VoIP M&A: Onvoy to Acquire Broadvox

August 6th, 2015

This week we saw two familiar names from the world of VoIP resurface for a bit of M&A action. Onvoy has announced an agreement to acquire Broadvox, boosting its national coverage to 80% of households nationally. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Windstream, WANRack, Crown Castle, Lightpath

August 5th, 2015

Time for a mid-week look at recent news from the metro and government side of things: [Read more →]

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Sales Power Strong Q2 for euNetworks

August 5th, 2015

Earnings season continues, and this morning we got a Q2 report from euNetworks, which has long been our unencumbered window into the fiber infrastructure business over in western Europe.  euNetworks posted a quarter of solid organic growth powered by another quarter of strong sales. Here is a quick table of their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: ADVA, Ciena, MRV, Alcatel-Lucent

August 4th, 2015

Several interesting items from the vendors to look at in the first half of this week: [Read more →]

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IIX Launches SaaS Interconnection Company

August 4th, 2015

The interconnection space has been one of the most rapidly evolving pieces of the communications infrastructure marketplace over the last few years. Now it seems to have evolved further, stretching into the world of software-as-a-service. IIX today launched a new SaaS company, called Console Inc., aimed at bringing direct network interconnection to enterprises.  [Read more →]

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EarthLink’s Stabilization Stabilizes Further

August 4th, 2015

EarthLink turned in its second stronger-than-expected quarter of the year yesterday, keeping its newfound momentum going. After a few lean years of churn, the company's financials are a whole lot less painful to look at, and were enough to allow the company to boost 2015 guidance for the second quarter in a row. [Read more →]

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AquaComms Launches Installation Phase of AEConnect

August 3rd, 2015

The buildout of the second transatlantic cable system since the bubble is about to commence.  AquaComms said this morning that TE Subcom is now loading the rolls of fiber onto the cable-laying ship Reliance up in New Hampshire. [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Adds Another IX Node

August 3rd, 2015

EdgeConneX said this morning that it has partnered up with another internet exchange. They're working with MASS IX to build a new remote exchange node into their facility at 22 Linnell Circle in Billerica just northwest of Boston. [Read more →]

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Verizon, Unions Play Some More Chicken

August 3rd, 2015

Every few years, the incumbents and unions face off for a nice game of chicken over wireline telecom. This summer, it is Verizon on one side and the CWA and IBEW on the other. The "deadline" passed at midnight last night, but workers are staying on the job so far. [Read more →]

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FCC’s innovative 600MHz auction scheme likely to go global

August 3rd, 2015

This article was authored by Phil Marshall, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The release of digital dividend (700MHz/800MHz) spectrum around the world has slowed dramatically after the initial spike in allocation in the US, Europe and some Asia Pacific countries. The 700MHz band is still used for broadcasting in most of [Read more →]

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VoIP Roundup: MegaPath, BroadSoft, CenturyLink, ShoreTel

July 31st, 2015

The UC and hosted voice segment has been picking up steam for years, and I need to pay it more attention. So here's a quick roundup of some of the news from this week across the sector: [Read more →]

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The Dawn of Virtual CPE

July 31st, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dr. Yuri Gittik, RAD

If service providers hope to meet the challenges of automated, speedy, and profitable service delivery, they need networks that are agile, efficient, and well orchestrated. Programmable networks – now viewed as a must for providers – is the driver behind the acceleration in network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). [Read more →]

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Vonage’s Business Ambitions Gain Ground

July 30th, 2015

A variety of earnings reports are now in, but one that caught my attention this morning was that of Vonage. Vonage has been working hard to transition from its original consumer VoIP business into a business VoIP and UC provider. According to today's results, they seem to be gaining some real traction. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, CityFibre, RCN, Zayo, Verizon

July 30th, 2015

Here's a quick roundup of some news from the metro, with three event contracts, an expansion, and some IoT: [Read more →]

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Wholesale Growth, Access Savings Kept Level 3 on Track in Q2

July 29th, 2015

In recent quarters, it has been enterprise sales that have held up the company's growth trajectory, but in Q2 it was the wholesale side that chipped in when enterprise revenues came in a bit light.  That combined with strong savings on network access let Level 3 beat estimates on EPS and EBITDA even as total revenue came up a bit short.
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NTT Acquires Some More Data Center Space

July 29th, 2015

The Japanese giant NTT Communications made another inorganic move to build its global infrastructure today.  They have acquired PT. Cyber CSF, which provides data center services in Jakarta, Indonesia. [Read more →]

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Industry Profile: Southern Light CEO Andy Newton

July 28th, 2015

image001The number of independent regional network operators out there in the US has thinned through consolidation, but there are still far more than many think.  One of the larger such fiber networks that tends to fly under the radar when it comes to the national media is Southern Light, which operates a deep metro and regional fiber footprint along the Gulf Coast and into adjacent regions. With us today to talk about what Southern Light has been doing and what they have planned for the future is CEO and co-Founder Andy Newton.  [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: TierPoint, Interxion, CyrusOne

July 28th, 2015

Here are three interesting items from the colocation side of things, one acquisition, one customer win, and one equipment deployment: [Read more →]

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euNetworks Deploys Ciena’s 200G

July 27th, 2015

It seems like just a year or two ago that 100G became commercially viable, yet technology has moved on already.  euNetworks today announced that it has deployed 200G, with the London metro area getting it first. [Read more →]

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Digitalization, regulation, employment and earnings

July 27th, 2015

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Should Airbnb's apartment rental business be treated like a hotel business with licenses and taxes? Is Uber the employer or a technology service for drivers? Has Uber conducted illegal taxi business in France when its directors were arrested? Can people mutually make business by using digital currencies without authorities’ control? [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: FairPoint

July 27th, 2015

Another summer job listing landed on the Ramblings Jobs board this past week, and again it is up in the Northeast. [Read more →]

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Tata Looks to Monetize Its Data Centers

July 24th, 2015

According to an article on LiveMint, Tata Communications is shopping its data center assets.  They are said to be talkign with both private equity and strategic buyers to sell a 74% stake in the company's data center subsidiary, raising something in the neighborhood of $300M.   [Read more →]

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How NFV Can Solve Forecasting Challenges for Network Providers

July 24th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Priya Natarajan, Senior Director of Software Marketing, Ciena

Forecasting is inherently a challenge, but it’s absolutely critical in today’s business environment. For example, complicated sales funnels can shroud the view of how much revenue an organization will have to work with in the future, making sales forecasting tools like those available through Salesforce not only useful, but essential. [Read more →]

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