Digital Realty Eyeing Telx

June 11th, 2015
 

According to a Reuters report yesterday, we could see another big merger in the data center space. Digital Realty Trust is said to be taking a close look at Telx, and a $2B+ deal could be in the offing. [Read more →]

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Interconnection Bytes: Cogent, Telx, Colt, Hurricane, Equinix

June 11th, 2015
 

There has been lots of interconnection news this week, whether it be between networks, clouds, or data centers. Here's a quick look: [Read more →]

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SpaceX, a Network Operator?

June 10th, 2015
 

Perhaps the most intriguing news yesterday in telecom came from outside telecom.  SpaceX and its visionary founder Elon Musk have filed with the FCC for permission to possibly compete with the likes of Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T.   How?  From space of course, where else? [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: euNetworks, Comcast, UPN, 365

June 10th, 2015
 

Here's a quick look at some news from the metro arena from the first half of this week: [Read more →]

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FTTx goldmine in emerging markets hindered by regulators, incumbents

June 10th, 2015
 

This article was authored by John Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

There is a significant opportunity for FTTx rollouts in emerging markets, but only if government regulators shape up their policies and stop protecting incumbents. [Read more →]

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Ericsson Puts CENX to Work

June 9th, 2015
 

CENX won a high profile international customer for its Cortx offering this morning.  The Swedish giant Ericsson is integrating CENX's Cortx Service Orchestrator software into the company's managed services delivery platform in order to provide end-to-end visibility and monitoring. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Allied Fiber, TDS, QTS

June 9th, 2015
 

It's time for a quick roundup of some US infrastructure news: [Read more →]

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Level 3 Lands in Iceland at Verne Global

June 9th, 2015
 

Verne Global will soon have some new IP connectivity at its data center campus at Keflavik in Iceland. Level 3 is set to build out a PoP in the facility, bringing its international backbone to the volcanic island nation[Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Level 3, Switch, Net Insight, MEF, Vodafone

June 8th, 2015
 

Here's a quick roundup of early news this week or late last week: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Oxford and BayRing Plan Merger

June 8th, 2015
 

Late last week we had a bit of fiber consolidation in the far northeast between two companies that historically haven't gotten much attention.  Oxford Networks and BayRing Communications have agreed to a deal in which the two companies will merge their assets into a network stretching up the east coast from Boston deep into Maine.   [Read more →]

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Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade Your Datacenter Interconnect

June 5th, 2015
 

This industry viewpoint and David Letterman tribute was authored by Fady Masoud, Senior Advisor, Product and Technology Marketing at Ciena.

Let’s face it – the importance of the data center in our everyday life has never been greater. As a culture, we expect on-demand, high quality and real-time access to content via a multitude of applications and devices. Since all that content lives in the data center, [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Integra, Comcast, WANRack, Faction, Telx

June 5th, 2015
 

Friday is here, and so is a quick roundup of other news from around the US this week that is worth checking before you go: [Read more →]

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Ciena Surges Past Estimates

June 4th, 2015
 

Powered by strong converged packet-optical sales, Ciena posted a strong fiscal Q2 report this morning, surpassing both estimates and guidance on virtually all fronts.  Here are a few of their numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Dish, T-Mobile Near Merger At Last?

June 4th, 2015
 

According to the Wall Street Journal this morning, Dish and its CEO Charlie Ergen may finally achieve the wireless dream they have been chasing for many years now. While it's not exactly news that the two might be interested in a combination, Dish and T-Mobile are said to be hammering out an actual deal. [Read more →]

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Altice and Verizon Wireline? Really?

June 4th, 2015
 

Yesterday, a new bit of mega M&A speculation started making the rounds. Michael Rollins, a Citigroup analyst, suggested that after its Suddenlink purchase the French group Altice might have more on its mind than US cable assets like Cablevision, that in fact it might cross the cable/ILEC chasm and buy Verizon's local wireline business. [Read more →]

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Windstream Taps Allied Fiber For Florida Expansion

June 3rd, 2015
 

As Allied Fiber prepares for the formal launch of its Atlanta-Miami route later this month, they have picked up a high profile customer on the southern half of it.  Windstream has signed on for a fiber IRU on 360 route miles between Miami and Jacksonville. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Accedian, GTT, Birch, CoreSite

June 3rd, 2015
 

Here's a quick mid-week rundown of some news from across the sector: [Read more →]

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Consortium of Independent Telecoms Buys Codero

June 3rd, 2015
 

Yesterday we saw another side of the telecommunications world take a step into the cloud. An association of 32 independent, regional telcos has acquired the cloud service provider Codero. [Read more →]

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Regional superhighway needed to reduce Asia’s digital divide

June 3rd, 2015
 

This article was authored by Don Sambandaraksa, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

A regional information superhighway from the Pacific to Europe is the missing link to tuckling Asia’s digital divide according to a panel discussion at CommunicAsia2015 Tuesday. [Read more →]

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Zayo Takes Its Longhaul Fiber Buildout to the East Coast

June 2nd, 2015
 

Zayo Group has unveiled plans to build longhaul dark fiber up the eastern seaboard, expanding further the company's intercity fiber buildout plans.  The new route will stretch across 800 miles between Atlanta and the Washington D.C. metro areas, passing through Charlotte, Raleigh, and Richmond along the way -- and of course hitting Ashburn as well. [Read more →]

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Level 3 Lines Up an Australian Partner for CDN

June 2nd, 2015
 

Content delivery down under just got a bit easier for Level 3 with a new partnership with Optus. The deal will see Level 3's caching servers placed within Optus's network infrastructure, growing Level 3's CDN capacity in the country by some 300%. [Read more →]

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Performance Management’s Critical Role in the Customer Experience

June 1st, 2015
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Prabhu Ramachandran, Director of WebNMS

Like all businesses, optimizing the customer experience for communication service providers (CSPs) helps make everyone happy. Satisfied customers don’t look elsewhere and keep using the service. Low churn and new user referrals help the provider’s profitability, and it lets [Read more →]

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Akamai’s DE-CIX Capacity Hits 1.2Tbps

June 1st, 2015
 

DE-CIX says it had a big first quarter to open 2015, selling as many 100GE ports during the quarter as they did all last year. The big name on that list is clearly Akamai, who now has 12x100GE or 1.2Tbps of connectivity over at DE-CIX's flagship Frankfurt exchange.  That's a lot of peering capacity. [Read more →]

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