FirstLight, Fibrenoire Meet at the Border

January 28th, 2014

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Two regional and metro operators on either side of the US/Canada border have teamed up. Albany-based FirstLight Fiber and Montreal-based Fibrenoire say they have formed a deeper relationship for Ethernet connectivity across the border. [Read more →]

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Comcast Joins the Charter/TWC Dance

January 28th, 2014

Well, whatever Charter offered to Comcast from a potential deal for TW Cable got their attention. Reports now say that Comcast is at least partially on-board to help Charter make a three-way deal actually plausible.  [Read more →]

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Top execs must make analytics, privacy decisions

January 27th, 2014

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

Carriers want to use data analytics to understand their customers better. Is it a good idea to track their browsing and use that for churn management and marketing? Or would it be a better idea to guarantee good privacy and even protected communications services for your customers? This is not a theoretical choice; this is something carriers must decide now. [Read more →]

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AT&T: No Vodafone Bid, For Now

January 27th, 2014

The rumor mill will have to move on to another target, at least in the near term according to various reports this morning. When pressed for clarity on its intentions by UK regulators, AT&T ruled out making any sort of bid. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Three More From FirstLight

January 26th, 2014

With three more from FirstLight Fiber, this month's Ramblings Jobs Board listings have had a distinct northeastern tilt. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: CenturyLink, Equinix, Bytegrid, Vantage

January 24th, 2014

I'll be traveling next week, so if I'm a bit slow responding to anything big that's why. In the meantime, here's a Friday look at news from the data center space this week. [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: Is Net Neutrality Dead?

January 24th, 2014

It has been over a week now since a federal appeals court overturned key pieces of the FCC's net neutrality effort, and it's time to see where the dust has settled with Ramblings' readers.  What do you think, is it game over for this particular incarnation of network neutrality? [Read more →]

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Windstream Wins a Handful of DoD Fiber Deals

January 23rd, 2014

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In the category of federal fiber contracts won, Windstream (NYSE:WIN, news, filings) added a few notches to its belt yesterday. They'll be providing fiber connectivity for three U.S. military bases under a five year, $1.6M contract. [Read more →]

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AMS-IX Turns to Zayo for its NYC Fiber

January 23rd, 2014

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The European-style peering effort continues to get all its ducks in a row in the US. This morning AMS-IX made its fiber move in its new New York City market, tapping none other than Zayo. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: CDNetworks, iBasis, Sparkle, Tata, Ciena, Pacnet

January 22nd, 2014

globeThis week has seen a lot of international news items scroll past, here are some quick-takes on a few more: [Read more →]

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Southern Light Fiber Builds Out In Jacksonville

January 22nd, 2014

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Another fiber expansion hit the news this week down from one of the quieter fiber builders out there. Southern Light Fiber has taken on a new market to the east of its more familiar Gulf Coast turf: Jacksonville, Florida. [Read more →]

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Fibertech Takes On Detroit

January 21st, 2014

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Rochester-based Fibertech is looking westward again for its latest expansion project. Today they announced plans to build an extensive fiber network over in Michigan.  [Read more →]

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Hibernia Supplies Dark Fiber For Cogent’s Irish Expansion

January 21st, 2014

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Cogent Communications is expanding its European footprint again, this time into Ireland.  Hibernia Networks will be supplying the necessary dark fiber. [Read more →]

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TTK Taps Akamai For Russian CDN Infrastructure

January 21st, 2014

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The Russian telecommunications operator TTK is working on its content delivery, and it is partnering with Akamai to get it done.  The two have signed a network partnership agreement, and will be collaborating to put together the necessary infrastructure.

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Int’l Roundup: Reliance, Pacnet, Huawei Marine, DT

January 20th, 2014

globeLots going on this week already around the world, here's a quick look: [Read more →]

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Level 3 Serves Internet Localization to TM

January 20th, 2014

The first contract-related announcement of the year for Level 3 Communications is an interesting one.  Level 3 is providing internet localization services to Telekom Malaysia, which is a product I haven't seen them talk about before and which suggests the next phase of integration of their IP and CDN networks.   [Read more →]

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Mobile price war in US?

January 20th, 2014

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

Headline of the year: Price war in US mobile market raises fear of profit hemorrhage. Or perhaps you prefer: How T-Mobile just nuked the US mobile industry. [Read more →]

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Telstra Upgrades Multiple Subsea Routes With Infinera

January 20th, 2014

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With PTC happening this week in Hawaii, we'll be seeing a continued surge in submarine cable-related announcements. Over the weekend, Infinera picked up a big one down under. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: 123, MRV, NTT, HE, Global Capacity

January 17th, 2014

tgifNext week we will start to see earnings results, but for now it's Friday and here's some quick takes on other news from the week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: 3M’s Adam Krozel on the MDU Opportunity, One Pass

January 16th, 2014

Adam KrozelThe toughest leg of the internet to upgrade has always been the last mile, and especially the last few hundred feet. But with Verizon’s FIOS rollout slowing down as Google Fiber and others still trying to prove the FTTH model elsewhere, it is here where technological advances can do a lot of good. With us today is Adam Krozel, Business Development Manager at 3M’s Communications division to talk about 3M’s approach to changing the economics in the last few hundred feet in multiple dwelling units (MDUs). [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Pacnet, Versatel, Teliasonera, Cologix, Xtera

January 16th, 2014

Here's a quick roundup of news on the international front from this week: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Private Equity to Buy Oxford Networks

January 15th, 2014

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Private Equity has found some more infrastructure to buy. The Montreal-bsed private equity firm Novacap is apparently acquiring Oxford Networks for a price tag of $50M. It is the second bit of fiber and network M&A news up in New England for the week, following Last Mile Solutions move in Boston.  [Read more →]

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Undersea Roundup: AJC, Seaborn, Southern Cross, Emerald Networks

January 15th, 2014

underwater-cable1There has been a flurry of announcements this week from submarine cable systems around the world. Here's a few quick takes: [Read more →]

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