Metro Bytes: USA Fiber, UPN, CoreSite, CityFibre

July 6th, 2016
 

Here's a quick roundup of some interesting news from the metro this week. [Read more →]

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Lightower Acquires Datacenter101

July 5th, 2016
 

The folks at Lightower were apparently pretty busy over the holiday weekend.  This morning they revealed some infrastructure M&A that follows up on their purchase of Fibertech last year.  Lightower has acquired Datacenter101. [Read more →]

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CityFibre Advances in Peterborough, Invades Milton Keynes

July 5th, 2016
 

The US has been off all weekend celebrating Independence Day. But back in the UK, which was on the receiving end of that particular event so long ago, there was some fiber build-out news. CityFibre has won an expansion project in its existing market of Peterborough as well as a new project in Milton Keynes. [Read more →]

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Is Microsoft’s Skype for Business worth the hype?

July 5th, 2016
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Q Advisors' Gerry DeHaven, Jordan Rupar and Jack Quinn

Today’s market mentality: If you can’t beat them, join them.

The business cloud communication market is becoming increasingly integrated and application-centric. To keep pace, traditional cloud communications providers such as Vonage as well as US and global carriers such as AT&T and British Telecom (“BT”) are rapidly [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: RioTel, Walker and Associates

July 3rd, 2016
 

We have two new job listings on the Ramblings Jobs Board this fourth of July weekend. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: CityFibre, Interoute, GTT

July 1st, 2016
 

In the US, folks are heading into the long July 4th weekend and are looking forward to barbecues, parades, and fireworks. Before you leave though, here's some news from around the world. [Read more →]

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A new class of test gear for NFV-based services

July 1st, 2016
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Charanya, Product Marketing Manager at Veryx Technologies

Next-generation Ethernet/IP services that depend on Software Defined Network (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Cloud technologies, utilize virtual network functions (VNFs) that are chained together to realize a network service (NS). While these NFV-based services derive the benefit of high agility and low costs, assuring [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: CenturyLink, Electric Lightwave, WOW, RCN, Windstream

June 30th, 2016
 

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

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LSO Hackathons Bring Together Open Standards, Open Source

June 30th, 2016
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Alan Zeichick, Camden Associates

Open standards and open source projects are both essential ingredients for advancing the cause of interoperable next-generation carrier networks. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Windstream, Telia, BSO, Ericsson

June 29th, 2016
 

Here's a quick look at some news from around the world that's worth a look today: [Read more →]

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More Int’l Fiber M&A: Vocus Buys Nextgen

June 29th, 2016
 

A substantial chunk of fiber is changing hands down under.  Vocus Communications has announced plans to acquire Netgen Networks in a deal worth about $600M. [Read more →]

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FASTER Cable System is Ready in the Pacific

June 29th, 2016
 

The trans-Pacific bandwidth market officially has a new cable system with which to meet demand.  NEC said today that construction and testing of the FASTER Cable System has been completed, meeting its promised Q2 date with one extra day in hand.   [Read more →]

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Liquid Telecom, RBH to Acquire Neotel

June 28th, 2016
 

There was some interesting M&A over in Africa today.  The pan-African network operator Liquid Telecom has teamed up with the investment group Royal Bafokeng to acquire Neotel from India's Tata Communications.  The deal comes after a purchase of Neotel by Vodacom failed to get past regulatory hurdles. [Read more →]

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Zayo, Mitel Ally In Canada

June 28th, 2016
 

Zayo's plans for its Canadian Allstream assets became a bit clearer this morning.  The infrastructure provider has teamed up with the cloud voice specialist Mitel.  The two are partnering on a hosted and fully-managed real-time communications, collaboration, and conferencing solution that puts Mitel's MiCloud solution over Zayo's network infrastructure. [Read more →]

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Cisco Buys More Security

June 28th, 2016
 

Cisco's appetite for cloud technology and talent has not abated.  Today they announced another acquisition, one that will boost the company's security portfolio.  The bellweather technology giant has announced its intent to buy CloudLock, Inc. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: AT&T, NTT, Verizon, Level 3

June 28th, 2016
 

As we all wait for the bizarre Brexit fever to break, here's a quick review of news from the start of this wee that's worth a quick look. [Read more →]

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Meeting the Storage Needs of Hybrid Cloud with Scale-Out NAS

June 27th, 2016
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Stefan Bernbo, founder and CEO, Compuverde

There are currently as many cell phones in use in the U.S. as there are people in the U.S.: approximately 330 million. As mobility continues its relentless juggernaut around the globe, data creation has exploded beyond imagination. This, of course, has led to an unprecedented need for data storage. But traditional vertical storage solutions won’t do; telcos need [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: BSO CEO Michael Ourabah

June 27th, 2016
 

When demand for low latency first became a thing, a number of network operators sprang up specifically to step into the gap.  Closely held BSO was one such operator, nimbly serving the demand from HFT traders beyond the core markets everyone else was in.  They have leveraged that start to build a global footprint they now use to take on a growing swath of the industry. With us today to tell us what BSO has been up to is founder and CEO Michael Ourabah.  [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Cleareon, UPN, RVA-IX, Zayo

June 24th, 2016
 

Here's a quick rundown of some metro news from this week. [Read more →]

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Poll: How Big a Deal is Brexit for Telecom and Internet Infrastructure?

June 24th, 2016
 

It's time for a Friday poll on the subject of the day.  Is Brexit a big deal for telecom and internet infrastructure in Europe?  Or is it not a big deal at all?  Have your say: [Read more →]

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Brexit Bomb Lands, Explodes, So Now What for Telecom & Infrastructure?

June 24th, 2016
 

It seems like a crazy decision by UK voters, but they did it.  Britain has actually voted by a thin margin to leave the EU.  I leave the details of all that to those who specialize in it, but what about our little world.  What does this mean for telecommunications and infrastructure companies?  A few thoughts, followed by a poll. [Read more →]

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Comcast Business Invests In Virginia Fiber Reach

June 23rd, 2016
 

Comcast Business is taking aim at the SMB and enterprise markets in the state of Virginia.  Yesterday they announced plans to spend more than $9M over the next year to expand their fiber and Ethernet network reach to as many as 3,000 additional businesses. [Read more →]

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Cloud Connect Roundup: TI Sparkle, Lightower, Equinix

June 23rd, 2016
 

Having specialized options to hook enterprises up to the various big cloud providers have become table stakes in the bandwidth game.  Here are three cloud connectivity announcements to look at this morning.   [Read more →]

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