Vendor Roundup: Alcatel-Lucent, Infinera, Vello, MRV, Huawei

June 25th, 2013

I’m back in the USA again, trying to catch up a bit despite the jet lag. Here’s a quick look at some vendor news over the last few days: [Read more →]

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Vodafone Finds a Willing Consolidation Target

June 24th, 2013

Vodafone Group (NYSE:VOD, news, filings) did tell us they felt they had the resources to chase consolidation opportunities without selling its stake in Verizon Wireless. And today they proved that was not an idle threat, coming up with a €7.7B deal for Kabel Deutschland. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Tim Biltz, CEO of Lumos Networks

June 24th, 2013

TimBiltz1Since splitting off from nTelos in October of 2011, Lumos Networks and its Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvanian fiber networks have been earning more attention from the markets. Revenues have been shifting toward higher growth data products, and margins have been rising steadily. Lately they’ve been aggressively expanding their footprint into Richmond.  With us today to tell us where Lumos has come from and where it is going from here is CEO Timothy Biltz. [Read more →]

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Sprint First to Make Renewable Commitment in the Telecom Industry

June 21st, 2013

Keith Patterson is a freelance writer and designer for all things green. His work promotes green technology and advancements for a better world. He currently manages a blog at EnergySavings.com.

While Sprint may be making headlines for its attempt to purchase Clearwire, many may have missed the company’s sustainability announcement through Greenpeace International this past spring. In April, Sprint was recognized by Greenpeace International as a leader in the communications industry for its fight to stop climate change. [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: Cologix, CyrusOne, Equinix, Earthlink

June 21st, 2013

Early next week I’ll be on my way back to the USA again, so if something big happens Monday and I’m not quick off the draw, you’ll know why. In the meantime, it’s Friday and time for a quick roundup of news from the cloud and datacenter sectors. [Read more →]

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Softbank, Sprint Go For the KO With $5 Clearwire Bid

June 21st, 2013

Sprint has now answered Dish’s $4.40 tender challenge for Clearwire with more than just a lawsuit. Yesterday they went all in with a $5/share bid that clearly is intended to go for the knockout. [Read more →]

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Verizon, Cogent Tussle Over Peering and Netflix

June 20th, 2013

If you thought the flashpoint at the intersection of netflix, net neutrality, and peering had gone away, think again. This time it’s Verizon and Cogent mixing it up. Apparently, Verizon has been neglecting to upgrade its peering connection with its smaller rival, and it is now overflowing. [Read more →]

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Pacnet Lines Up Connectivity With China’s Big Three

June 20th, 2013

Pacnet China network map

Pacnet (news) scored a trifecta in Chinese interconnectivity according to a release today. The Asia-Pacific regional network operator’s Chinese joint venture, Pacnet Business Solutions, has entered into master services agreements with all three of China’s major telecom operators: China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile. [Read more →]

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Level 3 Takes Trip to Monaco

June 20th, 2013

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Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) is hooking up one of the smallest but most glamorous countries in the world. Under an agreement with Monaco Telecom, the global internet operator will be bringing big bandwidth to James Bond’s favorite resort city-state on the Riviera. [Read more →]

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Big data: ‘a lot of dirt, not much gold’

June 20th, 2013

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

Service providers are keen to leverage big data for targeted services, advertising and better customer service, but are at odds with what data to analyze and how to do it without alarming customers over privacy concerns. [Read more →]

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Alcatel-Lucent Plots Another Comeback

June 19th, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU, news, filings) hasn’t had an easy ride for a very long time, and plans to re-ignite the company’s Franco-American growth engines have come and gone a few times now. This morning the company’s new CEO Michel Combes put forth his own bid to get the job done, entitled ‘The Shift Plan’. [Read more →]

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Dish Throws In the Towel on Sprint Bid, Turns to Clearwire

June 19th, 2013

As Softbank’s revised bid lurches toward next week’s shareholder vote, Dish has thrown in the towel and will not be submitting that best-and-final offer after all. That decision at least simplifies the playing field. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Alteva, Integra, Telx, Telepak

June 19th, 2013

Telepak Network Map

Time for another quick Wednesday roundup of news from around the competitive telecom and internet infrastructure space: [Read more →]

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Zayo Polishes Off Anoka County Network

June 18th, 2013

Zayo Minneapolis Network Map

Today Zayo announced the completion of its buildout up in Anoka County, to the north of Minneapolis. This project was one of the company’s BTOP awards, under which they got $13.4M in stimulus funds for a middle mile network connecting some 145 local public facilities. [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Calix, BTI Systems, Infinera

June 18th, 2013

A quick look at some news from vendors so far this week, a Finnish deal for Calix, two from Southeast Asia for BTI Systems, and a big milestone for Infinera: [Read more →]

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Sprint Sues Stop Dish’s Clearwire Tender

June 18th, 2013

Apparently when Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S, news, filings) complained that Dish’s $4.40 per share tender for Clearwire shares was illegal, they meant it. They’ve now filed suit to stop it, contending that if completed it would violate Delaware corporate law and a number of existing agreements that are already in place. [Read more →]

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Earthlink to Acquire CenterBeam, Boost Managed Services

June 17th, 2013

Earthlink (NASDAQ:ELNK, news, filings) has made another inorganic move, boosting its managed services capabilities with the acquisition of Sunnyvale, California-based CenterBeam.  They’ve been working hard for the past three years now transforming from an ISP into a managed IT/cloud services provider, putting together the necessary network, datacenter, and services pieces together one by one.   [Read more →]

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Euro Roundup: TeliaSonera Gets CEO, Telefonica Denies AT&T Bid

June 17th, 2013

There are two interesting items from Europe to start the week. TeliaSonera has brought in some talent from rather further south as CEO, and Telefonica has found itself denying reports of a buyout offer from AT&T. [Read more →]

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Cloud M&A: CenturyLink Buys AppFog

June 17th, 2013

The cloud-based services market is still evolving and telecommunications providers are still jockeying for position within it. And to get where they need to be, it is often easier to buy than build. On Friday, CenturyLink did just that built on its Savvis acquisition a few years ago with the purchase of AppFog on Friday. [Read more →]

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Verizon’s Private IP Now In Equinix

June 14th, 2013

Verizon (NYSE:VZ, news, filings) Enterprise Solutions has teamed up with Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) to make its Private IP services available to a wider audience. Enterprise customers can now access the bandwidth from Equinix’s IBXs around the world. [Read more →]

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Instart Logic Launches, Takes Aim at CDN Sector

June 14th, 2013

Yesterday saw a well-funded startup aim squarely at the content delivery space, looking to take on Akamai and its neighbors from a new angle. Instart Logic, with some $17M raised in April making $26M in all, has launched what it describes as a web application streaming network. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Zayo, Integra, Optica, EarthLink

June 13th, 2013

Time for another quick roundup of news on the metro front worth a quick look, with two items from Zayo, some Goodwill for Integra, a network build-out milestone for Optica, and another new datacenter for Earthlink: [Read more →]

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Web father suggests monitoring compromise

June 13th, 2013

This article was authored by Michael J Carroll, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

My lords, ladies and gentlemen, pray silence please for Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the internet and voice of reason on government web snooping. [Read more →]

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