Hurricane Electric Taps Zayo for 100G Backbone

April 9th, 2013

Hurricane Electric US network map

Hurricane Electric has decided to jump on the 100G bandwagon, and they’re going to get the wavelengths for it from Zayo.  The global IP backbone and IPv6 trend-setter has purchased 100G waves along Zayo’s recently upgraded routes, which include both New York to Washington DC and Chicago to Memphis, and probably [Read more →]

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Int’l Vendor Roundup: ADVA, Alcatel-Lucent, Calix, Ericsson

April 9th, 2013

Lots of news this week by vendors from around the world, here’s a look at items from ADVA, Alcatel-Lucent, Calix, and Ericsson: [Read more →]

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Google Breaks Out of KC, Prepares to Take On Austin

April 9th, 2013

Google KC Fiber Footprint

It’s still unofficial, but with this many leaks it’s quite clear we’re way beyond the rumor stage. Google is doing what I never figured they’d do: taking their formula from demonstration to an actual multi-market footprint. The next city to get the Kansas City Gigabit Express: Austin, Texas. [Read more →]

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Windstream Harvests Heartland Region Federal Contract

April 8th, 2013

Windstream Midwestern Fiber

Spring must be the season for these things, as the past few weeks have seen more than a couple cross the wires.  Today Windstream announced the receipt of a new federal contract from the GSA.  The local services acquisition deal puts their voice and data solutions before government agencies across GSA Region 6, the Heartland region of [Read more →]

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The Curious Case of WeChat and Net Neutrality in China

April 8th, 2013

For the past several weeks, a drama has played out in the Chinese press surrounding the messaging app WeChat. You see, users are up in arms over the possibility that the government won’t let the company that runs the service keep not charging for it. [Read more →]

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Batelco/Reliance Globalcom Deal Starting To Take Shape

April 8th, 2013

An article in the Times of India this morning presented details about an impending deal that would put Reliance Globalcom into the hands of Bahrain’s Batelco. Rumors of such a transaction have been bubbling up since the middle of March, and although Reliance has been trying to turn the division into cash for several years now with no success, this one is starting to look like the real deal. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: AireSpring, UPN

April 7th, 2013

We have two more job listings this week, one from AireSpring and another from Unite Private Networks. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Digital Realty, Interoute, OTEGLOBE, Virtela

April 5th, 2013

Time for a Friday look at some of the other news this week, with items from Digital Realty, Interoute, OTEGlobe, and Virtela: [Read more →]

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Is Deutsche Telekom About to Blink?

April 4th, 2013

With the MetroPCS shareholder showdown just eight days away, it appears that Deutsche Telekom may be about to blink. It’s been some six months since they made the bid, which would simultaneously boost T-Mobile USA’s spectrum position and distance the German incumbent from its US progeny. [Read more →]

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Fiber Between Brothers: Reliance Does Deal With Reliance

April 4th, 2013

Reliance Globalcom India

These days we rarely see nine figure fiber IRUs hit the wires, but that’s what happened earlier this week in India. Reliance Industries wants to get into 4G, and to get there they’re tapping Reliance Communications for a whole pile of dark fiber across the country. [Read more →]

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Cisco Strikes Again, Acquires Ubiquisys

April 3rd, 2013

It had been a few months since Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO, news, filings) acquired anything, so to correct the oversight they kicked off the second quarter by announcing their intention to buy Ubiquisys. The deal will bring key mobile technology aimed at small cell networks into Cisco’s portfolio.  [Read more →]

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GSA Selects Level 3 For GRITS

April 3rd, 2013

Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) picked up some federal business today. They’ve been selected by the GSA as a provider for the GRITS II contract. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity deal has an estimated potential value of up to $285M with a four year term plus six optional years. [Read more →]

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