Ciena Shrugs Off a Few Revenue Delays, Promotes Locoh-Donou

September 3rd, 2015

Ciena's reporting schedule offers a one-month-more-recent window into the state of the industry, and this quarter what they saw slightly lower than expected revenues, but nevertheless managed to best estimates for non-GAAP earnings per share by a few pennies.  Here are their results in some context: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Megaport CEO Denver Maddux

September 3rd, 2015

Three of the fastest evolving pieces of the infrastructure puzzle today are interconnection, cloud connectivity, and software-defined networking.  Australian-based Megaport lives at the bleeding edge of all three, and they recently announced plans to take their platform and business model into the major markets of North America and beyond.  With us today to tell us about Megaport’s expansion plans and their approach to the market is CEO Denver Maddux.  [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: CS&L CEO Kenny Gunderman On REITs, Fiber, M&A

September 2nd, 2015

Four months ago, a new type of infrastructure company was born in the form of Communications Sales & Leasing, which was spun off from Windstream as the industry’s first communications REIT. Since then, just what CS&L will do next has been the first question people generally ask of me.  Will they start acquiring assets, and if so, of what type?  And what does it mean to be a network REIT in the first place?  To answer such questions, I thought I’d go straight to the source.  So with us today to talk about the company and his vision of its future is CS&L CEO Kenny Gunderman. [Read more →]

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Internap Puts Itself Up for Sale

September 1st, 2015

With an activist investor taking public aim at the company, Internap decided today to take the path of least resistance.  In an announcement this morning, the company said it is in fact exploring strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value, and in fact has been since early this year. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Huawei, CenturyLink, DFS, Integra

September 1st, 2015

Here's a quick look at some interesting items from the past few days, as August gives way to September at last: [Read more →]

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Ericsson Sees Silicon Photonic Advance

August 31st, 2015

Researchers backed in part by the Swedish-based international giant Ericsson have apparently come another step closer to unifying the worlds of photonics and silicon. They have produced a silicon photonics switch designed to integrate thousands of optical circuits on a single chip. [Read more →]

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Online video in China is a mostly a desktop play (for now)

August 31st, 2015

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

ITEM: Internet users in China watch an awful lot of online video – but they’re more likely to be watching on PCs and laptops than smartphones. At least for now. [Read more →]

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Interoute Crosses the Pacific

August 28th, 2015

Interoute is adding network assets in parts of the world far beyond its usual European haunts. Today they revealed the opening of two diverse transpacific routes connecting Hong Kong to Los Angeles. [Read more →]

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Traditional signaling service takes the connected world back to the future

August 28th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Robin Kent, Director of European Operations at Adax

If you were to talk to your average mobile phone user, 4G LTE access and Over-The-Top (OTT) applications would be at the top of their list in terms of what they demand from their network operator and handset. We’ve heard for many years now that SMS is in terminal [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: 123Net, Consolidated, Allied Fiber, Epsilon

August 27th, 2015

As vacation season draws to a close, news in the sector should start to pick up in September.  Nevertheless, there's plenty going on if you look hard enough.  Here's a few more items from this week: [Read more →]

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Alcatel-Lucent to Help SAPL Stretch Up to Miami

August 27th, 2015

The South America Pacific Link (SAPL) will soon reach into parts of the world not covered by its name.  Ocean Networks has now tapped Alcatel-Lucent to build an extension of the cable through the Caribbean and up to Miami. [Read more →]

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RDG Pressures Internap

August 26th, 2015

Internap is facing calls from a former protege of Carl Icahn to put itself up for sale.  RDG Capital Fund Management, the investment vehicle of Russell Glass and a significant shareholder of Internap, put out a public call today citing shareholder support for a sale of the company. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Bluebird, Faction, UPN, Limelight, NTT

August 26th, 2015

A quick look at some interesting items at mid-week: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Zayo, WANRack, BICS, 8×8

August 25th, 2015

Time for a quick roundup of other news from this morning that is worth a look: [Read more →]

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Anderson Pacific Moves In With Neutral Path

August 25th, 2015

A new regional player is taking shape in the Midwest.  The investment group Anderson Pacific and the fiber operator Neutral Path have combined assets to relaunch with greater reach and a wider service portfolio. [Read more →]

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Windstream’s Data Center Biz For Sale?

August 25th, 2015

Amidst my travels this month, I missed a few items indicating that Windstream is shopping its data center and hosting business.  The latest is from Gary Kim over at IP Carrier, but it seems to have been bubbling through the cracks for a couple of weeks now.   [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Softbank, AJC, BT

August 24th, 2015

After yet another quick trip, my summer travels are now over at last. As we slide into the end of Summer, here's a look at some news on the international front from the start of the week: [Read more →]

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CloudFlare Moves Its DDoS In With EdgeConneX

August 24th, 2015

More pieces of internet infrastructure are showing up out at the edge.  This week, the piece in question is security, with CloudFlare partnering up with EdgeConneX nationwide. [Read more →]

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That Ashley Madison hack? You’ll be seeing more of that

August 24th, 2015

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

Some people have been asking me what I think of the Avid Life Media/Ashley Madison hack, and the hackers making good on their threat to release the stolen data on the internet. [Read more →]

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Addressing Security Threats on VoIP Networks

August 21st, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Sheldon Smith, Senior Product Manager at XO Communications

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) networks are quickly replacing plain old telephone service (POTS) in both enterprise environments and SMB settings. While C-suites and front-line employees worry about implementation and the bottom line on a case-by-case basis, IT professionals and industry experts see the bigger picture: [Read more →]

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Vonage Strikes Again, Buys iCore

August 20th, 2015

The Business VoIP world continues to consolidate, and this morning Vonage was again in the thick of it with a new acquisition. They are acquiring iCore Networks for $92M in cash. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Level 3, Windstream, Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena

August 20th, 2015

Here's a quick look at some other news from across the space that's worth a look. [Read more →]

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Does your NFV culture stack up? Mindset Matters for a DevOps Model

August 20th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Benny Sands, Director of Business Development - NFV Testing Strategy Lead at QualiTest

We’re off to a great start: both NFV and DevOps are in the title. If you are sensitive to marketing hype, you might be getting a little uncomfortable and we have not even gotten to the end of the first paragraph. I work in a testing company and have little patience for buzzwords or trends, but [Read more →]

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