Multinational Bank Taps Zayo’s Dark Fiber

June 9th, 2017

Zayo has picked up a dark fiber deal from the finance vertical according to an announcement yesterday.  The Boulder-based fiber operator is providing a combination of longhaul and metro dark fiber to an unnamed U.S.-based multinational bank. [Read more →]

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KKR Makes a Move Down Under

June 8th, 2017

The private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has made a bid for the Australian service provider Vocus.  KKR has apparently offered AU$3.50 per share for the company, which works out to a purchase price of $1.66 billion. [Read more →]

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Japan’s cellcos to invest over $45.5b in 5G

June 8th, 2017

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Japan's three major mobile operators plan to invest a combined 5 trillion yen ($45.5 billion) towards deploying 5G services nationwide, with NTT DoCoMo targeting nationwide coverage by as early as [Read more →]

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Vendor Roundup: Infinera, XKL, MRV

June 7th, 2017

Here are a few quick looks at some news from optical vendors this week: [Read more →]

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Telia Carrier Moves Into Oregon

June 6th, 2017

Telia Carrier continued its organic expansion in North America today up in the Pacific Northwest.  The international arm of Telia has added two new PoPs in the Portland, Oregon metro area. [Read more →]

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LightRiver to Acquire Unique Computer Services

June 6th, 2017

LightRiver Technologies has made an inorganic move today that will add to the company's software depth. Their LightRiver Software division has acquired Unique Computer Services, expediting the company's SDN DevOps capabilities. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: H5, Viawest, Subcom

June 6th, 2017

Here's some data center and submarine cable news from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: ANEXIO CEO Tony Pompliano

June 5th, 2017

The infrastructure-as-a-service space is a young one, and many young companies are evolving rapidly to fill the niches in a new marketplace.  The potential is clear, but providers still must establish their place within the market while fending off forays from all directions.  One such company is ANEXIO. With us today to talk about ANEXIO’s approach to the IaaS space is CEO Tony Pompliano. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: UPN, CoreSite, Equinix, Level 3, CenturyLink

June 2nd, 2017

Here's a bit more news from this week that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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IOX, ASN Plan Indian Ocean Cable

June 2nd, 2017

For this Friday morning, let's look to a far away place where a new cable system has been planned.  IOX Cable Ltd and Nokia's Alcatel Submarine Networks  announced yesterday plans to build the IOX Cable System in the Indian Ocean. [Read more →]

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Ciena Tops Estimates for Fiscal Q2

June 1st, 2017

With its off-quarter report, Ciena often gives us an look at how things are going in the intermission between the regular earnings seasons.  This quarter they had a pretty good time, it seems, topping analyst estimates rather easily and gaining a pre-market boost for the share price. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Interxion, Sparkle, Orange, Tampnet

June 1st, 2017

Here are a few customer wins from across the Atlantic that are worth noting: [Read more →]

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Mobile arbitrage and truly global competition

June 1st, 2017

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

I had to use quite a lot mobile data in Italy. After three SIM cards, two from TIM and one from Three, I was quite convinced I would never get what [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: TierPoint, NJFX, QTS, Lincoln

May 31st, 2017

Several data center operators have made moves already this holiday-shortened week: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Logix to Buy Alpheus

May 30th, 2017

Another fiber M&A has landed, this time down in Texas.  According to an announcement today, Logix Communications has signed a definitive agreement to buy Alpheus. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Exponential-e Founder Lee Wade

May 30th, 2017

Exponential-e was one of the early pioneers of Ethernet networking for the enterprise in the United Kingdom, taking on the existing leased line marketplace from the ground up. Now, with the cloud revolution in full swing, they are reaping the benefits of all that work as more and more enterprises make the leap. With us to talk about the company’s view of the market today and the impact we might see from SD-WAN and other new technologies is the company’s founder and CEO, Lee Wade. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Cross River Fiber, Wicresoft

May 29th, 2017

We have two new job listings over on the Ramblings' jobs board this week. [Read more →]

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Data Center Bytes: vXchnge, CoreSite, Anexio, Virtus

May 26th, 2017

Back in the USA again, and once the jeg lag eases I'll be back at full throttle.  In the meantime, here's a quick rundown of some news from the data center and IaaS space this week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Xtera CSO Robert Richardson Looks Ahead

May 25th, 2017

The world of submarine cables is currently very dynamic, and vendors supporting the various cable projects around the world are seeing new opportunities and taking on new technical challenges.  In February of this year, H.I.G. Capital acquired the assets of Xtera Communications out of Chapter 11, and re-launched the company as Xtera.  With us today to talk about the company’s new approach, the marketplace and its plans for the future is Chief Sales Officer Robert Richardson. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Zayo, Windstream, FirstLight

May 24th, 2017

Here's a quick look at some US network news from this week: [Read more →]

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Sonus, GENBAND Plot Merger

May 24th, 2017

Two of the industry's software-based voice vendors have decided to join forces. GENBAND and Sonus announced today plans to combine into one company. [Read more →]

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Windstream’s Metro Buildout Reaches Knoxville

May 23rd, 2017

According to a press release his morning, Windstream has plans for a significant metro expansion in Knoxville, Tennessee. The company will be adding both fiber and fixed wireless infrastructure in an effort to expand services to the area's business community. [Read more →]

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Wave to Join RCN, Grande in Cable/Fiber M&A

May 23rd, 2017

Yesterday there was some significant fiber changing hands in the MSO space.  RCN Telecom Services has announced that it will be combining with Grande Communications and Wave Broadband in a deal that will create the 6th largest MSO and span three key regions. [Read more →]

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