Ramblings Jobs: Southern Linc, Mid-Atlantic Broadband

April 9th, 2017

We have two new job listings over on the Ramblings' jobs board this week, both in the South. [Read more →]

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Zayo Upgrades Network for Colo Provider, Refinances Some Debt

April 7th, 2017

Friday morning seems to be Zayo's preferred timeframe to announce its significant contract wins.  This morning the network operator revealed a deal with an unnamed 'leading colocation provider. [Read more →]

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How service providers can bring legacy into the 21st century

April 7th, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Robin Kent, director of European operations, Adax

Agility is key

Digital transformation has been one of the most talked about topics in recent years. And in response to the buzz, there have been plenty of column inches dedicated to the importance of modern organisations becoming agile. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: H5, EdgeConneX, Equinix, CoreSite, DataSite

April 6th, 2017

Lots of data center news this week that's worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Superloop Acquires SubPartners, Joins INDIGO Cable Project

April 6th, 2017

Down under we have a metro fiber provider moving into the submarine cable business via M&A. Superloop, which operates metro fiber networks in Singapore, Hong Kong, and multiple Australian markets, has announced the acquisition of SubPartners. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Southern Light, Syndeo, Global Capacity, Zayo

April 5th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some developments in the metro/regional networking world that are worth a look: [Read more →]

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UPN Expands Texas Fiber Into Allen

April 5th, 2017

Unite Private Networks has added more fiber to its footprint in and around the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.  The new build-out stretches further northeast from the Texas city, extending the company's recent expansion into Plano to add metro reach in Allen, Texas. [Read more →]

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Canadian Partner, Backhaul Customer for FirstLight Fiber

April 4th, 2017

FirstLight Fiber has had a busy week, adding both a Canadian partner and a significant wireless backhaul customer.   [Read more →]

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Seaborn Plans a Cable Further South

April 4th, 2017

Seaborn Networks already has one cable system under construction, and now they've added another project.  Seaborn has announced an agreement with the Argentine investment company Grupo Werthein to build and operate a new submarine cable system.  Called ARBR, the new system will stretch along the South American coast between Argentina and Brazil. [Read more →]

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Trump and Cambridge Analytica: big data for marketing messaging

April 4th, 2017

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The US president election started a new chapter in the discussion on the role of data analytics in political marketing. Cambridge Analytica got a lot visibility when they conducted analytics for Trump’s campaign. At the same time there have been claims that [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Everstream CEO Brett Lindsey

April 3rd, 2017

Last year, Ohio-based Everstream emerged as a consolidation platform for fiber in the Midwest, making two acquisitions and spreading its wings across Michigan and beyond.  The company’s network now spans 9,500 route miles, hooking up 1,700 buildings including 29 data centers and 250 towers.  They have more investment in mind, of both the organic and inorganic varieties.  With us today to talk about Everstream’s past, present, and future is the company’s President and CEO Brett Lindsey. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Windstream, Avelacom, Console

March 31st, 2017

Here's some quick catchup on some other news from yesterday that I didn't get to: [Read more →]

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AT&T Formally Wins FirstNet

March 31st, 2017

While it wasn't exactly the world's best kept secret, yesterday we learned who will be building and managing FirstNet. AT&T has been selected for the job, backed up by a team that includes Motorola, General Dynamics, Sapient Consulting, and Inmarsat.  And what a job it will be. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Capto Consulting’s Tracy Currie

March 30th, 2017

Today’s guest is Tracy Currie, CEO and Co-Founder of Capto Consulting.  Capto is a boutique management consulting firm that specializes in strategy for telecommunications, media and entertainment, and healthcare.  They work with a wide range of cable MSOs, satellite providers, and CLECs, especially as it pertains to getting into new lines of business.  I had the chance to talk with Tracy about how various new technologies are manifesting themselves in the real world for service providers. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Interoute, Infomart, Akamai

March 30th, 2017

Here's a quick rundown on some news from around the industry: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Cologix, TTK, TE SubCom, Zayo

March 29th, 2017

Here's a quick rundown on some news from around the world: [Read more →]

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Vantage Data Centers Acquired by Digital Bridge and Friends

March 28th, 2017

The data center sector has seen some M&A action this week.  Vantage Data Centers said today that it has been acquired by a consortium led by Digital Bridge Holdings.   [Read more →]

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After Finishing Off 2016, euNetworks Refinances Its Debt

March 28th, 2017

Over in Europe we have one more fiber network earnings report to look at.  Now that its process of de-listing from Singapore is done and the company is private again, the company is nevertheless continuing to offer financial information on the its progress, albeit in somewhat less detail.  Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Bigger may not necessarily mean better in Indian telecoms

March 27th, 2017

This article was authored by Lachlan Colquhoun, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

If I had looked at a deal such as the Vodafone-Idea Cellular merger ten years ago, I would have immediately put a tick in most boxes. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Cleareon’s Cliff Kane Looks Ahead

March 27th, 2017

The market for fiber and bandwidth in the New York metro area has been a dynamic one, and last year we saw several new providers enter the market in force.  One of those is Cleareon, which a few months ago acquired Pangaea Networks and moved into the lit services space, and which has big plans of both the organic and inorganic variety.  With us today to tell us a bit of what Cleareon has in store for 2017 and beyond is co-CEO Cliff Kane. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Lumos, Colt, AMS-IX

March 24th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some other network news from this week: [Read more →]

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Cloud M&A – Running to Where the Ball is Going

March 23rd, 2017

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Michael Quinn & Jordan Rupar of Q Advisors

Q Advisors recently joined hundreds of leaders from across the cloud and managed services space at Cavell’s third annual European VoIP Summit in London. Industry consolidation was a recurring theme throughout [Read more →]

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Windstream’s Metro Push Comes Home to Little Rock

March 23rd, 2017

Windstream's metro expansion plans have come back home.  The communications provider has revealed an expansion of its footprint in Little Rock, Arkansas, which also happens to house its own headquarters.   [Read more →]

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