CoreSite Unveils NY2 Buildout Plans, Sidera and Others Tee Up the Fiber

January 18th, 2013

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CoreSite (NYSE:COR, news, filings) unveiled plans for a large new data center campus in the New York metro area this morning. The data center REIT is acquiring an existing 280,000 square foot building on 10 acres of land in Secaucus NJ. They plan to develop the property into a new data center campus, with that initial building going by the moniker NY2 – its sixteenth nationally. It will complement CoreSite’s other area facility at [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes 1/18: Logix, Alpheus, Transtelco, MegaPath

January 18th, 2013

Time to catch up on the news from the metro space, with two buildouts in Texas, one south of the border, and a couple of contracts on the east coast: [Read more →]

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Alaska’s Quintillion Signs On With Arctic Fibre

January 17th, 2013

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The effort to build fiber to and through the frozen north (or is that mostly frozen these days) is continuing to gain steam, and this time it’s not just Canadian steam. Some of Alaska’s more remote towns along the North Slope and Bering Sea will also get a big connectivity boost when the cable gets built with the help of Anchorage-based Quintillion Networks. [Read more →]

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Hibernia Refinances, Rebrands Itself

January 17th, 2013

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It has been a while since Hibernia Atlantic was limited to the Atlantic, as their transatlantic cable is accompanied these days by a whole lot of terrestrial fiber and penetration into the financial and media verticals. So the company’s decision yesterday to evolve its brand to reflect its current position in the bandwidth food chain shouldn’t be too big a surprise. The new name, Hibernia Networks, [Read more →]

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Is AT&T Considering a European Fling?

January 17th, 2013

It’s been just over a year now since the T-Mobile USA deal went down in regulatory flames, and according to the Wall Street Journal this morning AT&T (NYSE:T, news, filings) may finally be ready to step off the M&A sidelines again, but not on this continent. While it may be nothing more than a trial balloon at this stage, apparently they’re looking at the possibility of buying a European carrier partly as a means of trying out some new pricing and technology approaches. [Read more →]

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TE Subcom Demos 100G Transatlantic Upgrade

January 16th, 2013

One of the places that the impact of 100G technology is most eagerly awaited is under the Atlantic Ocean, where no new cable system has yet been turned up for a decade and 40G is now already carrying the load in some cases. But that has meant that 100G would first need to be able to handle longer distances (6,000+km) on older fiber, and today TE SubCom demonstrated it’s ready to do just that. [Read more →]

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Two Enterprise Wins for Level 3

January 16th, 2013

For 2013, the Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) story will come down to growth, and more specifically what rate of enterprise growth they can build up to. So the two enterprise contracts they’ve announced this week will hopefully be the start of a steady stream of similar deals. [Read more →]

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Reliance Awards $1B Outsourcing to Alcatel-Lucent

January 16th, 2013

In Europe Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU, news, filings) has been under siege for a while now, looking to sell assets and cut costs to relieve some of the financial pressure they have been under from the twin pillars of the European economy and the invasion of Huawei. But today they got some very welcome relief from the subcontinent, of the billion dollar contract variety. [Read more →]

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Earthlink Layoffs Reflect Ongoing Shift

January 16th, 2013

According to an article by Kelly Teal over at Channel Partners Online, Earthlink laid off 495 employees last week. That’s not a minor number of course, as according to its earnings release the company ended Q3 with 3,264 employees and this RIF would therefore be about a 15% haircut. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes 1/15: Cologix, Amazon, Digital Realty, Terremark, Interoute

January 15th, 2013

Here’s a quick review of some colo and cloud news out already this week from Cologix, Amazon, Digital Realty, Terremark, and Interoute: [Read more →]

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M&A Poll Results: XO, FiberLight, tw telecom 2013′s Most Likely Targets

January 15th, 2013

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Last week’s annual reader poll examining which network operators are likely to get bought in 2013 was a lot less definitive than the its companion ranking the likely buyers the prior week. Just one company took more than 10% of votes, and there was a photo-finish for second with a large pack close behind them. Interestingly, only one of my own picks made the top 5. [Read more →]

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Mobile broadband no magic pill

January 14th, 2013

This article was authored by Joseph Waring, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Ovum reported on Jan 3 that “mobile broadband presents the single largest opportunity for telcos to gain back revenue.” It expects the sector to grow 19% annually until 2016. [Read more →]

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High Profile NATO Win for Level 3

January 14th, 2013

The first contract PR of 2013 for Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) was a high profile one over in Europe. The NATO Communications and Information Agency has brought them in to install and maintain an IPVPN for the NATO-Russia Council Cooperative Airspace Initiative, a.k.a. the NRC CAI. [Read more →]

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Weekend Roundup 1/14: Zayo, XO, Wave, DQE, CTG

January 14th, 2013

Before the week gets started, let’s catch up a bit on the items last week that I didn’t get to from Zayo Group, XO Communications, Wave Broadband, and DQE Comunications : [Read more →]

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Poll: Which US Network Operators are Most Likely to be Acquired?

January 11th, 2013

Ok, last week we looked at who will be 2013′s buyers, now it’s time for the other end of the sword for this Friday’s poll.  Of US-based network operators, which are most likely to get bought out in 2013?  Again, you can pick up to three: [Read more →]

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Fairpoint Accelerates Its Fiber-to-the-Tower Plans

January 11th, 2013

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After that trip through Chapter 11 two years ago they’re still a bit behind their fellows, but FairPoint Communications (news, filings) has been working hard to catch up on multiple fronts. Yesterday they detailed their progress and future plans for building out Fiber-to-the-Tower to support growing wireless data demands, following up on their planned investments they discussed a year and a half ago. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup 1/10: CDNetworks, Seaborn, Interoute, Equinix

January 10th, 2013

Time for a quick look overseas, with moves by CDNetworks and Equinix in Japan, Seaborn in the Atlantic, and Interoute in the Alps. [Read more →]

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MagicJack Under Fire

January 10th, 2013

Even before it went public many in the industry have watched magicJack and its over the top marketing campaigns with suspicion, and since the reverse merger with Vocaltec the public markets have remained doubtful.  Yesterday one bear, Copperfield Research, finally declared open war and took its case against the company public.  They aren’t pulling any punches and the stock took a tumble yesterday in response.  [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes 1/10: CoreSite, IO, Phoenix NAP, Viawest, Digital Realty

January 10th, 2013

Lots of varied news from the colo and cloud sector this week, here’s a quick look at items from CoreSite, IO, Phoenix NAP, Viawest, and Digital Realty: [Read more →]

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FiberLight Super-sizes Its Texas Expansion, Beefs Up Executive Team

January 9th, 2013

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The Southeastern metro fiber builder and operator FiberLight has been busy working on a large Texas expansion for a year now, but this week the project more than doubled in scope.  With additional anchor tenants in place, FiberLight announced Monday that it has added 4,500 regional and metro route miles of dark fiber to its buildout plans, bringing the total planned footprint to above 9,000 route miles in Texas alone. [Read more →]

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Europe Daydreams of a Network-Sharing Utopia

January 9th, 2013

Multiple reports out of Europe have the likes of FT, DT, Telecom Italia, and Telefonica sitting down to discuss the pooling of their network infrastructure. EU regulators are said to be behind the concept generally, aiming to shift from many markets still so fractured by national boundaries into a more unified whole that would be more healthy overall. [Read more →]

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What Dish Wants

January 9th, 2013

I’ve been puzzling over what Dish’s endgame here is with its surprise competing bid for Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR, news, filings), and I think the murky waters are starting to clarify, if by no other means than the process of elimination. [Read more →]

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Oh My, A Bidding War For Clearwire?

January 8th, 2013

In a move that I did not expect, DISH has apparently made a competing bid for Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR, news, filings). Yep, Clearwire says it has received an ‘unsolicited, non-binding proposal from DISH’ for $3.30 per share, attempting to take the prize away from Softbank/Sprint whose bid of $2.97 now stands in question. There are also options for a spectrum purchase and build financing. [Read more →]

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