Ramblings Jobs: Windstream

November 28th, 2015

We have a new job listing to look at over on the Ramblings' Jobs Board this holiday weekend. [Read more →]

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At GEN15, Network Operators Stepped Their Game

November 25th, 2015

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the MEF's GEN15 conference in Dallas, Texas as a media sponsor. Software-defined Networking, Network Functions Virtualization, and Lifecycle Service Orchestration were the big buzzphrases just as they were last year. But there was a distinct difference in the air. [Read more →]

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AMS-IX Teams Up With ChinaCache For Mainland IX

November 25th, 2015

AMS-IX has found another new market to export its internet exchange model to, and it's kind of a potentially big one. They've entered into a strategic agreement with ChinaCache through which what is being billed as the first IX in mainland China will be built and operated. [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Accedian, Infinera, CENX

November 24th, 2015

Here are several interesting bits of vendor news from the last few days that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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Has the Cloud Strategy of Major US Telcos Failed?

November 24th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

Starting approximately from the year of 2008, major US telcos like Verizon, CentruryLink, AT&T, Sprint all have started to embrace the cloud computing strategy so as to “move up the value chain” and re-position themselves from legacy network to [Read more →]

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Windstream Lights Its Way to Miami

November 23rd, 2015

Windstream's longhaul expansion continued this week with a new route in the southeast. According to an announcement today, they have rolled out the Miami leg of their Infinera-powered 500G core network. Two weeks ago, they did the same thing out to Denver. [Read more →]

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Zayo to Invade Canada, Acquire Allstream

November 23rd, 2015

In a surprise Thanksgiving-week deal, Zayo has announced that it has entered into an agreement to buy Allstream from MTS.  The purchase will take Zayo into the Canadian bandwidth market at one fell swoop.  [Read more →]

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China’s CSPT, TE Subcom Plan Pacific Light Cable Network

November 23rd, 2015

In an announcement last week, another transpacific submarine cable rather quietly entered the picture.  China Soft Power Technology said it has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding with TE Subcom in connection to the Pacific Light Cable Networks. [Read more →]

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Megaport Plans ASX Public Listing

November 23rd, 2015

Megaport has revealed plans to take its SDN-powered interconnection platform public down under.  The two-year-old operator has applied to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, Comcast, Granite, Integra, Colo Atl

November 20th, 2015

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

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Measuring Telecom Service-to-Cost Performance: Increasing Business Value and Reducing Unnecessary Cost

November 20th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Timothy C. Colwell, SVP Efficiency First Adoption, AOTMP

Your fixed and mobile telecom environment serves a vital role in conducting business. It is the vascular system for communications with customers and prospects, with your supply chain, and with internal staff. Buried within [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Global Capacity, IIX, Digital Realty, QTS, Equinix

November 19th, 2015

Here's a quick roundup of news from the data and infrastructure markets from this week: [Read more →]

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euNetworks Keeps Growth Trend Intact

November 19th, 2015

While it is now privately held, euNetworks is still posting its quarterly earnings numbers and thus giving us a window into the pureplay infrastructure space in Europe.  In the third quarter, the pan-European operator maintained its growth trend as it ramped up its capital investments.  Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: TI Sparkle, MainOne, SEACOM, Ooredoo

November 18th, 2015

I'm still on the road this week at GEN15, but will be back in the saddle tomorrow. In the meantime, here's a quick rundown of some news from the International front that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Kentik CEO Avi Freedman

November 18th, 2015

Today we dive back into the nuts and bolts of internet infrastructure and take a look at an upstart in network monitoring and analysis.  Kentik was founded last year with an eye toward leveraging cloud computing and big data to better observe and operate networks themselves.  With us today to tell us what they’ve been doing and how it’s been going is Founder and CEO Avi Freedman. [Read more →]

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Fish Where the Fish Are

November 17th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Michael Quinn, Hayley Hughes & Natalie Czyzowicz of Q Advisors

Despite the soaring North American hosted unified communications (“UC”) market that is projected to exceed revenues of $9 billion by 2020, there might be an even better place for U.S. managed and cloud services providers to focus their efforts. The small, but growing hosted UC market in Europe may be that opportunity. Driven by rapid adoption and little competition, the European hosted UC market is anticipated to [Read more →]

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Verizon Enterprise doubles cloud presence in APAC

November 17th, 2015

This article was originally featured on Telecom Asia

Verizon Enterprise Solutions is doubling the size of its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region by adding six locations and two new cloud providers, HP and Verizon Cloud, to the company’s Secure Cloud Interconnect service. [Read more →]

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Cloud M&A: ViaWest to Buy INetU

November 17th, 2015

Yesterday while I was travelling, we had a bit of cloud M&A to look at. ViaWest has announced an agreement to buy INetU from BV Investment Partners. [Read more →]

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More Green Power For Equinix

November 16th, 2015

Equinix made another move to turn its energy profile green this morning. The have signed agreements with NextEra Energy Resources and Invenergy for a combined 225MW of renewable energy capacity. That will cover their entire North American energy budget, and bring their global renewable energy levels up to 82% of total.  [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: GTT’s Rick Calder On One Source Networks & Beyond

November 16th, 2015

Late last month, GTT closed the acquisition of One Source Networks, its seventh acquisition in the last six years.  Over that time, the company has transformed itself into an enterprise-focused cloud networking and managed services provider backed by its own top-5 global internet backbone.  With us today to tell us about the company’s plans for One Source Networks and future growth opportunitiesis GTT President and CEO Rick Calder. [Read more →]

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BroadSoft Acquires Its Way Into Japan’s UC Market

November 13th, 2015

The VoIP world saw a bit of inorganic action this morning across the Pacific.  BroadSoft is acquiring PBXL, a provider of cloud communications to the Japanese business market. [Read more →]

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Cisco: Q1 Good, Q2 Lean

November 13th, 2015

Cisco's fiscal first quarter earnings report came out yesterday after the markets closed, with both good and not-so-good news for the markets.  Of course, getting a bit of both sides is nearly always the case with companies as large as this. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: FirstLight, Comcast, TelePacific, MegaPath, Bandwidth

November 12th, 2015

Here's a quick roundup of interesting mid-week news items, three from the metro and two from VoIP/UC: [Read more →]

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