Sprint Offers $2.1B For the Rest of Clearwire

December 13th, 2012

Clearwire Network

The rumors finally panned out, as a regulatory filing this morning revealed that Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S, news, filings) has proposed to buy the 49% of Clearwire that it doesn’t own at $2.90 per share. That would total about $2.1B if it comes to pass, but this is still early in the process.  [Read more →]

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Verizon Further Expands 100G Footprint

December 13th, 2012

Verizon Global Mesh Network Map

Seems like everyone is putting in their 100G two cents in the second half of 2012, preparing for when the technology really comes into its own next year. This morning, one of the earliest deployers of 100G updated the status of its current adoption: Verizon (NYSE:VZ, news, filings). [Read more →]

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Alpheus Goes On Offense, Buys Net Star

December 12th, 2012

Alpheus Network Map

2012 is winding down, but network M&A isn’t on vacation yet — at least in Texas.  This morning Alpheus Communications made its first inorganic expansion move in recent history, announcing the acquisition of Net Star Telecommunications.   [Read more →]

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Mobile ads that track you across screens

December 12th, 2012

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

We hear more and more about the idea of multi-screen culture, in which users will expect more and more of their content to be available seamlessly on their smartphones, tablets, laptops and TV sets. That creates a dilemma for mobile advertisers who are struggling just to [Read more →]

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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

Telefonica Network Map

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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