Industry Spotlight: Gigamon’s Andy Huckridge Warns of NFV Speed Bumps

April 18th, 2016
 

In the networking world, NFV is one of the biggest disruptive technologies on the horizon.  Vendors are racing their products to market and sharpening their ecosystems, and carriers are testing it out and sculpting new services or re-sculpting old ones.  But there are issues left to solve before NFV can fulfill its promises.  With us today to talk about a few of them is Andy Huckridge, Director of Service Provider Solutions & SME at Gigamon. [Read more →]

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Cloud Communications M&A: Mitel to Acquire Polycom

April 15th, 2016
 

One of the most prolific consolidators in the UC and cloud communications sector has struck again. Canadian-based Mitel has announced an agreement to acquire slightly larger competitor Polycom. [Read more →]

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The Future of Cell Towers: Could Advancements in Cellular Technology Make Cell Towers as We Know Them Obsolete?

April 15th, 2016
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Lease Advisors

With talk of a 5G mobile network slated to launch sometime in 2020, cellular carriers and consumers in the know are equally delighted: 5G will mean more than 10 times the current capacity of even the best 4G LTE. Still, with the announcement of this and other technological advancements, some are concerned [Read more →]

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San Antonio, Austin Are Next on Zayo’s FTT Menu

April 14th, 2016
 

Zayo said this morning that it has significant buildout plans for the Texas cities of San Antonio and Austin.  The infrastructure builder and operator will be adding more than 700 route miles in the two markets as it moves to hook up some 300 wireless towers. [Read more →]

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Telehouse, Verizon Digital Media Services Team Up For IXs

April 14th, 2016
 

The internet exchange business has been a rapidly evolving place over the last several years.  Today two established players allied to make their expansion plans easier.  TELEHOUSE and Verizon Digital Media Services are teaming up to build out new internet exchange points. [Read more →]

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Network Roundup: Telia, Hurricane Electric, AquaComms, Level 3

April 14th, 2016
 

Here are four quick takes on news from global network operators this week: [Read more →]

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Verizon, Unions Lock Horns Again

April 13th, 2016
 

Some 39,000 workers walked off the job this at 6am morning across Verizon's landline footprint after the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers called a strike.  Everyone had been working without a contract since August, but apparently the talks haven't been going well. [Read more →]

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Windstream Taps Infinera For DCI

April 13th, 2016
 

Out in Chicago, Windstream has been busy installing some new gear. They've deployed Infinera's Cloud Xpress to provide pre-provisioned connections between two data centers within the key carrier hotel at 350 East Cermak.  [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Zayo, Alpheus, FirstLight, Hammer

April 12th, 2016
 

Here are four interesting items to look at from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Juniper Pulls Back Q1 Guidance

April 12th, 2016
 

In what is hopefully not an early indicator for the sector, yesterday after the market closed Juniper Networks reeled in its estimates for the first quarter.  They cited weaker than expected demand from big operators in both the US and Europe, as well as the delayed timing of certain deployments.   [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Cross River Fiber

April 11th, 2016
 

We have three new job listings in my own home turf of New Jersey to look at over on the Ramblings' Jobs Board to start off the second quarter. [Read more →]

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WOW Business Lands in Downtown Chicago

April 11th, 2016
 

Early in 2015, WOW! Business announced the purchase of conduit along Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago.  Today they revealed just what they have been and will be doing with it. [Read more →]

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April Fool’s Day press releases: sublime futurism?

April 11th, 2016
 

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

As de facto editor of Future Television Asia, I scan a lot of press releases. Some have bits of information, a few are entirely useful, and most aren't of interest.

But then along comes April Fools' Day [Read more →]

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UK Regulators Choose 4 Over 3 Again

April 11th, 2016
 

Over in England today, UK regulators have spent the last year looking at the proposed combination of Hutchison Whampoa's Three and Telefonica's O2. The verdict: they don't much like it, actually, and are now launching a full in-depth investigation.  [Read more →]

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Buyers Line Up For Yahoo, Verizon Included

April 8th, 2016
 

The longtime internet company Yahoo is on the block again, and one of its bidders appears to be none other than Verizon.  Preliminary bids are due on Monday, whether for all or part of the company's various pieces.  Other bidders being talked about include Google, Time Inc, and a collection of private equity players whether solo or as a team.   [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: UPN, Hudson Fiber, RCN Business

April 7th, 2016
 

Here's a quick look at three bits of news from the metro fiber side of things: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: RETN, Level 3, Interxion, Epsilon

April 6th, 2016
 

Four interesting international items to peruse at the midweek point: [Read more →]

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KCOM Assets Working for CityFibre Already

April 6th, 2016
 

Over in the UK, CityFibre has wasted no time putting the new assets it acquired from KCOM in January to good use.  This week they have revealed two new metro partners as well as a long haul customer as they continue to make the case for the company as an alternative to BT OpenReach. [Read more →]

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Equinix Unveils Data Hubs for the Enterprise

April 5th, 2016
 

The ways in which enterprises assemble their network infrastructure have been evolving rapidly as the industry-wide shift to the cloud accelerates.  Today Equinix offered another piece of its ongoing response to that shift, unveiling a new Data Hub service that lets enterprises store their data next to the clouds they use but keep control over it.   [Read more →]

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Malaysia’s Platinum Core deploys mobile fronthaul

April 5th, 2016
 

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Malaysian network solutions provider Platinum Core Solutions (PCS) has deployed a mobile fronthaul offering from Infinera to support its upcoming mobile wholesale service. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: SACS, NTT, GCX, TI Sparkle

April 4th, 2016
 

Here are four stories from overseas to start the week: [Read more →]

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Zayo Buys Clearview

April 4th, 2016
 

Zayo expanded its cloud and colocation footprint via a another M&A late last week.  The target this time was the data center operator Clearview International, which operated two data centers in Texas, in a $18.9M deal. [Read more →]

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Pac-12 Taps Zayo For Basketball Bandwidth

April 1st, 2016
 

Zayo picked up some bandwidth business in the college basketball business this month, with March Madness in full swing.  They were selected by the media arm of the Pac-12 conference to boost bandwidth for the Men's Basketball Tournament out in Las Vegas a few weeks ago.  Oregon won the event easily over Utah, but more recently got knocked out in March Madness by Oklahoma. [Read more →]

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