Huawei Helps Mobily Deploy 400G IP Core

August 27th, 2013

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Huawei may be persona non grata in US markets these days, but elsewhere in the world they continue to make inroads. Yesterday they helped bring into existence what they're billing as the industry's first 400G IP core network and it's not in the traffic-laden US or European markets, but deep in the Middle East. [Read more →]

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Sprint Takes on 100G Ethernet

August 26th, 2013

Since the Softbank deal closed a few weeks ago, Sprint has been busy announcing new wireline news, and this week's installment is a new big bandwidth Ethernet Wave service. It's part of their Network Vision buildout, for which wireless gets more of the press but wireline will be doing much of the heavy lifting when it comes to actually transporting the data. The new Carrier Ethernet services are built off of [Read more →]

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America Movil Gets KPN a Better Price For E-Plus

August 26th, 2013

When America Movil and its billionaire protagonist, Carlos Slim, bid for the rest of KPN, it was not yet clear whether they approved of the E-Plus deal or not. After all, the common wisdom was that E-Plus and its German mobile presence was a big part of why Slim took that 29%+ stake in KPN in the first place. But they reserved judgement on the deal even while putting in place the financing to finish the KPN deal. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Cologix, Hibernia, Ajubeo, CyrusOne, Masergy

August 23rd, 2013

TGIF, especially in the dog days of August.  Here's a quick rundown of some other news from this week that I didn't get to at the time: [Read more →]

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For Service Providers, Content “Intelligence” is King!

August 23rd, 2013

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Cam Cullen, VP of Global Marketing at Procera Networks.  

In 1996, Bill Gates wrote a famous article titled, “Content is King,” and the thesis of the article was that content sites, not ecommerce sites, would generate the most revenue on the Internet. Although Gates had an ulterior motive at the time— Microsoft had just created the MSNBC news channel—his assertion is becoming a reality today. The key driver of bandwidth consumption is [Read more →]

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Cox, ViaWest Team for Cloud

August 22nd, 2013

Cox Business has decided to dip its a toe into the cloud market via a partnership in the southwest. They're teaming with Viawest in order to add colocation and cloud services to their product portfolio. [Read more →]

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Digital Realty Declares War On US Internet Exchange Market

August 22nd, 2013

Taking another step beyond mere colo real estate development, Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings) this morning unveiled an ambitious new internet peering environment. Their Digital Open Internet Exchange aims to bring the 'more independent and cost-effective exchange options' one generally finds in Europe to the US market. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Dobson, Integra, Lightpath, Vertical Systems Group

August 22nd, 2013

Here's a quick roundup of some news from metro and regional fiber operators this week: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: US Metro, Summit Go to the Bahamas

August 21st, 2013

There was a bit of fiber consolidation down in Florida this past week that slipped past while I was travelling, and the source was of the offshore cable MSO variety.  Ok, so that's not actually a known variety, but in this case it was the US subsidiary of Cable Bahamas doing the buying, taking out both US Metropolitan Telecom and Summit Broadband, as well as Marco Island Cable and NuVu for a combined sum of $89M. [Read more →]

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South Carolina Taps Level 3 For Conferencing

August 21st, 2013

The state of South Carolina has awarded a five year contract to Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings). The deal will supply web and audio conferencing to government organizations across the state, improving the efficiency of the bureaucracy through collaboration. [Read more →]

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XO Launches Push Into Canada

August 20th, 2013

XO is going on the offensive, adding new markets up in the Great White North to its network service territory. They announced today the availability of their network service portfolio to both wholesale and enterprise customers across all of Canada's six time zones. [Read more →]

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TELEHOUSE America Takes On Transit

August 20th, 2013

Moving to fill a gap increasingly left open by ISPs, TELEHOUSE America said this morning that it is now offering its own IP transit services. IP transit has long been a very tough neighborhood, and many network operators would rather focus on managed services, Ethernet pipes, and the like. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: QTS, CoreSite, Vantage, Equinix

August 20th, 2013

As I try to shake off the jet lag, here's a quick roundup of news from the colo sector: [Read more →]

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Zayo Strikes Again, Buys Access Communications

August 19th, 2013

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Eight months into 2013, Zayo hadn't bought any fiber networks yet -- just a data center in Austin. So you knew there had to be something in the works, and there was. Today Zayo announced an agreement to buy Access Communications for $40M[Read more →]

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Digital Realty Hooks Up Clouds With Help From Epsilon, BTI Systems

August 19th, 2013

It's not *all* about developing properties for Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings), like everyone in the sector they are diligently working on their ecosystem.  Today they established what is billed as a 'distributed cloud data center connectivity platform' with the help of Epsilon Telecommunications. [Read more →]

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Vodafone Iceland Signs Up With Emerald Express

August 19th, 2013

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Well, it took a bit more than the expected 45 days, but Vodafone has indeed signed on the dotted line for capacity on the Emerald Express cable system. The anticipated deal between Emerald Networks and Vodafone Iceland was first announced almost six months ago, and was signed on August 9 in the Harpa Concert and Conference Center in Reykjavik.  [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Equinox, Comcast, Midcontinent, CyrusOne, Exponential-e

August 16th, 2013

I'm on the road today, after a summer in NJ that has been all too short.  In the meantime, here's a quick catch-up on some other news from this week. [Read more →]

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Cellcos remain skeptical about Joyn

August 16th, 2013

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

Cellcos are increasingly unconvinced that Joyn – the branded RCS offering backed by the GSM Association – is the ticket to compete with OTT messaging, according to a vendor survey. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Teliasonera, AT&T, KDDI, NTT, Level3

August 15th, 2013

Here's a quick roundup of news from international network operators this week: [Read more →]

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Cisco Cites Inconsistencies, Will Lay Off 4000

August 15th, 2013

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO, news, filings) reported a reasonably nice quarter, but the guidance looking forward didn't make investors happy. And the announcement of layoffs of some 4000 worldwide didn't make employees very happy either. [Read more →]

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Euro Roundup: KPN, BroadSoft, Hurricane Electric

August 14th, 2013

Here's a quick look at some interesting news from the European theater in the past day or two: [Read more →]

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DANTE, Infinera Claim Guinness Record For Provisioning

August 14th, 2013

Infinera and DANTE have teamed up to get themselves a new line in the record books, literally. It's not for raw bandwidth capacity or speed though, but for the act of provisioning itself[Read more →]

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Wilcon to Buy Freedom, Take On Southern California

August 13th, 2013

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Los Angeles's Wilcon is bursting out of downtown and deep into the surrounding area with an acquisition that will shift the metro fiber landscape throughout southern California. With the help of their backers at Pamlico Capital, they're buying Freedom Dark Fiber Networks according to an announcement that will hit the wires morning. [Read more →]

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