Level 3 Beats Estimates, Deconsolidates Venezuela, Expects NOL Windfall

October 28th, 2015

With nearly a full year on the books for Level 3's purchase of tw telecom, the market is looking for both integration savings and better growth prospects going forward.  In the company's Q3 results, we saw some more of the integration savings, and while growth isn't shifting gears yet the upward trend is still intact.  They also announced the deconsolidation of their Venezuela business as of the end of Q3.  Here are Level 3's numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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The EU Votes for Net Neutrality, Killing It?

October 27th, 2015

Regulatory headlines out of Europe today are a bit contradictory. The European parliament has passed network neutrality regulation by a vote of 500-163, enshrining the concept in law continent-wide alongside a nice crop of loopholes that have opponents up in arms.  [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Cisco, Infinera, Broadsoft, Sonus

October 27th, 2015

Several interesting vendor items that are worth a look from the start of the week: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Level 3, Telecity, Internap, CenturyLink

October 27th, 2015

It's time for a quick roundup of news from the start of the week: [Read more →]

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Thoughts on the Russian Undersea Cable Threat

October 26th, 2015

The New York Times put an article out on Sunday looking at increased Russian naval interest in the world's submarine cables. The worry is that anyone with a submarine fleet could take down the world communications net for extended periods quite easily with a few simultaneous cuts in deep water. How seriously should we take the idea? [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: AquaComms CTO Tom McMahon on AEConnect

October 26th, 2015

image001After a decade-long drought, the second of two transatlantic cables is nearing completion. AquaComms’ new AEConnect cable system will hook up Long Island with the northwest coast of Ireland, with its existing CeltixConnect cable providing an extension on to the UK and London. The cable is expected to be ready for service by the end of this year.   I caught up with AquaComms CTO Tom McMahon earlier this month to find out how the project has been going so far. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Walker & Associates

October 25th, 2015

We have two new listings over on the Ramblings Jobs board this weekend. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: FirstLight, GTT, Onvoy, Interxion, QTS

October 23rd, 2015

Here's a Friday rundown of some contract and M&A news items from this week: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Level 3, Verizon, Ciena

October 22nd, 2015

Here's a quick look at some interesting items from around the world today: [Read more →]

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Huawei Sets Sail for the South Atlantic

October 22nd, 2015

Huawei Marine said this morning that it has been selected to do the construction for another transatlantic cable.  Unlike Hibernia Express and AE Connect, this one is much further south.  If complete, the Cameroon-Brazil Cable System will connect South America and Africa. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Equinix, DE-CIX, CyrusOne, Ekinops

October 21st, 2015

Three bits of news from the data center space, and one fiber buildout project: [Read more →]

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Level 3 Backs Up Enterprise Offerings Via Cellular

October 21st, 2015

Yesterday, Level 3 put another new product out there for the enterprise marketplace.  But this one leverages other people's networks, specifically LTE wireless networks. [Read more →]

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Cologix’s Latest M&A Target: Net Access

October 20th, 2015

The datacenter and interconnection provider Cologix has announced its tenth acquisition, moving into the New York metro area for the first time.  They will be acquiring Net Access, which operates 200K square feet across three facilities in northern New Jersey.   [Read more →]

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USA FIBER Plans New Potomac Crossing

October 20th, 2015

The dark fiber startup USA FIBER announced plans for a new fiber route this morning that will bypass Washington DC between Ashburn and various locations in Maryland.  The route will cross the Potomac via a unique route, presumably to the north and west of the nation's capitol, but they aren't yet saying exactly where. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Level 3, Birch, UPN, CityFibre

October 20th, 2015

Here's a quick roundup of some network news on three continents to start off Tuesday: [Read more →]

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Windstream Sells Data Center Biz to TierPoint

October 19th, 2015

Rumors that Windstream was looking to sell off its data center and cloud arm proved to be correct this morning.  The hybrid ILEC/CLEC has entered into an agreement to sell its Hosted Solutions division to TierPoint for $575M in cash. [Read more →]

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Metro Roundup: MRV, Calix, PEG, Metroweb

October 19th, 2015

Two interesting metro wins by vendors, a big pipe for rural Illinois, and some action over in Italy: [Read more →]

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CenturyLink’s Holds Its Virtual Rudder Steady

October 19th, 2015

Back in March, CenturyLink adopted Cyan's BluePlanet platform and embarked on a rollout of SDN and NFV within its network. Soon thereafter, and probably not coincidentally, Ciena bought Cyan and merged it into its own virtualization efforts. CenturyLink today reiterated and expanded its network overhaul plans. [Read more →]

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Big data grows up

October 19th, 2015

This article was authored by Stefan Hammond, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Big data is often associated with big retailers. Build a customer database, then push out info (and special deals) that appeals to specific, pre-determined tastes. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Cross River Fiber

October 18th, 2015

We have a new listing over on the Ramblings Jobs board this weekend. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Allied Fiber, Viatel, Bandwidth, X5

October 16th, 2015

Time for a quick roundup of some news from around the sector to round out the week: [Read more →]

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Another Buildout by Great Plains Communications

October 15th, 2015

Nebraska's Great Plains Communications is adding yet more fiber to its network.  Today they announced an expansion southward to Kansas City into the Netrality carrier hotel at 1102 Grand.   [Read more →]

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Ericsson Acquires More Software Talent

October 15th, 2015

A bit of vendor M&A is taking place over in Europe.  The Swedish-based giant Ericsson said this morning that it intends to acquire the Polish and Ukrainian operations of Ericpol, bringing further software development talent in house.   [Read more →]

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