Charter Goes Bright House Shopping

March 13th, 2015

Reports this morning suggest that Charter has found a new target for its consolidation goals. They are said to be in talks to acquire Bright House Networks in a deal that could be worth $12B. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Takes the NFV Plunge with Cyan

March 12th, 2015

In what will probably become a familiar type of press release this year, a service provider is launching NFV service to the enterprise. In this case, it's CenturyLink making its move, and it is a big Tier 1 win for Cyan. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Fibertech, UPN, Level 3, Seaborn

March 12th, 2015

Two metro fiber contracts, some subsea backhaul, and a contract over in Iraq for this Thursday morning: [Read more →]

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Lightower Buys Some Chicago Colo

March 11th, 2015

After a quiet spell following the acquisition and integration of Sidera, Lightower has made another inorganic move at last. They've acquired ColocationZone out in Chicago, giving their metro customers there some new options for connectivity. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Teliasonera, Ericsson, Interoute, Epsilon, AT&T

March 11th, 2015

Here's a quick survey of some news from around the world in the past 24 hours or so: [Read more →]

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Pacnet’s SDN Control Dips Into the Optical Layer

March 11th, 2015

With its purchase by Telstra still pending, Pacnet is not slowing down on the SDN front.  They've taken their SDN-powered Pacnet Enabled Network another very big step forward.  The platform now offers control over the provisioning of [Read more →]

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More Zayo Shares to Hit the Markets

March 10th, 2015

Zayo Group has followed through on its promise to expand on that long-awaited IPO of theirs in October. They have commenced their follow-on public offering that will put another 16M shares or so in the hands of the public. [Read more →]

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Shutters At GigaOm

March 10th, 2015

One of the blogging empires that inspired this site's early days went belly-up today.  GigaOm's about page says the company was unable to pay its creditors, and that operations have ceased.  Om Malik and a few others like him practically invented the world of technology and telecom blogging, but all good things do come to an end I suppose. [Read more →]

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Cloud Bytes: NTT, RingCentral, Colo Atl, QTS

March 10th, 2015

Here are four interesting bits of news from the cloud and the colo that lies underneath it: [Read more →]

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The rise of the dumb platform and dumber pipe

March 9th, 2015

This article was authored by Don Sambandaraksa, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Engineers from APNIC have been gathering from all over the region at the Apricot 2015 conference in Japan to sort out how the underlying infrastructure of the Internet should work going forward. Away from the talk of single stack vs dual-stack IPv6 on mobile networks, encryption workshops [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Enventis, Ritter, iRis, EvoSwitch, Tata

March 6th, 2015

To finish off this snowy week, two independent, regional network interconnections from the US, and two international items of interest. [Read more →]

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Let’s Dockerize VoIP

March 6th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Tyler Cross, software engineer at Bandwidth

As a curious software engineer working at a telecommunications company it was only a matter of time until I started learning about server-side VoIP software like [Read more →]

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For Ciena, Revenues Light but Adjusted EPS Strong

March 5th, 2015

Last quarter, Ciena posted a surprise loss despite solid revenues.  This quarter it was the flip side of the coin on strong earnings per share on revenues that missed targets.  Here are their fourth quarter numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Lumos Reports, Shifts From Dividend to FTTC, Lights New Route

March 5th, 2015

After the market closed yesterday, Lumos Networks reported stronger than anticipated Q4/2014 revenues, lit up a new fiber route, and suspended its quarterly dividend. [Read more →]

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Zayo Trims Latency to Mahwah Further, Plans Debt Sale

March 4th, 2015

Another week, another dark fiber buildout project for Zayo. Today they announced plans to construct a new route between the NYSE facility in Mahwah and Equinix's NY5 data center in Secaucus. [Read more →]

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Equinix Readies Five New Data Centers For Launch

March 4th, 2015

Equinix is planning to finish off the first quarter by finishing off a long construction to-do list.  They have five new IBX data center projects ready to launch over the next few weeks, spread out over four continents.   [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: Comcast, vXchnge, Cologix, Equinix, Frontier

March 3rd, 2015

Here's a quick look at some other news from early this week worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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CityFibre Takes On Edinburgh

March 3rd, 2015

Edinburgh is about to get some new metro fiber options.  CityFibre has picked the Scottish capital as its next 'Gigabit Cities' expansion market, one year after its initial expansion into Scotland up in Aberdeen. [Read more →]

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NTT Follows Through, Acquires e-shelter

March 3rd, 2015

The rumors of a German move by NTT didn't take long to turn into reality.  Last night the Japanese giant announced plans to acquire a majority stake in e-shelter, suddenly claiming the #3 slot in the European data center market. [Read more →]

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NTT Takes Aim at Germany

March 2nd, 2015

According to papers in Japan, NTT is about to duplicate its RagingWire acquisition on the other side of the Atlantic.  The Japanese-based telecommunications giant is said to be in talks to acquire Germany's e-shelter for about $836M. [Read more →]

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Mitel Makes Mobile Move, to Acquire Mavenir

March 2nd, 2015

After ShoreTel turned up its nose at that unsolicited offer last autumn, Mitel was still hungry for some inorganic growth.  Today they struck again with the announcement of an agreement to acquire Mavenir.   [Read more →]

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Akamai Boosts DNS With Xerocole Acquisition

March 2nd, 2015

Akamai has made an inorganic move this icy Monday morning aimed at boosting its capabilities in DNS.  They have acquired Xerocole, whose specialty is recursive DNS. [Read more →]

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Gemalto SIMs secured with magical cyber unicorns

March 2nd, 2015

This article was authored by Don Sambandaraksa, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

So in the end Gemalto issued a half-denial fudge of a press release on the reported GCHQ/NSA hacking of SIM encryption keys. [Read more →]

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