Ramblings Jobs: Competitive Telecoms Group

October 28th, 2012

We have a new job listing on the Ramblings’ Jobs board this week.   Competitive Telecoms Group is seeking [Read more →]

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eFive Signs SubCom for South Atlantic Express

October 26th, 2012

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That giant cable across the South Atlantic that eFive has been working on now has a supplier signed up. According to regional business reports, the South African firm eFive Telecoms has awarded the contract to TE SubCom. [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: Are Huawei and ZTE a Real National Security Threat?

October 26th, 2012

Earlier this month, the US House of Representatives issued a report describing a potential national security threat posed by gear from Huawei and ZTE due to their ties to the Chinese military.  If you read this site often, you know my opinion.  But what's yours?  Do you think this is credible, or just an election year gimmick?  Or a bit of both? [Read more →]

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ZTE swings to $272m Q3 loss

October 26th, 2012

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

ZTE has revealed it swung to a Q3 loss of 1.7 billion yuan ($272.3 million) – its first ever quarterly loss as a public company – blaming a continued slump in the [Read more →]

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Internap Plans Big New Secaucus Data Center

October 25th, 2012

As it closed the books on Q3, Internap Network Services (NASDAQ:INAP, news, filings) had some interesting expansion news to share yesterday.  They unveiled plans for a big new 100,000 square foot data center in Secaucus, New Jersey, which will boost their New York City metro area inventory by 45%.  This buildout plan comes on the heels of the [Read more →]

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In the Shadow of Softbank, Sprint Posts Nice Q3

October 25th, 2012

With the proposed Softbank transaction still fresh in our minds yet far from completion, Sprint has at least a couple of quarters to push forward in its current form. Today's earnings report wasn't even part of that of course, as not even rumors of the deal had emerged by the end of the third quarter.  Sprint's Q3 was [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Kathy Perone on Hibernia Media’s Expansion

October 25th, 2012

The media delivery and network infrastructure businesses have become increasingly intertwined over the past few years. One place where they mingle directly is at Hibernia Atlantic and its Hibernia Media division, which specializes in delivering video feeds over their fiber-based network. The company has lately embarked on a path of expansion through consolidation, and is seeing rapid growth in the occasional use business. Here to give us an overview of Hibernia Media’s recent M&A activity and further expansion plans is Kathy Perone, Chief Operating Officer of Hibernia Atlantic. [Read more →]

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Akamai, Infinera Both Check In Strong

October 24th, 2012

Both Akamai and Infinera reported earnings after the market closed, and both companies had good news to share and both stocks are up after hours. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes 10/24: Cologix, Telx, IO, ViaWest

October 24th, 2012

The data center space continues to hop with activity, here is another set of quick takes from Cologix, IO, Telx, and ViaWest: [Read more →]

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Interoute Keeps Working On Its Cloud

October 24th, 2012

Over in Europe, Interoute has been keeping busy on the cloud side of things lately, with a customer win and a new service to offer to the enterprise. While their primary asset has traditionally been their fiber, in the past few years Interoute has poured resources into the datacenter and cloud market in hopes of better [Read more →]

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Level 3 Sees Faster Growth, But Just Barely

October 24th, 2012

Materially higher growth rates for its core network services continued to prove elusive for Level 3 in the third quarter.  Revenues and earnings per share both came in a little shy of analyst estimates in this morning's quarterly report, but the company nevertheless maintained its guidance for full year EBITDA, free cash flow, and revenue growth trends. [Read more →]

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Juniper Sails Through Q3

October 24th, 2012

Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) sailed through their third quarter, easily besting both guidance and analyst estimates for all metrics.  Looking forward, fourth quarter guidance remained relatively conservative on earnings per share, but still straddling expectations for revenue.  Here's a quick tabular summary with the usual context: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: Lightower, Telarus, Optimum Lightpath, Viawest

October 23rd, 2012

Today's roundup features metro fiber news from Lightower and Optimum Lightpath, new channel capabilities from Telarus, and another cloud win for Viawest: [Read more →]

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FiberLight Deploys Ciena For Wireless Backhaul

October 23rd, 2012

The southeastern metro fiber specialist FiberLight is implementing a wireless backhaul network featuring gear from Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings), according to an announcement by the network equipment vendor this morning. We haven't heard much from FiberLight much recently, although I know they have been steadily laying fiber in West Texas. [Read more →]

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More Earnings Previews: Akamai, Juniper, Infinera

October 23rd, 2012

Over the next day and a half, three more of the usual early reporters from telecom and internet infrastructure will report earnings:  Akamai, Juniper, and Infinera.  Expectations this quarter seem fairly balanced as a whole across the sector: cautious, but without a sense of impending doom.  Analysts seem mostly in synch with the guidance they've been given.  Here's a quick preview: [Read more →]

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Colo & Cloud 10/22: CoreSite, ViaWest, TW Cable, and a New NYC Project

October 22nd, 2012

Here's a quick rundown on some recent news from colo and the cloud:  another peering partner for CoreSite, an anchor customer for ViaWest, a cloud offering from TW Cable, and a new project by some heavy hitters in Manhattan: [Read more →]

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Peering on a Handshake?

October 22nd, 2012

The OECD's Rudolf Van der Berg posted a fascinating article this morning over on the OECD Insights blog summarizing a few tidbits of a recent report on traffic exchange and peering between today's networks. Did you know that more than 99.5% of traffic exchange agreements are nothing more than a handshake, with no written or formal agreement at all? [Read more →]

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Earnings Preview: Looking for Growth at Level 3

October 22nd, 2012

For Level 3, this quarter's numbers to be released on Wednesday morning will mark the fourth quarterly report to include the Global Crossing business, and the good news is that the questions around Level 3's future are about its enterprise growth, and not about its integration progress. The integration has been going as steadily as anyone could realistically have hoped for.  But the company's second quarter numbers still didn't yet show as much of the growth potential that investors really want to see developing, and so now everyone will be looking even closer [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Cox Business

October 21st, 2012

Another job was posted on the Ramblings’ Jobs board this weekend from the Cable MSO side of the tracks.  Layoff news over in Europe this week has been thick, with Teliasonera and Alcatel-Lucent detailing cutbacks, but at least in the US metro fiber business things are still hopping.  Cox Business is looking for a [Read more →]

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Poll: Does the Softbank/Sprint Deal Really Change the Game?

October 19th, 2012

Ok, Friday Poll time.  Softbank's purchase of 70% of Sprint and yesterday's followup of Sprint taking a majority stake in Clearwire have been the stories of the week by far.  But how much have things really changed?  Can a Japanese billionaire and Dan Hesse really take on the effective duopoly of Verizon and AT&T?  Vote!  [Read more →]

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MagicJack Shuts Down the Naysayers Yet Again

October 19th, 2012

If there's any company out there this year in telecom that is fighting harder to get respect and still not getting it, it's magicJack VocalTec (NASDAQ:CALL, news, filings). The VoIP upstart turned in yet another big quarter, coming in near the top of the guidance they just raised a few weeks ago[Read more →]

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SDN: A Backward Step Forward

October 19th, 2012

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dr. Yaakov Stein, the Chief Technology Officer of RAD Data Communications.  You can find more of his writings on his Carrier Grade Communications blog.

Everyone in the industry is talking about Software Defined Networks or SDNs, but unfortunately no two people using the term mean precisely the same thing. However, after hearing dozens of academicians and even more networking converts, and after reading hundreds of press releases, I believe that when people mention SDN they are talking about a network based on one or both of two guiding principles [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes 10/18: Teliasonera, Overture, NTT, ChinaCache, Colt

October 18th, 2012

Lots of market expansion news from the international front to look at toda, from Teliasonera, Overture, NTT, ChinaCache, and Colt: [Read more →]

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