QTS Takes Piscataway Off DFT’s Hands

June 7th, 2016
 

One of New Jersey's larger data center facilities has changed hands this week.  QTS has purchased the NJ-1 campus and customer base  of DuPont Fabros Technology in Piscataway, adding some 38 acres and 360,000 square feet of raw space to its portfolio. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: Zayo, CS&L, Hibernia

June 6th, 2016
 

Back in the saddle again this week, and here's a few things I'm catching up on: [Read more →]

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KDDI, Toyota plan global connected car comms platform

June 6th, 2016
 

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

Japan's KDDI has teamed up with Toyota to establish a global communications platform to support connected cars. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: NYI, QTS, WANRack, Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE

June 3rd, 2016
 

Almost back in the saddle now, just in time for the weekend.  Here's a quick look at some interesting metro news from four markets around the US, three data center connectivity expansions and one bit of e-Rate news: [Read more →]

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What We Can Do About Ransomware – Today and Tomorrow

June 3rd, 2016
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates.

APAC countries must take note of the prevalence of ransomware attacks in the U.S. and Europe. The good news is that tools and technologies are emerging to combat these cybercrimes.

Ransomware is a huge problem that’s causing real harm to businesses and individuals. Technology service providers are gearing up to fight these cyberattacks – and that’s coming none too soon. [Read more →]

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A Strong Fiscal Q2 From Ciena

June 2nd, 2016
 

Ciena's stock price is up 10% in pre-market trading this morning after what looks like well-received fiscal Q2 earnings report.  Revenues of  $640.7M and adjusted earnings per share of $0.34 were both in excess of analyst projections, which were looking for something in the $630M and $0.27 range. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Level 3, Tata, Infomart, Megaport

June 2nd, 2016
 

I'm still flat on my back with a cold, but trying to keep up.  Here's another set of quick-takes of the news from the last day or two: [Read more →]

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Djibouti Launches DARE Project

June 1st, 2016
 

East Africa needs another submarine cable system, or so Djibouti Tleocom and six other regional telecommunications operators are betting.  Yesterday an agreement to build the Djibouti-Africa Regional Express, or DARE, was signed, with TE SubCom on tap for the actual construction. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Zayo, Epsilon, CENX, Allied Fiber

June 1st, 2016
 

Your humble editor has a bad cold this week, so if he fails to make sense it's probably the antihistamines.  Here's a quick rundown of a few  news items worth noting so far in this post-Memorial-Day short week: [Read more →]

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BroadSoft Acquires Intellinote

May 31st, 2016
 

Consolidation in the UC space can be either about scale or about technology.  The UCaaS and software provider BroadSoft made one of the latter early this morning, announcing the acquisition of Intellinote.   [Read more →]

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Being late to the big data party may be a blessing for telcos

May 31st, 2016
 

This article was authored by Tony Poulos, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

Innovation in big data is all about making the data available for any number of people to test out ideas to see what works without impacting the performance of the systems the data resides in. [Read more →]

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Verizon, Unions Make a Deal

May 27th, 2016
 

Just as Memorial Day weekend is about to start, the Verizon strike appears to be over.  Verizon and its unions have apparently reached a tentative deal this afternoon after 13 days of talking at the Department of Labor. [Read more →]

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Facebook, Microsoft, Telefonica Team Up for new Mid-Atlantic Cable

May 27th, 2016
 

On what do Facebook and Microsoft agree? Apparently, on the need for a new transatlantic cable between Spain and Virginia. The MAREA cable system was announced yesterday, with the software and social networking giants working with Telefonica's Telxius subsidiary to make it happen. [Read more →]

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Network Bytes: Zayo, FirstLight, Consolidated, Interoute

May 26th, 2016
 

I'm on the road again today, but here's a quick roundup of some action among fiber operators in the last day or so: [Read more →]

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Integra Optics Takes Aim at HFC

May 26th, 2016
 

This morning, Integra Optics is revealing a new set of products aimed at a part of the market we don't hear about too often. They are taking aim at the world of hybrid fiber-coax. It's a segment that isn't getting a whole lot of attention these days, and which the company thinks is ripe for some more personalized support. [Read more →]

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DDoS Bytes: Radware, Kentik, F5, Limelight

May 26th, 2016
 

In the last several days there has been a series of announcements surrounding protection against DDoS attacks. What strikes me is the wide range of companies involved in the handling of this sort of threat. [Read more →]

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Combatting churn begins with data

May 26th, 2016
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Giles House, CMO of CallidusCloud

Like few other industries, telecom seems resigned to churn. The average number of subscribers who voluntarily deactivate each month is huge. According to market research firm Ovum, almost half of existing customers could switch carriers before the end of 2015. Ovum asserts that about a quarter of all users say they will definitely switch to another provider, while another quarter are actively considering changing. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Level 3’s Chris Richter Talks Security

May 25th, 2016
 

One of the perennial problems faced by IT managers across all sectors is that of security.  From the days of the lone wolf hacker to today’s organized crime and even state-sponsored groups, security has become an arms race that most people don’t realize how badly they are losing.  Network operators are now mobilizing new tools to help the cause however.  With us today to discuss the subject and Level 3 Communications’s newest security offering is Chris Richter, SVP Global Security Services.

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Wednesday Bytes: CyrusOne, Lumos Networks, UPN, GENBAND

May 25th, 2016
 

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

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Ciena’s Blue Planet Gets a DevOps Toolkit

May 24th, 2016
 

In the world of SDN and NFV, Ciena today revealed a new addition to its Blue Planet network and service orchestration platform. They have added a DevOps Toolkit to the mix, hoping to enable the developers at their ecosystem partners to create and on-board new VNFs and other pieces of the puzzle rather than do it all themselves. [Read more →]

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euNetworks’ Media Connect Heads for Manchester

May 24th, 2016
 

Across the Atlantic, the pan-European operator euNetworks has been busy this week with the media vertical. Yesterday they unveiled an expansion of their Media Connect solution up to Manchester's MediaCityUK. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Cross River Fiber CEO Vincenzo Clemente

May 24th, 2016
 

While it seems like all the news in fiber infrastructure in the first half of this decade has been about consolidation, there have been a few startups that have taken on the sector from the ground up.  One of those is Cross River Fiber, whose home turf is the same as mine – New Jersey.  It’s an interesting market that lives in the shadow of New York City and Philadelphia and sometimes doesn’t get the attention it deserves.  With us today to tell us where Cross River Fiber has been and where it will be going next is Founder and CEO Vincenzo Clemente. [Read more →]

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Windstream Invests in Metro Depth in Richmond

May 23rd, 2016
 

This morning, Windstream announced an expansion of its footprint in the Richmond, Virginia metro area.  It's part of a multi-city campaign aimed at bringing more of both data centers and enterprises on-net and thus expanding the company's overall prospects in both its wholesale and business markets. [Read more →]

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