So Now Cable Likes Netflix?

October 14th, 2013

A few years ago, there was a bit of a cold war going on between Netflix and the larger cable MSOs that flared up with that interconnection dispute between Level 3 and Comcast. That particular argument was resolved publicly a few months back, but now reports over the weekend have Netflix in negotiations with cable MSOs of a very different sort that suggests a rapidly shifting terrain. [Read more →]

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Telco growth has stalled

October 14th, 2013

This article was authored by Joseph Waring, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Telecom operators are getting hit from all sides. Voice revenue has been in steady decline for years. But over the past 18 months SMS income has been sliding rapidly (Ovum says telcos will lose $32 billion this year to the social messaging players) and now the word is [Read more →]

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Mammoth Surfs Wave Into the Pacific Northwest

October 14th, 2013

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Wyoming-based Mammoth Networks is stretching its reach into the Pacific Northwest. They’ve established an NNI with Wave Broadband up in Seattle, giving them more options in Washington, Oregon and California while also helping Wave reach out beyond its own footprint. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Logix and Lightower

October 13th, 2013

We have three new job listings on the Ramblings Jobs board this week, two from Lightower on the Northeast corridor and another from Logix Communications down in Texas and Oklahoma. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: NTT, Tata, Colt, EdgeCast

October 11th, 2013

Here’s a set of Friday quick-takes on other news from this week that I didn’t get to at the time. [Read more →]

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Parsing Time Warner Cable’s DukeNet Buy

October 11th, 2013

Ok, so the week started off with a bang in the competitive fiber world as Time Warner Cable emerged as the winning buyer for DukeNet’s Carolinas footprint. The dust has settled a bit, so here’s a quick look at a few thoughts. [Read more →]

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AT&T Lights Fiber to 750 Florida Multi-tenant Buildings

October 10th, 2013

We seem to get a PR for every city that gets LTE, but we don’t often get data points on the fiber buildouts by incumbent providers. This morning though AT&T did offer up the latter, as the telecommunications giant announced its progress bringing fiber to buildings down in Florida. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Expands Its Gigabit Plans to Vegas

October 10th, 2013

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL, news, filings) says it is expanding the Gigabit fiber pilot it began in Nebraska out into Nevada. They plan to bring FTTH technology to selected neighborhoods in Las Vegas starting this fall. [Read more →]

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Vonage is Buying Vocalocity, Going After the SMB

October 10th, 2013

The consumer VoIP protagonist of the last decade is back in the headlines with a significant M&A and a bid to regain some of its growth mojo. Vonage (NYSE:VG, news, filings) has announced an agreement to acquire Vocalocity for $130M.  [Read more →]

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Equinix Acquires Kleyer 90

October 9th, 2013

As the US contemplates its government’s navel, all the action in internet infrastructure today seems to be over in Europe.  There we have the acquisition of a key internet hub in Germany by none other than Equinix.  The Californian-based data center powerhouse is buying Kleyer 90 in Frankfurt. [Read more →]

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Viatel Is Back, With an Irish Flavor

October 9th, 2013

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Well, technically they never went away of course. But following the purchase of the VTL WaveNet assets in May, Digiweb has relaunched the business with the addition of an Irish fiber network to its reach. [Read more →]

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Euro Bytes: Rostelecom, GTS, Colt, Interxion, Orange

October 9th, 2013

Time for a quick roundup of news from the European theater, of which there has been a bunch already this week: [Read more →]

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Regional Roundup: Enventis, Birch, FirstLight

October 8th, 2013

Here are several tidbits from regional network operators around the US this week that are worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Alcatel-Lucent’s Shift Plan Means 10,000 Fewer Jobs

October 8th, 2013

Back at the start of summer, Alcatel-Lucent and its new CEO Michel Combes painted a few broad strokes of the recovery landscape the company was aiming for, calling it The Shift Plan. Today’s further strokes were of a more somber variety, as they announced the intention to slim down to the tune of 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years.  [Read more →]

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LINX Adds CoreSite to Its US Exchange Plans

October 8th, 2013

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has selected another landing spot for its invasion of the Northern Virginia interconnection market. CoreSite Realty will host a piece of LINX’s NoVA peering exchange within its data center campus, which includes facilities both in Reston and in Washington DC itself. [Read more →]

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And DukeNet Goes to … Time Warner Cable!?

October 7th, 2013

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DukeNet has found a buyer and it’s not one that was high on any of my lists.  Time Warner Cable today announced a definitive agreement to purchase the North Carolina-based regional and metro fiber operator from its energy utility parent and Alinda Capital, which bought in a few years back.   [Read more →]

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The Latest Zayo Acquisition: FiberLink

October 7th, 2013

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The fiber saw another bit of consolidation this morning, as Zayo Group struck again with an announcement of its acquisition of the MidWestern dark fiber operator FiberLink LLC.  [Read more →]

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Level 3 Tweaks Its Enterprise SIP

October 7th, 2013

Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) added another dimension to its enterprise offerings this morning with a new SIP voice package. Featuring geographically independent numbers and a native PRI handoff, it’s a blend of leveraging the new and better integration with the old. [Read more →]

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ITU warns of global web divide

October 7th, 2013

This article was authored by Michael J Carroll, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is warning of a global internet divide where the world’s poorest countries are left behind by developed nations, which are enjoying steady rises in broadband access. [Read more →]

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How Fiber Internet is Changing the Way We Use the Web

October 4th, 2013

This guest article was written by Sam Melton, who blogs at sammeltontalks.blogspot.com.  Please feel free to reach out to Sam with any questions.

In the United States Internet speeds are becoming faster and faster with the help of new Internet options that are popping up. From Google Fiber to gigabit Ethernet, the common Internet user now has incredible speed right at their fingertips – and it’s changing how we view and use the Internet. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: BT, Orange Business, Hawaiki, EdgeCast

October 4th, 2013

Here’s a Friday look at some of the network news from around the world: [Read more →]

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FiberLight Reels In a Financing Package

October 4th, 2013

The metro fiber builder and operator FiberLight has secured some new long term financing. The move will give the company the resources with which to continue its building campaign, and may quiet a few of the more persistent consolidation rumors out there – or perhaps start a few new ones. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Digital Realty, Savvis, Global Capacity, Savvis

October 3rd, 2013

Here’s a quick look at some of the news from the industry this week: [Read more →]

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