Windstream Invests in Metro Depth in Richmond

May 23rd, 2016

This morning, Windstream announced an expansion of its footprint in the Richmond, Virginia metro area.  It's part of a multi-city campaign aimed at bringing more of both data centers and enterprises on-net and thus expanding the company's overall prospects in both its wholesale and business markets. [Read more →]

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ShoreTel Hits Speedbumps at Corvisa

May 23rd, 2016

This morning, ShoreTel revised its expectation for fiscal 2017 hosted revenue growth, offering lower guidance in the 21-24% range.  According to the release, "certain aspects of the business integration and revenue ramp associated with the Corvisa acquisition are not progressing as originally anticipated and are thus impacting our previous near term assumptions."  However, the company's fiscal Q4 projections remain intact. [Read more →]

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Telstra hit with two more outages

May 23rd, 2016

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

Australian operator Telstra has been hit with two more network outages in the span of three days, weeks after committing to invest to improve its network resilience. [Read more →]

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Tata Sells Majority Stake In Datacenters to ST Telemedia

May 20th, 2016

A significant chunk of data centers in Asia will be changing ownership structure.  The Indian carrier Tata Communications is selling a 74% stake in its data center business in India and Singapore to ST Telemedia.  Tata Communications will retain a 26% stake in the business, which becomes a joint venture. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Telefonica, QTS, Interoute, Charter

May 19th, 2016

Here's a quick rundown on a few more interesting news items to keep an eye on: [Read more →]

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Cisco Breezes Through Fiscal Q3

May 19th, 2016

When you're a vendor of Cisco's size, you get to be a bellwether whether you like the title or not.  Reports from other vendors over the last few weeks haven't inspired the market with confidence, and thus many eyes were on Cisco to determine whether or not to panic.  The answer was no.  All is well at least so far as Cisco's fiscal Q3 earnings report can tell us. and should continue to be so at least into next quarter. [Read more →]

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Quintillion Buys Arctic Fibre

May 18th, 2016

The plans for a cable through the Arctic Ocean took a dramatic new turn today.  Quintillion Subsea Holdings, which has been building a cable system along the Alaska coast, has purchased the assets of Arctic Fibre, which had been planning a cable system stretching from Japan to the UK through the Northwest Passage. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: CENX, Nepal Telecom, Orange Business

May 18th, 2016

Here are a few news items from around the world that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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Inteliquent to Acquire Better Voice

May 18th, 2016

There was a bit of inorganic action this morning from a corner of the industry that has been pretty quiet lately.  Inteliquent has acquired Shopety, Inc, which does business as Better Voice, as a means to add muscle to its Omni platform. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: AquaComms, Broad Valley, VIRTUS, Montico

May 17th, 2016

Here's a quick rundown on a few news items from the start of the week: [Read more →]

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Digital Realty Takes Eight Data Centers Off Equinix’s Hands

May 16th, 2016

A substantial amount of colo space will be changing hands according to this morning's news. Equinix has decided to divest itself of eight data centers over in Europe, and Digital Realty has stepped up to acquire the assets for approximately $874M. In parallel, Equinix gets a binding option to acquire Digital Realty's facility in St. Denis, Paris. [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: How Disruptive Will the Verizon Strike Be?

May 13th, 2016

With the political primaries winding down, let's have a poll of our own.  One of the bigger stories of the spring is the Verizon strike, which has grown increasingly nasty since starting four weeks ago and yesterday apparently spread across the Pacific to the Philippines in what looks to have been a very scary incident.  In the end, how disruptive do you think this situation will be to the industry and infrastructure as a whole? [Read more →]

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Technology evolution or revolution

May 13th, 2016

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

The business world is after disruptive business innovations. While there is debate as to the definition of disruptive innovations (see HBR article), the definition is not so relevant in practice. The more relevant question is whether a new innovation opens opportunities for new companies and is a fatal threat to old business. [Read more →]

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Hawaiki Cable Gets a Big Anchor Customer

May 12th, 2016

Earlier this Spring, the Hawaiki cable project announced its contract with TE Subcom had come into force.  They had raised the necessary funds to kick off the construction phase, and yesterday we learned where some of those funds came from.  Amazon's AWS division has stepped up for a large chunk of capacity on the system, becoming a high profile anchor customer on a submarine cable system for the first time. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: XO, UF&D, RCN, EarthLink

May 12th, 2016

It's been a busy week at all levels of the industry, here's another roundup of news items worth a look from competitive providers: [Read more →]

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The Verizon Strike Is Getting Uglier

May 12th, 2016

Verizon's union workforce has been on strike for the last month or so in what has been one of the biggest features of the Spring telecommunications landscape in the northeastern US. Sometimes these things are perfunctory, making a negotiating point before doing the deal everyone knows will get done. That's clearly not the case this time though, and it's starting to get ugly. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Hibernia Networks, Hurricane Electric, Cinia, Telia, GTT

May 11th, 2016

There's plenty of news on the international network front to get to this week with ITW finishing up.  Here's a roundup of some new or expanded strategic relationships that are worth noting: [Read more →]

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Higher Sales, Lower Churn for euNetworks

May 11th, 2016

While no longer publicly traded, euNetworks posts its financials and thus provides a pure-play look into the European infrastructure sector.  This morning they posted Q1 results, holding firm sequentially on the top line and keeping nearly all of last quarter's EBITDA gains.  Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Cross River Fiber Heads for the Jersey Shore

May 10th, 2016

Cross River Fiber, which made its name rewiring northern New Jersey for low latency, is taking aim at the Jersey Shore. This morning they announced an expansion to the south, taking aim at the backhaul market from the state's cable landing stations. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Wilcon, Cleareon, Lightpath, Neutral Path

May 10th, 2016

Yesterday's roundup focused on the international, today's on the regional and metro: [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Hibernia, Sparkle, GlobeNet, NTT, Telia

May 9th, 2016

With ITW underway, there's lots of news this morning from the international front.  Here's a quick look at a few: [Read more →]

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Electric Lightwave Doubles Its Intercity Footprint

May 9th, 2016

Electric Lightwave, the infrastructure brand that Integra revived last year, announced this morning that its network is rather larger now.  The network provider has doubled its network long-haul routes. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Clint Heiden on EdgeConneX’s European Expansion

May 9th, 2016

One of the biggest infrastructure trends at present is the rising importance of the network edge.  As the content world pushes its caches closer to the consumer, data center infrastructure providers have responded and few have done so with more vigor than EdgeConneX.  With two dozen locations in the US and more on the way, the company recently announced plans to take their campaign across the Atlantic to tackle the European edge too.  With us today to talk about those European expansion plans and a few other topics is Clint Heiden, EdgeConneX's Chief Commercial Officer. [Read more →]

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