Ocean Networks Finds Some SAPL Funding

January 14th, 2014

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Another submarine cable system on a unique route is getting some spending money. Ocean Networks, which is developing the South America Pacific Link, said yesterday that it has secured mezzanine funding for the effort. [Read more →]

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As Malone Lurks, Charter Bids and TW Cable Scoffs

January 14th, 2014

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We don’t spend as much time on the cable MSOs here on Telecom Ramblings as on other segments, but yesterday’s news was big enough to get my attention. It turned out that there was actual fire underneath all that smoke regarding bids for TW Cable. Indeed, Charter has a newly public bid on the table, and TW Cable doesn’t think much of it. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Wilcon, PEG Bandwidth, tw telecom, XO

January 13th, 2014

metroIt’s time for a quick roundup of recent news from the metro: [Read more →]

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Poll: Who Are the Most Likely Buyers of US Networks in 2014?

January 13th, 2014

bar-graphOk, last week’s poll tested Ramblings’ waters for M&A targets among US network operators, so now it’s time for the other side of the coin.  Who do you think are 2014′s most likely consolidators of US network assets?  As before, you can choose up to three: [Read more →]

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US-Huawei security flap descends into farce

January 13th, 2014

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I was still wrapping up my holiday break when the news broke that US lawmakers are lobbying the South Korean government to stop a network deal between local cellco LG+ and Huawei Technologies. [Read more →]

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Two Vendors Warn, Throwing a Dash Of Cold Water on Q4

January 10th, 2014

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This week two alternative vendors for the telecom and internet infrastructure market pre-announced, lowering Q4 estimates materially. In the wake of Cisco’s weak off-schedule quarter, one wonders if Q4 is indeed looking like a tougher one than usual. [Read more →]

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Dish Gives Up On LightSquared, Is T-Mobile Next?

January 10th, 2014

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Yesterday Dish and its billionaire chairman Charlie Ergen publicly withdrew its $2.2B bid for the restructuring wireless challenger LightSquared. The move comes just as the trial starts into whether Ergen was buying LightSquared debt he wasn’t allowed to buy in order to swing the auction his way. [Read more →]

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ION Finishes Up Its Upstate NY Buildout

January 9th, 2014

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It’s time to close the books on another of the bigger and more successful BTOP projects out there. ION said yesterday that it has completed its $50M buildout into the various far corners of upstate New York plus a few in Pennsylvania and New York is complete. [Read more →]

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Colo Roundup: CyrusOne, Cologix, Viawest, Telehouse, Net Access

January 9th, 2014

There have been several interesting developments in colo and cloud infrastructure this week: [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: TWCBC, UPN, FiberLight, GTT, Level 3, Orange Business

January 8th, 2014

Time for a quick Wednesday roundup of news from the last few days from network operators, large and small. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Riding the E-Rate Train With Fatbeam’s Greg Green

January 8th, 2014

greggreenBuilding fiber networks in third and fourth tier markets has never been easy. But by leveraging the federal E-Rate program and keeping a tight focus, the regional operator Fatbeam has been managing rapid growth up in the Pacific Northwest since its founding less than four years ago. With us today to tell us the how and why of Fatbeam’s approach to fiber networks is the company’s Co-founder and President Greg Green. [Read more →]

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AT&T to Shake Up Wireless Traffic With Sponsored Data

January 7th, 2014

The OTT wars now have a fresh (but not new) battle front, as AT&T is going ahead and introducing a new service where content companies can pay for the data used by a subscriber’s usage. It is an attempt to directly link the world of content to the costs of the bandwidth required to deliver it, rather than depend on the consumer’s willingness to pay more.  And if nothing else, it will surely stir up the net neutrality wars anew. [Read more →]

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