Industry Spotlight: 1547’s J. Todd Raymond

August 11th, 2015
 

Today we will take a look at the development side of the colocation industry.  The appetite for colocation space has been insatiable over the last decade, with cloud and content now increasingly driving things.  With us to give his view is industry veteran J. Todd Raymond, Managing Director and co-founder of 1547 Critical Systems Realty, and one of the original co-founders of Telx.  [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, CenturyLink, AT&T, EdgeConneX

August 10th, 2015
 

For Monday morning we have a little VoLTE, and a bunch of jobs-related items: [Read more →]

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27 companies apply for Indonesia fiber tender

August 10th, 2015
 

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

Major telecom and ICT companies including PT Telkom Indonesia, PT Indosat and XL Axiata have all registered to take part in a bid for a $246.7 million fiber project in Indonesia. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Level 3, Equinix, Colo Atl, Sentinel, Fastly

August 7th, 2015
 

Another Friday in August.  Here's a quick rundown of some other news from this week worth a look: [Read more →]

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Beyond SDN: Business Defined Cloud Networking

August 7th, 2015
 

This Industry Viewpoint article was contributed by NetEvents

Recent discussions around SDN and cloud security track the development of networking from software-defined to business-defined. [Read more →]

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With Solid Q2, Lumos Pivots Further Toward Fiber

August 6th, 2015
 

Along with its Q2 results, Lumos today announced a new market launch, brought a key data center campus on-net, and revealed a $150M cash infusion from the private equity world. Lumos has been putting more and more of its effort into expanding its fiber reach over the last few years, and is now seeing its future as a pure fiber play. [Read more →]

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IPC Systems Acquires ASPone

August 6th, 2015
 

Yesterday there was a bit of consolidation over in the financial networking segment of the industry.  IPC Systems has announced the acquisition of smaller rival ASPone. [Read more →]

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VoIP M&A: Onvoy to Acquire Broadvox

August 6th, 2015
 

This week we saw two familiar names from the world of VoIP resurface for a bit of M&A action. Onvoy has announced an agreement to acquire Broadvox, boosting its national coverage to 80% of households nationally. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Windstream, WANRack, Crown Castle, Lightpath

August 5th, 2015
 

Time for a mid-week look at recent news from the metro and government side of things: [Read more →]

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Sales Power Strong Q2 for euNetworks

August 5th, 2015
 

Earnings season continues, and this morning we got a Q2 report from euNetworks, which has long been our unencumbered window into the fiber infrastructure business over in western Europe.  euNetworks posted a quarter of solid organic growth powered by another quarter of strong sales. Here is a quick table of their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: ADVA, Ciena, MRV, Alcatel-Lucent

August 4th, 2015
 

Several interesting items from the vendors to look at in the first half of this week: [Read more →]

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IIX Launches SaaS Interconnection Company

August 4th, 2015
 

The interconnection space has been one of the most rapidly evolving pieces of the communications infrastructure marketplace over the last few years. Now it seems to have evolved further, stretching into the world of software-as-a-service. IIX today launched a new SaaS company, called Console Inc., aimed at bringing direct network interconnection to enterprises.  [Read more →]

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EarthLink’s Stabilization Stabilizes Further

August 4th, 2015
 

EarthLink turned in its second stronger-than-expected quarter of the year yesterday, keeping its newfound momentum going. After a few lean years of churn, the company's financials are a whole lot less painful to look at, and were enough to allow the company to boost 2015 guidance for the second quarter in a row. [Read more →]

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AquaComms Launches Installation Phase of AEConnect

August 3rd, 2015
 

The buildout of the second transatlantic cable system since the bubble is about to commence.  AquaComms said this morning that TE Subcom is now loading the rolls of fiber onto the cable-laying ship Reliance up in New Hampshire. [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Adds Another IX Node

August 3rd, 2015
 

EdgeConneX said this morning that it has partnered up with another internet exchange. They're working with MASS IX to build a new remote exchange node into their facility at 22 Linnell Circle in Billerica just northwest of Boston. [Read more →]

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Verizon, Unions Play Some More Chicken

August 3rd, 2015
 

Every few years, the incumbents and unions face off for a nice game of chicken over wireline telecom. This summer, it is Verizon on one side and the CWA and IBEW on the other. The "deadline" passed at midnight last night, but workers are staying on the job so far. [Read more →]

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FCC’s innovative 600MHz auction scheme likely to go global

August 3rd, 2015
 

This article was authored by Phil Marshall, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The release of digital dividend (700MHz/800MHz) spectrum around the world has slowed dramatically after the initial spike in allocation in the US, Europe and some Asia Pacific countries. The 700MHz band is still used for broadcasting in most of [Read more →]

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VoIP Roundup: MegaPath, BroadSoft, CenturyLink, ShoreTel

July 31st, 2015
 

The UC and hosted voice segment has been picking up steam for years, and I need to pay it more attention. So here's a quick roundup of some of the news from this week across the sector: [Read more →]

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The Dawn of Virtual CPE

July 31st, 2015
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dr. Yuri Gittik, RAD

If service providers hope to meet the challenges of automated, speedy, and profitable service delivery, they need networks that are agile, efficient, and well orchestrated. Programmable networks – now viewed as a must for providers – is the driver behind the acceleration in network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). [Read more →]

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Vonage’s Business Ambitions Gain Ground

July 30th, 2015
 

A variety of earnings reports are now in, but one that caught my attention this morning was that of Vonage. Vonage has been working hard to transition from its original consumer VoIP business into a business VoIP and UC provider. According to today's results, they seem to be gaining some real traction. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, CityFibre, RCN, Zayo, Verizon

July 30th, 2015
 

Here's a quick roundup of some news from the metro, with three event contracts, an expansion, and some IoT: [Read more →]

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Wholesale Growth, Access Savings Kept Level 3 on Track in Q2

July 29th, 2015
 

In recent quarters, it has been enterprise sales that have held up the company's growth trajectory, but in Q2 it was the wholesale side that chipped in when enterprise revenues came in a bit light.  That combined with strong savings on network access let Level 3 beat estimates on EPS and EBITDA even as total revenue came up a bit short.
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NTT Acquires Some More Data Center Space

July 29th, 2015
 

The Japanese giant NTT Communications made another inorganic move to build its global infrastructure today.  They have acquired PT. Cyber CSF, which provides data center services in Jakarta, Indonesia. [Read more →]

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