Friday Bytes: UPN, CoreSite, Equinix, Level 3, CenturyLink

June 2nd, 2017
 

Here's a bit more news from this week that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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IOX, ASN Plan Indian Ocean Cable

June 2nd, 2017
 

For this Friday morning, let's look to a far away place where a new cable system has been planned.  IOX Cable Ltd and Nokia's Alcatel Submarine Networks  announced yesterday plans to build the IOX Cable System in the Indian Ocean. [Read more →]

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Ciena Tops Estimates for Fiscal Q2

June 1st, 2017
 

With its off-quarter report, Ciena often gives us an look at how things are going in the intermission between the regular earnings seasons.  This quarter they had a pretty good time, it seems, topping analyst estimates rather easily and gaining a pre-market boost for the share price. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Interxion, Sparkle, Orange, Tampnet

June 1st, 2017
 

Here are a few customer wins from across the Atlantic that are worth noting: [Read more →]

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Mobile arbitrage and truly global competition

June 1st, 2017
 

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

I had to use quite a lot mobile data in Italy. After three SIM cards, two from TIM and one from Three, I was quite convinced I would never get what [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: TierPoint, NJFX, QTS, Lincoln

May 31st, 2017
 

Several data center operators have made moves already this holiday-shortened week: [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Logix to Buy Alpheus

May 30th, 2017
 

Another fiber M&A has landed, this time down in Texas.  According to an announcement today, Logix Communications has signed a definitive agreement to buy Alpheus. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Exponential-e Founder Lee Wade

May 30th, 2017
 

Exponential-e was one of the early pioneers of Ethernet networking for the enterprise in the United Kingdom, taking on the existing leased line marketplace from the ground up. Now, with the cloud revolution in full swing, they are reaping the benefits of all that work as more and more enterprises make the leap. With us to talk about the company’s view of the market today and the impact we might see from SD-WAN and other new technologies is the company’s founder and CEO, Lee Wade. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Cross River Fiber, Wicresoft

May 29th, 2017
 

We have two new job listings over on the Ramblings' jobs board this week. [Read more →]

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Data Center Bytes: vXchnge, CoreSite, Anexio, Virtus

May 26th, 2017
 

Back in the USA again, and once the jeg lag eases I'll be back at full throttle.  In the meantime, here's a quick rundown of some news from the data center and IaaS space this week: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Xtera CSO Robert Richardson Looks Ahead

May 25th, 2017
 

The world of submarine cables is currently very dynamic, and vendors supporting the various cable projects around the world are seeing new opportunities and taking on new technical challenges.  In February of this year, H.I.G. Capital acquired the assets of Xtera Communications out of Chapter 11, and re-launched the company as Xtera.  With us today to talk about the company’s new approach, the marketplace and its plans for the future is Chief Sales Officer Robert Richardson. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Zayo, Windstream, FirstLight

May 24th, 2017
 

Here's a quick look at some US network news from this week: [Read more →]

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Sonus, GENBAND Plot Merger

May 24th, 2017
 

Two of the industry's software-based voice vendors have decided to join forces. GENBAND and Sonus announced today plans to combine into one company. [Read more →]

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Windstream’s Metro Buildout Reaches Knoxville

May 23rd, 2017
 

According to a press release his morning, Windstream has plans for a significant metro expansion in Knoxville, Tennessee. The company will be adding both fiber and fixed wireless infrastructure in an effort to expand services to the area's business community. [Read more →]

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Wave to Join RCN, Grande in Cable/Fiber M&A

May 23rd, 2017
 

Yesterday there was some significant fiber changing hands in the MSO space.  RCN Telecom Services has announced that it will be combining with Grande Communications and Wave Broadband in a deal that will create the 6th largest MSO and span three key regions. [Read more →]

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Monday Roundup: Seacom, HGC, Cataleya, Zayo

May 22nd, 2017
 

Here's a quick look at some news from the last few days: [Read more →]

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Telstra lays out plans for Programmable Network

May 22nd, 2017
 

This article was authored by Networks Asia staff, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Australian operator Telstra has outlined its plans to offer SDN and NFV, cloud platform and data centers as well as global and Australian networks in one integrated and intelligent platform. [Read more →]

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Friday Int’l Roundup: Orange Business, Hawaiki, Sparkle, BSO

May 19th, 2017
 

Here's a set of quick takes on some more international news items, which there have been more than a few of this week. [Read more →]

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Managing a Technical Career in Telecoms

May 19th, 2017
 

This Guest Article was authored by Russell Lundberg, who blogs over at Bangkok Beach Telecom

I asked to Guest Post on Telecom Ramblings because their audience includes so many Telecoms & ICT Professionals.  I've worked my entire career on the technical side of Telecoms and have become concerned about the lack of career development skills taught [Read more →]

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Bridging the Divide Between Carrier and Smart Cities Infrastructure

May 18th, 2017
 

Brian Proffit will be guest-authoring a multi-part Industry Viewpoint series here on Telecom Ramblings about the relationship between carriers and smart cities initiatives. Proffit recently joined Adtell as vice president of Smart Cities Infrastructure.  This is the first installment. [Read more →]

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Backbone Bytes: Level 3, Sparkle, GTT

May 17th, 2017
 

Here's some more network news that's worth a quick look as I continue to catch up with the world: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Aqua Comms, Hurricane Electric, Telia, Colt, Interoute, Equinix

May 17th, 2017
 

I'm on the road this week and most of next week.  Here's a whole bunch of catch-up from the international front: [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Wilcon, FiberLight, Cleareon, 123.Net

May 16th, 2017
 

Lots of news this week from ITW, and I'm on the road (not at ITW) so I'm already behind!  Here's a quick rundown of some items from the metro space. [Read more →]

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