NTT to Buy Arkadin, Boosting Collaboration Presence

August 5th, 2013

The Japanese network giant NTT Communications and the European-based private equity group AXA announced a potential deal this morning that would see NTT take a 90+% stake in Arkadin. The French-based Arkadin serves some 37K customers across Europe, the US, and Asia with audio, video, and web conferencing and related collaboration tools.  [Read more →]

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Lightower Endorses Sidera’s Southern Push, Details 1500 Mile Expansion

August 5th, 2013

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During the quarters before the merger between Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera Networks was announced, both companies had been looking to the south for expansion opportunities. In October Sidera had even begun an aggressive buildout of fiber southward deep into Virginia.  Today Lightower took those plans and ran with them, confirming and further expanding the company’s network expansion down the eastern seaboard.  [Read more →]

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Parsing the Starbucks/Google/Level 3 WiFi Deal

August 4th, 2013

Last week there was a very interesting deal that I’ve been trying to get my head around. Starbucks has decided that its Wi-Fi hotspots needed an upgrade, and to get it the king of retail coffee is ditching AT&T and going for a service to be provided by none other than Google and Level 3. [Read more →]

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Big Changes for Big Data: Best Practices for Scaling Big Data Storage

August 2nd, 2013

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Stefan Bernbo, CEO and founder of Compuverde.  

Demand for storage has never been higher. A recent study by IDC projected that data center infrastructure will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 53 percent between 2011 and 2016. The popularity of cloud computing has undeniably contributed to the surge in the call for additional [Read more →]

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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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