A Metro Fiber and On-Net Building Update

January 19th, 2015
 

Several readers kindly noted over the holidays that it had been over a year since I'd updated my metro fiber and on-net building statistics page.  So I've been collecting data over the last few weeks, and it's now time put out the new stats.  They're on their usual page of course, but here's a copy sorted by on-net building count: [Read more →]

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Zayo Plans New Longhaul Dark Fiber Route

January 16th, 2015
 

Zayo has another longhaul build planned for 2015.  While they've already got a project building new infrastructure between Omaha and Dallas, this new buildout will connect Salt Lake City and Sacramento via a new diverse route. [Read more →]

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Amerimar, Hunter Newby Launch Netrality

January 16th, 2015
 

After a couple years of working together on multiple colocation and meet-me-room projects, Amerimar Enterprises and industry icon Hunter Newby have finally made it official. They've launched Netrality Properties, which will bring those various properties under one roof with plans to buy more of them. [Read more →]

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A Look At Those 2015 M&A Polls

January 16th, 2015
 

The last two Fridays we had our annual M&A polls, checking which operators Telecom Ramblings readers think will be the consolidators or consolidatees in the year ahead.  Now let's take a quick look at those results and see what you had to say (and my own thoughts). [Read more →]

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Hibernia Networks Adds Some More Fiber, Lights It With Ciena

January 15th, 2015
 

Hibernia Networks said this morning that it has completed a significant network expansion project in the northeastern US. They've added new dark fiber on six new longhaul routes and lit it with Ciena's 6500 packet-optical gear. [Read more →]

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Axiom Networks Launches, Takes On New York City

January 15th, 2015
 

The Big Apple has one more dark fiber operator than it did yesterday, pushing back against the prevailing winds of consolidation. Axiom Fiber Networks has formally launched in Manhattan under the leadership of industry veteran Felipe J. Alvarez, formerly of Sidera and RCN Metro and one of this website's earliest interviewees[Read more →]

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Zayo Makes a Big Data Center Deal

January 14th, 2015
 

In its largest inorganic move in the data center world so far, Zayo today announced an agreement to acquire Latisys.  The price tag of $675M makes this the company's biggest move since the acquisition of AboveNet two and a half years ago.  It takes Zayo much deeper into the data center market than it has gone with its zColo division thus far. [Read more →]

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Verizon Aims to Unload Yet More Copper

January 14th, 2015
 

According to Verizon's CEO the other day at a Citi conference, the telecom giant is looking at ridding itself of even more of its wireline network assets: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Level 3, UPN, Earthlink, FirstLight, Birch

January 14th, 2015
 

Time for a roundup of news from the metro: [Read more →]

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Integra Reignites Electric Lightwave

January 13th, 2015
 

A brand from the past is back with us today out west. Integra has moved to reorganize its business units to tailor its approach to different customer types.  And in doing so it is bringing back a familiar face: Electric Lightwave.  [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Verne Global, TI Sparkle, Earthlink, America Movil

January 13th, 2015
 

Here's some interesting news from around the world: [Read more →]

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BroadSoft Buys Leonid

January 13th, 2015
 

The unified communications wing of the cloud saw a bit more consolidation late yesterday, as BroadSoft went on the inorganic offensive.  The longtime VoIP software and services platform provider has purchased one of its partners, Leonid Systems. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Wilcon’s Jon DeLuca Talks California Fiber

January 12th, 2015
 

If one had to name a major US metro infrastructure market that might be justified in feeling that it hasn’t gotten its fair share of coverage on this site over the years, it would be southern California.  Part of that has been the relative paucity of independent network operators with a particular focus on the region.  But with the purchase of Freedom in 2014 and the lighting of all that dark fiber just last quarter, Wilcon has emerged as a new regional network power. With us today to talk about where Wilcon is headed next is President and CEO Jon DeLuca.   [Read more →]

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IoT: believe the hype, just don’t confuse it with reality

January 12th, 2015
 

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

Some people will tell you that one of the most overhyped technology trends of 2014 is the Internet of Things. And they’re probably right. That said, there’s admittedly a lot to get excited about - at least if you’re a fan of science-fiction gadgetry like me. [Read more →]

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Who Are the Most Likely Buyers of US Networks in 2015? (Choose up to 3)

January 9th, 2015
 

It's time for the other half of our annual poll!  Last week we looked at who the likely consolidation targets were, this week it's the most likely buyers.  Who out there is most likely to be buying US network assets this year?  Vote now (choose up to 3): [Read more →]

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Sonus Adds an SDN Angle

January 8th, 2015
 

Sonus Networks made three announcements for the price of one this morning.  The first was of the inorganic variety, and the other two were of the financial variety.   [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: HGC, WOW, Broadsoft, Vonage, Champion ONE

January 8th, 2015
 

Here's a quick roundup of some industry news over the past 24 hours or so that's worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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GCX Helps GTT Boost Atlantic Bandwidth

January 8th, 2015
 

GTT is expanding its transatlantic bandwidth portfolio with some help from Global Cloud Xchange.  They're purchasing 100 Gigabit Ethernet circuits from GCX on FA-1 North and South.   [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Cyan, Lumos, CoreSite

January 7th, 2015
 

As we all continue to recover from the holidays, here's a quick roundup of news from this week that's worth a look. [Read more →]

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The Net Neutrality Pendulum Is Swinging Away From ISPs

January 7th, 2015
 

It looks as if the first network neutrality battle of 2015 will be fought next month, and the supporters of Title II are poised for victory.  According to Bloomberg, the FCC is signaling that Obama's call for Title II will be successful when February's vote happens, at least in the short- and mid-term.  [Read more →]

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Zayo Closes Kansas Purchase

January 6th, 2015
 

Also closing a purchased announced in 2014 this morning is Zayo, which has now finished off the IdeaTek acquisition they announced just last month.  The purchase price was given as $52M, and was paid from existing cash. [Read more →]

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Finishing MegaPath Purchase, Global Capacity Goes National

January 6th, 2015
 

Global Capacity has followed through with its transformational purchase of MegaPath's Network Services business unit, closing the deal this morning. With a $300M revenue base and assets reaching deep into some 2000+ central offices around the country, the company has come a long, long way since its acquisition by Pivotal Group three and a half years ago. [Read more →]

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Verizon Ponders AOL

January 6th, 2015
 

The word from Bloomberg this morning is that Verizon is kicking the tires over at AOL.  They're thinking about either an actual buyout or some sort of joint venture, although there is no actual proposal on the table yet. [Read more →]

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