Sprint Re-re-re-contemplates Clearwire, Dish Gets Green Light

December 12th, 2012

In this week's chapter of how the wireless world turns, will Sprint finally get it over with at Clearwire, and why does Dish look so depressed now that it has official permission to enter the wireless biz at last? Ah well, it may be getting old but it's still drama. [Read more →]

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Zayo Deploys 100G Nationally

December 11th, 2012

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Zayo Group (news, filings) isn't wasting time putting its newly national footprint to work.  Less than six months after closing the AboveNet deal closed and a year since picking up 360Networks' western fiber infrastructure, they're putting 100G gear on the combined assets. [Read more →]

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ITU In Dubai, or How I Learned to Love Gridlock

December 11th, 2012

Few things have perplexed me as much as the goings on in Dubai this past week. The ITU summit has purported to be ready to update the treaty that underlies telecommunications regulations worldwide, but reality has clearly intruded in the form of gridlock. [Read more →]

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Data Bytes 12/11: Sidera, ChinaNetCenter, Latisys, Cbeyond, ECIX

December 11th, 2012

Time for a quick roundup of items in the datacenter marketplace: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A Down Under: Vocus Buys Ipera

December 11th, 2012

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While in the US fiber network consolidation has moved into later stages, abroad there is still plenty of room left to run.  Late last week a bit more of it happened down under, as Australia's Vocus Communications announced an agreement to purchase Ipera Communications.   [Read more →]

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Cisco Helps Telefonica Upgrade Its Global Backbone

December 10th, 2012

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Telefonica's Global Solutions division has selected Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO, news, filings) for a next generation backbone upgrade. They'll be basing the new infrastructure on Cisco's CRS-3 router in the core and their ASR 9000 at the edge. [Read more →]

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Bharti Builds African Backbone, Alcatel-Lucent Helps

December 10th, 2012

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The Indian mobile giant Bharti Airtel is putting money into an African IP backbone, and Alcatel-Lucent is providing the technology behind it. Bharti has 17 affiliates in various spots around Africa, and is building an IP/MPLS transport and backhaul network to handle the growing data needs. [Read more →]

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IPv6: Is it finally time for deployment, or are ISPs choosing another path?

December 10th, 2012

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Cam Cullen, vice president of global marketing at Procera Networks.  

IPv6 continues to be a topic of great interest to ISPs. A survey done by Nominum in conjunction with IPv6 Day shows that Europe is entering a critical phase in dealing with IP address shortages. Europe is served by [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Zayo

December 9th, 2012

We have a new job listing on the Ramblings’ Jobs board this week from none other than Zayo, and four others still active as well. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes 12/7: FiberLight, LightPath, Telarus, Bandwidth, Fairpoint

December 7th, 2012

Three weekends left before Christmas, which has nothing at all to do with the various interesting things that FiberLight, LightPath, Telarus, Bandwidth, and Fairpoint have been up to this week: [Read more →]

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Zayo Extends Eastern Oregon Footprint

December 6th, 2012

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Zayo Group (news, filings) may be busy integrating the six acquisitions it has made this year, but they seem to have the mojo to take on new projects in every corner of their footprint. Today they announced a fiber expansion in eastern Oregon. [Read more →]

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AT&T, Akamai Announce Strategic Alliance

December 6th, 2012

Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM, news, filings) won a big victory from the carrier world this morning, announcing a strategic alliance with none other than AT&T (NYSE:T, news, filings). The two will be combining AT&T's global IP network portfolio with Akamai's CDN platform in a jointly marketed, managed, and supported suite of solutions. They'll be starting out in [Read more →]

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Equinix Increases Financial Dominance With LMAX, CBOE

December 6th, 2012

Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), the 800lb gorilla of carrier neutral colocation, notched two more victories in the financial vertical today. This morning it was LMAX in the UK, and the other day it was CBOE in New York. [Read more →]

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Outlook negative for Indian telcos: Fitch

December 6th, 2012

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

Indian operators could be in for another rocky year in 2013, according to a report from Fitch Ratings, which has assigned the entire sector a negative outlook. [Read more →]

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Level 3 to Stream TED Talks

December 5th, 2012

Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) won another streaming deal this morning from the visionary vertical.  Ok, there is no visionary vertical, but maybe there should be.  TED will be using Level 3's CDN to stream its Ted Talks videos, of which there are 1,400 now that as a group have been viewed more than [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup 12/5: Pacnet, Reliance, Geo, Interoute

December 5th, 2012

Another quick look at news from international network operators: expansions by Pacnet and Geo, an upgrade at Reliance Globalcom, and a new security offering from Interoute: [Read more →]

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And Infinera’s Tier 1 Customer Is … CenturyLink!

December 4th, 2012

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Several weeks back when CenturyLink announced its 100G product launch and expansion, the gear they were using was unspecified. There was speculation at the time that it was Infinera's long awaited Tier 1 win for its DTN-X, and today that speculation became reality. CenturyLink has deployed Infinera's gear in its backbone, the Tier 1 deed is finally done. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes 12/4: Windstream, Equinix, CoreSite, Interxion

December 4th, 2012

Time for a quick roundup from the colocation sector, with new facilities for Windstream and Equinix, automation enhancements for CoreSite, and a new fiber network tenant for Interxion. [Read more →]

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Fibertech Launches Major Ohio Metro Fiber Expansion

December 3rd, 2012

Rochester-based Fibertech (news) has announced a major expansion initiative in Ohio. They've long had a substantial metro presence in Columbus, but it has been a rather long time since they paid any other attention to the Midwest. [Read more →]

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Level 3, tw telecom Adopt Bit-Mile Peering

December 3rd, 2012

Successful peering agreements and their inner workings usually don't get their own press releases, but not so today's settlement-free peering agreement between Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) and TW Telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings).  But while it hasn't been in the news lately, Level 3 has been on the warpath regarding the way such agreements ought to be designed ever since the dispute with Comcast a couple years back. [Read more →]

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Nokia Siemens Networks Finds Buyer For Optical

December 3rd, 2012

After several difficult years as a drain on its parents, the joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks has been looking for strategic alternatives for some time. So it will come as no surprise that today they announced an agreement to sell the company's Optical Networks business unit. Marlin Equity Partners will be taking the division on a new, independent path.  [Read more →]

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Hurricane Electric Pushes South and East

December 3rd, 2012

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The independent IP backbone Hurricane Electric is further expanding its European network toward the south and east.  Last week they added two more PoPs in Milano and Vienna.   [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: XO

December 1st, 2012

We have a new job listing on the Ramblings’ Jobs board this week from none other than XO, and six others still active as well. [Read more →]

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