Catching the catchers

October 13th, 2014

This article was authored by Stefan Hammond, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

We expect seamless connectivity with our portable mobile devices. We rarely give it a thought...unless the cute little icon on our smartphones' menu bar drops from 4G to 3G, then we furrow our collective brow until it switches back. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Walker & Associates

October 12th, 2014

Columbus Day weekend and another job listing on the Ramblings Jobs board to look at from Walker & Associates. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Cox, Integra, QTS, tw telecom, Level 3

October 10th, 2014

As we enjoy the turning of the leaves, at least where I am, here is a quick rundown of other news from this week that I didn't get to: [Read more →]

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Juniper Warns, Lowers Q3 Guidance

October 10th, 2014

Earnings season hasn't quite started, but Juniper Networks has apparently decided to get the bad news out of the way early.  The company announced updated revenue and earnings guidance that the markets aren't terribly pleased with.  Whether this is company-specific or part of a broader trend will have to wait for more data. [Read more →]

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Several Others Did Bid for tw telecom, But Not Very Recently

October 9th, 2014

In a their proxy filing a couple weeks ago with the SEC, tw telecom gave the usual detailed look at the sale process. And indeed, there were others who kicked the tires and made bids, as noted by Channel Partners the other day. But I have to say, relative to the frequency of rumors it was actually a pretty small number. [Read more →]

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APAC Roundup: Akamai, NTT, Pacnet, Huawei, Ciena, Cisco

October 9th, 2014

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Here's a quick rundown of news from the Asia-Pacific theater from this week, with four from China and one from Japan: [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: Sentinel, Telehouse, Vantage, SoftLayer

October 8th, 2014

Here's a quick rundown of some interesting data center news from this week. [Read more →]

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Cyan’s Blue Planet Gravity Reaches Juniper, Cisco

October 8th, 2014

In the rapidly changing world of network operator SDN, broad support across the vendors whose gear powers complex hetereogeneous networks is a key goal. Today, Cyan's Blue Planet revealed an important step in that direction by adding support for two of the most important of those vendors: Cisco and Juniper. [Read more →]

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UPN Expands Further in Nebraska

October 8th, 2014

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Following quickly on the heels of last week's buildout plans over in Iowa, Yesterday Unite Private Networks announced another expansion on the other side of Missouri River. The midwestern fiber builder and operator plans to build out an additional 600 route miles of fiber in the southeastern part of Nebraska. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: An Update on Lumos Networks From CEO Tim Biltz

October 7th, 2014

TimBiltz1It’s been almost three years now since Lumos Networks split off from nTelos, taking its fiber business on an independent path.  In the time since, they have been expanding their reach both into new geographies and to new opportunities within their existing footprint.  With us to offer an update on the company’s expansion projects and overall outlook is CEO Tim Biltz, who was also featured here in the summer of 2013. [Read more →]

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The Windy City Gets an AMS-IX

October 7th, 2014

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Following quickly on its expansion to California, AMS-IX has moved into another new market. The Amsterdam-based internet exchange provider now has its first node in the Windy City of Chicago. [Read more →]

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Colo Consolidation: Fortune, Infomart Merge

October 7th, 2014

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We had a bit of consolidation in the data center space this morning. The west coast's Fortune Data Centers and Dallas's Infomart have announced a merger. The combined company will be known as Infomart Data Centers, with some 2.2M square feet of data center and office space under its roofs. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: PEG, Tower Cloud, Neutral Path, Wilcon, Global Capacity

October 6th, 2014

Lots of network news this Monday morning, here's a quick survey of some interesting items: [Read more →]

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Zayo’s IPO Kicks Off

October 6th, 2014

Zayo has officially kicked off its long awaited IPO, three months after filing its S-1 with the SEC over the summer.  The move will add another major pure fiber play to the markets.  It comes at a time when, a decade after the telecom nuclear winter, the public markets have finally started giving fiber networks some respect. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Prepares For Growth With Some More Cash

October 5th, 2014

At the end of last week, euNetworks announced that it has refinanced and added some resources to its war chest. They've raised €70M in credit loan facilities from Barclays Bank PLC and RBC Capital Markets, with another €30M available should opportunity knock. [Read more →]

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Asian internet business more complex than Alibaba IPO

October 5th, 2014

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

Alibaba conducted its IPO in the US a couple of weeks ago, and immediately became one of the most valuable companies in the US. Is Alibaba just an exception? Or can we expect more Chinese internet companies to expand to other western markets, [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: WireIE’s Rob Barlow

October 3rd, 2014

image001In our second look at the fixed wireless segment of the infrastructure business this month, we turn to Canada’s WireIE.  WireIE’s domain lies between the metro where fiber is plentiful and the underserved markets normally beyond its reach, where they blend fixed wireless and fiber to go where others don't want to.  With us today to offer a northern perspective on the connectivity business is WireIE’s founder, President, and CEO, Rob Barlow. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: DE-CIX, Telehouse, Integra, CyrusOne, NYI

October 3rd, 2014

Here's a quick Friday roundup of other news from around the sector this week: [Read more →]

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A network that does the routine thinking, so you are free to innovate

October 3rd, 2014

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This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Chris Purdy, CTO of CENX.  

The convergence of LTE, Cloud, SDN and NFV promises dynamic, assured and differentiated services over efficient, orchestrated, and interconnected networks. This, the MEF’s Third Network vision, demands end-to-end Service Orchestration – and this is how it works.  [Read more →]

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Allied Fiber Marches Toward Atlanta

October 2nd, 2014

With its Miami-Jacksonville infrastructure now in place, Allied Fiber says it is ready to finish up the rest of its southeastern route. Construction is now underway on the remaining pieces of their dark fiber buildout between Jacksonville and Atlanta. [Read more →]

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Windstream Buys BOB

October 2nd, 2014

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Another fixed wireless network operator was bought yesterday, the second in two days to make the news. Windstream has announced the acquisition of Chicago-based Business Only Broadband, a deal I had heard might be in the works. [Read more →]

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Interoute Consolidates Its Way Into the Rest of the UK

October 1st, 2014

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The process of European fiber consolidation took another step forward today with the announcement that Interoute has acquire Vtesse Group. The moves will give Interoute a substantially expanded presence in the UK both for connectivity and cloud services, whereas until now its pan-European network has been largely limited to London. [Read more →]

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UPN Unveils Major Iowa Fiber Expansion

October 1st, 2014

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Unite Private Networks has big fiber plans for Iowa, according to an announcement today. The expansion will add some 700 route miles to the company's footprint, complementing their deep presence in neighboring Nebraska.  [Read more →]

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