Level 3 Secures Some Venezuelan Chickens

March 11th, 2013

In South American enterprise bandwidth news, Venezuela gets little attention — slightly counteracting the outsized political crap we have endured for so long. So Level 3′s contract expansion with Grupo La Caridad was aptly timed. The poultry producer has expanded the availability of Level 3′s IP-VPN to its subsidiary Avicola la Rosita, thus facilitating the exchange of data across 33 locations throughout the country via both fiber and satellite. [Read more →]

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Touring the European Fiber Landscape: Scandinavia & the Baltics

March 11th, 2013

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Last week I posted maps of fiber-based networks in the British Isles alongside each other as a means to better understand potential consolidation in the European telecommunications market beyond wireless and the incumbents.  Today it’s time for a similar look at Scandinavia and the Baltics.  Once again, if one looks one can easily find at least a couple dozen, ranging from a token presence in PoP or two to deep local infrastructure: [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: SubTropolis, CyrusOne, Colo Atl, Telx, Interxion

March 8th, 2013

Time for a Friday look at some of the news this week from the colo business from SubTropolis, Cyrus One, Colo Atl, Telx, and Interxion: [Read more →]

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Ciena Punches Its Way to an Unexpected Profit

March 8th, 2013

Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings) surprised the markets yesterday with their fiscal first quarter results, and in a good way.  The networking vendor posted an adjusted profit per share of $0.12, far above the composite analyst expectations of a loss of $0.14.  Revenues were slightly higher than expected, but it was lower expenses and improving capex trends from carriers that meant the most: [Read more →]

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Inteliquent Reports, Looks to Regain Footing in 2013

March 7th, 2013

After a difficult second half, Inteliquent (NASDAQ:IQNT, news, filings) finished the year by beating its revised guidance quite handily, with both revenues and EBITDA for Q4 more solid than expected.  However, the bigger question has been just where the company’s fortunes lie in 2013 in the wake of that December settlement with a large customer and the shift it portends in the company’s cost structure and future revenue levels.  Here are the company’s results and guidance in some context: [Read more →]

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Level 3′s Crowe to Leave After 2013

March 7th, 2013

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Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) is going to be looking for some new leadership this year, as the company has just announced that its CEO James Q. Crowe  is planning to transition out of that role by the end of 2013.  The company’s board of directors has formed a transition planning committee to help identify the next CEO.  The exact timing of Crowe’s departure is subject to change “at the Board’s discretion in consultation with Mr. Crowe”, which likely means that it will happen whenever the new guy or gal is ready to step in. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Epsilon’s Irwin Fouwels on Interconnection, Local Access

March 7th, 2013

Irwin FouwelsFew segments of the telecommunications industry have been changing as rapidly as international interconnectivity, whether it be voice, IP/MPLS, Ethernet, or Sonet/SDH. As a carrier neutral independent exchange, Epsilon sees an opportunity to carve out some new territory. With us today to discuss Epsilon’s rapidly evolving interconnection and local access aggregation model is the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, Irwin Fouwels. [Read more →]

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Network Roundup: Hibernia, AMS-IX, XO, 24/7, Earthlink

March 6th, 2013

Time for a quick roundup of network-related news this week from Hibernia Networks, XO Communications, 24/7 MidAtlantic, and Earthlink: [Read more →]

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Is the Video CDN Business Really That Flawed?

March 6th, 2013

Dan Rayburn has a thought-provoking article out today in which he describes the video CDN business as flawed, with its downside obscured by subsidization by Google/YouTube. He has a point, but I think it’s actually two separate points that deserve their own space. [Read more →]

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The Verizon/Vodafone Rumor Just Won’t Die

March 6th, 2013

Reports are indicating that Verizon (NYSE:VZ, news, filings) has been taking a serious look at buying out Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless. Sound familiar? It should, since the same rumor has bubbled to the surface every few weeks since winter began, or maybe since the decade began in some form. So what’s new? Besides the fact that Vodafone’s stock price is surging 5% in response, I mean… [Read more →]

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Zayo Lights Chicago-Memphis Route With 100G

March 5th, 2013

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Zayo today said it has completed its second 100G deployment, bringing big bandwidth to its Chicago-Memphis route in the form of both wavelength and Ethernet sales.  Their first 100G deployment was in the busy northeast corridor of course, between New York City and Washington DC.   [Read more →]

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Savvis Expands Its Slough Footprint

March 5th, 2013

European cloud and colo demand must be looking pretty good despite the sustained economic headwinds. CenturyLink’s Savvis division is building out new space to bolster its square footage in London.  [Read more →]

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