Ramblings’ Jobs: Unite Private Networks

September 9th, 2012

In this economy there’s no such thing as too many job listings, and we have another new one on the Ramblings’ Jobs board this week from the Midwestern-based fiber builder and operator Unite Private Networks. [Read more →]

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Hibernia Media Buys Aldea, Expands Southward

September 8th, 2012

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Hibernia Media, the video transport arm of Hibernia Atlantic, made its second M&A move in two weeks yesterday, announcing a merger with Montreal-based Aldea. They are clearly looking to consolidate part of the industry and gain an inorganic boost toward [Read more →]

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ACC Update: Big change in the making?

September 7th, 2012

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

Another year and another 1,000+ wholesale executives flock to Cebu to work out bilateral deals on voice and data. Judging from discussions with a number of telcos, that's a lot of voice and a bit of data. A common question when people would meet was "do you handle voice OR data?" So much for convergence.   [Read more →]

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Cargotec Hooks Up Via Tata

September 7th, 2012

Tata Communications (NYSE:TCL, news, filings) won a global network services contract with the international cargo handler Cargotec. They'll be serving WAN connectivity to over 150 sites in 50 countries across the globe, from the developed world to emerging markets.  [Read more →]

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Telebras Locates a Transatlantic Partner

September 7th, 2012

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Apparently, Brazil's Telebras is quite serious about its plans to build the multi-link system hooking up South America to three continents with big bandwidth. The latest news is that they have found a European partner in the Spanish operator IslaLink. The two have signed a [Read more →]

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Ciena Keeps the Contracts Rolling with Janet6, Vimpelcom

September 6th, 2012

They may have had a rough fiscal Q3 report in the eyes of the market, but Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings) has spent the week on offense, at least in terms of PRs. Along with yesterday's win at XO, on Tuesday they signed Vimpelcom and today it was Janet6. [Read more →]

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MagicJack Pre-announces Again, Raises Estimates

September 6th, 2012

This has been quite a year for MagicJack on the financial front. Today the VoIP protagonist did what is becoming a familiar thing, pre-announcing a stronger than expected quarter and raising its guidance for both revenue and earnings per share.  [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: euNetworks, Zayo, Orange Polska, Hibernia

September 6th, 2012

Quick takes on several quick network buildouts, from euNetworks, Orange Polska, Hibernia Atlantic, and Zayo Group: [Read more →]

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Telegeography: Traffic Growth Ebbs On the Backbone

September 6th, 2012

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We hear so much about the impending flood of mobile data that sometimes it drowns out the real data. Traffic is always growing, but how quickly depends on what part of the network you are looking at. According to Telegeography this morning, international backbone growth slowed down yet again this year even as it reached the [Read more →]

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PIPE Goes 100G With Infinera

September 5th, 2012

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Australia's PIPE Networks is joining the 100G party, courtesy of Infinera's DTN-X platform and those 500Gbps PIC superchannels. Infinera's gear went live to market this summer, and this is the first APAC deployment to be announced. [Read more →]

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Skype, Coming to a Phone Bill Near You

September 5th, 2012

No, it's not the death of network neutrality - not yet anyway. Today the direct operator billing provider MACH won itself a contract with Skype, under which users will be able to purchase Skype credit via their mobile phone bill or pre-paid account.  Skype hopes to [Read more →]

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XO Picks Ciena For Regional, Metro 100G Upgrade

September 5th, 2012

XO revealed more of its 100G upgrade plans this morning, announcing that Ciena gear will be playing a prominent role. XO plans to use the vendor's packet-optical gear and coherent technology to boost capacity on its metro and intercity networks across the country. [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: Interoute, NaviSite, Cobalt, Akamai, Cologix, Viawest

September 5th, 2012

Some quick takes from the datacenter and the cloud from Interoute, NaviSite, Cobalt, and Akamai: [Read more →]

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Zayo Closes FiberGate Purchase

September 4th, 2012

Zayo DC Metro Map - Post FiberGate

Zayo Group (news, filings) finished off a very busy summer season with the closing of its purchase of FiberGate. The $117M deal adds 779 route miles of fiber (399 of them new) and 315 on-net buildings to Zayo's network in the Washington DC and Baltimore region.  [Read more →]

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Equinix Sells Off 16 Data Centers to 365 Main

September 4th, 2012

In a rare slimming down move by the data center industry's most aggressive buyer, Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) announced plans this morning to make itself smaller by selling off 16 of its IBX data centers around the US. The buyer is 365 Main, backed by Crosslink Capital and Housatonic Partners which will enter 16 new markets via the purchase. [Read more →]

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Level 3 Takes Its CDN to DC

September 4th, 2012

Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filingsadded another target market for its content delivery portfolio: the feds. They have added their CDN services to their WITS-3 contract vehicle, which handles common pricing for all federal agencies operating in the National Capital Region. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: MegaFon, BT, Metroweb, Ericsson

September 4th, 2012

Welcome back from that long weekend, summer's over now. While the US is still catching up on its email, here's a quick look at some overseas news: [Read more →]

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FCC to Review Spectrum Screen

September 3rd, 2012

According to FierceWireless and other reports, the FCC is preparing to revise how it decides how much spectrum is too much. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will propose the review with a vote on September 28. They'll be looking at the rather obvious issue of whether to treat lower frequency spectrum differently than higher frequency spectrum, expecially in the context of [Read more →]

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Friday Poll: What Should the FCC Do Now On Special Access?

August 31st, 2012

Labor Day weekend awaits, at least in the US.  Here's a Friday poll first though.  After last week's FCC move suspending flexible deregulation of special access markets on the grounds they were obviously not working, the next question is obvious.  What ought they do now, if anything? [Read more →]

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Taming online trolls

August 31st, 2012

This article was authored by Michael J Carroll, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Is the UK reacting too harshly to web trolls – people who post insulting or derogatory comments on social networks? [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: Fogo, zColo, IO, Primus, Switch, Equinix

August 30th, 2012

Time for a quick review of news from the colo and cloud sector, featuring Fogo, zColo, IO, Primus, and Switch: [Read more →]

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Ciena’s Fiscal Q3 Ok, But With Cautious Guidance

August 30th, 2012

Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings) followed up its upbeat fiscal Q2 report with a more muted fiscal Q3 report this morning.  Revenues came in at $474.1M, toward the upper end of guidance and a hair above analyst expectations, while adjusted loss per share of $0.04 was slightly below expectations.  It's probably the Q4 revenue guidance that will attract the most eyes though, coming in light.   Here's a quick table in some context.   [Read more →]

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Level 3 Gets the Democratic National Convention Nod Again

August 29th, 2012

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Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) said this morning that it has been selected as the official media and technology provider for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte next week. It's a major coup in the 'politcal vertical', but of course this almost an encore performance, as  four years ago out in Denver Level 3 did the same thing for Obama and crew.  [Read more →]

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