Using Intelligent Data Distribution to Clear the Bandwidth Bottleneck

February 23rd, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Lee Cottle, Director, VP Global Head of Sales for Push Technology

Five years after Apple first used "There’s an app for that” in a marketing campaign for the iPhone 3, it seems there really is a mobile application for everything, whether it’s helping users transform their morning routines into fitness workouts, or just saying “yo” to friends. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Fairpoint, Ericsson, Champion One, Ciena

February 20th, 2015

TGIF, and a really cold one here in the Northeast.  Here's a quick look at some news, a new data center and three interesting bits from vendors: [Read more →]

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DNS 2.0 – Evolving to Meet the Needs of Today’s Distributed Applications

February 20th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Alex Vayl, VP Business Development for NSONE

Website and application delivery has gone through dramatic shifts over the past 25 years. One of the more recent catalysts is a trend towards distributed application deployments, enabled by the advent of IaaS and infrastructure automation, which have dramatically reduced the costs and complexity of deploying applications in multiple markets. [Read more →]

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GTT Picks Up MegaPath’s Second Shoe, Buys Managed Services Division

February 19th, 2015

Fresh off its purchase of UNSi this past autumn, GTT has made yet another inorganic move. They announced an agreement today to purchase the managed services business of MegaPath, which caters to large enterprises and multinationals. [Read more →]

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EarthLink’s Dark Fiber Sale, A Look At Potential Buyers

February 19th, 2015

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On EarthLink's Q4 earnings call this morning, the company talked pretty frankly about its intentions to sell off network assets to focus more tightly on the managed services side. They are looking at selling off the dark fiber, but not the more general CLEC/network business itself for now. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: CyrusOne, VIRTUS, EarthLink, Ericsson

February 19th, 2015

Here's a quick rundown of news from around the industry today: [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Infinera, Napatech, Juniper, Ericsson, Cisco

February 18th, 2015

Lots of news from vendors lately, here's a quick survey:  [Read more →]

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Level 3 Accelerates BMW

February 18th, 2015

Level 3 this morning announced an interesting high profile deal over in Europe, where the company has been looking to rejuvenate its growth of late.  The German automaker BMW has picked them to deliver both fiber and CDN services. [Read more →]

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Solid Revenue Growth at euNetworks in Q4

February 18th, 2015

With FibreLac firmly in tow and private equity moving to take full control of the company, euNetworks finished out 2014 with a solid quarter of revenue growth and new sales.  Here is a quick table of of their results in some context.: [Read more →]

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AT&T Finally Steps Into Kansas City FTTH Ring With Google Fiber

February 17th, 2015

Just shy of four years after Google Fiber picked Kansas City for its first foray into the FTTH world, and two and a half years since they followed through and started hooking up fiberhoods, the incumbent is responding in force. AT&T yesterday launched its GigaPower offering in parts of Kansas City and its suburbs. [Read more →]

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Liquid Mixes In $150M for African Expansion

February 17th, 2015

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Liquid Telecom has landed some significant new funding for its expansion plans. The Pan-African fiber operator has raised another $150M from the global investment banking community. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ciena’s Chris Janz on SDN, NFV, and Agility

February 16th, 2015

Chris-Janz-2012-v2In December, Ciena created a new business division, Ciena Agility, specifically targeted at the growing opportunities of Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization.  With the introduction of itsAgility Matrix software and VNF marketplace, Ciena is looking to help network operators unlock new business models serving the enterprise and enable a broader ecosystem of virtual network function vendors.  With us today to talk about Ciena’s efforts in NFV and SDN in general is Chris Janz, VP and CTO of Ciena Agility. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Colo Atl, Lightower, ViaWest, Orange

February 13th, 2015

Here's a last look at some other news from this week before some of you head into the long weekend: [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: Net Neutrality via Title II is Nigh, Thoughts?

February 13th, 2015

Later this month, the FCC will vote on applying Title II (or at least parts of it) to the internet's last mile, and all indications are that it will pass.  While the new regulatory regime will surely be challenged in court, this time the legs holding it up look quite a bit less frail.  What do readers think, and how strongly do you think it?  Pick two thoughts you most identify with, or add your own: [Read more →]

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Top Business Telecom Networking Trends in 2015

February 12th, 2015

Contributed by Charlie Reed, Partner ATLANTIC-ACM

Technology is redefining the core products and operations in almost every industry. The role of the CIO (or CTO or CDO, etc.) is becoming central to marketing, operations, product development, customer support, security, financial analysis, business planning and more. As CIOs work to tie these vital roles together through efficient, secure, high capacity networks the following trends emerge in the business wireline telecom market: [Read more →]

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Level 3 Brings 4.5Tbps of Muscle to DDoS

February 12th, 2015

Level 3 Communications significantly expanded its efforts in the managed security arena this morning. They've introduced a new DDoS mitigation service that takes advantage of both the company's vast network scale and distributed CDN infrastructure. [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Accedian, Cyan, Ericsson, Cisco

February 12th, 2015

A quick look at news from the vendors that is worth a look: [Read more →]

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Steady Growth As Always for Zayo in Fiscal Q2

February 11th, 2015

Zayo posted its second quarter results this morning, the first quarter they operated in as a public company.  Revenues were held back some by foreign exchange fluctuations but were nevertheless inline with expectations, while EBITDA margins continued their upward trajectory.  Here are a few of the company's numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Akamai’s Q4 Was Full Of Holiday Cheer

February 11th, 2015

Akamai easily bested analyst expectations yesterday after the market closed, posting Q4 numbers that reflected a strong holiday season and a growing appetite for the company's security services. [Read more →]

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Telecity, Interxion to Get Hitched

February 11th, 2015

There has been a big consolidation development in the European internet infrastructure markets today.  TelecityGroup and Interxion, two of the continent's largest and most active colocation providers, have announced plans to merge. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Zayo, Broadview, RCN, CenturyLink, Cogent

February 10th, 2015

Here's a quick survey of some news from the metro: [Read more →]

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Richmond Gets an IX of its Own

February 10th, 2015

One of the more interesting developments of the past few years has been the proliferation and growth of independent internet exchange points around the country. This month another such location is being born in Richmond, Virginia, not too far south from the huge data center mecca of northern Virginia. [Read more →]

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Netrality Moves Into Houston

February 10th, 2015

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One of Houston's key telecom carrier hotels is changing hands according to an announcement today.  Netrality Properties is acquiring 1301 Fannin Street, a 25-story,  1.1M square foot facility that currently houses 400K square feet of data center space and a dozen networks.   [Read more →]

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