Defining Approaches to SDN & NFV for a Winning Strategy

September 18th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by John Chapman, Executive Vice President, CloudSmartz

As progress continues with Software-defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), there are several different approaches that are triggered by markets you are serving and how success is defined. This could be in the form of [Read more →]

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Comcast to Buy Level 3? Someday Perhaps, But Not Soon

September 17th, 2015

Yesterday's news that Comcast Business will take on the large enterprise market with a new division prompted an interesting report to be issued by Cowen's Colby Synesael.  He suggested that this move is another step down the path to a future where Comcast would buy a national network operator like Level 3 Communications.   [Read more →]

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Altice Snaps Up Cablevision

September 17th, 2015

Altice has struck again in the US, and this time they hit a bigger target. The European telecommunications group has agreed to buy Cablevision in a $17.7B deal. The deal will pay out $34.90 per share, a 22% premium above the current stock price. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: 1547, Softlayer, Infomart, Cisco

September 16th, 2015

Two data center build-outs, some recycled water cooling news and a new security scare: [Read more →]

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Comcast Climbs Up a Rung on the Business Ladder

September 16th, 2015

Today Comcast Business has revealed plans for a new Enterprise Services unit that will target larger enterprises with more complex infrastructure needs than Comcast Business has targeted in the past. [Read more →]

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Hibernia Express Launches, Ends Industry-wide Transatlantic Drought

September 15th, 2015

Today we can say something that we haven't said in more than a decade: a new transatlantic cable system has been born. Hibernia Networks today said that Hibernia Express, the cable system it has been working on since 2010 in various forms, is officially ready for service. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: vXchnge, Onvoy, Tower Cloud, TWCBC

September 15th, 2015

Here are three (now four) interesting items to look at for this Tuesday morning: [Read more →]

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GTT Buys One Source Networks, Achieves a Few Goals

September 15th, 2015

For a couple years now, GTT has had a stated goal of reaching a run rate of $400M in annual revenue and $100M in adjusted EBITDA to go with it, with the expectation that much of it would come via M&A. This morning they announced plans to acquire One Source Networks, sprinting smoothly past the finish line of their self imposed race. [Read more →]

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Zayo, euNetworks, CityFibre, Virgin Form IIG

September 14th, 2015

Four of the UK's most aggressive alternative fiber builders have formed an alliance aimed at better influencing the regulatory environment in the country.  Zayo, euNetworks, CityFibre, and Virgin have created the Infrastructure Investors Group, or IIG, in advance of Ofcom's announcements due later this week. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Frontier, Limelight, Hibernia, NYIIX, IIG

September 14th, 2015

With the first chilly autumn weekend to start off the week, here's a little catchup to consider: [Read more →]

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SingTel to help startups expand in four continents

September 14th, 2015

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

Singapore-based SingTel is teaming up with three other operator groups to create a start-up ecosystem spanning Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. [Read more →]

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IPC, Etrali Talk Merger

September 11th, 2015

There's may be a bit of impending consolidation in the financial networking world. IPC Systems said yesterday that it has made a binding proposal to Etrali Trading Solutions. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Alcatel-Lucent, Softbank, Telenor/Teliasonera

September 11th, 2015

Three interesting news stories related to global telecom M&A came out this morning that are worth a look. [Read more →]

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Ericsson to Buy Envivio

September 10th, 2015

The Swedish giant Ericsson has been steadily shifting away from hardware and into software and services for many years now.  They've done some of it via M&A, but generally not of the blockbuster variety.  Today they did more of the same, announcing an agreement to acquire Envivio. [Read more →]

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Cloud Bytes: Console, Zayo, Level 3

September 10th, 2015

The topic of interconnection with the cloud had several interesting items yesterday: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: euNetworks, Level 3, WANRack, 111TSP, 165Halsey

September 9th, 2015

Time for a quick roundup of some other news from the sector worth a look on this Wednesday: [Read more →]

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Broadsoft Raises a Warchest

September 9th, 2015

The software and UC platform provider Broadsoft announced this morning that it is tapping the credit markets. They intend to raise $175M or more by selling senior convertible notes due 2022, far more than they need for a mere refinancing. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: ZenFi’s Ray La Chance on Wiring NYC For Mobile

September 9th, 2015

image001The New York City telecom market has always been a dynamic one, with the nation’s densest population, a demanding financial vertical, and plenty of legacy physical infrastructure underground to navigate.  Ray La Chance and his team have returned to this market with the new operator ZenFi, having built and run Lexent Metro Connect before its sale to Lightower several years ago.  Ray joins us today to talk about dark fiber, the challenge of mobile data, and how ZenFi is hoping to make its mark on New York City’s next generation of infrastructure. [Read more →]

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Labor Day Roundup: CityFibre, Liquid Telecom, EdgeConneX, Verizon

September 8th, 2015

The summer season is over, and a flurry of interesting news has hit the wires already this week. [Read more →]

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Interoute to Acquire Easynet

September 8th, 2015

After reshuffling its ownership structure earlier this year, Interoute indicated an appetite for further acquisition. This morning they followed through with a significant deal. The pan-European network and cloud infrastructure company says it has entered an agreement to acquire the UK-based Easynet for £402M. [Read more →]

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Equinix to Buy Bit-isle for Greater Scale in Japan

September 8th, 2015

Equinix kicked off the school year with some consolidation across the Pacific. The data center REIT announced this morning that its Japanese subsidiary has commenced a cash tender offer for shares of Tokyo's Bit-isle, Inc. that has been blessed by the latters board of directors. If successful over the next six or seven weeks, the deal will work out to a purchase price of about [Read more →]

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Telco M&As and growth: no single success model

September 8th, 2015

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

AT&T is acquiring DirectTV. BT acquired EE that was sold by Orange and T-Mobile.Telefonica sold O2 to Hutchison and its owner Li Ka-shing can well sell all telecom assets when the price is right. We can see at least three directions for carriers to grow. But it is hard [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Wilcon, North Star, Fibrant, Comcast

September 4th, 2015

As we slide into Labor Day weekend and the end of summer, here's a selection of items from the metro from this week that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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