The Hibernia Express Is Back On Track

July 21st, 2014

In an announcement today, Hibernia Networks brought their plans for a new transatlantic cable off the back burner at last. The cable system will be called the Hibernia Express, and manufacturing has already commenced over at TE SubCom. I had heard that SubCom was on the job last year, but Hibernia itself had been rather quiet about it until now.  [Read more →]

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Private Equity Moves In At Expereo

July 21st, 2014

Private equity dollars earmarked for the internet infrastructure sector are increasingly getting spent over in Europe.  Today the Carlyle Group announced it has not just invested in Expereo, but has taken a majority stake in the company. [Read more →]

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Verizon Boosts FTTH Upload Speeds, Shifts Peering Debate?

July 21st, 2014

This morning, the news is that Verizon is boosting FIOS upload speeds to match download speeds.  The media is initially talking about how this is about Verizon taking on the cable giants since cable's technology infrastructure can't match such a thing.  But I think part of the it could be another side effect of the Netflix traffic war of words. [Read more →]

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Slim to Bid For T-Mobile?

July 21st, 2014

The Wall Street Journal speculated over the weekend that Carlos Slim and his company America Movil might make a big move north of the border. And of course in the US mobile market, there is only one target getting that sort of attention - T-Mobile USA. Just what the US telecommunications markets need: another foreign billionaire? [Read more →]

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Weekend Roundup: CyrusOne, UPN, CloudFlare, Level 3

July 21st, 2014

Let's kick off the week by finishing up with a few of the announcements from last week that I didn't get to look at at the time. [Read more →]

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Level 3 Calls Out Verizon Directly on Peering Upgrades

July 18th, 2014

At least one piece of the simmering interconnection dispute over Netflix data bottlenecks has been getting clearer lately. Following Netflix's 'crowded network' warning message to subscribers in June, last week Verizon put out a piece demonstrating that its last mile wasn't congested at all. And yesterday, Level 3 turned that around in a blog post, saying that Verizon's explanation is more of an admission.  [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: vXchnge, Interxion, NYI, Viawest, CoreSite

July 17th, 2014

Time for a quick rundown of news from the data center and colo biz from this week: [Read more →]

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Zayo Finds Some More UK Fiber to Buy

July 17th, 2014

Zayo seems to have found some distressed fiber assets over in the northern UK to bring under its umbrella.  According to reports,  Geo Networks is acquiring what's left of the network of Digital Region, an FTTP project in South Yorkshire.  Of course, Zayo purchased Geo just two months back. [Read more →]

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Equinix Lands NetApp, Carpathia, EMC, GTT For Cloud Exchange

July 16th, 2014

In a flurry of activity this week, the cloud exchange Equinix introduced this past March has brought in a flock of new participants. With the MicroSoft Worldwide Partner Conference underway, most of the announcements of course had to do with Azure. [Read more →]

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Coriant Trials a Terabit Over Allied’s New Build

July 16th, 2014

All that new fiber on the east coast of Florida is making a few waves this month. Coriant and Allied Fiber revealed a new terabit per second superchannel transmission trial over the new infrastructure yesterday. [Read more →]

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Sohonet Taps euNetworks For More Fiber

July 16th, 2014

Over in the UK, Sohonet is adding to its network footprint in London with some help from euNetworks.   euNetworks said today that it has expanded its relationship with the media network specialist, helping with the buildout of Sohonet's rapidly expanding reach. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Frontier, Cbeyond, Comcast, tw telecom

July 15th, 2014

Here's a quick roundup of some interesting news from the metro: [Read more →]

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Integra Makes Another Inorganic Move, Purchases WCI

July 15th, 2014

There was a bit of network M&A up in the Pacific Northwest yesterday. Integra has agreed to purchase Seattle's World Communications Inc, also known as WCI.  It is Integra's second inorganic move of the year, following the purchase of ProTel Networks back in March.  The deal boosts Integra's market presence in the state of Washington across a range of voice, data, and colo products. [Read more →]

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For Level 3 and tw telecom, Harmony Will Be the Biggest Challenge

July 14th, 2014

Ok, it's been a few weeks now since Level 3 Communications and tw telecom dropped their merger bombshell on the markets. There's now been time to absorb what it means for the two companies and the sector as a whole, and time to consider just what lies ahead for both companies. [Read more →]

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Carrier Access Buys Tektivity, Moves Deeper Into IT

July 14th, 2014

There was a bit of M&A out in the Midwest over the weekend, with Carrier Access announcing the purchase of Tektivity.  The two companies hope to find greater opportunities together, marrying a complementary set of communications and managed services. [Read more →]

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Finance goes online and mobile

July 14th, 2014

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Five top VC’s in California were asked to pick the ten biggest tech trends over the next five years (Forbes article). #2 on their list was digital disintermediation of banks and #10 was that credit cards are the new app platform. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Two More From Lightower

July 12th, 2014

This week the Ramblings’ Jobs Board is still sporting a dozen and a half job listings, with two more for Lightower's summer blitz. [Read more →]

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Verizon Defends Congestion Claims, But Nothing New Here

July 11th, 2014

In a blog post yesterday, Verizon fired the latest round in the public blame wars over why Netflix videos buffer on their network.  The case they made offered little new information, however, and of course placed the blame squarely upon Netflix. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Zayo, Level 3, CenturyLink, Internap

July 11th, 2014

Here's another set of quick takes on other news items this week worth noting: [Read more →]

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GlobeNet Adds Dark Fiber Up the Florida Coast

July 11th, 2014

GlobeNet is coming ashore down in Florida, adding dark fiber to its submarine cable and Brazilian terrestrial footprint. They have tapped Allied Fiber for the new infrastructure between Miami and Jacksonville, as well as colocation and interconnection services. Two legs of their submarine cable network hooking up North and South America land on the south Florida coast. [Read more →]

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With Agility, Ciena Makes An SDN Play for the WAN

July 10th, 2014

I'm always thinking of 100G when I read about Ciena, but they've been making a big move into the SDN world lately. Yesterday they unveiled a new prong of that attack with the release of their Agility portfolio. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Logix, Level 3, QTS, Perseus

July 10th, 2014

Here's some quick takes on other news from around the sector this week: [Read more →]

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As Slim Slims Down Mexico, Will His Overseas Shopping List Grow?

July 9th, 2014

In the news today is America Movil's move down in Mexico to break itself up. Carlos Slim's flagship is planning to sell off 'certain assets' to take its marketshare in Mexico below 50%. [Read more →]

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