Friday NBN Follies

May 3rd, 2013

Down under, the Australian opposition has been pushing an NBN alternative that would replace the FTTH the country has been touting for years now with FTTC – nothing like the old bait-and-switch.  Kudos to blogging neighbor Benoît Felten for flagging this hilarious YouTube send-up of the whole thing: [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: BBG, Tata, Level 3, Interoute, Ericsson

May 3rd, 2013

Before everyone leaves early on this fine May Friday (or not, depending on your local weather!), here’s a quick look at some news from around the world this week: [Read more →]

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The Future in Storage is Software-Defined

May 3rd, 2013

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Stefan Bernbo, CEO and founder of Compuverde.  

The demand for a newer, more flexible storage option has never been greater. Our world’s becoming increasingly virtual as we upload more data than ever before into the Cloud, the collection of servers that provides the bulk of today’s digital storage. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Comcast, Ciena, Sunesys, 24/7, Integra

May 2nd, 2013

It’s time for a quick rundown of metro fiber news this week with build-out news from Comcast, Ciena, Sunesys, 24/7 Mid-Atlantic, and Integra: [Read more →]

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Earthlink Raises 2013 Guidance, Launches Cloud Disaster Recovery

May 2nd, 2013

In a sign that its fortunes are shifting as hoped, Earthlink (NASDAQ:ELNK, news, filings) turned in a solid first quarter, beating analyst expectations for both revenue and earnings per share.  That and improved sales momentum was enough to raise 2013 guidance. [Read more →]

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Huawei turning to enterprise and devices for growth

May 2nd, 2013

This article was authored by Joseph Waring, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The key takeaway at Huawei’s analyst (and media) day last week is the company’s acknowledgement that the heady days of double-digit growth for its carrier network biz (representing 73% of total revenue) are over, and that its enterprise and consumer device groups will be the growth engines going forward. [Read more →]

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TMUS Makes Its Debut

May 1st, 2013

Yep, the merger of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS is complete, and the combined company started trading today under the ticker TMUS.  Deutsche Telekom still owns 74% of the company of course, but now has a bit of breathing room as its US division takes on the challenge of still being #4 in a tough business. [Read more →]

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Back to Basics, Inteliquent Boosts EBITDA Guidance

May 1st, 2013

Fresh off yesterday’s announcement of the sale of its data business to GTT, Inteliquent (NASDAQ:IQNT, news, filings) posted stronger than expected Q1 earnings.  Revenues rose sequentially and were well above estimates, while earnings per share were basically inline.  EBITDA margins rose despite revising its revenue guidance downward due to the divesting of the data network, Inteliquent actually *raised* its EBITDA guidance materially. [Read more →]

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Allied Fiber Kicks Off Miami-Atlanta Buildout

May 1st, 2013

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Allied Fiber has formally launched the buildout of a key piece of the southeastern part of their planned national dark fiber build. The expansion will add about 600 route miles of dark fiber from Miami through Jacksonville and on to Valdosta, where it will hook up with [Read more →]

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Level 3′s Other Stealth M&A: IP Networks Inc

May 1st, 2013

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Thanks to a few helpful readers who chimed in last night since I obviously hadn’t dug up the news, we now know of another metro fiber deal currently pending. Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) is apparently in the process of buying the San Francisco Bay Area’s IP Networks Inc. (IPN). [Read more →]

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Network M&A: GTT Buys Inteliquent’s Data Network

April 30th, 2013

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Inteliquent has found itself a buyer for its Tier 1 IP and Ethernet network, and that buyer is none other than GTT.  GTT had already taken the step of building its own MPLS/IP network via the acquisitions of nLayer and PacketExchange in the past several years, moving forward from the ranks of resellers to join the network operators.  With this purchase, they have vaulted themselves all the way into the top 10 transit backbones worldwide – #5 actually according to the Renesys rankings at the end of 2012. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Level 3, 365Main, CenturyLink, HFN

April 30th, 2013

Here’s a quick rundown of Tuesday morning news from North America, with three expansions and a contract win. [Read more →]

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