Fatbeam Starts Digging in Butte

July 10th, 2013

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As promised earlier this year, the northwestern metro fiber builder Fatbeam is taking its case across the border from its home turf in northern Idaho and into western Montana.  Today they announced the start of construction on their metro fiber network in the mining town of Butte. [Read more →]

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On those Fire Island Follies

July 10th, 2013

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Hurricane Sandy did more than just tear up the shoreline and all the infrastructure on it, lately it has become clear that it also stripped the fig leaves off of a few illusions we have about that infrastructure. And nowhere has that been more painful than with Verizon's plans out on Fire Island, one of the largest barriers island off the shore of New York's Long Island. [Read more →]

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Metro Fiber Stats Update, July 2013

July 10th, 2013

Ok, at long last I have updated my metro fiber and on-net buildings statistics.  There is a bit more data out there that may roll in in the next few weeks, but that's always the case.  In the meantime, you can check out the full list in the usual location or take a look at the abbreviated update below. [Read more →]

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Regional Roundup: Lumos, GTS, Tech Valley, Alpheus

July 9th, 2013

Four quick updates from regional providers, three from the US and one from Europe: [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: IBM, Open Data Centers, Internap

July 9th, 2013

Here's a quick rundown on some news from data centers and the cloud: [Read more →]

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Equinix Plans Entry Into Osaka

July 9th, 2013

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The Japanese data center market must be going well for Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), as today they announced plans to move beyond Tokyo.  They're planning a new IBX in Osaka, with the help of K-Opticom and Kanden Energy Solutions. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: PEG Bandwidth

July 8th, 2013

We have a new job listing this week from PEG Bandwidth over in the world of wireless backhaul. [Read more →]

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Cloud M&A: Momentum Adds Twist

July 8th, 2013

There was a bit of consolidation in the cloud today, as Momentum announced the acquisition of the assets of Twist Networks from its parent Communications Technologies, Inc. The deal will boost the Birmingham-based cloud provider's presence in St. Louis. [Read more →]

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Softbank Clears Last Hurdle With FCC Approval

July 8th, 2013

It appears that the fat lady is indeed warming up, and both Sprint and Clearwire shall soon be in the hands of Softbank. On the lightly attended workday of July 5, the FCC announced its unanimous approval of both Sprint's purchase of Clearwire, and Softbank's transaction to take control of Sprint, checking the final regulatory box. [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: How Big a Deal Is Big Data For Telecom?

July 5th, 2013

Much has been made about the opportunities of 'Big Data', and telcos are amongst those who supposedly have vast reservoirs of this unmined resource.  Just how valuable is this information and who it is valuable to remains unquantifiable, especially in light of privacy equally unquantifiable concerns.  What do you think?  Is there really gold in them thar hills, as Yosemite Sam would say? [Read more →]

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PLDT Signs On With Teliasonera’s Backbone

July 4th, 2013

The Philippine's PLDT has tapped Teliasonera International Carrier for a substantial chunk of IP transit, boosting the company's international reach. They've signed on for multiple 10Gbps ports across three continents with the Swedish carrier's backbone. [Read more →]

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Protecting our privacy

July 3rd, 2013

This article was authored by Don Sambandaraksa, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The responses by the US and UK governments to the revelations made by Edward Snowden have been aimed solely at their electorate. If you are not a US or UK citizen, it would seem that the NSA and GCHQ can conduct their business on you as they please. [Read more →]

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Cloud Bytes: Tata, CyrusOne, Unitas Global, EarthLink

July 3rd, 2013

As the US moves into a July 4th weekend, here's a quick rundown on items from the cloud and managed services with a new service at Tata, new customers for CyrusOne and Unitas Global, and a deal closing for EarthLink. [Read more →]

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Ekinops Helps Liquid Stretch Through Africa’s SouthEast

July 2nd, 2013

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Africa's Liquid Telecom has tapped Ekinops for DWDM transport gear to power its backbone across South Afria, Zimbabe, and Zambia. The deployment covers some 2,500km of terrestrial fiber and includes some of the longest uninterrupted fiber spans on the continent. [Read more →]

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Sprint Takes SIP to Europe

July 2nd, 2013

While the last stages of the Softbank buyout of Sprint play their way out, the company's network is continuing on with business as usual. Today that meant a service expansion on the wireline front, unveiling SIP trunking services across much of Western Europe. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: euNetworks, Epsilon, TI Sparkle, Alcatel-Lucent, CDNetworks

July 2nd, 2013

Time for a quick roundup of news from overseas, with items from euNetworks, TI Sparkle, Epsilon, Alcatel-Lucent, and CDNetworks. [Read more →]

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Tech Valley Closes TelJet Acquisition

July 1st, 2013

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Tech Valley Communications cemented its position as the main alternative fiber footprint in upstate NY and northern New England this morning by closing the acquisition of TelJet.  The deal gives Tech Valley fiber that helps connect its Albany metro area base with the SegTel assets it acquired two years ago, and boosts its asset base to 190K fiber miles and 1,300 on-net buildings across the region. [Read more →]

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Hurricane Electric Adds Interxion Madrid to European Footprint

July 1st, 2013

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This morning Hurricane Electric added some Spanish connectivity to its international network, bringing a new point of presence online at Interxion Madrid.  The new node will offer 100Mbps, GigE, and 10GE pipes to Interxion customers, giving them more options and lower latency to the HE backbone. [Read more →]

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Fibertech Completes Connecticut Expansion

July 1st, 2013

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Rochester-based Fibertech says it has finished a major new expansion in Connecticut, which has long been one of its deepest markets. They've added another 850 route miles of fiber in the state, extending their footprint to 3,500 route miles in all. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Two From Lightower

June 30th, 2013

We have two new job listings this week from the newly combined northeastern fiber juggernaut Lightower Fiber Networks. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: Equinix, Telx, CoreSite, Data Foundry, CyrusOne

June 28th, 2013

TGIF.  At least I'm mostly over the jet lag now, and enjoying a week of NJ thunderstorms.  Here's a quick review some news from the big colocation providers in the past few days: [Read more →]

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tw telecom Boosts Business Ethernet Speeds to the Max

June 27th, 2013

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TW Telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings) is now helping enterprises themselves join the 100G revolution in the metro. They've expanded their Business Ethernet services to include both metro 40G and 100G across 75 markets.  [Read more →]

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SJC Now Online, Bringing Big Bandwidth to Southeast Asia

June 27th, 2013

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The consortium putting the Southeast Asia-Japan Cable system together have announced it is now operational. The SJC system hooks up the seven destinations of Brunei, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the Phillipines with big regional pipes. It also has an option to link up with Thailand. [Read more →]

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