ONF, ON.Lab Open Up the Process

February 14th, 2017
 

The Open Networking Foundation and ON.Lab are still finalizing their merger, but they aren't waiting for the final papers to get signed. Today the ONF is launching the Open Innovation Pipeline, charting what it bills as the next phase of SDN and NFV. [Read more →]

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Telefonica Pitching Telxius to Private Equity

February 14th, 2017
 

After its planned IPO of Telxius didn't generate sufficient interest last year, Telefonica remains interested in monetizing the division.  Reports over the weekend suggest that they are in the final stages of negotiations with a group of private equity companies that would see the sale of a 49% stake in Telxius. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Liquid, Sparkle, Southern Cross, Amazon

February 13th, 2017
 

Here's a quick roundup of some news from around the world and from the cloud. [Read more →]

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Xtract and Comptel: A story with many lessons

February 13th, 2017
 

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

On February 9 Nokia announced its intention to acquire Comptel, a listed Finnish company. Five years earlier Comptel acquired a data analytics company called Xtract. I was one of the founders of Xtract. We founded it in 2001 and built it to conduct world-class advanced data analytics. This is a story about [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: CenturyLink, Colt, RETN, Ciena

February 10th, 2017
 

The snow didn't do much damage here in southern New Jersey, but I imagine it's still tough up in Boston.  Here's a quick Friday look at some other news from this week that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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Zayo Found Some Growth in Fiscal Q2, Expanded EBITDA

February 10th, 2017
 

With the Electric Lightwave acquisition still pending (a familiar state of affairs), Zayo posted its fiscal Q2 numbers yesterday after the market closed.  They saw a return to growth on the top line despite ongoing work on the Zayo Canada business, and expanded EBITDA as well.  Here's a quick summary of Zayo's numbers in some context: [Read more →]

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Zayo Plans Another Longhaul Route, This Time In the Pacific Northwest

February 9th, 2017
 

Zayo has another new longhaul route in the works in the state of Oregon.  With an anchor tenant in tow that will partially fund the construction of the new fiber route, Zayo will be adding 250 route miles of fiber between Portland and Umatilla. [Read more →]

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Nokia to Buy Comptel, Add to Software Side

February 9th, 2017
 

Nokia has revealed an interesting M&A move over in Europe this morning.  They have announced their intention to acquire Finland-based Comptel, launching a recommended cash tender offer for the company's shares. [Read more →]

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With CenturyLink in the Wings, Level 3 Finishes Off 2016

February 8th, 2017
 

With the CenturyLink/Level 3 deal still in process, there are still earnings reports to keep an eye on.  This afternoon, Level 3 posted its numbers for the fourth quarter of 2016, showing relatively stable results relative to the third quarter.  Relative to analyst estimates, Q4 revenue came in light at $2.032B while earnings per share of $0.70 was above expectations. [Read more →]

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Interconnection Roundup: DE-CIX, Console, PacketFabric

February 8th, 2017
 

Three interconnection and cloud networking items to peruse this morning: [Read more →]

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Carlyle Buys Control of CMC

February 8th, 2017
 

The Carlyle Group has done a bit of network M&A overseas.  The US-based private equity group has acquired a majority stake in the global carrier CMC Networks. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Sparkle, AMS-IX, Level 3, Verizon

February 7th, 2017
 

It's been busy on the international front this week, here's another round of news items worth a look: [Read more →]

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SKT, Ericsson, BMW achieve 3.6Gbps for 5G connected car trial

February 7th, 2017
 

This article was authored by Fiona Chau, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

SK Telecom achieved what it says is the world’s fastest 5G speed for a connected car during a demonstration conducted with Ericsson and BMW Korea. [Read more →]

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CyrusOne Buy’s Sentinel’s Two Biggest Data Centers

February 6th, 2017
 

Another data center acquisition this Monday morning, and it's a bigger one.  CyrusOne has agreed to buy two data centers from Sentinel Data Centers. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Colt, Seaborn Networks, NTT

February 6th, 2017
 

Here's some news from around the world that's worth a look this morning: [Read more →]

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Equinix Buy’s IO’s Slough Data Center

February 6th, 2017
 

This week starts off with a data center changing hands over in the UK. Equinix has announced the purchase of IO UK's data center operating business. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: FirstLight Fiber, Walker and Associates

February 5th, 2017
 

We have three listings to peruse over on the Ramblings Jobs Board this week, all from familiar faces. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Zayo, Mitel, Ciena, RCN, Everstream, HFN, ShoreTel, PS Lightwave

February 3rd, 2017
 

Ok, I'm back from Metro Connect and mostly recovered, and it's time to catch up on what else I missed from this week while on the road.  It's a pretty long list. [Read more →]

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Verizon Closes the XO Deal

February 2nd, 2017
 

Last February, one of 2016's most surprising acquisitions was announced as Verizon agreed to buy XO Communications from Carl Icahn.  Yesterday, after what has been quite a full year of M&A news, Verizon finally finished with all the necessary regulatory hurdles and closed the deal.   [Read more →]

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Epsilon Makes a Deal, Buys Metcom

February 2nd, 2017
 

The global communications provider Epsilon is making a play for more of the US marketplace via an inorganic path.  Epsilon revealed this morning that it has acquired the assets and operations of Metcom Network Services, adding to its assets and capabilities in  none other than New York City. [Read more →]

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Lumos Makes Second North Carolina Deal, Acquires DC74

February 1st, 2017
 

Lumos Networks' North Carolina ambitions have led to another M&A.  The Virginia-based fiber builder and operator has announced the acquisition of DC74, complementing the fiber and connectivity services they got through the Clarity acquisition with some regional data center expertise. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: NJFX, Global Capacity, PacketFabric

February 1st, 2017
 

Here's a quick look at a few other bits of news announced down here at Metro Connect in Miami this week: [Read more →]

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Smart Cities gaining momentum in India

February 1st, 2017
 

This article was authored by Lachlan Colquhoun, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Anyone wanting to understand which are the hottest telecoms markets in the world only needs to look to India, where we learned recently that foreign direct investment in the sector has more than tripled this year.  [Read more →]

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