From Fiber to the North Pole

April 9th, 2015

garyseeryAnd now for a change of pace. Today, two representatives of the telecom and internet infrastructure sector are taking on a bit of a different challenge. Gary Seery, IT Director at Hibernia Networks, and David Van Der Wetering, an Account Manager at Ciena, are running in this year's North Pole Marathon -- and yes that means exactly what it says. Why would anybody spend April revisiting winter for a nice 26.2 mile run on a polar ice cap? Here's Gary in a few of his own words: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: IFN, Level 3, XO, HE, Comcast

April 9th, 2015

Time for a roundup of network news from this week: [Read more →]

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Infinera to Acquire Transmode

April 9th, 2015

Until now, Infinera's road has been an organic one. But that is coming to a close with plans announced today to acquire the Swedish packet-optical vendor Transmode for about $350M.  [Read more →]

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DE-CIX Lands In Marseille

April 8th, 2015

DE-CIX has launched another internet exchange, its second of the Spring already. The new exchange will be housed in Interxion's data center in the southern French city of Marseille.  [Read more →]

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China Tower could take control of 1m towers

April 8th, 2015

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

China's planned state-owned telecom infrastructure sharing company is reportedly set to assume ownership of nearly 1 million telecom towers. [Read more →]

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Zayo, AMS-IX Gain Open-IX Nod

April 8th, 2015

The Open-IX initiative continues to gain momentum, and this week certified two more exchanges -- one down in the southeast, and the other across the Atlantic. [Read more →]

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IIX to Acquire IX Reach

April 7th, 2015

The interconnection business has been having a very dynamic year, and this morning we have a bit of inorganic activity. The software defined interconnection specialist IIX has announced the purchase of IX Reach, expanding its global interconnection footprint to some 150 PoPs worldwide.  [Read more →]

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365, Peace, DevDigital Team Up to Found an IX in Nashville

April 7th, 2015

Music City has a carrier neutral, public, internet peering exchange as of today. 365 Data Centers, DevDigital, and Peace Communications have teamed up to launch the Nashville Internet Exchange, or NashIX. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Comcast Business, EarthLink, Frontier, NSONE

April 7th, 2015

Welcome back to the stragglers still returning from Easter weekend! Here's a quick rundown on some of the news that has come out to start the week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Axiom Fiber’s CEO Felipe Alvarez Takes On New York

April 6th, 2015

Alvarez-FelipeNew York City has long been one of the most complex and interesting fiber markets in the world.  This past winter we saw some new players enter the market, reversing a long trend of consolidation.  One of those players is Axiom Fiber Networks which has spent the last few months building a green field dark fiber network in Manhattan.  With us today is Axiom's CEO, Felipe J. Alvarez, to tell us what the company is up to and where it is going.   [Read more →]

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Fiber Now Reaches 42.5% of US Businesses

April 2nd, 2015

According to the yearly statflash by Vertical Systems Group, metro fiber passed the 40% threshold this year. Fiber penetration into commercial buildings with 20+ employees has now reached 42.5%, moving up strongly from 39.3% last year. Five years ago, the figure stood at [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: WOW!, US Signal, Great Plains, GTT, CyrusOne

April 2nd, 2015

Here is a quick rundown on some news from three midwestern fiber operators, one item on managed services consolidation, and a data center acquisition: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, UPN, Lumos, vXchnge

April 1st, 2015

Here's a quick rundown of other news from this pre-Easter week that's worth a look -- three from metro fiber and one from the data center: [Read more →]

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Oliver to Take over FCC Chairmanship

April 1st, 2015

In the latest twist on network neutrality, Title II, and the FCC, unconfirmed rumors say that we could be about to get a new FCC Chairman. John Oliver, the host of the popular weekly HBO news show who famously shifted the network neutrality debate and generated vast numbers of comment filings in support of network neutrality last summer, is said to be in line for the job. [Read more →]

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Construction begins on SEA-US cable

April 1st, 2015

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

The consortium behind the Southeast Asia – United States (SEA-US) subsea cable have commenced the construction phase for the project. [Read more →]

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Infinera Lights Some Facebook Fiber

March 31st, 2015

Infinera revealed one of the highest profile non-telecommunications customers one could have this morning.  Their gear will be lighting some fiber for Facebook.  And by some, they mean "the world's longest terrestrial optical network route". [Read more →]

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Charter Makes Its Move On Bright House

March 31st, 2015

According to a Reuters report this morning, the rumors that Charter would buy Bright House Networks won't be rumors much longer. The deal has apparently been done, and may be announced later today.  [Edit: It's official now.] [Read more →]

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GCX Expands in Dubai, Barney in India

March 31st, 2015

Two interesting items from Global Cloud Xchange from the the continent of Asia this morning. [Read more →]

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TI Sparkle, DE-CIX Partner for Sicilian Exchange

March 30th, 2015

TI Sparkle Sicily

DE-CIX has found a new market to add to its growing list of internet exchanges.  They'll be establishing a new IX at TI Sparkle's new Sicily Hub data center in Palermo.   [Read more →]

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New Investors In Tow, Interoute Plots Acquisition Strategy

March 30th, 2015

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The pan-European fiber and cloud operator Interoute is going on the acquisition trail this year after bringing in two new private equity investors.  With a target of more than doubling revenue to €1B, who might they target for a bit of inorganic growth? [Read more →]

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Windstream’s REIT Prepares to Launch

March 27th, 2015

Windstream's board of directors has signed off on its planned spinoff of its network assets into a REIT.  It's a highly anticipated action of course, and one that could potentially shift the telecommunications landscape.  [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Akamai, Telefonica, CoreSite, Faction, Accedian

March 27th, 2015

TGIF, and a very very wet one here after all the snow melt combined with two days of rain.  Here's a quick look at a few news items from around the world to close out the week: [Read more →]

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Comcast’s TW Cable Purchase Delayed Again

March 26th, 2015

Given that it hasn't happened within the previously projected timeframe of 'early 2015', that headline is perhaps a bit obvious. But nevertheless, Comcast has officially pushed back the timeframe for closing the purchase of Time Warner Cable to 'the middle of the year'. [Read more →]

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