A freemium MVNO — can it work?

July 13th, 2015

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

We have seen dozens of MVNOs come and disappear. There are a few that have survived with a strong brand (e.g. Virgin) or niche services like international calls (e.g. Lebara). Now, we see a newcomer from [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: NexGen, Internap, Cisco, T-Mobile

July 10th, 2015

This week has been a slow start to July news-wise for telecom and internet infrastructure, if you don't count the security non-event hysteria the other day.  But nevertheless there is plenty going on, and here is another set of quick-takes on items worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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The IP Transit Market Is Shrinking, Just Not Here

July 10th, 2015

Telegeography put out an interesting item yesterday. Citing data from its IP Transit Forecast service, they projected that IP transit revenues globally will fall at a rate of 6% annually over the next 7 years. That's not pricing, which always goes down, but revenue -- suggesting the overall market will shrink significantly. [Read more →]

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Fire Sale? Nope.

July 9th, 2015

Yesterday we saw a series of high profile systems failures. United Airlines saw its systems go down, throwing their travel schedules into chaos. Soon thereafter, the Wall Street Journal's website went down for a spell. And of course, the New York Stock Exchange had to close for some 4 hours due to technical problems. Nobody knew anything, but it didn't stop some from jumping to conclusions. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: GTT, Telepacific, vXchnge, Netrality, Faction

July 9th, 2015

Here's a set of quick-takes on some customer wins announced this week: [Read more →]

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Zayo Takes to the Cloud

July 8th, 2015

When Zayo bought Latisys, they acquired more than mere colocation space. They also added some cloud services, and I wondered at the time what the company might have in store for them. Today Zayo started to answer that question as it relaunched those capabilities as part of a larger cloud-services portfolio. [Read more →]

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More Int’l Bytes: Superloop, AT&T, Telefonica, Orange, BT

July 8th, 2015

Yet more interesting news items from overseas to look at today, including a new player in the metro space: [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: KPN, du, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, Verizon

July 7th, 2015

Not much going on in the US fiber and telecom market early this week, so let's look overseas for a bit of news: [Read more →]

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Hudson Fiber Takes the Subway in NYC Fiber Expansion

July 7th, 2015

When Tiger Infrastructure Partners moved in with Hudson Fiber Network last September, I wondered what the company might use its new resources on. We learned the answer to that question today, as the company revealed an expansion into the dark fiber market in Manhattan. [Read more →]

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F6 Completes Its Northern Expansion

July 6th, 2015

As the US recovers a bit from the holiday weekend, there's some new fiber online just to the northeast. Late last week, F6 Networks announced the completion of a 500km dark fiber buildout in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. [Read more →]

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The cloud: there’s a tax for that

July 6th, 2015

This article was authored by John Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

ITEM: The US city of Chicago has imposed a 9% “cloud tax” on online databases and streaming entertainment services. Chicago residents are none too happy about it, and the broader implications could be messy. [Read more →]

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Poll: The FCC’s Threat to Regulate Interconnection Agreements

July 2nd, 2015

When the FCC's new Net Neutrality rules took effect, so did its possible entry into the world of network interconnection and peering.  Not so coincidentally, perhaps, we have seen a spate of interconnection deals not just made but publicly announced.  What do you think?  Has the FCC's threat to intervene in such disputes been a good, bad, or irrelevant thing? [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: GTT, Jaguar, RCN Business, CyrusOne

July 2nd, 2015

With the July 4 weekend on tap, lots of folks are already firing up the grill. Here's a few quick takes to finish off the week first: [Read more →]

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Level 3 Makes an M&A Move

July 1st, 2015

But no, not for Colt or any other fiber network asset -- at least today.  Level 3 announced today that it has acquired Black Lotus, in a move to further deepen its network security portfolio. [Read more →]

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Masergy Takes NFV to Market

July 1st, 2015

As I have expected, it is taking operators less time to dive into NFV than usual when it comes to new technologies. Yesterday, Masergy became the latest of the early adopters with an aggressive push to bring NFV-based services out of the lab and all the way to the enterprise market. [Read more →]

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California Cable Cuts Draw In the FBI

July 1st, 2015

According to various reports, the FBI has been brought in to investigate cable cuts in California.  Apparently, yesterday there were three cases of deliberately damaged cables starting before dawn in the San Francisco Bay area, striking routes operated by both Level 3 and Zayo. [Read more →]

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Telstra launches nationwide Wi-Fi network

July 1st, 2015

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Australia's Telstra has commercially launched its nationwide Wi-Fi network, Telstra Air, and is now allowing broadband customers to join up to the service. [Read more →]

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Cisco Buys OpenDNS

June 30th, 2015

In an inorganic move aimed at cloud-based managed security services, Cisco has announced its intent to acquire OpenDNS. [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: CyrusOne, Net Access, Broadview, 365DC, Faction, Interoute

June 30th, 2015

Time for a quick roundup of data center and cloud news from the past few days: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Hurricane Electric CEO Mike Leber

June 29th, 2015

image001The internet backbone market has long been one of the toughest neighborhoods in telecom.  One network that has withstood every storm that has come at the industry over the past 20 years is Hurricane Electric.  Hurricane Electric operates a global IP backbone as well as two data centers in its home market of Fremont, California, and has been at the forefront of the rollout of IPv6.  With us today to share his perspective is the company’s CEO and founder, Mike Leber. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority

June 28th, 2015

After a few lean weeks, we have a new job listing on the Ramblings Jobs board from Virginia. [Read more →]

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Secure Shell Key Management in the Wake of Open Source Vulnerabilities

June 26th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Matthew McKenna, chief commercial officer, SSH Communications Security

Telecoms rely on online capabilities to provide the customer service and offer the experiences that customers now expect. Customers can pay their bills online, take satisfaction surveys on their mobile devices and upgrade their plans on the company website. To ensure [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: MBC, Allied Fiber, OneNeck, Limelight, DE-CIX

June 26th, 2015

TGIF.  I'll be back in full force on Monday after a week on the road out here in sunny California.  In the meantime, here's a bit more catchup after a busy week: [Read more →]

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