Network Roundup: Windstream, EdgeConneX, Neutral Path, Custom Connect, IFSC

September 1st, 2017
 

TGIF and goodbye to another summer.  Here's a quick look at other news from this week that's worth a quick read first though: [Read more →]

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Security versus usability

August 31st, 2017
 

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

Cybersecurity is seen as one of the biggest threats nowadays. It is linked to all our daily activities from electricity networks to bank accounts and daily work. It has been an unknown area for [Read more →]

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Ciena’s Fiscal Q3 Bests Estimates, But Q4 Looks Less Fun

August 31st, 2017
 

Ciena has posted its fiscal Q3 numbers and again managed to stay slightly ahead of analyst expectations.  However, guidance for fiscal Q4 was more conservative than had been hoped for. [Read more →]

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BroadSoft Said to be Exploring a Sale

August 31st, 2017
 

Yesterday rumors surfaced of another potential M&A in the cloud communications space.  BroadSoft is supposedly considering its strategic options, with Jefferies helping sift through options including a sale of the company. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: UPN, Juniper, Ericsson, Hutchison

August 30th, 2017
 

Some metro Ethernet, some vendor news, and a minor tax dispute. [Read more →]

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Liquid Brings the Cloud to Africa

August 30th, 2017
 

There will be at least one more cloud in Africa from here on out.  Liquid Telecom has unveiled a new partnership to bring Microsoft's cloud products to the continent. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Digital Realty, Faction, Adva, Zayo

August 29th, 2017
 

Here is some data center, cloud, vendor, and service provider news to peruse: [Read more →]

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Fusion to Buy Birch’s Cloud & Network

August 28th, 2017
 

One of the few M&A rumors of 2017 that hadn't come true did so this morning.  Birch Communications has found a buyer for the vast majority of its business and assets.  The cloud services provider Fusion has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Birch's cloud and business services units. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: 123Net CEO Dan Irvin

August 28th, 2017
 

After all the consolidation we’ve seen, you’d think that the tightly focused local and regional approach has been forgotten.  But there are many such companies still out there that continue to thrive.  One such operators is Michigan’s 123Net.  Starting out as a dialup ISP, they have navigated the industry’s storms for over 20 years and now operate some of the state’s key fiber, wireless, and data center infrastructure.  With us today to talk about 123Net’s approach to the Michigan market is Founder and CEO Dan Irvin. [Read more →]

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Telcos: Driving the Next Frontier in Advertising

August 25th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Chris Checco, Managing Director, Advanced Analytics & Monetization Solutions, Synchronoss

When brands—large, small and in between—think of targeted advertising, Google or Facebook are likely the dominant go-tos. But the landscape is shifting. Mobile operators have a lot to gain by monetizing [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Ciena, Infinera, Champion ONE, Versa, PCCW

August 25th, 2017
 

Here's news from four vendors plus a carrier: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: GTT, France-IX, AT&T

August 24th, 2017
 

We are nearing the end of August, and as usual not much is happening.  But there are a few items on the international front to look at: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Nokia, Level 3, Comcast, Zayo

August 23rd, 2017
 

Some mid-week news items to keep up with, plus one from late last week that I missed the first time around: [Read more →]

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Cisco to Buy Springpath

August 22nd, 2017
 

Cisco stretched its acquisition muscles yesterday, announcing its intent to purchase Springpath, Inc. for $320M in cash.   [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: UPN, Dakota Carrier, Towerstream

August 22nd, 2017
 

Here's some regional network news that's worth a look to start this week: [Read more →]

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Zayo Finishes Off Fiscal Q4

August 22nd, 2017
 

Zayo posted its fiscal Q4 numbers, turning in revenues of $638.0M, which was pretty much inline with expectations, and earnings per share of $0.09 which were also after taking out four pennies or so that went toward costs of extinguishing debt.  Here are a few of Zayo's numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Integra Optics CEO Dave Prescott

August 21st, 2017
 

Today for another industry spotlight we dive back into the optical vendor space.  While the boxes themselves get most of the headlines, lots of the work in lighting fiber and running networks gets done by components with a much lower public profile.  Integra Optics supplies transceivers and related products to service providers of all sizes, making inroads into a business dominated by much larger companies.  With us today to talk about Integra Optics and its approach to serving the industry is Founder and CEO Dave Prescott. [Read more →]

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5G realities

August 21st, 2017
 

This article was authored by Stefan Hammond, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

I've been writing about 5G for years now, and it seems we're making progress. More vendors are mentioning their interest in positioning themselves within the nascent 5G ecosystem. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Windstream, Bluebird, Cologix, Southern Telecom

August 18th, 2017
 

As this wet August (here at least) drags on, here's a quick roundup of some more news bytes from this week: [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Windstream, Limelight, Southern Cross, CoreSite, Mammoth, Expereo

August 17th, 2017
 

Here's a quick look at some other news from this week that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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More Bloom for Equinix

August 17th, 2017
 

Two years ago, Equinix added a fuel cell option to its SV5 data center in Silicon Valley, via a lone deployment of technology from Bloom Energy.  They must have liked how it worked out, because yesterday they revealed an expansion of the project to twelve facilities on both coasts. [Read more →]

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euNetworks Builds Out Metro Fiber in Manchester

August 16th, 2017
 

Over in Europe, euNetworks has added a new metro fiber market to its footprint.   The English city of Manchester is the target of the latest buildout, following the company's initial expansion there in May of last year. [Read more →]

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FTS to Build More Fiber on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

August 16th, 2017
 

FTS Fiber has won another contract on Maryland's eastern shore.  The commissioners of Queen Anne's County voted last week 3-2 in favor of an $8.7M contract to spread broadband through the county. [Read more →]

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