Ekinops Helps Liquid Stretch Through Africa’s SouthEast

July 2nd, 2013

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Africa's Liquid Telecom has tapped Ekinops for DWDM transport gear to power its backbone across South Afria, Zimbabe, and Zambia. The deployment covers some 2,500km of terrestrial fiber and includes some of the longest uninterrupted fiber spans on the continent. [Read more →]

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Sprint Takes SIP to Europe

July 2nd, 2013

While the last stages of the Softbank buyout of Sprint play their way out, the company's network is continuing on with business as usual. Today that meant a service expansion on the wireline front, unveiling SIP trunking services across much of Western Europe. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: euNetworks, Epsilon, TI Sparkle, Alcatel-Lucent, CDNetworks

July 2nd, 2013

Time for a quick roundup of news from overseas, with items from euNetworks, TI Sparkle, Epsilon, Alcatel-Lucent, and CDNetworks. [Read more →]

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Tech Valley Closes TelJet Acquisition

July 1st, 2013

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Tech Valley Communications cemented its position as the main alternative fiber footprint in upstate NY and northern New England this morning by closing the acquisition of TelJet.  The deal gives Tech Valley fiber that helps connect its Albany metro area base with the SegTel assets it acquired two years ago, and boosts its asset base to 190K fiber miles and 1,300 on-net buildings across the region. [Read more →]

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Hurricane Electric Adds Interxion Madrid to European Footprint

July 1st, 2013

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This morning Hurricane Electric added some Spanish connectivity to its international network, bringing a new point of presence online at Interxion Madrid.  The new node will offer 100Mbps, GigE, and 10GE pipes to Interxion customers, giving them more options and lower latency to the HE backbone. [Read more →]

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Fibertech Completes Connecticut Expansion

July 1st, 2013

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Rochester-based Fibertech says it has finished a major new expansion in Connecticut, which has long been one of its deepest markets. They've added another 850 route miles of fiber in the state, extending their footprint to 3,500 route miles in all. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Two From Lightower

June 30th, 2013

We have two new job listings this week from the newly combined northeastern fiber juggernaut Lightower Fiber Networks. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: Equinix, Telx, CoreSite, Data Foundry, CyrusOne

June 28th, 2013

TGIF.  At least I'm mostly over the jet lag now, and enjoying a week of NJ thunderstorms.  Here's a quick review some news from the big colocation providers in the past few days: [Read more →]

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tw telecom Boosts Business Ethernet Speeds to the Max

June 27th, 2013

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TW Telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings) is now helping enterprises themselves join the 100G revolution in the metro. They've expanded their Business Ethernet services to include both metro 40G and 100G across 75 markets.  [Read more →]

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SJC Now Online, Bringing Big Bandwidth to Southeast Asia

June 27th, 2013

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The consortium putting the Southeast Asia-Japan Cable system together have announced it is now operational. The SJC system hooks up the seven destinations of Brunei, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the Phillipines with big regional pipes. It also has an option to link up with Thailand. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Zayo, TNCI, Tech Valley, ColoAtl

June 27th, 2013

Here's a quick roundup of news from the competitive metro side of things: [Read more →]

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Politics, paranoia pose problems for Project Loon

June 27th, 2013

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

Last week, Google announced Project Loon, its grand experiment to build a global ring of hot-air balloons serving as relays for Internet connectivity in the underserved areas of the world. Trials are [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Comcast Business, OCG, euNetworks, ViaSat, Alteva

June 26th, 2013

I'll be at the Telecom Exchange today in NYC, so if you're there too then drop by and say hi. In the meantime, here's a quick Wednesday roundup with items from Comcast Business, OCG, Alianza, and Alteva. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Luke Norris, CEO of PeakColo

June 26th, 2013

luke-norrisThe cloud services market is a wide open playing field right now, and there are many folks out there trying to establish new business models that can take best advantage of the new capabilities. PeakColo has been at it  for a while already, taking a unique streamlined, wholesale approach that leverages the channel almost exclusively. Just yesterday they raised another $5M to further their expansion plan.  Here to tell us more about their plans is the company's CEO Luke Norris. [Read more →]

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Softbank Wins Sprint’s Shareholders, Now What?

June 25th, 2013

Looks like the game really is won for Softbank's roller coaster bid for Sprint Nextel. Today Sprint's shareholders voted overwhelmingly for the deal, clearing the last big hurdle for the Japanese company's purchase of 78% of the #3 wireless provider. [Read more →]

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PEG In 473 Tower Backhaul Expansion

June 25th, 2013

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PEG Bandwidth says it has won a big Ethernet backhaul deal with a major wireless carrier. They'll be bringing fiber to some 473 additional towers in support of the carrier's expanding 4G market coverage, giving them 700 in all with this particular carrier and a leg up toward the 3,000 milestone. [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Alcatel-Lucent, Infinera, Vello, MRV, Huawei

June 25th, 2013

I'm back in the USA again, trying to catch up a bit despite the jet lag. Here's a quick look at some vendor news over the last few days: [Read more →]

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Vodafone Finds a Willing Consolidation Target

June 24th, 2013

Vodafone Group (NYSE:VOD, news, filings) did tell us they felt they had the resources to chase consolidation opportunities without selling its stake in Verizon Wireless. And today they proved that was not an idle threat, coming up with a €7.7B deal for Kabel Deutschland. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Tim Biltz, CEO of Lumos Networks

June 24th, 2013

TimBiltz1Since splitting off from nTelos in October of 2011, Lumos Networks and its Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvanian fiber networks have been earning more attention from the markets. Revenues have been shifting toward higher growth data products, and margins have been rising steadily. Lately they've been aggressively expanding their footprint into Richmond.  With us today to tell us where Lumos has come from and where it is going from here is CEO Timothy Biltz. [Read more →]

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Sprint First to Make Renewable Commitment in the Telecom Industry

June 21st, 2013

Keith Patterson is a freelance writer and designer for all things green. His work promotes green technology and advancements for a better world. He currently manages a blog at EnergySavings.com.

While Sprint may be making headlines for its attempt to purchase Clearwire, many may have missed the company's sustainability announcement through Greenpeace International this past spring. In April, Sprint was recognized by Greenpeace International as a leader in the communications industry for its fight to stop climate change. [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: Cologix, CyrusOne, Equinix, Earthlink

June 21st, 2013

Early next week I'll be on my way back to the USA again, so if something big happens Monday and I'm not quick off the draw, you'll know why. In the meantime, it's Friday and time for a quick roundup of news from the cloud and datacenter sectors. [Read more →]

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Softbank, Sprint Go For the KO With $5 Clearwire Bid

June 21st, 2013

Sprint has now answered Dish's $4.40 tender challenge for Clearwire with more than just a lawsuit. Yesterday they went all in with a $5/share bid that clearly is intended to go for the knockout. [Read more →]

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Verizon, Cogent Tussle Over Peering and Netflix

June 20th, 2013

If you thought the flashpoint at the intersection of netflix, net neutrality, and peering had gone away, think again. This time it's Verizon and Cogent mixing it up. Apparently, Verizon has been neglecting to upgrade its peering connection with its smaller rival, and it is now overflowing. [Read more →]

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