Metro Bytes: Zayo, Alpheus, FirstLight, Hammer

April 12th, 2016
 

Here are four interesting items to look at from the start of this week: [Read more →]

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Juniper Pulls Back Q1 Guidance

April 12th, 2016
 

In what is hopefully not an early indicator for the sector, yesterday after the market closed Juniper Networks reeled in its estimates for the first quarter.  They cited weaker than expected demand from big operators in both the US and Europe, as well as the delayed timing of certain deployments.   [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: Cross River Fiber

April 11th, 2016
 

We have three new job listings in my own home turf of New Jersey to look at over on the Ramblings' Jobs Board to start off the second quarter. [Read more →]

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WOW Business Lands in Downtown Chicago

April 11th, 2016
 

Early in 2015, WOW! Business announced the purchase of conduit along Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago.  Today they revealed just what they have been and will be doing with it. [Read more →]

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April Fool’s Day press releases: sublime futurism?

April 11th, 2016
 

This article was authored by Stefan Hammond, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

As de facto editor of Future Television Asia, I scan a lot of press releases. Some have bits of information, a few are entirely useful, and most aren't of interest.

But then along comes April Fools' Day [Read more →]

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UK Regulators Choose 4 Over 3 Again

April 11th, 2016
 

Over in England today, UK regulators have spent the last year looking at the proposed combination of Hutchison Whampoa's Three and Telefonica's O2. The verdict: they don't much like it, actually, and are now launching a full in-depth investigation.  [Read more →]

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Buyers Line Up For Yahoo, Verizon Included

April 8th, 2016
 

The longtime internet company Yahoo is on the block again, and one of its bidders appears to be none other than Verizon.  Preliminary bids are due on Monday, whether for all or part of the company's various pieces.  Other bidders being talked about include Google, Time Inc, and a collection of private equity players whether solo or as a team.   [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: UPN, Hudson Fiber, RCN Business

April 7th, 2016
 

Here's a quick look at three bits of news from the metro fiber side of things: [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: RETN, Level 3, Interxion, Epsilon

April 6th, 2016
 

Four interesting international items to peruse at the midweek point: [Read more →]

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KCOM Assets Working for CityFibre Already

April 6th, 2016
 

Over in the UK, CityFibre has wasted no time putting the new assets it acquired from KCOM in January to good use.  This week they have revealed two new metro partners as well as a long haul customer as they continue to make the case for the company as an alternative to BT OpenReach. [Read more →]

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Equinix Unveils Data Hubs for the Enterprise

April 5th, 2016
 

The ways in which enterprises assemble their network infrastructure have been evolving rapidly as the industry-wide shift to the cloud accelerates.  Today Equinix offered another piece of its ongoing response to that shift, unveiling a new Data Hub service that lets enterprises store their data next to the clouds they use but keep control over it.   [Read more →]

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Malaysia’s Platinum Core deploys mobile fronthaul

April 5th, 2016
 

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

Malaysian network solutions provider Platinum Core Solutions (PCS) has deployed a mobile fronthaul offering from Infinera to support its upcoming mobile wholesale service. [Read more →]

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Monday Bytes: SACS, NTT, GCX, TI Sparkle

April 4th, 2016
 

Here are four stories from overseas to start the week: [Read more →]

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Zayo Buys Clearview

April 4th, 2016
 

Zayo expanded its cloud and colocation footprint via a another M&A late last week.  The target this time was the data center operator Clearview International, which operated two data centers in Texas, in a $18.9M deal. [Read more →]

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Pac-12 Taps Zayo For Basketball Bandwidth

April 1st, 2016
 

Zayo picked up some bandwidth business in the college basketball business this month, with March Madness in full swing.  They were selected by the media arm of the Pac-12 conference to boost bandwidth for the Men's Basketball Tournament out in Las Vegas a few weeks ago.  Oregon won the event easily over Utah, but more recently got knocked out in March Madness by Oklahoma. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Lumos, EdgeConneX, TierPoint, China Unicom, Zayo

April 1st, 2016
 

Here's a quick roundup of some news to end the week and start off April. [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: TE SubCom, PCCW, Interoute, Ericsson, APX-West

March 31st, 2016
 

Here are a few news items worth a quick look from around the world: [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Acquires netAura

March 30th, 2016
 

Security service offerings continue to be a key focus area for network operators in 2016, and CenturyLink did some M&A today to further augment its efforts in that arena.  CenturyLink has announced the acquisition of northern-Virginia-based netAura LLC. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: FiberLight, 365, Zayo, Level 3

March 30th, 2016
 

Midway through the week, here's a quick look at some news from metro fiber and cloud connectivity. [Read more →]

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CS&L Does Another Windstream Deal

March 29th, 2016
 

Communications Sales & Leasing has made another M&A move, returning to the source for a few more assets eleven months after the original spinoff.  This morning they announced  a deal with none other than Windstream for tower assets and rights that will give that side of their infrastructure business a significant boost. [Read more →]

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‘Buffer rage’ is tech’s newest epidemic

March 29th, 2016
 

This article was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

With cord cutting on the rise, and nearly three out of every four consumers watching streaming video daily (43%) or weekly (31%), a better understanding the implications of the “buffer rage” epidemic is essential for [Read more →]

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Netflix, Throttling, and Facepalms

March 28th, 2016
 

So late last week, Netflix made an admission that has stirred the waters of net neutrality once again. Apparently they have been capping their own video delivery at 600kbps for AT&T and Verizon mobile customers but not T-Mobile or Sprint, and not telling anybody. [Read more →]

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European Cloud and Managed Services Sector Poised For Continued Consolidation and Growth

March 28th, 2016
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Michael Quinn, Partner & Jordan Rupar, Associate of Q Advisors

There are a number of broad economic factors fueling M&A activity in the cloud and managed services sector in Europe heading into Q2 2016 including: [Read more →]

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