Charging extra for OTT: good luck with that

July 5th, 2012

This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

ITEM: The Korea Communications Commission has reportedly made it legal for SK Telecom, KT and LG U+ to charge their customers extra fees to use VoIP apps – or block their use entirely. [Read more →]

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NTT Rides Bandwidth Demand to Italy

July 3rd, 2012

NTT Europe network map

NTT Communications (NYSE:NTT, news, filings) is continuing to build out its European network presence. Today they extended their Tier-1 IP network southward into the city of Milan in Italy in response to customer demand.  [Read more →]

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Poll: Is the Era of Bargain Fiber Really Over?

July 3rd, 2012

Yesterday’s article produced quite a spirited response, both online and offline.  So let’s try a reader poll on the subject.  You know my view, what’s yours? [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Consolidated, Equinix, Windstream, Cbeyond, Reliance

July 3rd, 2012

Here’s a quick look at some other news already this week: [Read more →]

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Alpheus Goes On Offense, Takes On Texas Businesses

July 2nd, 2012

Alpheus Fiber Map

Down in Texas, Alpheus Communications says it is expanding both its workforce and its fiber network to take on the enterprise market. The regional fiber operator has traditionally been more of a wholesale player, with its fairly conservative chief focus having been to sell fiber access to central offices and major aggregation points across the region to larger telecommunications carriers. [Read more →]

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Zayo Closes AboveNet Deal, Doubles In Size

July 2nd, 2012

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As I expected might happen today, Zayo Group (news, filings)‘s purchase of AboveNet is now officially a done deal. Zayo has come a long way from its earliest days picking off lesser known assets like Indiana Fiberworks and Memphis Networx, and is one of the largest fiber operators in the country. They have 61,000 route miles of fiber, 4.6M fiber miles, 20 colo facilities, and about 9,000 on-net buildings.  Of US network operators, only [Read more →]

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Level 3 Launches Latin American Cloud Services

July 2nd, 2012

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Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) said this morning that it has launched a new data center service in its Latin American markets. The managed hosting solution is offering usage-based, virtualized computing capacity to enterprise customers, but also guaranteeing resource availability and enabling burst consumption. [Read more →]

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The Era of Bargain Fiber Is Over

July 1st, 2012

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If Zayo’s pending purchase of AboveNet says anything, it’s that those islands of underinvested fiber (metro, regional, or intercity) that were orphaned by the hundreds across the USA when the dotcom bubble burst are getting pretty darn scarce. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: OpenCape

June 29th, 2012

Job listings have started to pick up again after a slow start to the summer season, which hopefully will be the story in the rest of the economy. This week we saw a new listing posted by OpenCape, the Massachussetts buildout bringing fiber and big bandwidth to Cape Cod. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Ajubeo, Bright House, Tower Cloud, Orange, NTT

June 29th, 2012

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Time to catch up on some of the other news this week with a few quick looks before everyone goes home for the weekend. [Read more →]

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OPTICAL DELUSION?

June 28th, 2012

This article is by a new contributor to Telecom Ramblings, Gunnar Oddsson, who has been in the business for the last 17 years, working as a technician, project manager, consultant and a business owner.

On Tuesday, April 4th, 2012, Anton Troianovski wrote an article in The Wall Street Journal titled: “OPTICAL DELUSION? FIBER BOOMS AGAIN, DESPITE BUST.”  [Read more →]

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Colt Lights Low Latency Alternative to Dublin

June 28th, 2012

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Pan-European operator Colt Group (LON:COLT, news) has turned up its new ultra-low latency route between London and Dublin, bringing the Irish capitol just a bit closer to the rest of Europe when it comes to connectivity. [Read more →]

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America Movil Finishes Buying Its KPN Stake

June 28th, 2012

According to reports, America Movil has succeeded in buying the 27.7% stake it has been aming at. As of yesterday afternoon, it owned 24.91% with another 2.8% on tap, finishing off the planned purchase smoothly and efficiently. [Read more →]

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TEX Catchup 6/28: Sidera, OCG, Colo Atl, Hibernia Atlantic, ViaWest

June 28th, 2012

I had a great time at yesterday’s Telecom Exchange event in Manhattan, congrats to Jaymie Scotto & Associates for another awsome event!  Now it’s time to catch up on a bit of the news issued there that I didn’t get to yet, which was focused on colo or connectivity to colo. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes 6/27: Inteliquent, Cross River, Telehouse, IceHook

June 27th, 2012

Plenty of news this morning, much of which has been timed to coincide with today’s Telecom Exchange event, which I should be physically at when this gets posted. More later on that of course, but first some quick-takes on news from Inteliquent, Cross River, Telehouse, and IceHook. [Read more →]

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Passpoint gets certified

June 27th, 2012

This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Good news for those of you who find Wi-Fi usage a pain at home and even worse when on the road: Passpoint is here. Almost. [Read more →]

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ScaleMatrix, TVRL Pick Level 3

June 27th, 2012

Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) has added two interesting contract wins this week in addition to its French initiative. This is a key summer season for Level 3, as it crosses the midpoint of its 18 month integration cycle for the Global Crossing assets. If they can get those synergies to kick in while posting [Read more →]

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EdgeCast Integrates Google’s PageSpeed

June 26th, 2012

Today EdgeCast Networks (news) enhanced its content delivery network further, leveraging Google’s PageSpeed technology at the edge. That will allow the CDN’s customers to apply Google’s ‘best practice’ optimization techniques at the edge on-the-fly without changing the code underlying their site content.  [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Orange, Tata, Colt, Japan-US, Hibernia

June 26th, 2012

I’ve been traveling of course, and am once again operating from NJ.  Time to catch up on some international news for data & telecom: [Read more →]

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Digital Realty Puts $1.1B Into London

June 26th, 2012

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings) made a big move over in the UK this morning. They have announced a definite agreement to acquire three data center properties in the greater London metro area, which they refer to as the Sentrum Portfolio.  The price tag comes to a hefty £715.9M, or about $1.1B in cash. [Read more →]

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Level 3 Takes Aim at the French Enterprise Market

June 26th, 2012

Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) has decided to take on the French enterprise market, expanding the scope of its European operations at a time when the macroeconomic environment is constraining many of the incumbent operators.   [Read more →]

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Verizon, Mesirow Inject New Funding Into CENX

June 25th, 2012

CENX (news) are announcing a new round of funding this morning, adding $9.5M to the company’s coffers. They plan to use the new capital to fuel the next phase of growth powered by the ongoing industry transition from TDM to Ethernet. The new investment was led by Verizon [Read more →]

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Fearless Undersea, Timid On Land

June 25th, 2012

Sunil Tagare put out a great piece yesterday on the submarine cable industry’s unique ability to spend money, and it got me to thinking that there is a strange juxtaposition here. Somehow we as a global society have gotten to this place where it’s ok to gamble on fiber a mile or two under the waves, but horrifyingly risky to put it a few feet underground. [Read more →]

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