TE Subcom Kicks Off Emerald Survey

December 9th, 2013

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TE Subcom says it has begun work on the marine survey in both US and Irish territorial waters for Emerald Networks' proposed transatlantic cable system. When complete, the cable will connect Long Island with Belmullet on the west coast of Ireland, terrestrial rings on both sides on the Atlantic, a key extension up to Iceland, and a future extension down to Portugal. [Read more →]

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M&A Surprise: Verizon to Buy EdgeCast?

December 9th, 2013

That's the word according to TechCrunch over the weekend, although no official announcement is out there as of yet [EDIT: it's official now]. But if they're right, Verizon will be shelling out more than $350M to acquire EdgeCast and move much deeper into the CDN world than it has thus far. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Globalcom, Colt, Verizon, Myanmar

December 6th, 2013

Here's a quick Friday look at some other news from the global telecom and internet infrastructure marketplace: [Read more →]

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Peak Taps Telx For Cloud Expansion

December 5th, 2013

Peak, which shortened its name from PeakColo over the summer, is partnering with Telx in order to expand rapidly into two new markets. They're deploying cloud nodes in Telx's SCL2 facility in Santa Clara and its ATL1 facility in Atlanta. [Read more →]

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GlobeNet Lands In Colombia

December 5th, 2013

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Colombia has a new submarine cable landing to the east. GlobeNet announced today the completion of its subsea extension, bringing both direct connectivity to Miami and a lower latency path between Colombia and Brazil into play. [Read more →]

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With Wheeler at the FCC Helm, Industry Waits to See Which Way He Jumps

December 5th, 2013

It's been quite some time since we weren't quite sure where the FCC Chairman was trying to steer the boat. But since he formally took over a month ago, Tom Wheeler's agenda has seemed harder to get a handle on than past commissioners. [Read more →]

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Network Roundup: OCG, Cologix, Zayo, inexio

December 4th, 2013

Here's a quick look at some news from the fiber networking front: [Read more →]

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Euro Roundup: Interoute, Telefonica, Orange Business, SSE Telecoms

December 3rd, 2013

The US may still be recovering from turkey and shopping, but Europe has plenty going on this week to look at: [Read more →]

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Akamai Buys Prolexic, Dives Deeper into the Cloud

December 2nd, 2013

Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM, news, filings) made a substantial inorganic move today, announcing an agreement to acquire Florida-based Prolexic Technologies for about $370M in cash plus the assumption of outstanding unvested options. Prolexic offers cloud-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection for data centers and enterprise IP applications. [Read more →]

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Is software-defined everything “the death of innovation?”

December 2nd, 2013

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

Top 10 things heard at NetEvents Singapore cloud confab: [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Walker and Associates

November 30th, 2013

Whenever we transition into the Xmas shopping season, the jobs board generally slows down .  However, this week we do have a new listing from Walker and Associates. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: SK, Colt, Interoute, Telstra, and TWC

November 29th, 2013

The US is mostly out for the weekend, now trying to work off all that turkey with a bit of shopping.  But the globe does keep on turning, and so here is a quick survey of some news from around the world: [Read more →]

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Thanksgiving Roundup: Jazztel, Broadview, Level 3

November 27th, 2013

Before USA readers go off for the holiday weekend, here's a little 400G, a trip to the dentist, and of course bandwidth to a volcano. [Read more →]

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XO Brings In Ancell As CEO

November 27th, 2013

In another leadership transition announced in this short week, XO has found itself a new chief executive officer. Industry veteran Christopher Ancell has been appointed CEO, and will join the company after Thanksgiving weekend runs its course (December 2). [Read more →]

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Looking For the NSA, the Press Digs Up the Fiber

November 26th, 2013

According to the New York Times and others today, the NSA spying revelations are reaching deeper into the network.  In other words, to get at the data Google and Yahoo may or may not have given them voluntarily, they may have been tapping into the fiber itself.  In particular they cite Level 3, but again without actually accusing them of, well, anything at all except maybe owning fiber.  But seriously folks, all this is mind-numbingly obvious. [Read more →]

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Cable Consolidation Beckons

November 26th, 2013

The other big news this week that everyone is talking about of course is the possibility that TW Cable might get bought. The two suitors are said to be Comcast and Charter, with some even speculating the two could split up the assets in order to optimize their take and keep regulators from freaking out.  [Read more →]

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Walter Scott to Retire, and Level 3 Redeems Converts

November 25th, 2013

Come next May, Level 3 will have a new Chairman to go along with this year's newly minted CEO. Walter Scott will be retiring from the board of directors and his post as its chairman by simply not standing for reelection when the 2014 annual meeting comes around. The new chairman will be the board's resident admiral, [Read more →]

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ONO Helps NTT Take On Spain

November 25th, 2013

In another sign of NTT's campaign for greater international network depth, the Japanese telecommunications giant is taking on Spain. With the help of the regional fiber and quad-play services provider ONO, they are expanding deeper into the country, adding two new PoPs.  [Read more →]

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OSS inhibits rush toward SDN

November 25th, 2013

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

While most everyone in the industry can hardly contain their excitement about the potential for SDN to reduce complexity in the network and take costs out, there’s one critical element that no one is talking about – the back office. [Read more →]

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Software-Defined Networking Drives the Transition from Configurable to Programmable Networks

November 22nd, 2013

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Stephen Collins, Vice President of Product Marketing and Business Development at Active Broadband Networks

Fixed broadband providers are struggling to accommodate explosive growth in bandwidth consumption while also satisfying the needs of their subscribers. In order to remain profitable, operators need to reduce the cost and complexity of broadband service delivery while improving customer quality of experience. In order to do this, broadband providers must [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: Has the Time Finally Come for the Great TDM to IP Migration?

November 22nd, 2013

The FCC's new chairman, Tom Wheeler, said this week that he wants to move forward with the transition from TDM to IP in the industry.  What do you think, is the moment ripe for regulators to give the PSTN a little push toward that distant sunset?   Pick up to two answers: [Read more →]

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Network M&A: Transtelco Acquires XC Networks

November 21st, 2013

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There was a bit of network consolidation today down on the US-Mexico border.  Transtelco has announced the acquisition of Dallas-based XC networks.   [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: HE, UFD, Telepacific, Cologix

November 21st, 2013

Here are four other expansion items from yesterday and today spanning four different segments of the industry: [Read more →]

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