, Expects NOL Windfall

October 28th, 2015

With nearly a full year on the books for Level 3's purchase of tw telecom, the market is looking for both integration savings and better growth prospects going forward.  In the company's Q3 results, we saw some more of the integration savings, and while growth isn't shifting gears yet the upward trend is still intact.  They also announced the deconsolidation of their Venezuela business as of the end of Q3.  Here are Level 3's numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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The EU Votes for Net Neutrality, Killing It?

October 27th, 2015

Regulatory headlines out of Europe today are a bit contradictory. The European parliament has passed network neutrality regulation by a vote of 500-163, enshrining the concept in law continent-wide alongside a nice crop of loopholes that have opponents up in arms.  [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Cisco, Infinera, Broadsoft, Sonus

October 27th, 2015

Several interesting vendor items that are worth a look from the start of the week: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Level 3, Telecity, Internap, CenturyLink

October 27th, 2015

It's time for a quick roundup of news from the start of the week: [Read more →]

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Thoughts on the Russian Undersea Cable Threat

October 26th, 2015

The New York Times put an article out on Sunday looking at increased Russian naval interest in the world's submarine cables. The worry is that anyone with a submarine fleet could take down the world communications net for extended periods quite easily with a few simultaneous cuts in deep water. How seriously should we take the idea? [Read more →]

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