Ciena Posts Steady Quarter, But Market Unsatisfied

September 4th, 2014

Ciena hit its numbers easily enough this morning, but the market doesn't seem to like its guidance for the company's fiscal Q4.  They've had a series of strong reports, I suppose it was inevitable that the bar would be raised too high.  Here is a quick summary in some context: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: CityFibre, Fibertech, RCN, tw telecom

September 4th, 2014

Several interesting metro fiber items to look at: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: NTT, Shaw, Colt, Interxion

September 3rd, 2014

Here's a quick rundown of some international networking and data center news: [Read more →]

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With Suitor Knocking, Alteva Adopts Poison Pill

September 3rd, 2014

After getting an unsolicited offer last week, Alteva this morning turned it down and announced it has adopted a shareholders' rights plan in its own defense. The hosted unified communications company has been restructuring, and recently made interim CEO Brian Kelley's job permanent. Not everyone is happy with how it is going however. [Read more →]

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Labor Day Roundup: AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, ADTRAN, Zayo

September 2nd, 2014

For the US, Labor Day weekend is now past and the fall has unofficially begun. Here's a quick look at some news this shortened week is getting started with: [Read more →]

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Will a Partner for Iliad Boost Its T-Mobile Ambitions?

September 2nd, 2014

Last month's bid for T-Mobile by the French provider Iliad and its billionaire owner Xavier Niel surprised just about everyone. But after the initial shock wore off, nobody took it too seriously. Yet by now we should know that when one of the industry's icons gets started on the hunt, the first shot is just the beginning. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: tw telecom, CenturyLink, SEA-US, Masergy

August 29th, 2014

Long weekend ahead, and I'll be on the road (probably in traffic). But first, a quick roundup of news to catch up on: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Telehouse, Telecity, Pacnet, euNetworks

August 28th, 2014

With the Labor Day weekend fast approaching in the US, overseas is where to look for the interesting stuff.  Here's a quick rundown of some international items: [Read more →]

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European Telecoms Dance Over Brazil’s GVT

August 28th, 2014

The big global M&A news lately has been down in Brazil, but the players are mostly based out of Europe. The target is Global Village Telecom (GVT), the growing broadband operator which is currently owned by the French media company Vivendi, and coveted by both Telefonica and Telecom Italia. [Read more →]

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Asian firms face more data privacy scrutiny

August 28th, 2014

This article was was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Companies across Asia face increased scrutiny on data privacy and cybercrime as governments in the region react to the increased frequency and severity of cyber-attacks. [Read more →]

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FirstLight Acquires G4, Further Expands in the Northeast

August 27th, 2014

In some metro and regional fiber consolidation this morning, FirstLight Fiber has announced a deal that will expand their presence in upper New England.  FirstLight has agreed to acquire substantially all the assets of G4 Communications, a service provider that focuses on New Hampshire. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: DQE, SummitIG, XO

August 27th, 2014

Here are three network buildouts on the east coast to take a quick look at today. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Points Finger at Comcast’s Heavy Hand?

August 27th, 2014

Another opponent of the Comcast/TW Cable deal posted comments with the FCC before the deadline, but this one had more specific complaints. ArsTechnica has a nice article detailing CenturyLink's claims that Comcast has been throwing up roadblocks to stop them from entering the video business, and that letting them get bigger would just create even more opportunities to do it. [Read more →]

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The TWC/Comcast Deal Doesn’t Have Many Friends

August 26th, 2014

A flurry of comments have been filed recently with regulators about the proposed $45.2B merger of TW Cable and Comcast, meeting the FCC's Monday deadline. Unsurprisingly, nobody likes it very much outside of the two companies. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: MRV, i3D, tw telecom, C7, Infinera

August 26th, 2014

Here's a quick rundown of some of the other news the industry started the week with: [Read more →]

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Verizon Looks to the Sun

August 25th, 2014

Seems like direct investments in solar energy are gaining traction with telecom and internet infrastructure of late. Today, Verizon announced plans to nearly double its on-site solar power generation to more than 25 megawatts. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ken Rapoport, CEO of EEC

August 24th, 2014

ken-rapoportBig bandwidth and the cloud may get most of the press these days, but the systems keeping the lights on and the temperatures cool do so much of the heavy lifting of today’s internet infrastructure.  With us today to offer the view from under the hood of the internet is Ken Rapoport, founder and CEO of Electronics Environments Corporation.  EEC has been in the business of power and electrical systems since April of 1986, building and maintaining infrastructure through multiple generations of technology. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: FirstLight, Hurricane Electric, CoreSite, CyrusOne

August 22nd, 2014

Here's a quick roundup of some other news from this week: [Read more →]

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Northern Virginia Gets a New Level 3 Data Center

August 21st, 2014

Level 3 Communications has been having more fun these past couple of years than it has in a long while, and you can tell because they're actually getting to build things again. Today they unveiled a new 12,000 square foot data center in the colocation metropolis (data center alley sounds so small) that is Northern Virginia. [Read more →]

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Testing for wholesale Ethernet services

August 21st, 2014

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by the MEF.  

When the new generation of Carrier Ethernet – CE 2.0 – was launched in 2012, MEF president, Nan Chen said: “With Carrier Ethernet 2.0, service providers and equipment manufacturers can reach vast numbers of locations locally, regionally and globally via the new wholesale E-Access services and standardized engineering over distance for multiple classes of service.” The wholesale market breathed [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Moves Into Private Clouds

August 20th, 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions, essentially the entity we called Savvis no so long ago combined with a few other assets, has made a significant cloud move.  They've taken their public cloud services, and built a private cloud offering that they are now taking to the enterprise market. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Integra, Digital Realty, 21Vianet, Equinix

August 20th, 2014

The end of August is generally a time where news is at low ebb in this sector, but here's a quick look at a bunch of other items that have come out in the first half of this week: [Read more →]

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Viatel Lands €125M For Expansion, Shopping List

August 19th, 2014

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Since it became part of the Digiweb Group, I have wondered Viatel's pan-European duct and fiber network might serve as a platform for European M&A.  Today that possibility took a big step toward reality with the raising of a financial war chest and a declaration of intent to use it. [Read more →]

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