Buyers Line Up For Yahoo, Verizon Included

April 8th, 2016

The longtime internet company Yahoo is on the block again, and one of its bidders appears to be none other than Verizon.  Preliminary bids are due on Monday, whether for all or part of the company's various pieces.  Other bidders being talked about include Google, Time Inc, and a collection of private equity players whether solo or as a team.   [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: UPN, Hudson Fiber, RCN Business

April 7th, 2016

Here's a quick look at three bits of news from the metro fiber side of things: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: RETN, Level 3, Interxion, Epsilon

April 6th, 2016

Four interesting international items to peruse at the midweek point: [Read more →]

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KCOM Assets Working for CityFibre Already

April 6th, 2016

Over in the UK, CityFibre has wasted no time putting the new assets it acquired from KCOM in January to good use.  This week they have revealed two new metro partners as well as a long haul customer as they continue to make the case for the company as an alternative to BT OpenReach. [Read more →]

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Equinix Unveils Data Hubs for the Enterprise

April 5th, 2016

The ways in which enterprises assemble their network infrastructure have been evolving rapidly as the industry-wide shift to the cloud accelerates.  Today Equinix offered another piece of its ongoing response to that shift, unveiling a new Data Hub service that lets enterprises store their data next to the clouds they use but keep control over it.   [Read more →]

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Malaysia’s Platinum Core deploys mobile fronthaul

April 5th, 2016

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

Malaysian network solutions provider Platinum Core Solutions (PCS) has deployed a mobile fronthaul offering from Infinera to support its upcoming mobile wholesale service. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: SACS, NTT, GCX, TI Sparkle

April 4th, 2016

Here are four stories from overseas to start the week: [Read more →]

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Zayo Buys Clearview

April 4th, 2016

Zayo expanded its cloud and colocation footprint via a another M&A late last week.  The target this time was the data center operator Clearview International, which operated two data centers in Texas, in a $18.9M deal. [Read more →]

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Pac-12 Taps Zayo For Basketball Bandwidth

April 1st, 2016

Zayo picked up some bandwidth business in the college basketball business this month, with March Madness in full swing.  They were selected by the media arm of the Pac-12 conference to boost bandwidth for the Men's Basketball Tournament out in Las Vegas a few weeks ago.  Oregon won the event easily over Utah, but more recently got knocked out in March Madness by Oklahoma. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Lumos, EdgeConneX, TierPoint, China Unicom, Zayo

April 1st, 2016

Here's a quick roundup of some news to end the week and start off April. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: TE SubCom, PCCW, Interoute, Ericsson, APX-West

March 31st, 2016

Here are a few news items worth a quick look from around the world: [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Acquires netAura

March 30th, 2016

Security service offerings continue to be a key focus area for network operators in 2016, and CenturyLink did some M&A today to further augment its efforts in that arena.  CenturyLink has announced the acquisition of northern-Virginia-based netAura LLC. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: FiberLight, 365, Zayo, Level 3

March 30th, 2016

Midway through the week, here's a quick look at some news from metro fiber and cloud connectivity. [Read more →]

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CS&L Does Another Windstream Deal

March 29th, 2016

Communications Sales & Leasing has made another M&A move, returning to the source for a few more assets eleven months after the original spinoff.  This morning they announced  a deal with none other than Windstream for tower assets and rights that will give that side of their infrastructure business a significant boost. [Read more →]

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‘Buffer rage’ is tech’s newest epidemic

March 29th, 2016

This article was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

With cord cutting on the rise, and nearly three out of every four consumers watching streaming video daily (43%) or weekly (31%), a better understanding the implications of the “buffer rage” epidemic is essential for [Read more →]

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Netflix, Throttling, and Facepalms

March 28th, 2016

So late last week, Netflix made an admission that has stirred the waters of net neutrality once again. Apparently they have been capping their own video delivery at 600kbps for AT&T and Verizon mobile customers but not T-Mobile or Sprint, and not telling anybody. [Read more →]

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European Cloud and Managed Services Sector Poised For Continued Consolidation and Growth

March 28th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Michael Quinn, Partner & Jordan Rupar, Associate of Q Advisors

There are a number of broad economic factors fueling M&A activity in the cloud and managed services sector in Europe heading into Q2 2016 including: [Read more →]

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Pre-Easter Roundup: HE, Colo Atl, IBM

March 24th, 2016

Tomorrow is Good Friday, but I'll still be here should there be anything interesting to talk about.  In the meantime, here's a quick rundown of news from the rest of the week: [Read more →]

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How SDN is Redefining the Concept of the Self-Healing Network

March 24th, 2016

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Paul Savill, SVP Global Core Product Management at Level 3 Communications

Here’s a story of our times: online ticket sales for a certain movie release crash, multiple ticketing sites are brought down for hours and angry customers have to revert to going to the box office to reserve their seats for opening night.

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Fiber M&A: Oak Hill to Acquire FirstLight

March 23rd, 2016

A sizeable chunk of metro and regional fiber changed will be changing hands this summer.  Oak Hill Capital Partners has announced an agreement to buy control of FirstLight Fiber from Riverside Partners, with Riverside remaining as a minority investor.  [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Digital Realty’s Jarrett Appleby on Telx and Beyond

March 23rd, 2016

With a portfolio of nearly 200 buildings spanning 32 markets worldwide, Digital Realty Trust has long been one of the biggest data center REITs in the business.  But the acquisition of Telx, which closed in October of last year, represented a shift in the pattern of the company’s operations.  Alongside its real estate, shells, and pods they now are taking on the more finely-grained businesses of co-location and interconnection.  With us today to talk about Digital Realty’s progress in integrating Telx and its plans for the future is Jarrett Appleby, Digital Realty’s COO since April 2015 and a longtime infrastructure veteran. [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: BroadSoft, Console, Faction, Chayora

March 22nd, 2016

Here are four quick takes on items from the data center, cloud and interconnection space that are worth noting: [Read more →]

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APAC watched a whole lot of mobile video in Q4 2015, says Ooyala

March 22nd, 2016

This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

ITEM: New stats from Telstra video subsidiary Ooyala indicate that APAC in general – and Singapore in particular – is dominating mobile video viewing worldwide. [Read more →]

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