Friday Roundup: Vonage, NTT, Cosentry

December 11th, 2015

14 shopping days until Christmas, but let's stick with telecom and internet infrastructure anyway: [Read more →]

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The MEF LSO Hackathon: Building Community, Swatting Bugs, Writing Code

December 11th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates

A Hackathon – like the debut LSO Hackathon held in November 2015 at the MEF’s GEN15 conference – is where magic happens, where theory turns into practice, and the state of the art advances. Dozens of techies sitting in a room, hunched over laptops, scribbling on [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Level 3, FirstLight, Windstream, UPN, Ekinops

December 10th, 2015

Here's some quick catch-up from out in the metro: [Read more →]

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Ciena Beats Estimates, But Sees Pullback Ahead

December 10th, 2015

Ciena posted a strong fiscal fourth quarter this morning.  Revenues of $692M and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.42 were both solidly ahead of expectations.  However, guidance for the usually seasonally light fiscal Q1 was significantly lighter than expected, which will likely cast a shadow on the market response.  Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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2016: Think of Cloud Industry Consolidation like Utility Service

December 10th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

As the cloud computing services in the US are wrapping up for 2015, a new landscape is emerging more clearly in front of us: the industry is evolving into three major segments: the cloud service providers (CSPs), the data center operators (DCOs), and network connectivity providers (NCPs). Please note [Read more →]

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AT&T Taps Digital Realty For More Colo, Cloud Reach

December 9th, 2015

AT&T and Digital Realty Trust said today that they are expanding their alliance. AT&T will soon be able to incorporate Digital Realty's global colo capacity into its solutions directly, greatly extending the geographical reach of its NetBond cloud connectivity ecosystem. [Read more →]

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Zayo Sells Some Intercity Fiber to Big Content

December 9th, 2015

One of the interesting stories to unfold this year has been the return of intercity fiber construction. Much of the new public buildout plans have been by Zayo and today they followed that up with some additional financial justification. [Read more →]

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Cogent Takes DT to Court Over Interconnection

December 9th, 2015

This morning in a U.S. Federal court in Virginia, Cogent Communications has filed suit against Deutsche Telekom A.G. for breach of contract.  Cogent says that DT has 'interfered with the free flow of internet traffic' by 'refusing to increase the capacity of the interconnection ports that allow the exchange of traffic'.  [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Level 3, NTT, Huawei Marine, Vodacom

December 8th, 2015

Here's a quick rundown of four items from three other continents that has come out in the last 24 hours or so: [Read more →]

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The Adele Hello Effect: Using Real-Time Analytics to Dynamically Assure Network Services

December 8th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Chris Purdy, CTO of CENX.

What do a Grammy award-winning musician’s newest music video and a home security system have in common? When one explodes in popularity, the other might suffer outages, delays and technical faults. [Read more →]

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Reliance Closer to Selling Its Towers, Maybe Fiber Too

December 8th, 2015

The infrastructure sector saw some interesting activity over the weekend over in South Asia.  Reliance Communications may finally have found a buyer for its tower assets, and perhaps for some of its fiber as well. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Teliasonera, MRV, ePlus, CenturyLink, Google

December 7th, 2015

Monday news between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be a bit scarce, but it's out there if you look: [Read more →]

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OTT video guys woo telcos at Capacity Asia

December 7th, 2015

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

ITEM: Two of Asia-Pacific’s rising stars in the OTT video scene took the stage at Capacity Asia 2015 in Bangkok Tuesday – partly to showcase their exclusive content libraries, and partly to assure telcos that they are partners, not competitors. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: FirstLight Fiber, Cross River Fiber

December 5th, 2015

We have four new job listings to look at over on the Ramblings' Jobs Board this Decembers weekend. [Read more →]

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Cloud Bytes: Zayo, Digital Realty, Zettabox

December 4th, 2015

Here's a quick roundup of some cloud news from this week before you all go home for the weekend: [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: Will Network Neutrality Survive the Courts This Time?

December 4th, 2015

We haven't had a Friday poll for a long time.  But as network neutrality goes back to court, let's ask the question.  Will it survive in its current form?  Not 'should it' (as that is a different question), but 'will it'? [Read more →]

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Net Neutrality, Back In Court Again

December 4th, 2015

Today the FCC's latest regulatory effort to impose network neutrality on the internet will face a challenge it's faced many times but not in a successful way. Yep, it's time to go back into to court and try, try again. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: ChinaCache, Equinix, BroadSoft, 8×8

December 3rd, 2015

A quick roundup of a few recent news items: [Read more →]

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Atlanta Is Zayo’s Latest Backhaul Buildout Target

December 3rd, 2015

Zayo revealed its latest wireless backhaul buildout project yesterday.  They'll be expanding their network in and around the southeastern metropolis of Atlanta after winning a 20 year contract from an unnamed major wireless operator. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: NTT, Limelight, RCN Business, Level 3

December 2nd, 2015

Here's a quick look at some interesting news from the week so far: [Read more →]

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AEConnect Gets Its Final Splice

December 2nd, 2015

Aqua Comms reached another milestone in the construction of AEConnect yesterday. They have completed the final splice on the marine segment of the submarine cable system as the project moves into the home stretch.  [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Level 3, Orange, Rosenergoatom, Superloop

December 1st, 2015

As we in the US head for the gym to work off the Thanksgiving feast, here is a quick look at news from overseas where turkey isn't a thing: [Read more →]

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Colo M&A: VIRTUS Moves Into Infinity Slough

December 1st, 2015

Yesterday saw a small item of data center M&A over on the other side of the Atlantic.  VIRTUS Data Centres has announced the purchase of the company that owns and operates the Slough Data Centre of Infinity SDC Limited.   [Read more →]

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