Equinix Opens New Seattle IBX

March 14th, 2013

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Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) has formally opened the doors of its second downtown Seattle data center. SE3 is right next to SE2 within the Westin Building carrier hotel, boosting Equinix’s space in the Seattle metro area by 51,000 square feet and room for 1,000 cabinets. [Read more →]

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CDN Roundup: EdgeCast, CDN.net, Level 3, CDNetworks, Akamai

March 14th, 2013

Quite a bit of news this week from the alternative CDNs despite CompTel, with multiple items each from Level 3, EdgeCast, and CDNetworks plus the launch of CDN.net: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Fatbeam Acquires Its Way Into Tacoma

March 13th, 2013

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There was a bit of fiber consolidation up in the Pacific Northwest today. Fatbeam announced an agreement by which the regional metro fiber builder will acquire its way into the market of Tacoma, Washington. The non-profit EMAN Networks is selling them the 25 miles of network they have in the area.  [Read more →]

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CyrusOne to Build Texas IX With Infinera’s DTN

March 13th, 2013

Still fressh off its IPO, CyrusOne has some big plans beyond mere colo space on its home turf down in Texas. They’ve apparently been building a statewide internet exchange fabric, hooking up their own facilities as well as other carrier hotels throughout the Texas Triangle cities of Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. [Read more →]

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FCC, FTC In Hand, MetroPCS/T-Mobile Deal Faces Shareholders

March 13th, 2013

Just after the five month mark since T-Mobile’s purchase of MetroPCS was announced, regulators have signed off on the transaction. Yesterday, it was the FCC giving the green light, and today the FTC has followed suit. But regulatory clearance hasn’t really been the question, now T-Mobile and MetroPCS will face the real test: the smaller carrier’s shareholders. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes 3/13: Alpheus, Sunesys, Windstream, UNSI

March 13th, 2013

A quick Wednesday look at some news from the metro space from Alpheus, Sunesys, Windstream, and UNSI: [Read more →]

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Quotable quotes from MWC

March 12th, 2013

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

Choice quotes from insiders and outsiders at the Mobile World Congress last month: [Read more →]

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Pacnet to Invest in New Singapore Data Center

March 12th, 2013

Pacnet today announced a significant expansion of its data center footprint with a brand new facility in Singapore. Back in October, Pacnet and its new CEO Carl Grivner detailed a new plan to drive the company forward in which managed services and data centers would play a big role. Given that this buildout will cost $90M, clearly they are putting some money behind those words. [Read more →]

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Around the World: Scilly, Wateen, ITPC, Teraco, SEACOM

March 12th, 2013

Let’s leave behind the main routes for the moment and look at sever interesting news items from much further away: [Read more →]

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DukeNet Bursts Out of the Carolinas

March 11th, 2013

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DukeNet says it has completed a significant network expansion taking it into new markets across four more southeastern states.  They’ve built out metro and regional networks in Birmingham, Huntsville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Nashville, Athens, Atlanta, and Richmond, Virginia, and are planning an expansion up to Ashburn.   [Read more →]

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PEG Bandwidth Plans 1500 Cell Site Expansion

March 11th, 2013

The wireless backhaul specialist PEG Bandwidth announced a major expansion of its footprint today. With a series of recently executed contracts in hand to power 4G expansion for four large wireless companies, they’re planning to add 1,500 new cell sites across 10 states to their network. [Read more →]

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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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