Industry Spotlight: 128 Technology COO Patrick MeLampy

September 11th, 2017
 

Software is driving the world of networking more so than ever before, and the changes are just getting started.  There are a lot of new approaches and new voices in the conversation.  One of those is 128 Technology, which is bringing session-awareness to routing. With us today to talk about 128 Technology’s approach to routing and where they think the market is going is COO Patrick MeLampy.  Prior to helping found 128 Technology, Patrick was co-founder and CTO at Acme Packet, which Oracle acquired in 2013. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Epsilon, Internap, Digital Realty

September 8th, 2017
 

Some interconnection news and a couple of data center expansions: [Read more →]

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How to form your B2B Telecoms video marketing

September 8th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Jon Mowat, founder of video strategy agency, Hurricane.

No matter how many articles you read about top marketing trends for 2017, video will always get a mention. The medium of moving pictures has become the dominant force for brands keen to catch the eye, and the proliferation [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: 123Net, Crown Castle, Orange Business, BroadSoft, Ufinet

September 7th, 2017
 

Some metro news, some global items, and an M&A in LATAM to consider: [Read more →]

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Serverless changes cloud and FinTech services

September 7th, 2017
 

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

Clouds have become the standard for many online services. Now we are really moving to serverless services that offer many benefits over the traditional cloud server models. [Read more →]

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Zayo Buys Some Colo Close to Home

September 6th, 2017
 

Zayo Group has hopped back into the M&A ring once again, albeit for a relatively small deal.  The Colorado-based fiber builder and operator has acquired another colo facility along Colorado's Front Range for $3.5M. [Read more →]

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Windstream Furthers Its Westward Expansion

September 6th, 2017
 

Windstream's ongoing network expansion has taken aim at the western region once again according to a release this morning.  The  network operator has deployed two new points of presence with the help of the data center provider CoreSite. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Liquid, BICS, China Mobile, Liberty

September 5th, 2017
 

The US was off yesterday, but the week did start on Monday for much of the world.  here's a quick look at some news from overseas: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Aqua Comms’ CEO Nigel Bayliff

September 5th, 2017
 

On tap today is a quick Q&A with Aqua Comms’ Nigel Bayliff.  We interviewed Nigel last winter soon after he took over as CEO of the carrier’s carrier and its AEConnect and CeltixConnect-1 submarine cable systems.  Aqua Comms has some network expansion projects in mind on both sides of the Atlantic, and I was able to sit down with him briefly for an update. [Read more →]

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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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