Telefonica Calls Off Telxius IPO, So Now What?

September 30th, 2016
 

Rumors that demand for Telxius shares was light turned out to be more than a little true.  Yesterday Telefonica threw in the towel and postponed the IPO of its infrastructure unit due to inadequate demand. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, WOW, OneNeck

September 30th, 2016
 

For your Friday perusal in the metro space: one contract win, one field testing revelation, and one product roll-out. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Infomart’s John Sheputis On Expansions, M&A, and Power

September 29th, 2016
 

The data center marketplace continues to be very dynamic, with lots of organic build-outs happening alongside ever-present consolidation.  It’s a good thing too, since without all that work, the internet as we know it would outgrow itself in a year.  One company that is enabling not only the internet, but also some of the world's most sustainable IT operations, is Infomart Data Centers. Infomart operates the Dallas facility from which it derives its name as well as data centers in Silicon Valley, Portland, and northern Virginia.  With us today to talk about Infomart’s approach to the market, M&A in the sector, and the shift toward renewable power sources is the company’s President, John Sheputis. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Earthlink, Internap, vXchnge, UPN

September 28th, 2016
 

Here's a set of quick-takes from the data center and enterprise services markets: [Read more →]

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Akamai Acquires Some Big Data Talent

September 28th, 2016
 

Akamai made an inorganic move this morning, announcing the acquisition of Concord Systems in an all-cash transaction. [Read more →]

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In Search of the Uber for Telcos

September 28th, 2016
 

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

The telecoms industry is in an incredible state of flux – that is a given. [Read more →]

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Light Demand For Telxius Shares So Far

September 27th, 2016
 

Telefonica's Telxius division is expected to debut as a public company next week, and the financial world is currently working on just how to value it.  But it appears that demand for shares is coming in on the lighter side of expectations. [Read more →]

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Vodacom Taps Prasa’s Metro Dark Fiber

September 27th, 2016
 

Here's a quick item on metro fiber from further afield than normal.  South African-based Vodacom has tapped the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) for dark fiber to the tune of R1B, or (about $74M). [Read more →]

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Interxion Plans New Expansions in Three Markets

September 26th, 2016
 

More interesting news from across the Atlantic this morning, this time on the organic front in the data center space.  Interxion has revealed plans to expand its footprint in three key markets in continental Europe: Frankfurt, Paris, and Marseille. [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: CityFibre Acquires Redcentric’s Fiber, Ducts

September 26th, 2016
 

This week starts with a bit of fiber M&A over in the UK.  CityFibre has announced the acquisition of all the metro duct and fiber network assets of Redcentric, an IT managed services provider.   [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight – Lumos Networks CEO Tim Biltz on the Road Ahead

September 26th, 2016
 

Since its separation from nTelos in October of 2011, Lumos Networks has steadily waded deeper into the world of fiber infrastructure, adding over 3,000 fiber route miles, largely in their primary markets in Virginia, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.  They spent much of the last couple of years investing heavily in new fiber in central and southeastern Virginia.  The Virginia market has been getting a lot of attention lately, with several new submarine cables expect to land in Virginia Beach.   Now the company is turning its attention toward enterprise growth and new expansion projects.  With us today to tell us what the future may hold for Lumos is CEO Tim Biltz. [Read more →]

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Friday Roundup: Zayo, Windstream, Data Foundry, Digital Realty, LimeLight

September 23rd, 2016
 

Lots of other news this week that I didn't get to yet, here's a quick look: [Read more →]

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Security Friday: Yahoo, Akamai, Level 3

September 23rd, 2016
 

The fact that much of the internet is a soft target has been reinforced on an almost weekly basis. [Read more →]

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Thursday Bytes: Level 3, Hurricane Electric, CityFibre, Windstream

September 22nd, 2016
 

Here are quick takes on three items internationally, and one for the upper Midwest: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Gil Santaliz on NJFX’s “Tier 3 by the Subsea”

September 21st, 2016
 

Today a new data center is coming online in New Jersey, and it’s not in one of the usual spots.  Following last year’s buildout of a meet-me-room in the Tata cable landing station in Wall, New Jersey, NJFX is launching Phase 2 of its project: a Tier 3 data center right next door.  It’s an ambitious plan that envisions a new model of interconnection with the world’s subsea cable infrastructure, which they are calling ‘Tier 3 by the Subsea’. With us today to tell us about the project and what happens next is NJFX Founder and Managing Member Gil Santaliz. [Read more →]

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AT&T Has a New Last Mile Dream

September 20th, 2016
 

Ok, so the latest news from the last mile is just a little bit puzzling. AT&T has a brand new plan to deliver a gigabit or more to consumers. It's called AirGig, and it involves transmitting broadband data along the power lines. And no, it doesn't appear to be April 1 just yet. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Lightower, TelePacific, Viawest, CenturyLink

September 20th, 2016
 

Here's a quick list of other news from this week that is worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Zeev Draer on the Road Ahead for MRV

September 19th, 2016
 

As software becomes a bigger and bigger piece of the networking world, it is perhaps among the vendors that the biggest changes are looming. Specialized hardware development cycles are giving way to the faster pace of software, and the expectations of network operators are moving even more quickly.  One company that is working hard to make the transition into an opportunity is MRV.  With us today to talk about where MRV has been and where it is going is Zeev Draer, Vice President of Strategic Marketing. [Read more →]

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The Age of the Smart Data Center

September 19th, 2016
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Adam Siegel, Vice President of Networks and Service Providers, vXchnge, and Michael Zody, General Manager, Northeast, Level 3

What does it take to run a smart data center?

Think about it. For many businesses, the data center is the heart of software technology—the “thing” enabling businesses to do more, efficiently expand their capabilities, and create and maintain the information necessary to [Read more →]

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A Practical Terabit Approaches?

September 19th, 2016
 

This week starts off with some interesting news from researchers on the hunt for terabit data speeds.  Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom, and the Technical University of Munich say they have taken a big step forward in achieving a 1Tbps circuits that can withstand real network conditions. [Read more →]

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These transformations could be for real

September 19th, 2016
 

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

Big old incumbent telecoms carriers have been banging about how they have to “transform” for a few years now. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Southern Telecom

September 18th, 2016
 

We have a new job listing to peruse over on the Ramblings Jobs Board from down south. [Read more →]

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Fiber M&A: Wave Raises War Chest Makes Two More Acquisitions

September 16th, 2016
 

This week saw some more regional fiber M&A up in the Pacific Northwest.  Wave has announced both the raising of $125M in new funds and the acquisition of two service providers in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. [Read more →]

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