Cellcos remain skeptical about Joyn

August 16th, 2013

This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Cellcos are increasingly unconvinced that Joyn – the branded RCS offering backed by the GSM Association – is the ticket to compete with OTT messaging, according to a vendor survey. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Teliasonera, AT&T, KDDI, NTT, Level3

August 15th, 2013

Here’s a quick roundup of news from international network operators this week: [Read more →]

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Cisco Cites Inconsistencies, Will Lay Off 4000

August 15th, 2013

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO, news, filings) reported a reasonably nice quarter, but the guidance looking forward didn’t make investors happy. And the announcement of layoffs of some 4000 worldwide didn’t make employees very happy either. [Read more →]

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Euro Roundup: KPN, BroadSoft, Hurricane Electric

August 14th, 2013

Here’s a quick look at some interesting news from the European theater in the past day or two: [Read more →]

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DANTE, Infinera Claim Guinness Record For Provisioning

August 14th, 2013

Infinera and DANTE have teamed up to get themselves a new line in the record books, literally. It’s not for raw bandwidth capacity or speed though, but for the act of provisioning itself[Read more →]

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Wilcon to Buy Freedom, Take On Southern California

August 13th, 2013

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Los Angeles’s Wilcon is bursting out of downtown and deep into the surrounding area with an acquisition that will shift the metro fiber landscape throughout southern California. With the help of their backers at Pamlico Capital, they’re buying Freedom Dark Fiber Networks according to an announcement that will hit the wires morning. [Read more →]

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KPN, Telekom Austria Team Up For Wholesale Fiber Networks

August 13th, 2013

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In Europe, two of the continent’s smaller incumbent operators are taking their pan-European networks and teaming up to take on the wholesale market.  KPN and Telekom Austria Group have announced a partnership that will combine the resources of  their complementary network footprints. [Read more →]

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Network Operators Pounce On Refinancing Window

August 12th, 2013

Some favorable windows in the credit markets are easier to spot than others, but when three US network operators look to squeeze through on the same day it’s not too difficult. Windstream, tw telecom, and Level 3 Communications each announced substantial balance sheet maneuvers today. [Read more →]

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Verizon Trials 200G In the Field

August 12th, 2013

We’ve been seeing more and more trials of technology moving beyond the 100G mark this year, and today it was Verizon (NYSE:VZ, news, filings)‘s turn to test it out. They put Ciena gear to work in a field trial of a 200G link between New York and Boston.  [Read more →]

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euNetworks Saw Higher Churn, Rising Margins in Q2

August 12th, 2013

Higher churn held back euNetworks’ second quarter revenues, but Adjusted EBITDA continued to march ahead nonetheless.  Back in May they raised additional capital for expansion, and plan to make it count in organic growth moving forward – and in inorganic growth if the opportunity arises.  Given the growing rumbles of consolidation in Europe, that remains rather likely.  Here are the numbers in some context for euNetworks for Q2/2012: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Zayo, Integra, FiberLight

August 12th, 2013

Here’s a quick review of some metro network news from the end of last week that I didn’t get to: [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: GeoResults

August 10th, 2013

Over on the Ramblings Jobs Board we have a new job listing this week from GeoResults, Inc. [Read more →]

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