Cloud Bytes: NTT, RingCentral, Colo Atl, QTS

March 10th, 2015

Here are four interesting bits of news from the cloud and the colo that lies underneath it: [Read more →]

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The rise of the dumb platform and dumber pipe

March 9th, 2015

This article was authored by Don Sambandaraksa, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Engineers from APNIC have been gathering from all over the region at the Apricot 2015 conference in Japan to sort out how the underlying infrastructure of the Internet should work going forward. Away from the talk of single stack vs dual-stack IPv6 on mobile networks, encryption workshops [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Enventis, Ritter, iRis, EvoSwitch, Tata

March 6th, 2015

To finish off this snowy week, two independent, regional network interconnections from the US, and two international items of interest. [Read more →]

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Let’s Dockerize VoIP

March 6th, 2015

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This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Tyler Cross, software engineer at Bandwidth

As a curious software engineer working at a telecommunications company it was only a matter of time until I started learning about server-side VoIP software like [Read more →]

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For Ciena, Revenues Light but Adjusted EPS Strong

March 5th, 2015

Last quarter, Ciena posted a surprise loss despite solid revenues.  This quarter it was the flip side of the coin on strong earnings per share on revenues that missed targets.  Here are their fourth quarter numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Lumos Reports, Shifts From Dividend to FTTC, Lights New Route

March 5th, 2015

After the market closed yesterday, Lumos Networks reported stronger than anticipated Q4/2014 revenues, lit up a new fiber route, and suspended its quarterly dividend. [Read more →]

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Zayo Trims Latency to Mahwah Further, Plans Debt Sale

March 4th, 2015

Another week, another dark fiber buildout project for Zayo. Today they announced plans to construct a new route between the NYSE facility in Mahwah and Equinix's NY5 data center in Secaucus. [Read more →]

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Equinix Readies Five New Data Centers For Launch

March 4th, 2015

Equinix is planning to finish off the first quarter by finishing off a long construction to-do list.  They have five new IBX data center projects ready to launch over the next few weeks, spread out over four continents.   [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: Comcast, vXchnge, Cologix, Equinix, Frontier

March 3rd, 2015

Here's a quick look at some other news from early this week worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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CityFibre Takes On Edinburgh

March 3rd, 2015

Edinburgh is about to get some new metro fiber options.  CityFibre has picked the Scottish capital as its next 'Gigabit Cities' expansion market, one year after its initial expansion into Scotland up in Aberdeen. [Read more →]

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NTT Follows Through, Acquires e-shelter

March 3rd, 2015

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The rumors of a German move by NTT didn't take long to turn into reality.  Last night the Japanese giant announced plans to acquire a majority stake in e-shelter, suddenly claiming the #3 slot in the European data center market. [Read more →]

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NTT Takes Aim at Germany

March 2nd, 2015

According to papers in Japan, NTT is about to duplicate its RagingWire acquisition on the other side of the Atlantic.  The Japanese-based telecommunications giant is said to be in talks to acquire Germany's e-shelter for about $836M. [Read more →]

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Mitel Makes Mobile Move, to Acquire Mavenir

March 2nd, 2015

After ShoreTel turned up its nose at that unsolicited offer last autumn, Mitel was still hungry for some inorganic growth.  Today they struck again with the announcement of an agreement to acquire Mavenir.   [Read more →]

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Akamai Boosts DNS With Xerocole Acquisition

March 2nd, 2015

Akamai has made an inorganic move this icy Monday morning aimed at boosting its capabilities in DNS.  They have acquired Xerocole, whose specialty is recursive DNS. [Read more →]

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Gemalto SIMs secured with magical cyber unicorns

March 2nd, 2015

This article was authored by Don Sambandaraksa, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

So in the end Gemalto issued a half-denial fudge of a press release on the reported GCHQ/NSA hacking of SIM encryption keys. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: GTT, HE, NTT, Akamai, Ciena, CENX, XKL

February 27th, 2015

Next week it will be March at last, and perhaps we'll even see some snow actually melt.  In the meantime, here is a quick look at a bunch of items from this week -- assuming of course that Title II doesn't cause an immediate end to the world.  News from two global networks, one CDN, and three vendors are on tap: [Read more →]

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Net Neutrality Is Back In the Fast Lane

February 26th, 2015

Ok, maybe that title wasn't the best way to express that particular thought...  But anyhow, the interlude between the striking down of the first net neutrality regulatory regime and the rise of Title II is now apparently over. As widely expected, the FCC has in fact approved new, stronger rules it hopes will stand up to judicial scrutiny.  [Read more →]

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FCC Acts to Unshackle Municipal Fiber

February 26th, 2015

The higher profile vote today will be about network neutrality. But the FCC's vote on a somewhat less widely known issue today may have a more immediate effect. Nobody is on the brink of commercializing a fast lane of any note, but municipal fiber projects have been chomping at the bit for years. [Read more →]

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Zayo Plots Follow-On Stock Offering

February 26th, 2015

Zayo has filed an S-1 with the SEC that looks at offering some more stock to the markets in a follow-on offering to its October IPO.   [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Allied Fiber, Fatbeam, UPN, NaviSite

February 26th, 2015

Here's a quick look at some news from fiber and the cloud from the last day or two: [Read more →]

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Cogent Checks In Light, But Raises Dividend Again

February 25th, 2015

In its Q4 earnings release this morning, Cogent Communications posted revenues and earnings per share that came in short of analyst projections.  But currency fluctuations held back the top line, and didn't stop them from increasing their quarterly dividend 3.2% to $0.32 plus a special dividend of another 3 cents. [Read more →]

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On Net Neutrality, Congress Will Keep On Doing Nothing

February 25th, 2015

When the FCC implements its new Network Neutrality framework based on Title II, there will be no Congressional response. According to the New York Times today, Senate Republicans have given up on plans to pass legislation to rein in the agency. That leaves Tom Wheeler and his two Democratic colleagues a clear field ahead of the vote tomorrow. [Read more →]

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HKBN IPO launches today

February 24th, 2015

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

HKBN will today launch an initial public offering seeking to raise up to HK$5.8 billion ($747.8 million), and has reportedly already secured a commitment for $200 million worth of shares. [Read more →]

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