In a mobile workplace, is VoIP antiquated?

November 3rd, 2013

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Jack McCarthy, the content manager at ShoreTel

As organizations become increasingly mobile, many have questioned the viability of using a voice over IP phone system as a long-term solution. While companies may think that the technology is antiquated in the emerging mobile landscape, VoIP offers benefits comparable to mobile phones, making it a valuable business asset. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Southern Telecom

November 3rd, 2013

November took up where October left off, and we now have seven listings on the Ramblings Jobs Board with a new posting from Southern Telecom. [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: Should AT&T Make a Play for Vodafone?

November 1st, 2013

So despite the NSA scandal and the potential regulatory hassle it may cause them, today’s rumor is once again that AT&T really is taking a serious look at bidding for the rest of Vodafone.   What do you think, would this a smart move? [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Fatbeam, DuPont Fabros, Viawest, Level 3

November 1st, 2013

Halloween is over and it’s time for a quick Friday wrap-up of news I didn’t get to from this week: [Read more →]

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Has the NSA Hamstrung Euro M&A For More Than Just AT&T?

October 31st, 2013

According to the Wall Street Journal yesterday, European officials are throwing some serious cold water on AT&T’s possible plans to expand inorganically into Europe. The main thrust of the opposition relates to the continuing rumors of a bid for Vodafone, but the problem could be a more general one. [Read more →]

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Lumos Lights Richmond, Turns Toward Pennsylvania

October 31st, 2013

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In a flurry of activity, Virginia-based Lumos Networks released their earnings and provided updates on their ongoing projects in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Since splitting off from nTelos two years ago, Lumos has been moving aggressively to both make better use of the fiber they have and to build out into new adjacent markets. [Read more →]

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Cloud M&A: Internap Buys iWeb to Boost Its IaaS Plans

October 31st, 2013

Yesterday an interesting cloud M&A hit the wires, as Internap Network Services (NASDAQ:INAP, news, filings) announced plans to acquire iWeb. It’s Internap’s first substantial inorganic move since the Voxel deal almost two years ago, and will boost their ambitions to take on a bigger piece of the global infrastructure-as-a-service market. [Read more →]

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Level 3′s Q3 Buoyed By Strong Enterprise Revenue Growth

October 30th, 2013

As promised, Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) posted its third quarter earnings report this morning.  And while they were still in the red, there were some promising signs this quarter that the winds are shifting in their direction at last.  Enterprise revenue growth ticked upward, wholesale saw some stabilization, and cost savings continued to trickle in.  Here is a quick table of their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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euNetworks Adds Fiber to Sweden, Lowers Latency to Moscow

October 30th, 2013

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Over in Europe, euNetworks has stretched its fiber reach to the north and east. The independent pan-European operator has announced the addition of a fiber route up to Stockholm to its inventory, taking its low latency capabilities to the Scandanavian financial center down another notch. They have also established a beachhead in Moscow. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: HFN, Cologix, Akamai, Intelisys

October 30th, 2013

Here’s a quick roundup of all things data from the first half of the week that is worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Earnings Preview: Level 3 Aims for Q4 Profit, But Q3 First

October 29th, 2013

Tomorrow we will get our monthly window into how Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) is doing with their Q3 report.  We started off the year with James Crowe stepping down, after which Jeff Storey stepped up to the CEO role and has been putting his stamp on things as the company continues to seek higher growth rates for its core network services.  I continue to hear rumbles out there of good things on the horizon in enterprise sales, but [Read more →]

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Pacnet Intros 100G Transpacific Waves

October 29th, 2013

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A year after getting a new CEO and refocusing its business, Pacnet is clearly on offense again. Along with their datacenter moves on the Chinese mainland, today they introduced 100G wavelength services between East Asia and the US West Coast. [Read more →]

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