Int’l Roundup: Telstra, Sparkle, SEACOM, SJC, Tata

May 13th, 2014

With ITW underway in Chicago, there is lots of news out there from the international telecommunications industry.  Here is a quick look at some of the interesting expansions, upgrades, and trials going on: [Read more →]

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Akamai Gives DE-CIX NY a Boost Towards Critical Mass

May 12th, 2014

As the various European-style peering efforts really start to get rolling in the US, the key will obviously be getting a critical mass of networks hooked up. DE-CIX's New York internet exchange now has its first active interconnection customer, and it's a biggie. They turned up service for Akamai yesterday at 111 8th Ave. [Read more →]

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XConnect, Extol Team Up, Unveil AIX

May 12th, 2014

New York isn't the only market getting some new interconnection options, as new IX is now springing up in Southeast Asia. The ENUM and IPX specialist XConnect and the Kuala Lumpur-based ICT solutions provider Extol have announced plans to launch the Asia Interconnect Exchange, or AIX. [Read more →]

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Infrastructure Growth Drives Zayo’s Fiscal Q3

May 12th, 2014

On Friday, Zayo posted its fiscal Q4 earnings report, which for once was mostly about the organic side of things.  The company saw steady growth as usual, with rather stronger numbers on the infrastructure side than on lit services.  Here are a few of the company's numbers in some context (now with intracompany revenues excluded): [Read more →]

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Forget ARPU — it’s all about MAUs & DAUs

May 12th, 2014

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

Just as telcos’ fixation with ARPU hasn’t led to improved profitability for the majority of mobile operators, the messaging and social media giants’ reliance on metrics such as monthly active users (MAUs) is a worrisome sign. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Lynx Network Group

May 11th, 2014

Two new job listings landed on the Ramblings Jobs Board this week from Michigan-based Lynx Network Group: [Read more →]

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Level 3 Notches Wins at Nival, AXION

May 9th, 2014

Right now it is Level 3's North American enterprise sales that are setting the pace for the company. But this week they featured two deals of the international variety, one over in Russia and one down in South America. [Read more →]

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TeliaSonera Intros Diameter, Expands Dallas Metro Reach

May 9th, 2014

TeliaSonera International Carrier has had two interesting announcements this week: a US metro expansion and a new global wireless data roaming effort.  They now have 24,000 route kilometers of fiber in their US network. [Read more →]

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Battle Lines on Fast Lanes, Interconnections, and Mergers Are Blurring

May 9th, 2014

After the leak of Tom Wheeler's proposed FCC net neutrality replacement and the commercially reasonable fast lanes it would supposedly allow, it was only a matter of time before the opposition overcame its initial stunned reaction.  It has become hard to separate the debates about interconnection/peering, the Comcast/TWC merger, and the proposed new rules.  The players overlap so much and it's all the same infrastructure, so whatever the logical overlap the battlefield is becoming a shared one. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Sees Growing Sales Momentum

May 8th, 2014

After a year of offsetting revenue trends with rising EBITDA, euNetworks is looking forward to some growth in 2014.  They've added some new metrics to their reporting and are now offering some forward revenue guidance as well.  Here are their first quarter numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Cogent Boosts Dividend, Beats on Revs, Light on EPS

May 8th, 2014

Cogent rescheduled its earnings call to earlier than usual so its CEO can make his date with Congress to talk about internet traffic.  The short version: revenues were strong, earnings per share was not as much, and yes they raised the dividend by another penny and bought back a pile of stock.  Here are Cogent's Q1 numbers in some context. [Read more →]

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Amid Expansion Projects, tw telecom Posts a Steady Q1

May 8th, 2014

Along with its first quarter earnings report, tw telecom also threw in some additional fiber expansion news, added more intelligence to its network services, and hooked up another cloud.  The short version: revenue growth was a bit better than expected, but on the flip side EBITDA and earnings per share took a slightly bigger hit than they usually do in Q1.   [Read more →]

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EarthLink Takes a Hard Look at its Cloud

May 7th, 2014

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On Monday, EarthLink reported some decent numbers for the first quarter of 2014, beating expectations on revenue and EBITDA. But the more interesting half of the story was what the company's new CEO, Joseph Eazor, has in store for the road ahead as detailed on their earnings CC. We knew he'd be making substantial changes, but now we have the beginnings of a roadmap. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Mammoth, Ericsson, Alestra, Terremark, Equinix

May 7th, 2014

In between this week's earnings results, here's another quick roundup of other industry news that's worth noting: [Read more →]

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Lumos Finishing Up Virginia Intercity Route, Posts Q1

May 7th, 2014

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Along with its Q1 results late yesterday, Lumos made two announcements in the Virginia markets it has been expanding within over the last two years.  The regional network operator saw a rise in churn from carrier TDM grooming, leading to a lowering of revenue and EBITDA guidance. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: tw telecom, SRP, Hurricane Electric, Interoute, Equinix

May 6th, 2014

Here's a quick look at some news from the past few days: two from the US metro fiber biz, two from the European IP/MPLS front, and one data center deal down under. [Read more →]

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Putting New Focus on Peering, Level 3 Calls Out 6

May 6th, 2014

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In a blog post yesterday, Level 3's Mark Taylor laid out the case that today's peering connections is under attack by the last mile. He didn't name names, but he also did it without invoking that content company that begins with the letter N that has so dominated the discussions lately and focused in on the current state of affairs in the company's peering relationships. [Read more →]

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How Are Cloud Computing Advances Enabling BYOD Policies?

May 5th, 2014

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This industry viewpoint was authored by Dell's Matt Smith

Bring your own device (BYOD) strategies are becoming more prevalent in various industries, but often little effort is expended in the management of devices and security. Fortunately, many companies are starting to consider their options in this area. The benefits of allowing staff to use their own devices have been fairly well established, but that doesn’t mean [Read more →]

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Earnings Preview: tw telecom, Cogent, Lumos, euNetworks

May 5th, 2014

Quite a few alternative metro fiber operators will likely be putting out their first quarter earnings reports this week.  Here are quick previews of four of them: [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: Commercially Reasonable Fast Lanes, Yes or No?

May 2nd, 2014

Last week it leaked that the FCC under Tom Wheeler may be preparing a new version of network neutrality rules that could allow content companies and last mile operators to enter into 'commercially reasonable' agreements for preferential traffic treatment.  Wheeler has since clarified that the bar for  'commercially reasonable' would be very high, but nevertheless it would clearly stand the status quo on its head.  It has been long enough for the initial dust to settle, and it's Friday so it's time for a poll.   [Read more →]

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Net neutrality and business models

May 1st, 2014

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

The Federal Communications Commission is releasing a new net neutrality proposal in the US. It is FCC’s third attempt to regulate net neutrality, after a court turned down the previous version in January. Net neutrality means [Read more →]

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Colo Roundup: EvoSwitch, Data Foundry, 325 Hudson, CoreSite

May 1st, 2014

It's time for a quick summary of other data center news from this week: [Read more →]

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Equinix Starts 2014 Building Momentum, Nudges Up Guidance

May 1st, 2014

This earnings season has been pretty positive so far for internet infrastructure.  Yesterday after the market closed, Equinix added to the list of positive earnings reports with better than expected revenue and earnings.  Here are their key numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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