Telstra Goes Deeper Into SDN, NFV With Cisco’s Help

March 9th, 2016
 

While the news over at Cisco has been about cloud-related technology acquisitions, yesterday they were part of an interesting APAC announcement down under. Telstra is using Cisco's software platform to bring SDN and NFV powered products to market. [Read more →]

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With HGC Win, Infinera Aims at C-RAN

March 9th, 2016
 

Hutchison Global Communications is upgrading its metro capabilities in its home market of Hong Kong with some help from Infinera. HGC is deploying Infinera's TM-Series Mobile Fronthaul solution as it prepares for the advent of 5G and all the extra bandwidth that will be required to hook up towers and small cells to make it happen. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: Digital Realty, Equinix, CyrusOne, Keystone

March 9th, 2016
 

Several colo-related items from this week's news that are worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Roundup: DQE, EdgeConneX, Independents, FirstLight

March 8th, 2016
 

Here are three interesting metro and regional fiber items worth a look today: [Read more →]

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Vendor Bytes: Integra Optics, Cisco, Ericsson, Bandwidth

March 8th, 2016
 

Here are a few interesting news bytes from the vendors from the early part of this week: [Read more →]

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Europe Gets Level 3’s Carrier Ethernet

March 7th, 2016
 

Level 3 unveiled some new capabilities this morning over in Europe. The global network operator has expanded its Carrier Ethernet 2.0 footprint onto its pan-European network. [Read more →]

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Davos, MWC and the end or new chapter of history

March 7th, 2016
 

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

The World Economic Forum brings the top business and political leaders to Davos late January. Mobile World Congress brings mobile, internet professionals and executives to Barcelona in late February. Normally [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Accedian, Epsilon, Interxion, Equinix

March 4th, 2016
 

Here's a quick Friday recap of some news items from around the world from this week: [Read more →]

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The Network Core Is No More

March 4th, 2016
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer of EdgeConneX

2016…a new year full of limitless potential; but as we look onward in preparation for what’s to come, it’s also critical to take a look at where we’ve come from and gain some perspective. Though the Internet of Things (IoT) is among the most widely-used terms in the industry today, if we apply the principle to an earlier Internet period, we see a much different picture. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: Windstream, Lightpath, Zito, Zayo

March 3rd, 2016
 

Here's a set of quick takes on a few items of interest in the metro and regional fiber world: [Read more →]

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euNetworks Posts Solid Revenue, EBITDA Gains

March 3rd, 2016
 

While no longer publicly traded, euNetworks is still keeping the markets up to date on its quarterly financial progress and thus remains an interesting pure-play fiber infrastructure window into into Europe.  This morning they posted their Q4/2015 numbers, finishing out the year on a decidedly positive note.  Here is a quick tabular summary: [Read more →]

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TelePacific to Buy DSCI, Make a Move On the East Coast

March 2nd, 2016
 

A little less than five years after first expanding beyond the west coast and into Texas with the Telwest purchase, TelePacific has made an even bigger inorganic move.  Today they announced an agreement to acquire DSCI, a managed services and cloud communications provider based in Waltham, Massachusetts. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Southern Telecom, UPN, CenturyLink, Birch, MEF

March 2nd, 2016
 

Here's a quick look at a few items from the first half of the week - a couple buildouts, a new service, a federal contract extension, and a new hire: [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: TI Sparkle, NTT, Hibernia, Megaport

March 1st, 2016
 

Here are a few interesting items from around the world that are worth a note: [Read more →]

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What Track Will the New Fiber Heat Follow?

March 1st, 2016
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang

Recently we had two pieces of eye-opening news on fiber optic network. One is Google Fiber made an agreement with the City of Huntsville, Alabama to bring high speed broadband Internet to the community. The nuance for this case is that Google will use the fiber network the [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Tishman’s Joe Simone on 165 Halsey Street

February 29th, 2016
 

For today’s Q&A, we turn to the colocation business in one of the most competitive markets in the world.  Newark’s 165 Halsey Street is one of the premier carrier hotels in New Jersey and an indispensible node on everyone’s New York metro network. With us today to tell us about 165 Halsey Street’s past, present, and future is Joe Simone, President of Tishman Real Estate Services, the company tasked with taking the building’s space to market since its original development as a carrier hotel almost two decades ago now. [Read more →]

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iPhone encryption dilemma “a false choice”, other opinions at MWC2016

February 29th, 2016
 

This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.

While the hot topics at this year’s MWC2016 have generally revolved around 5G, the IoT, digital transformation, virtual reality and whatever Mark Zuckerberg says, a recurring topic has been the debate in the US regarding Apple’s refusal to build a tool for the FBI to break the encryption of the [Read more →]

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Poll: What Do You Think of Verizon’s Planned Purchase of XO?

February 26th, 2016
 

We haven't had a Friday poll since the start of the year, an oversight that is easily corrected.  Let's step back from specifics and see what the general impression we all have as participants in this industry about the proposed purchase of XO Communications by Verizon might be: [Read more →]

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Earnings Bytes: Cogent, Windstream, Consolidated

February 26th, 2016
 

Here's a quick rundown of some of the earnings news from this week among network operators: [Read more →]

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3 Updates the Next Telecommunications Act Needs to Have

February 26th, 2016
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Max Silber, Vice President of Mobility at MetTel

As we celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the 1996 Telecommunications Act last week, the main discussions centered on what it got right and what it got wrong. There’s no denying the impact the act had on the telecommunications industry as a whole, from centralizing the landscape to enabling the [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: Level 3, Hurricane Electric, NTT, BT

February 25th, 2016
 

Four network updates from around the world that are worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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euNetworks Extends Its Reach Further South

February 25th, 2016
 

In its first move south of the Alps, this morning euNetworks to add some dark fiber to its network.  The company is investing in two diverse longhaul routes taking them to the Marseilles in southern France as well as points in between. [Read more →]

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More Dark Fiber For Crown Castle

February 24th, 2016
 

According to reliable sources, Crown Castle has made another fiber acquisition, albeit a relatively small one. They have apparently acquired the dark fiber assets of Last Mile Solutions up in Massachusetts. [Read more →]

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