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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Earnings Preview: Level 3 Still Seeking Its Groove

July 29th, 2013

Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) will report its second quarter of 2013 and first quarter under the leadership of CEO Jeff Storey on Wednesday this week.  While some of my earlier models have projected they would make the transition to positive EPS this quarter, the last two quarterly reports managed to delay things and it now looks like that’s a Q3 story.  But I’m guessing that this quarter *should* show some improvements in both revenue and EBITDA: [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: CoreSite, Telx, Digital Realty, CyrusOne, Savvis

July 26th, 2013

Time for a quick roundup of news from the data center. Both Telx and CoreSite saw new international network PoPs move into their facilities, Digital Realty made a second Dutch Move, CyrusOne picked up a financial vertical contract, and Savvis launched a new service: [Read more →]

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Arctic Fibre Sends Survey Team to Nunavut

July 25th, 2013

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Next month will see another step forward for big bandwidth to and through one of the least connected regions of the planet. Arctic Fiber kicked off its route survey through Canada’s far northern region of Nunavut and northern Quebec. [Read more →]

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Infinera Rides the DTN-X For Growth

July 25th, 2013

With the rollout of its flagship DTN-X platform now a year old, Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings) appears ready to cross the line back into profitability next quarter.  Revenues and earnings per share beat estimates, and the third quarter guidance came in above expectations: [Read more →]

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Solid Progress For Akamai In Q2

July 25th, 2013

There were no fireworks in the Q2 report of cloud CDN provider Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM, news, filings), just solid numbers.  With support from the performance and security solutions side of things, both revenues and adjusted earnings per share came in at the top of guidance, which is right where analysts had been looking.  Here are a few of their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Equinix Dials Its Growth Meter Back a Bit

July 24th, 2013

The carrier neutral data center giant Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) is taking it on the chin again after hours following its Q2 earnings report.  Eating into their usually rock-steady growth profile were a change to the accounting of non-recurring revenues, the costs involved in the REIT conversion they are pursuing, and some foreign exchange effects.   [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Comcast, Geo, DukeNet, Sovernet

July 24th, 2013

Time for a quick roundup of news from early this week or late last week, with contracts for Comcast Business and Geo Networks, a certification for DukeNet, and an expansion by Sovernet on its eastern flank: [Read more →]

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Mammoth Expands in the Northern Tier

July 24th, 2013

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Mammoth Networks says it has added three new aggregation points this month up in the lightly covered northern tier, opening locations in Minneapolis MN, Bismark ND, and Cour d’Alene ID. The expansion enhances their capabilities in the Dakotas and in northern Idaho. [Read more →]

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Network Roundup: Level 3, Hurricane Electric, NTT, VoxBone

July 24th, 2013

Time for a quick roundup of recent news from network providers: [Read more →]

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