Metro Fiber Roundup 5/10: 24/7, Level 3, Fatbeam, tw telecom

May 10th, 2012

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Lots of fiber expansion activity in the news that’s worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes 5/9: Savvis, CENX, DBR360, PhoenixNAP, zColo, Equinix

May 9th, 2012

Time for a quick look at some recent news items from the colocation and interconnection markets – there’s been lots of it. [Read more →]

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360networks and MarquisNet Boost Zayo’s Fiscal Q3

May 9th, 2012

With the AboveNet deal still in the wings, Zayo Group (news, filings) passed the $100M quarterly revenue threshold in its third fiscal quarter while continuing its margin growth.  Here’s a quick tabular summary: [Read more →]

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Abovenet Surges Effortlessly Past Estimates

May 9th, 2012

For what is likely their last earnings report before the merger with Zayo closes, Bill LaPerch and his crew turned in a big growth quarter.  Revenues were up strongly across all segments and 5% sequentially overall, easily besting composite analyst projections.  Earnings per share were in-line with estimates, and margins and capex [Read more →]

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WASACE Moves Ahead

May 9th, 2012

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One of those big Atlantic submarine cable projects we’ve heard about in the last six months is getting closer to reality. The WASACE Cable Company said yesterday that it has begun the procurement process, aiming to select a cable system supplier for the actual construction of its very ambitious three leg, four continent 100G plans. [Read more →]

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Indonesia’s Telkom Bids For Pacnet

May 8th, 2012

I have long expected Pacnet (news) to become a consolidation target, and that future seems to have arrived. According to a Reuters report, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia has in fact submitted a bid for the Pacific regional cable operator that is said to value the company at about $1B. [Read more →]

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Network Roundup 5/8: CBeyond, US Signal, Birch, C&W Worldwide

May 8th, 2012

Here are some quick takes on some of the news from network operators that has built up already this week: [Read more →]

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Carlos Slim’s America Movil Makes KPN an Offer

May 8th, 2012

Reports this morning are that America Movil has offered €2.6B in cash for a bigger stake in the Netherlands’ KPN. The Latin American mobile giant already owns a 4.8% stake, but if this bid is successful that will rise to 28%. That’s just under the 30% that in the Netherlands would oblige them to offer to buy all outstanding shares, meaning it’s the most they can buy without actually [Read more →]

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Comcast’s Fig Leaf Gets Even Smaller

May 8th, 2012

When Comcast first unveiled its plans to not count XfinityTV traffic towards bandwidth caps, it said that this was permissible since it is a service separate from its high speed access, with the Xbox acting as another set-top box and with traffic travelling over its own separate IP network.  But the closer the scrutiny gets, the less separate it all looks. [Read more →]

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Lightower to Add More New Jersey Metro Depth

May 7th, 2012

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Northeastern fiber operator Lightower Fiber Networks (news) is expanding deeper into New Jersey. They plan to add another 100 route miles both in the northeast and down into the central regions of the state. Moving further down the I-95 corridor is their most obvious geographical expansion territory, maybe they’ll make it to Philadelphia in a year or two. [Read more →]

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Steady As She Goes for Inteliquent

May 7th, 2012

Fresh off its rebranding of the former Neutral Tandem and Tinet names, Inteliquent (NASDAQ:IQNT, news, filings) posted a steady first quarter.  At the end of the quarter, the company formally launched its hosted UC product line, however the revenues for this year will come primarily from their voice and IP/Ethernet product lines.  Here’s a quick table of the company’s numbers in context: [Read more →]

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DISA Confirms 10 Year Task Order For Level 3

May 7th, 2012

International fiber operator Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) has had its big DISA contract award finalized according to a release this morning.  Of course if you read this site regularly you saw this one go by almost four months ago, but government contracts do tend operate in their own parallel temporal existence.  We do have a few more details now though. [Read more →]

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BroadSoft Beats Again, But Guidance Doesn’t

May 7th, 2012

Broadsoft (NASDAQ:BSFT, news, filings) has been making a habit of easily beating estimates, and did so again with this morning’s first quarter results. The telecom infrastructure industry’s migration toward cloud communications has been boosting the [Read more →]

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GBI, Xtera Take 100G Under the Mediterranean

May 7th, 2012

Two privately held companies bent on shaking things up in the optical market have taken their case under the Mediterranean Sea. Gulf Bridge International (news) and Xtera (news) said this morning that they’ve completed the first 100G repeatered subsea link. The connection delivers 100G wavelengths between Italy and Egypt, and follows through even further on GBI’s earlier promises to take 100G commercial. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Logix Communications

May 6th, 2012

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After a surge in March and April, listings on the Telecom Ramblings Jobs Board have ebbed a bit, but we have a new one this weekend from Texas-based Logix Communications.  BTW, this week will be Telecom Ramblings’ birthday – four years and still going strong, [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup 5/4: Zayo, tw telecom, CFE, QBrick, Telx, ViaWest

May 4th, 2012

TGIF.  There’s been a lot of news this week, more than I’ve been able to keep up with.  Here’s some quick looks at a selection of interesting items: [Read more →]

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Vodafone’s C&WW Honeymoon Is Over Already?

May 4th, 2012

It was just two weeks ago that Vodafone Group (NYSE:VOD, news, filings) agreed to purchase C&W Worldwide after a two month competitive sale process.  But the deal may already be on the rocks according to the UK’s Guardian. While the board agreed to the purchase and several large shareholders supported it (RBC, Sky, and Cyrte), one major shareholder did not and seems ready to stand in the way of the deal. [Read more →]

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What’s Limelight Up to?

May 4th, 2012

There’s an interesting piece over on Seeking Alpha railing against Limelight, but not for the usual reasons. Apparently the CDN and value added services provider has been cutting back on its peering with ISPs, offering a paid peering replacement to puzzled former peers. While the article goes on to suggest that this is crazy for a CDN and therefore doom is imminent, I think it’s a logical consequence of their de-emphasizing of  [Read more →]

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Indian Spectrum Scandal Taints All It Touches

May 4th, 2012

This article was authored by Tony Poulos, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

“The Great Indian Spectrum Scandal”, as I choose to call it, shows no signs of abating. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended to the government that holders of cancelled 2G licenses should not be compensated for their loss. [Read more →]

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Is Comcast Violating the NBCU Consent Decree ALREADY?

May 3rd, 2012

We’ve all heard how Comcast is exempting its own IP video traffic from its bandwidth caps.  But by doing so, it’s not just the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules they are taking on, but the terms of the consent decree that allowed them to buy NBC Universal just last year. And as some others noted at the time, it’s actually in there rather explicitly.  [Read more →]

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EdgeCast Launches Its Federation

May 3rd, 2012

As they have been saying they would, EdgeCast Networks (news) yesterday announced that its OpenCDN federation platform is now in operation, exchanging production traffic between independent CDN operators.  [Read more →]

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Cogent Declares Quarterly Dividend, as MegaUpload Weighs Heavy

May 3rd, 2012

Cogent Communications (NASDAQ:CCOI, news, filings) took a rather public hit back in January when filesharing giant MegaUpload was shut down by an international law enforcement action, but the company was undaunted enough to take the opportunity to declare a quarterly dividend of $0.10 for its shareholders as part of its report today.  Here’s a quick summary of their results for the first quarter. [Read more →]

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Enterprise Growth Powers Level 3′s Q1

May 3rd, 2012

The most complicated earnings report among competitive telecoms always comes from Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings), and this one is no different.  Actually, I take that back, it is different this time.  Even as wholesale revenues flagged a bit, enterprise revenues surged mightily to more than compensate – something I’ve never seen from them before.  Here are the numbers in the context of last quarter – the only other comparable one we have since the GLBC deal closed: [Read more →]

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