Rogers Buys Pivot, Granite to Boost Data Center Footprint

September 24th, 2013

Yesterday Rogers Business Solutions waded deeper into the cloud infrastructure market with some M&A. Rogers is purchasing two data center assets: Pivot Data Centers and Granite Networks. They'll be folding both into their Blackiron Data division, built off the purchase of the Blackiron business from Primus earlier this year. [Read more →]

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Hawaiki Signs Up Subcom to Take On South Pacific

September 24th, 2013

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While the Pacific Fibre effort may have collapsed, the dream of more and bigger pipes hooking up New Zealand with the US west coast clearly hasn't. According to Capacity Magazine, TE Subcom has now signed on to help build the Hawaiki Cable system, an effort that hopes to succeed by offering solutions to more than one problem.   [Read more →]

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Steady Growth for Zayo to Close Fiscal 2013

September 23rd, 2013

While they seem to have picked a rather inauspicious year to move to the now very wet city of Boulder, Zayo has finally turned in another quarter of steady growth.  EBITDA margins were down sequentially, but this was due to a one time hit from lease termination charges that derive from all the integration work.  Here's a quick summary of Zayo's numbers for their Fiscal Q4: [Read more →]

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GTS Calls Off Auction, European Buyers Still Cautious

September 23rd, 2013

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According to various reports, one of the bigger European competitive fiber assets known to be for sale no longer is. GTS Central Europe has taken itself off the table, and its private equity backers are now looking at making some balance sheet moves instead. But that's clearly just an interim step. [Read more →]

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Telecom on verge of a revolution

September 23rd, 2013

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

Operators worldwide are on the verge of a radical transformation and strategic shift in direction, according to research from Informa Telecoms and Media. [Read more →]

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Euro Bytes: Verne Global, Zayo, Interoute, NTT

September 20th, 2013

Here's a quick Friday look at some news from the European markets: [Read more →]

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Blue Jeans Raises $50M, Level 3 Signs On

September 19th, 2013

The videoconferencing business's colorful upstart now has a bigger war chest. Yesterday Blue Jeans Network raised another $50M in funding in a round led by Battery Ventures. They will be using the funds to take aim at the likes of Polycom and Cisco.  [Read more →]

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Zayo Adds Southeastern Fiber Breadth

September 19th, 2013

Announcing yet another expansion of its network footprint, Zayo has expanded with new longhaul routes in the southeastern USA. They've added long-haul fiber that will bring the markets of Raleigh NC, Richmond VA, Tampa FL, and Orlando FL on-net, and add diverse connectivity down to Miami - a market they got a toe in from the AboveNet deal. [Read more →]

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DE-CIX Crosses the Atlantic Too

September 18th, 2013

We have another of Europe's independent internet exchange operators that is coming to America. Frankfurt-based DE-CIX announced this morning that it will be establishing internet exchanges in markets around the USA, starting with the New York metro area.  [Read more →]

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Windstream Lands Federal VA Contract

September 18th, 2013

Another federal network infrastructure deal was announced yesterday, as Windstream (NYSE:WIN, news, filings) took home a contract with the US Department of Veterans Affairs. They'll be providing voice, data, and internet services for the agency's Region 4, which overseas some 300 facilities of various types across 11 states in the Northeast. [Read more →]

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Fibertech Deploys 100G Ethernet In the Metro

September 18th, 2013

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The Rochester-based fiber builder and operator Fibertech has brought in bigger pipes for enterprises across their footprint. They're using Ciena's switches and packet-optical technology in a deployment of 100G Ethernet services in the metro. [Read more →]

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Datacenter Bytes: CyrusOne, Compass, ADVA, Interxion

September 17th, 2013

Here's a quick roundup of news items from the data center world so far this week: [Read more →]

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AMS-IX Takes On Kenya

September 17th, 2013

The European-style internet exchange model is really starting to send out runners. Today AMS-IX unveiled plans to open a new peering exchange, this time in East Africa -- specifically in the port city of Mombasa, Kenya.  [Read more →]

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Cologix Buys JMMR, Enters Florida Meet-Me Market

September 16th, 2013

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We have a bit of infrastructure M&A this morning, of the carrier-neutral interconnectivity variety rather than fiber though. Cologix has bought its way into another new market with the purchase of the Jacksonville, Florida-based JAX Meet Me Room[Read more →]

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Weekend Roundup: Lightpath, Fairpoint, CenturyLink, Tata, Interoute

September 16th, 2013

As we kick off the week let's quickly finish off some news from last week that I didn't get to: [Read more →]

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Pundits question EC telecom proposals

September 16th, 2013

This article was authored by Michael J Carroll, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Analysts predict Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Vodafone and Orange will cry foul at European Commission (EC) proposals to start abolishing roaming rates from 2014. [Read more →]

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The Business Benefits of Cloud Based Telephony

September 13th, 2013

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by David Bell, Digital Marketing Executive at Tripudio Telecom. The Tripudio team will be at the Call Centre and Customer Management Expo on the 2nd and 3rd October 2013 at the London Olympia Exhibition Centre.

It would appear that ‘cloud’ seems to be the answer to everyone’s problems these days. ‘Cloud computing’, ‘cloud networking’ and ‘cloud based hosting’ are common phrases amongst most [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Wave Buys Spectrum, CondoInternet

September 13th, 2013

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Up in the Pacific Northwest there was a bit of fiber consolidation yesterday. Wave Division Holdings has acquired Spectrum Networks and its subsidiary CondoInternet, adding yet more depth to their network in and around Seattle. [Read more →]

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Ericsson Helps Rostelecom Roll Its Own CDN

September 12th, 2013

The fault line between the content delivery network and carrier worlds has been rather quiet lately, but today we saw a substantial new buildout by a network operator. Ericsson says it has deployed a CDN for Rostelecom, the largest operator in Russia. [Read more →]

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Colo Roundup: FORTRUST, CyrusOne, DuPont Fabros, TELEHOUSE

September 12th, 2013

Time for a quick roundup of news from the colocation sector: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: A Fiber Q&A With Bank Street Group

September 12th, 2013

bankstreet1The past few months has brought a steady drumbeat of transactions in the Metro Fiber sector with the acquisitions of Freedom Dark Fiber out in Southern California, US Metro down in Florida, Access Communications in Minneapolis and EasyTel in Tulsa. We sat down with Bank Street Group’s James Henry (JHH), Richard Lukaj (RSL) and Peter Beckett (JPB) to discuss the implications of these recent transactions for the sector and the outlook for the future. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: UNSi, C7, Sabey, Cedexis, FARICE

September 11th, 2013

Midweek brings us another quick roundup of news items that are worth a quick look. [Read more →]

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Level 3’s Vyvx Establishes South African Beachhead

September 11th, 2013

The Vyvx division over at Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) has added a PoP way down in Johannesburg, South Africa. They're responding to demand for video content both generated in and delivered to the country.  Telemedia is the first announced customer, gaining access to a global audience for its content. [Read more →]

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