Alcatel-Lucent’s Shift Plan Means 10,000 Fewer Jobs

October 8th, 2013

Back at the start of summer, Alcatel-Lucent and its new CEO Michel Combes painted a few broad strokes of the recovery landscape the company was aiming for, calling it The Shift Plan. Today's further strokes were of a more somber variety, as they announced the intention to slim down to the tune of 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years.  [Read more →]

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LINX Adds CoreSite to Its US Exchange Plans

October 8th, 2013

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has selected another landing spot for its invasion of the Northern Virginia interconnection market. CoreSite Realty will host a piece of LINX's NoVA peering exchange within its data center campus, which includes facilities both in Reston and in Washington DC itself. [Read more →]

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And DukeNet Goes to … Time Warner Cable!?

October 7th, 2013

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DukeNet has found a buyer and it's not one that was high on any of my lists.  Time Warner Cable today announced a definitive agreement to purchase the North Carolina-based regional and metro fiber operator from its energy utility parent and Alinda Capital, which bought in a few years back.   [Read more →]

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The Latest Zayo Acquisition: FiberLink

October 7th, 2013

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The fiber saw another bit of consolidation this morning, as Zayo Group struck again with an announcement of its acquisition of the MidWestern dark fiber operator FiberLink LLC.  [Read more →]

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Level 3 Tweaks Its Enterprise SIP

October 7th, 2013

Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) added another dimension to its enterprise offerings this morning with a new SIP voice package. Featuring geographically independent numbers and a native PRI handoff, it's a blend of leveraging the new and better integration with the old. [Read more →]

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ITU warns of global web divide

October 7th, 2013

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

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is warning of a global internet divide where the world’s poorest countries are left behind by developed nations, which are enjoying steady rises in broadband access. [Read more →]

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How Fiber Internet is Changing the Way We Use the Web

October 4th, 2013

This guest article was written by Sam Melton, who blogs at sammeltontalks.blogspot.com.  Please feel free to reach out to Sam with any questions.

In the United States Internet speeds are becoming faster and faster with the help of new Internet options that are popping up. From Google Fiber to gigabit Ethernet, the common Internet user now has incredible speed right at their fingertips - and it's changing how we view and use the Internet. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: BT, Orange Business, Hawaiki, EdgeCast

October 4th, 2013

Here's a Friday look at some of the network news from around the world: [Read more →]

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FiberLight Reels In a Financing Package

October 4th, 2013

The metro fiber builder and operator FiberLight has secured some new long term financing. The move will give the company the resources with which to continue its building campaign, and may quiet a few of the more persistent consolidation rumors out there - or perhaps start a few new ones. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Digital Realty, Savvis, Global Capacity, Savvis

October 3rd, 2013

Here's a quick look at some of the news from the industry this week: [Read more →]

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Oakland A’s Shift Stadium to Comcast’s Metro Ethernet

October 3rd, 2013

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Comcast Business picked up another sporting venue contract for its metro Ethernet business. The Oakland Athetics have selected the cable MSO's Business Ethernet services to bring high speed internet to the O.co Coliseum for the first time. [Read more →]

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Birch Refinances, as Lightyear Settles FCC Case

October 3rd, 2013

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As one of the busiest consolidators in the industry, Birch Communications has spent its share of time with the bankers. Yesterday they took the wraps off a new refinancing that will pad their cash balance by $25M.  [Read more →]

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NTT Expands Into Indonesia

October 2nd, 2013

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The Japanese telecommunications giant NTT is expanding its IP network once again. They've added two new points of presence in Jakarta, giving them a foothold in Indonesia. [Read more →]

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Russia Gets Some 100G Action

October 2nd, 2013

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Two operators in Russia have announced 100G deployments so far this week, one in the longhaul and the other in the metro. [Read more →]

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Ciena Adds Ethernet Muscle, Ritter Signs On

October 1st, 2013

Seeking to enable big bandwidth at the edges of the network, Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings) added two new boxes to their Ethernet portfolio this morning.  Ciena has been having a big year on the growth front, and further traction for its Ethernet portfolio could help them keep up the momentum. [Read more →]

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Zayo Launches zTech

October 1st, 2013

Zayo added another aspect to its bandwidth business with the launch of a professional services product suite. Their new zTech offerings will take all that network build and operations expertise and give it another outlet. [Read more →]

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AT&T Prepares to Defend Austin, CenturyLink Picks Calix

October 1st, 2013

The response to Google's Kansas City gambit is gaining steam, as both AT&T and CenturyLink are making strides toward actual 1Gbps FTTH offerings, each in a single market of course. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: EdgeCast, BICS, CWC

October 1st, 2013

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

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Fiber M&A: US Private Equity Buys e|net

October 1st, 2013

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In some news that I didn't initially see and which doesn't seem to have gotten much press, several investors from the Warren Buffett circle have bought a fiber network operator and builder. Not in the USA, but over in Ireland[Read more →]

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tw telecom’s Ethernet Helps Pacnet Access the USA

September 30th, 2013

Pacnet is stretching its network reach into the US enterprise market with a little help from tw telecom. It's the first E-Access foray in tho the USA for Pacnet, which has been recreating itself since bringing in former XO chief Carl Grivner as its CEO.  [Read more →]

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Vodafone, Zain, du, Zajil Plan Terrestrial Link From Gulf to Europe

September 30th, 2013

With key parts of the Middle East continue to roil with civil strife, many terrestrial fiber alternatives to connect the region to Europe have been on the back burner. Nevertheless, four telecommunications companies from the Persian Gulf are planning another substantial attempt. [Read more →]

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Metro Roundup: US Signal, Neo, UNSi, Integra, tw telecom

September 30th, 2013

Not much news out there yet to kick off the week, but fortunately last week there were a bunch of metro fiber items I didn't get to: [Read more →]

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Cisco facing an “existential threat”

September 30th, 2013

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The rise of SDN is posing an "existential threat" to networking market leader Cisco, which is bound to put pressure on the vendor's market share and revenue margins, CM Research warns. [Read more →]

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