Fiber M&A: Conterra Buys Two Regional Networks

January 19th, 2017
 

There was some fiber M&A earlier this week that slipped past my nets.   Conterra, which is majority-owned by Court Square Capital, has announced the acquisition of two regional fiber operators: Detel and Broadplex. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Level 3, NJFX, Hurricane Electric, Masergy, INOC

January 18th, 2017
 

Here's another quick roundup of some more of the rapidfire news we've seen go out this week: [Read more →]

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Poll: What Will Trump’s FCC Do With Net Neutrality?

January 18th, 2017
 

Ok, it's time for another poll.  We have a new president coming in this week and a particularly unpredictable one at that.  What should we expect from the FCC when it comes to net neutrality?  No, not what *should* happen to net neutrality, but what *will*.  It's prediction time, make your call: [Read more →]

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Network Roundup: CityFibre, FTS Fiber, MetTel, Zayo

January 17th, 2017
 

Here's a quick roundup of some network news that's also worth a look: [Read more →]

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Data Bytes: DE-CIX, EdgeConneX, DataGryd, CoreSite, Midwest-IX

January 17th, 2017
 

Lots of news out there this week, coinciding with the arrival of the PTC conference out in Hawaii. Here's a quick rundown of a few interesting items from the IX and colo space: [Read more →]

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Wilcon Builds Out for Small Cell

January 16th, 2017
 

On the metro fiber front, Wilcon is planning a significant amount of new infrastructure out in California.  The company is expanding its fiber reach in order to serve the backhaul needs of small cells in downtown Los Angeles. [Read more →]

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SEA-US Takes Two More Steps Forward

January 16th, 2017
 

The next transpacific cable system appears to be approaching the finish line.  SEA-US has had two announcements over the last day or two detailing the progress of the buildout of the necessary infrastructure. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: CEO William Charnock on the Launch of PacketFabric

January 16th, 2017
 

This week, a new cloud-centric network operator has launched.  PacketFabric aims to bring more of the flexibility and provisioning ease seen in cloud computing into the world of networking and interconnection via an SDN-powered, Ethernet-based connectivity platform.  With us today to shed some light on the new company’s initial offerings and its plans for the future is CEO William Charnock, who has previously led networking over at both LimeLight and SoftLayer. [Read more →]

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Level 3 Adds Asian DDoS Depth

January 16th, 2017
 

Over the weekend, Level 3 Communications took its security capabilities in the Far East to a new level.  They have opened a set of new scrubbing centers throughout the region capable of mitigating Distributed Denial of Service attacks.  [Read more →]

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Straight Path Settles With FCC, Bidding War Next?

January 13th, 2017
 

Straight Path Communications has settled with the FCC in its dispute over the usage of the spectrum it has been sitting on.  There's good news and bad news in there for Straight Path. [Read more →]

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The FCC’s Last Shot Aimed at AT&T, Verizon

January 13th, 2017
 

Next week we get a new president, and along with that will come a new FCC and a new regulatory regime. But that's next week, and this week the current  Democratic majority on the FCC is apparently making the most of its microphone while it still has the floor. [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: CenturyLink, Equinix, Host.net, Zayo

January 12th, 2017
 

Here's a quick rundown on some of the other news from this week that's worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Colt Takes Aim at Asian Metro Fiber

January 12th, 2017
 

Colt is planning something we haven't seen too often from international operators.  They are investing an expansion of the company's metro fiber footprint in the Far East. [Read more →]

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Who needs a bank?

January 12th, 2017
 

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

2017 is only weeks old and the deals are starting already.

One which caught my eye is in Vietnam. There, we see mobile payments company Fortumo partnering with [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Ciena, Coriant, Infinera, Ericsson, Cisco

January 11th, 2017
 

It's time for a quick roundup on news from vendors from the last few days that's worth a look: [Read more →]

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The Polls Are In – Thoughts on Your Likely Buyers and Sellers

January 10th, 2017
 

While last week's M&A polls will remain open for some days more, the trends are pretty clear.  Telecom Ramblings readers seem more sure than usual about the direction of M&A ahead of us in 2017, and for the most I think the picks are quite sensible. [Read more →]

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GTT Closes Hibernia Deal, Adds Fiber to Its Diet

January 10th, 2017
 

It may have been the holidays, but GTT certainly didn't waste any time when it came to finishing off its purchase of Hibernia Networks.  Yesterday, exactly two months since the date of the announcement, they announced its closing. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Acquires SEAL Consulting

January 9th, 2017
 

With its combination with Level 3 still working its way through the regulatory process, CenturyLink is still out there making inorganic moves.  Today they acquired SEAL Consulting, which specializes in the implementation of SAP solutions. [Read more →]

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Zayo Sells Some Dark Fiber Along the Mississippi River

January 9th, 2017
 

Zayo has found another customer for for the dark fiber in its extensive inventory.  A 'major U.S. telecommunications company' has selected the Boulder-based fiber operator for a dark fiber link between the New Orleans, Louisiana and Memphis, Tennesse metro areas.   [Read more →]

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SD-5G Hybrid WAN Will Drive the CDN Trend in 2017

January 9th, 2017
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

The fundamental concept of a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is to make the content distribution or broadcast points of presence (POPs) closer to the end users who request for data or video content online. Such network closeness of content serving would reduce the [Read more →]

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Equinix deploys Facebook-designed optical switches

January 6th, 2017
 

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

Equinix is collaborating with Facebook and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to deploy and test Voyager, the Facebook-designed packet optical switches, inside two of its IBX data centers. [Read more →]

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GI Partners Acquires KOMO, Takes Aim at Seattle

January 6th, 2017
 

The owner of the Los Angeles carrier hotel fixture One Wilshire has plans to expand further north.  GI Partners announced yesterday the acquisition of KOMO Plaza up in Seattle. [Read more →]

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Poll: Who Are the Most Likely Buyers of US Networks in 2017?

January 5th, 2017
 

We started off the week considering the likely consolidation targets among US fiber networks in 2017.  Now let's flip the question around and ask who the likeliest buyers are.  Who do you think is going to be shopping for network assets this year? [Read more →]

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