Friday Bytes: MegaPath, Interxion, Southern Telecom, Telx

August 2nd, 2013

Time for a quick Friday roundup of news from the sector that I didn’t get to yet: a new service for MegaPath, a substantial metro fiber partnership for Southern Telecom, and new contracts for Interxion and Telx. [Read more →]

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Southern Cross Finishes 100G Upgrade

August 1st, 2013

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In the Pacific, Southern Cross says they have completed their 100G expansion project. They have installed Ciena’s coherent technology across their 30,000km system connecting the US west coast to Australia and New Zealand via Hawaii. [Read more →]

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EarthLink Churns Ahead, Discontinues Systems Biz

August 1st, 2013

In its second quarter earnings report, Earthlink (NASDAQ:ELNK, news, filings) maintained its current trajectory on most metrics as they churn off legacy revenues and build their cloud, managed IT and data revenue base. They also moved the results of their negligible systems/equipment business to discontinued operations, skewing a few of the numbers slightly including forward guidance.   No doubt there are other bits and pieces of Deltacom and One that they will be doing that with over time. [Read more →]

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Globe deploys island-linking cable

August 1st, 2013

This article originally appeared on Telecom Asia.

Huawei Marine Networks announced the successful completion of Globe Telecom’s Boracay and Palawan Submarine Cable System (BPSCS) in the Philippines.The domestic system, which has a total length of around 330km, consists of two segments. One linking [Read more →]

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Level 3: Enterprise Strong, Wholesale Not So Much

July 31st, 2013

If investors were looking for a big revenue rebound at Level 3 Communications with today’s earnings report, they’ll have to wait another quarter.  CNS revenues were up sequentially but further wholesale weakness and more UK government leakage continued to offset much of the solid enterprise revenue growth they’ve been finding.  Here’s a table of Level 3′s Q2/2013 results in some context: [Read more →]

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Equinox Unveils Southeastern Network Expansion Plans

July 31st, 2013

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There’s a new fiber builder taking shape on the eastern seaboard. Equinox Global Telecommunications this morning unveiled network expansion plans that will boost connectivity to and within Charlotte, North Carolina. [Read more →]

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Cologix Announces New Vancouver Location

July 31st, 2013

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Vancouver will get new data center option early next year as Cologix continues to expand its footprint. Building on its existing footprint and Meet-me room at 555 West Hastings, Cologix’s new network neutral colo space will be at 1050 West Pender Street in downtown Vancouver. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Integra, Birch, tw telecom, EarthLink, Comcast Business

July 30th, 2013

Time for a quick tuesday roundup of news from the competitive network operators, with contract wins for Comcast Business and Integra, expansion plans by Birch and tw telecom, and a compliance achievement for EarthLink. [Read more →]

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Equinix’s Ethernet Exchange Adds Global Capacity

July 30th, 2013

Global Capacity is expanding its One Marketplace platform into eight Equinix facilities where it is interconnecting with the Equinix Ethernet Exchange. The two have signed a solution partner agreement which will enable automation of Ethernet pricing and delivery across the two platforms. [Read more →]

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Sprint Closes the Books on the Pre-Softbank Era

July 30th, 2013

With its second quarter results today, Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S, news, filings) closes the book on its former self in several ways. Along with the end of the quarter came the shutdown of the Nextel network, soon followed by the closing of the Clearwire and Softbank transactions. Thus their actual numbers have a bit less relevance than usual. [Read more →]

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As KPN Sells EPlus, Carlos Slim Stretches Muscles

July 29th, 2013

Just thirteen months after taking KPNs board of directors to remedial valuation school as it bought nearly 30% of the company despite protests it was paying too little, America Movil and its billionaire-in-chief seem to be preparing to make a few more waves. Last week Carlos Slim expressed the belief that the sale price for KPN’s E-Plus division was too low, and this week America Movil has now ended its relationship agreement with the Dutch incumbent. [Read more →]

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Air France, MLBAM Tap Level 3

July 29th, 2013

One can often gauge just what messages a company will focus on during its earnings report by looking at the press releases that land just beforehand. For Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings), which reports on Wednesday, the week kicked off with two familiar themes in the form of announcements covering an expanded content services deal in the US and a new, high profile, multinational IP VPN customer in Latin America. [Read more →]

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