For Networks, Has Consolidation’s Fever Broken?

March 5th, 2014

For the better part of a decade now, the biggest stories in the US fiber business have been about consolidation. What with Level 3's backbone and metro moves, Zayo's epic roll-up, Lightower's consolidation of the northeast, Birch's twenty plus little CLEC deals, cable's recent fiber forays, and all the rest -- there just aren't that many targets left out there that haven't already [Read more →]

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Colo Roundup: Windstream, Viawest, 1102 Grand, Interxion

March 4th, 2014

Here's a quick look at this week's news from the colo and cloud side of things: [Read more →]

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Poll: Is the Comcast/Netflix Interconnection Deal Good or Bad?

March 4th, 2014

Ok the dust has settled a bit since last week's drama, where it was revealed that Netflix and Comcast came to terms on an interconnection deal where Netflix would pay for traffic delivered directly to the cable MSO's customers, bypassing transit backbones like that of Cogent.  This site's readers have a uniquely informed viewpoint on this, so let's find out what everyone is thinking: [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Infinera, ADVA, SafeNet

March 4th, 2014

Here's a quick look at three vendor announcements from this week: [Read more →]

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Teliasonera Charges Into the Persian Gulf

March 3rd, 2014

Teliasonera International Carrier announced today another expansion of its global network. They're expanding further in the Middle East with a new PoP in Qatar, partnering with Ooredoo. [Read more →]

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Service Provider Launches a Vendor

March 3rd, 2014

In the telecom world, there are service providers and there are vendors, and rarely do they share the same DNA. Today though the global managed service provider Epsilon launched a subsidiary named Cataleya that does just that. [Read more →]

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Watching Cable’s Business Share

March 3rd, 2014

Last week I attended Metro Connect down in Miami, which I found to be every bit as interesting as it seemed from afar in the past. The biggest thing I took home (or will have when I get there) came from the conference's new arrivals, namely the cable MSOs. [Read more →]

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The long road to getting m-payments right

February 28th, 2014

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

Mobile money has come a long way in a few years. But with each passing month, the ecosystem has only become more complex, with new alliances, partnerships and solutions rolled out almost weekly. [Read more →]

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Cloud Roundup: QTS, Cbeyond, Interoute, Interxion, Equinix

February 27th, 2014

Here's a quick roundup of news from the colo/cloud sector from this week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Ciena’s Francois Locoh-Donou

February 27th, 2014

image001With us today to offer his perspective on the networking industry and leadership is Francois Locoh-Donou. Francois has had an interesting journey over the years, starting in the West African country of Togo, moving on to high school and university in France, and arriving at Ciena as a systems engineer in the USA as the dot com boom started to really take off. He has held various executive positions at Ciena over the years, and is currently the SVP of Ciena’s Global Products Group where he leads their R&D and product development. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Cogent, UPN, Zayo, FiberLight, Pacnet

February 26th, 2014

I was on the road today, so here's a quick look at network news I managed to scan while using various airport wifi.  Four from the US metro market and one from rather further afield. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Active Broadband Networks’ Adam Dunstan

February 26th, 2014

image001Software-defined networking has been working its way out of the data centers where it was born and into the wide-area network. But much of what we read about that is hard to pin down when it comes to specifics. So I have been looking for people who are putting theory into practice. With us today to share his own experience and vision implementing SDN all the way out at the network edge is Adam Dunstan, President and CEO of Active Broadband Networks. [Read more →]

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Lumos Plans FTTC and Data Center Connectivity Offensives, Reports Q4

February 25th, 2014

As they closed out 2013 with their fourth quarter numbers, Lumos Networks also announced expansion plans on two fronts this morning, updated their fiber route mile count.  The regional network provider spent 2013 focusing on a new metro build-out down in Richmond and making better use of its fiber footprint in Pennsylvania. [Read more →]

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EvoSwitch Takes On Wind Power

February 25th, 2014

On a less divisive note than peering/transit, over in the Netherlands EvoSwitch has taken the push for renewable energy usage by data centers to another level.  Through a partnership with Nuon Energy, they are bringing wind energy into their power mix. [Read more →]

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After Comcast/Netflix, Questions…

February 24th, 2014

handshakeSome questions to think about in the wake of the Netflix/Comcast deal to pay for more direct connectivity to Comcast's network. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Balances Churn, Higher Margins, Expansion Projects

February 24th, 2014

Over in Europe, the independent network operator euNetworks has reported its Q4 earnings, which is our quarterly window into the European metro markets.  Last quarter's trends continued unabated through the end of 2013, with revenue pressure balanced by higher margins while cash was invested in expansion projects. [Read more →]

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Netflix Signs Peering Deal With Comcast

February 23rd, 2014

According to various reports, Netflix has signed an agreement with Comcast for paid peering. Of course, this is hardly the only paid peering deal out there and on many levels this is barely news. But it does shine a bright light onto an ongoing shift in how the internet connects to itself. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Intelligent Computing Solutions

February 23rd, 2014

This weekend we have another listing on the jobs board, rounding the list out to eight.  This week's job listing comes from from an independent wireless ISP out in the Midwest. [Read more →]

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HHS Picks tw telecom

February 21st, 2014

All that work tw telecom has been doing to tune its network for the coming era of the cloud has paid off in some nice federal business. They've been awarded a WAN-Cloud-B contract by the Department of Health and Human Services worth up to $21.85M over the next four or five years. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: CENX, Global Capacity, CyrusOne, Alpheus, UPN

February 21st, 2014

TGIF, here's a quick roundup of other news from this week that I didn't get to: [Read more →]

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Another Dividend Boost For Cogent to End 2013

February 20th, 2014

For quite some time now Cogent has been regularly boosting the cash it's giving back to shareholders via its dividend, and it finished 2014 with that trend intact.  Revenue and earnings per share were up sequentially, but perhaps not by as much as the market was hoping.  Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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FCC’s Wheeler Has a Plan

February 20th, 2014

Ever since the courts knocked the FCC's previous network neutrality framework on its backside, we've been waiting for the FCC's response. Now we have it, or at least part of it. [Read more →]

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Equinix Closes Out 2013, Passes $2B Revenue Mark

February 20th, 2014

Equinix polished off 2013 with a solid quarter, beating analyst EPS projections, meeting revenue expectations, and passing the $2B milestone in total revenue for the year.  Forward guidance for the quarter full year was a tad more conservative than analysts had projected, but it's still in the right ballpark.  Here are their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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