Solid Revenue Growth at euNetworks in Q4

February 18th, 2015

With FibreLac firmly in tow and private equity moving to take full control of the company, euNetworks finished out 2014 with a solid quarter of revenue growth and new sales.  Here is a quick table of of their results in some context.: [Read more →]

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AT&T Finally Steps Into Kansas City FTTH Ring With Google Fiber

February 17th, 2015

Just shy of four years after Google Fiber picked Kansas City for its first foray into the FTTH world, and two and a half years since they followed through and started hooking up fiberhoods, the incumbent is responding in force. AT&T yesterday launched its GigaPower offering in parts of Kansas City and its suburbs. [Read more →]

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Liquid Mixes In $150M for African Expansion

February 17th, 2015

Liquid Telecom has landed some significant new funding for its expansion plans. The Pan-African fiber operator has raised another $150M from the global investment banking community. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ciena’s Chris Janz on SDN, NFV, and Agility

February 16th, 2015

Chris-Janz-2012-v2In December, Ciena created a new business division, Ciena Agility, specifically targeted at the growing opportunities of Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization.  With the introduction of itsAgility Matrix software and VNF marketplace, Ciena is looking to help network operators unlock new business models serving the enterprise and enable a broader ecosystem of virtual network function vendors.  With us today to talk about Ciena’s efforts in NFV and SDN in general is Chris Janz, VP and CTO of Ciena Agility. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Colo Atl, Lightower, ViaWest, Orange

February 13th, 2015

Here's a last look at some other news from this week before some of you head into the long weekend: [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: Net Neutrality via Title II is Nigh, Thoughts?

February 13th, 2015

Later this month, the FCC will vote on applying Title II (or at least parts of it) to the internet's last mile, and all indications are that it will pass.  While the new regulatory regime will surely be challenged in court, this time the legs holding it up look quite a bit less frail.  What do readers think, and how strongly do you think it?  Pick two thoughts you most identify with, or add your own: [Read more →]

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Top Business Telecom Networking Trends in 2015

February 12th, 2015

Contributed by Charlie Reed, Partner ATLANTIC-ACM

Technology is redefining the core products and operations in almost every industry. The role of the CIO (or CTO or CDO, etc.) is becoming central to marketing, operations, product development, customer support, security, financial analysis, business planning and more. As CIOs work to tie these vital roles together through efficient, secure, high capacity networks the following trends emerge in the business wireline telecom market: [Read more →]

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Level 3 Brings 4.5Tbps of Muscle to DDoS

February 12th, 2015

Level 3 Communications significantly expanded its efforts in the managed security arena this morning. They've introduced a new DDoS mitigation service that takes advantage of both the company's vast network scale and distributed CDN infrastructure. [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Accedian, Cyan, Ericsson, Cisco

February 12th, 2015

A quick look at news from the vendors that is worth a look: [Read more →]

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Steady Growth As Always for Zayo in Fiscal Q2

February 11th, 2015

Zayo posted its second quarter results this morning, the first quarter they operated in as a public company.  Revenues were held back some by foreign exchange fluctuations but were nevertheless inline with expectations, while EBITDA margins continued their upward trajectory.  Here are a few of the company's numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Akamai’s Q4 Was Full Of Holiday Cheer

February 11th, 2015

Akamai easily bested analyst expectations yesterday after the market closed, posting Q4 numbers that reflected a strong holiday season and a growing appetite for the company's security services. [Read more →]

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Telecity, Interxion to Get Hitched

February 11th, 2015

There has been a big consolidation development in the European internet infrastructure markets today.  TelecityGroup and Interxion, two of the continent's largest and most active colocation providers, have announced plans to merge. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Zayo, Broadview, RCN, CenturyLink, Cogent

February 10th, 2015

Here's a quick survey of some news from the metro: [Read more →]

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Richmond Gets an IX of its Own

February 10th, 2015

One of the more interesting developments of the past few years has been the proliferation and growth of independent internet exchange points around the country. This month another such location is being born in Richmond, Virginia, not too far south from the huge data center mecca of northern Virginia. [Read more →]

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Netrality Moves Into Houston

February 10th, 2015

One of Houston's key telecom carrier hotels is changing hands according to an announcement today.  Netrality Properties is acquiring 1301 Fannin Street, a 25-story,  1.1M square foot facility that currently houses 400K square feet of data center space and a dozen networks.   [Read more →]

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IFN Plots Indiana Upgrade

February 9th, 2015

A fiber operator we don't hear from too often unveiled an expansion project over the weekend out in the Midwest. Indiana Fiber Network is planning to expand its overall capital investments in the state of Indiana to over than $100M from its current $75M with a multi-year, statewide upgrade. [Read more →]

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Can Google and Apple challenge carriers?

February 9th, 2015

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Several publications have reported that Google is planning to sell mobile phone plans to consumers. Google is expected to make a deal in the US with Sprint and T-Mobile to sell their capacity. I wrote earlier about Apple’s own SIM card plan. Traditionally MVNO’s have been doomed to fail. Can Apple and Google really challenge carriers? [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: DE-CIX, AMS-IX, Viawest, WOW!

February 6th, 2015

For this Friday roundup we have two items from the internet exchanges, one from the cloud, and one from the channel: [Read more →]

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Frontier, American Tower Take Home Slices of Verizon

February 6th, 2015

The rumors of Verizon asset sales turned quickly into reality yesterday after the markets closed. Frontier is spending $10.54B to acquire Verizon's California, Texas, and Florida holdings, while American Tower is buying Verizon's tower portfolio for $5.06B and of course leasing it back to them. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: HE, CityFibre, Tata, Nuage

February 5th, 2015

I've been down with the flu most of this week, but I'm almost all the way back now.  Here's a quick look at news from overseas to chew on:  [Read more →]

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Verizon’s Wireline Sale Target? Frontier

February 5th, 2015

In a leak that will surprise nobody, various reports are out this morning naming the company that may be ready to take about $10B of landline assets off of Verizon's hands. Yep, it's still Frontier.  [Read more →]

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BT Lands EE

February 5th, 2015

The UK's supply of telecommunications operators with acronyms shorter than two letters is about to drop to three. In a widely anticipated consolidation move, BT and EE have come to terms. [Read more →]

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Wheeler Goes All In

February 4th, 2015

When FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was appointed, the cable and telecommunications giants tried to hide grins while public advocates worried about having a lobbyist with industry ties replace Genachowski. The tide has shifted a few times now, but today it's definitely all the way back the other way with the new net neutrality rules Wheeler is proposing this week. [Read more →]

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