The Charter/TWC Deal Has Few Friends, But Who Cares?

October 15th, 2015

Over the past few days, supporters and detractors of the summer's big cable deal have been filing their thoughts with the FCC, and the second category has been rather more vocal. Charter announced plans to purchase TWC in May, a few months after Comcast's effort to do the same was squelched by regulatory opposition. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Integra, Verizon, Limelight, NGN, HE

October 14th, 2015

Not a lot of big news today as the markets continue to digest the Dell/EMC deal. In the meantime, here's a quick look at some other network and data items worth checking out: [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Infinera, Calix, BTI Systems

October 14th, 2015

Here are a few quick news items from the vendor side of the tracks: [Read more →]

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Ciena Unveils Major Upgrade to Blue Planet

October 13th, 2015

It was just two months ago that Ciena closed its purchase of Cyan, and today we are seeing a piece of just what they had in mind. They have unveiled a suite of enhancements to the Blue Planet network orchestration platform, which has become a centerpiece of the company's SDN and NFV push. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Allied Fiber, SummitIG, Digital Realty, 1547, Dell

October 13th, 2015

For those who get Columbus Day off, and those who just need to catch up, here's a recap of some news from the start of the week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Construction-CAD Solutions CEO Pervis Conway

October 12th, 2015

Pervis ConwayToday we are going to delve deeper into the nuts and bolts of the networking industry.  With us today is Pervis Conway, who is founder, CEO, and President of Construction-CAD Solutions (CCS).  CCS is an engineering and construction firm based in Chicago that cut its teeth on the HFC buildouts of the dot-com era.  Today the minority-owned firm is busy doing the engineering work necessary for operators to build out fiber backhaul networks to the wireless towers and small cells that power today’s growing mobile data tsunami. [Read more →]

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The dead weight of legacy systems and processes

October 12th, 2015

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

Do you want to print out the layout and interconnections of IT systems at a carrier, bank or logistics company? Of course, you can probably do it, but you would need a lot of paper, ink and a big wall to showcase it. [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Infinera, Alcatel-Lucent, Juniper, EMC

October 9th, 2015

Two international deployments, and two persistent M&A rumors for this Friday morning: [Read more →]

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For AWS, the Pipes Still Aren’t Big Enough

October 9th, 2015

This week Amazon Web Services announced a new data service capable of sending 50TB into the cloud.  Great, more bandwidth demand, right?  Nope, they're shipping it in a box. [Read more →]

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The Connected Stadium: A Whole New Game

October 9th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Adam Alevy, Vice President of Technology for Laird PLC’s Infrastructure Antenna Systems group

With travelers, students, car buyers, homeowners and workers wanting – no, demanding – Wi-Fi in their hotels, campuses, automobiles, homes and businesses, is it far-fetched to believe sports fans will want the same in their sports venues in the very near future? [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Metaswitch, Vodafone, Singtel, GlobeNet

October 8th, 2015

Here's a quick look at other some news from around the world from this week: [Read more →]

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Superloop Adds Some Inorganic Expansion to the Mix

October 8th, 2015

We have some network M&A from down under to look at this morning.  Superloop, which is in the midst of a fiber buildout in both Australia and Singapore, has found an M&A target to accelerate its expansion.  They have entered into a binding agreement to acquire Brisbane-based APEXN Pty Ltd. [Read more →]

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Equinix Plans New Dallas IBX

October 7th, 2015

Five data centers in Dallas apparently isn't enough anymore, so Equinix is going for a sixth.  This morning they announced plans for a new IBX, which will go by the moniker DA7 and will help support growing demand for interconnection throughout the metro area.   [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, NYI, Cologix, GTT

October 7th, 2015

Here's a quick mid-week roundup of other news from the internet infrastructure sector: [Read more →]

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Cisco, Level 3 Take Down Ransomware Network

October 7th, 2015

Yesterday over on Cisco's blog, the vendor's Talos security research group revealed how it took down a significant hacker network.   With the help of Level 3, they tracked down and shut off a significant ransomware revenue stream based on the Angler Exploit Kit. [Read more →]

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Netflix, Zayo Help CIX With New Atlanta Peering Exchange

October 6th, 2015

The world of interconnection has been a dynamic place of late, with new exchanges springing up in markets around the country and the world.  Today it was Atlanta's turn through some cooperation between the streaming giant Netflix and the infrastructure leader Zayo. [Read more →]

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Single Gateway – NBTC describes setting up a Thai GCHQ or NSA

October 6th, 2015

This article was authored by Don Sambandaraksa, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Suppose for one minute that Thailand’s military government is indeed hell-bent on getting their single gateway internet and ignoring all the yes-men and politicians who deny its existence and seem to be scrambling to protect the Dear Leader from any criticism whatsoever. Undoubtedly the best description of the gateway is the interview by [Read more →]

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Interconnection Bytes: TPAIX, AMS-IX, NYIIX

October 5th, 2015

This October Monday morning saw three interesting internet exchange items cross the wires.  After more than a decade's worth of centralization, the whole IX sector has been spreading its geographical wings. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Indiana Fiber Networks’ Kelly Dyer

October 5th, 2015

image001One of the ways in which regional fiber networks have been born in the US has been through the efforts of smaller independent telcos with common needs to reach outside their territories.  Such networks are important part of the infrastructure of most states, but tend to get very little attention relative to their more vocal relatives. One such network operator is Indiana Fiber Network, or IFN, which operates a statewide network in, yes, Indiana.  With us today to tell us about IFN and its plans is President and CEO Kelly Dyer. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: FirstLight Fiber

October 4th, 2015

Two new job listings were posted last week over on the Ramblings Jobs board. [Read more →]

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Dish Grudgingly Returns a Pile of Spectrum

October 2nd, 2015

DISH Network today came to an arrangement with the FCC to give back about a quarter of the AWS-3 spectrum it had won at auction.  They've returned some 197 licenses worth $3.3B, paying a $413M penalty for not following through.  But they'll be keeping the other 505 licenses, valued at about $10B. [Read more →]

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4 Key Reasons To Be Wary of the Internet of Things

October 2nd, 2015

This Industry Spotlight was contributed by Prabhu Ramachandran, who directs WebNMS, the service provider division of Zoho Corporation

According to Gartner, Inc., 25 billion connected “things” will be in use in 2020. As companies race to the IoT market, here are a few reasons to be cautious about IoT. [Read more →]

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