Lumos Plans FTTC and Data Center Connectivity Offensives, Reports Q4

February 25th, 2014

As they closed out 2013 with their fourth quarter numbers, Lumos Networks also announced expansion plans on two fronts this morning, updated their fiber route mile count.  The regional network provider spent 2013 focusing on a new metro build-out down in Richmond and making better use of its fiber footprint in Pennsylvania. [Read more →]

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EvoSwitch Takes On Wind Power

February 25th, 2014

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On a less divisive note than peering/transit, over in the Netherlands EvoSwitch has taken the push for renewable energy usage by data centers to another level.  Through a partnership with Nuon Energy, they are bringing wind energy into their power mix. [Read more →]

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After Comcast/Netflix, Questions…

February 24th, 2014

handshakeSome questions to think about in the wake of the Netflix/Comcast deal to pay for more direct connectivity to Comcast's network. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Balances Churn, Higher Margins, Expansion Projects

February 24th, 2014

Over in Europe, the independent network operator euNetworks has reported its Q4 earnings, which is our quarterly window into the European metro markets.  Last quarter's trends continued unabated through the end of 2013, with revenue pressure balanced by higher margins while cash was invested in expansion projects. [Read more →]

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Netflix Signs Peering Deal With Comcast

February 23rd, 2014

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According to various reports, Netflix has signed an agreement with Comcast for paid peering. Of course, this is hardly the only paid peering deal out there and on many levels this is barely news. But it does shine a bright light onto an ongoing shift in how the internet connects to itself. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Intelligent Computing Solutions

February 23rd, 2014

This weekend we have another listing on the jobs board, rounding the list out to eight.  This week's job listing comes from from an independent wireless ISP out in the Midwest. [Read more →]

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HHS Picks tw telecom

February 21st, 2014

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All that work tw telecom has been doing to tune its network for the coming era of the cloud has paid off in some nice federal business. They've been awarded a WAN-Cloud-B contract by the Department of Health and Human Services worth up to $21.85M over the next four or five years. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: CENX, Global Capacity, CyrusOne, Alpheus, UPN

February 21st, 2014

TGIF, here's a quick roundup of other news from this week that I didn't get to: [Read more →]

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Another Dividend Boost For Cogent to End 2013

February 20th, 2014

For quite some time now Cogent has been regularly boosting the cash it's giving back to shareholders via its dividend, and it finished 2014 with that trend intact.  Revenue and earnings per share were up sequentially, but perhaps not by as much as the market was hoping.  Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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FCC’s Wheeler Has a Plan

February 20th, 2014

Ever since the courts knocked the FCC's previous network neutrality framework on its backside, we've been waiting for the FCC's response. Now we have it, or at least part of it. [Read more →]

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Equinix Closes Out 2013, Passes $2B Revenue Mark

February 20th, 2014

Equinix polished off 2013 with a solid quarter, beating analyst EPS projections, meeting revenue expectations, and passing the $2B milestone in total revenue for the year.  Forward guidance for the quarter full year was a tad more conservative than analysts had projected, but it's still in the right ballpark.  Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Bigger Plans On Tap For Google Fiber

February 19th, 2014

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Not content with its first playground of Kansas City or its expansion projects in Provo UT and Austin TX, Google says it is now planning to target major cities around the country for its FTTH services. [Read more →]

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More Int’l Bytes: Pacnet, Level 3, TSIC, TDC

February 19th, 2014

Here's another flurry of international news items worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Most Likely Network Buyers and Sellers Poll Wrapup

February 19th, 2014

Last month we polled Ramblings readers, asking who the most likely buyers and sellers were in the US networking business. With the votes in, let's quickly review what folks are thinking. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Geo, Epsilon, Ciena, Vodafone, LIME, Interoute

February 18th, 2014

Here's a quick roundup of network-related news from around the world: [Read more →]

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On the Menu: A Ramblings Road Trip

February 17th, 2014

Those who have followed Telecom Ramblings over the years know I don't often make it to industry events. But 2014 will be different. Next week I will attend MetroConnect in Miami. And the following week I will be at Telecom Exchange West out in Denver, where I will be stepping up to moderate a CEO Roundtable. [Read more →]

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Towards a European-Only Network?

February 17th, 2014

In an ominous sign of changes that could change more than just privacy in the wake of Snowden, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel added to voices calling for a European-only communications network over the weekend. In a podcast she said publicly that she would raise the possibility this week with the French President -- yes the one without a steady date at the moment. [Read more →]

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What OTT privacy means for Big Data

February 17th, 2014

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

If the whole object of Big Data is to collect user data in the name of highly personalized ads and services, take note: some start-up companies are pushing back with smartphones, web browsers and search engines that will help users stay anonymous.   [Read more →]

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Ericsson, Ciena Team Up For Packet-Optical, SDN

February 14th, 2014

Two global networking vendors announced an alliance today that could shake up the status quo.  Ciena and Ericsson have signed a strategic global agreement to push forward on multiple, high profile fronts. Just in time for Valentine's Day too. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: GTT, Level 3, Integra, US Signal, Global Capacity, GTS

February 14th, 2014

Time for a quick roundup of other news from the networking world: [Read more →]

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Poll: Will They Let Comcast Buy TW Cable?

February 13th, 2014

So Comcast surprised everyone, outbid Charter, and won over TW Cable's board with an all-stock deal.  While everyone thinks the FCC is going to go over this with a microscope, the protagonists' position is that this is good and necessary for cable and that competition won't be hurt at all.  If necessary they'll divest some 3M customers.  What do you think, will the powers that be let this merger go through? [Read more →]

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Forget Charter, Comcast May Be About to Buy TW Cable

February 13th, 2014

The rumors are flying around, and they don't all entirely agree with each other. But they all seem to agree that Comcast is about to announce a deal for TW Cable in the $44-45B range.  [Followup: it's now official with a $45.2B price tag] [Read more →]

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Euro Bytes: DE-CIX, Interxion, Colt, ACOnet, KPN

February 12th, 2014

Here's some European-flavored news bytes for this Wednesday, although for the first one the action is actually on this side of the Atlantic. [Read more →]

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