Level 3 Brings 29 Pro Sports Venues On-Net

April 13th, 2015

With its annual Superbowl services complete, Level 3's Vyvx network finished off a bit of organic expansion this week. Level 3 has built fiber into an additional 29 professional sports venues across the USA. [Read more →]

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Global Capacity Spreads Its MPLS VPN Wings

April 13th, 2015

Since closing its purchase of MegaPath's wholesale division at the start of 2015, Global Capacity has been busy integrating its new network and central office reach with the rest of its offerings. This morning, they unveiled one of the most visible pieces of that project, taking their MPLS VPN and extending it across the combined One Marketplace footprint. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Mammoth Networks’ Brian Worthen

April 13th, 2015

brian_worthenThe hardest places to get fiber have always been the less populated areas of the country out in the Rocky Mountains and the High Plains.  Most providers shy away from such markets, but there are a few that specialize in taking on the harder projects.  Mammoth Networks, a wholesale subsidiary of Wyoming regional fiber builder Visionary Communications, has spent the last decade doing precisely that.  With us today to talk about Mammoth’s approach to hooking up the markets of the Mountain West as well as other topics like the role of municipal fiber is CEO Brian Worthen.  [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Axiom, MBC

April 12th, 2015

Two new job listings this past week on the Ramblings Jobs board to go with three already on the books. I'm currently upgrading the jobs board with a few new features, a process which has led to a few bugs.  All should be in good shape now though! [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Wave, UPN, Great Plains, Integra, EarthLink

April 10th, 2015

For your Friday news catchup, here are five quick takes on news from the metro and regional fiber worlds: [Read more →]

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Faster Than the Data Curve: Accelerating the Network

April 10th, 2015

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dan Joe Barry, VP Positioning and Chief Evangelist, Napatech

The shared sentiment among many recent IT predictions is a recognition of the astronomical quantities of data being produced by cloud, mobile, Big Data and social technologies – the “third platform,” next-generation IT software foundation defined by IDC. As analysts monitor [Read more →]

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Another New Longhaul Route In the Works from Zayo

April 9th, 2015

Just a few years back, it would often be said that building new metro fiber made sense but the case for new intercity longhaul builds was not there. By now though, that is demonstrably no longer true. In its third new longhaul build anouncement in the last five months, Zayo says it is going to build a new route between Dallas and Phoenix. [Read more →]

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From Fiber to the North Pole

April 9th, 2015

garyseeryAnd now for a change of pace. Today, two representatives of the telecom and internet infrastructure sector are taking on a bit of a different challenge. Gary Seery, IT Director at Hibernia Networks, and David Van Der Wetering, an Account Manager at Ciena, are running in this year's North Pole Marathon -- and yes that means exactly what it says. Why would anybody spend April revisiting winter for a nice 26.2 mile run on a polar ice cap? Here's Gary in a few of his own words: [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: IFN, Level 3, XO, HE, Comcast

April 9th, 2015

Time for a roundup of network news from this week: [Read more →]

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Infinera to Acquire Transmode

April 9th, 2015

Until now, Infinera's road has been an organic one. But that is coming to a close with plans announced today to acquire the Swedish packet-optical vendor Transmode for about $350M.  [Read more →]

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DE-CIX Lands In Marseille

April 8th, 2015

DE-CIX has launched another internet exchange, its second of the Spring already. The new exchange will be housed in Interxion's data center in the southern French city of Marseille.  [Read more →]

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China Tower could take control of 1m towers

April 8th, 2015

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

China's planned state-owned telecom infrastructure sharing company is reportedly set to assume ownership of nearly 1 million telecom towers. [Read more →]

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Zayo, AMS-IX Gain Open-IX Nod

April 8th, 2015

The Open-IX initiative continues to gain momentum, and this week certified two more exchanges -- one down in the southeast, and the other across the Atlantic. [Read more →]

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IIX to Acquire IX Reach

April 7th, 2015

The interconnection business has been having a very dynamic year, and this morning we have a bit of inorganic activity. The software defined interconnection specialist IIX has announced the purchase of IX Reach, expanding its global interconnection footprint to some 150 PoPs worldwide.  [Read more →]

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365, Peace, DevDigital Team Up to Found an IX in Nashville

April 7th, 2015

Music City has a carrier neutral, public, internet peering exchange as of today. 365 Data Centers, DevDigital, and Peace Communications have teamed up to launch the Nashville Internet Exchange, or NashIX. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Comcast Business, EarthLink, Frontier, NSONE

April 7th, 2015

Welcome back to the stragglers still returning from Easter weekend! Here's a quick rundown on some of the news that has come out to start the week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Axiom Fiber’s CEO Felipe Alvarez Takes On New York

April 6th, 2015

Alvarez-FelipeNew York City has long been one of the most complex and interesting fiber markets in the world.  This past winter we saw some new players enter the market, reversing a long trend of consolidation.  One of those players is Axiom Fiber Networks which has spent the last few months building a green field dark fiber network in Manhattan.  With us today is Axiom's CEO, Felipe J. Alvarez, to tell us what the company is up to and where it is going.   [Read more →]

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Fiber Now Reaches 42.5% of US Businesses

April 2nd, 2015

According to the yearly statflash by Vertical Systems Group, metro fiber passed the 40% threshold this year. Fiber penetration into commercial buildings with 20+ employees has now reached 42.5%, moving up strongly from 39.3% last year. Five years ago, the figure stood at [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: WOW!, US Signal, Great Plains, GTT, CyrusOne

April 2nd, 2015

Here is a quick rundown on some news from three midwestern fiber operators, one item on managed services consolidation, and a data center acquisition: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, UPN, Lumos, vXchnge

April 1st, 2015

Here's a quick rundown of other news from this pre-Easter week that's worth a look -- three from metro fiber and one from the data center: [Read more →]

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Oliver to Take over FCC Chairmanship

April 1st, 2015

In the latest twist on network neutrality, Title II, and the FCC, unconfirmed rumors say that we could be about to get a new FCC Chairman. John Oliver, the host of the popular weekly HBO news show who famously shifted the network neutrality debate and generated vast numbers of comment filings in support of network neutrality last summer, is said to be in line for the job. [Read more →]

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Construction begins on SEA-US cable

April 1st, 2015

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

The consortium behind the Southeast Asia – United States (SEA-US) subsea cable have commenced the construction phase for the project. [Read more →]

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Infinera Lights Some Facebook Fiber

March 31st, 2015

Infinera revealed one of the highest profile non-telecommunications customers one could have this morning.  Their gear will be lighting some fiber for Facebook.  And by some, they mean "the world's longest terrestrial optical network route". [Read more →]

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