Vendor Bytes: Arista, Integra Optics, ADVA, Infinera

January 26th, 2016
 

Here's a quick rundown on some news from the vendor side of things spanning four continents: [Read more →]

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FirstLight Extends Southward Along the Hudson

January 26th, 2016
 

FirstLight Fiber announced an expansion into a new region this morning, and this time the vector isn't M&A.  They have added new fiber in Westchester, Rockland, and Orange counties in the state of New York. [Read more →]

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Get ready for Super-Duper Ultra HD

January 26th, 2016
 

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

Prepare to hear a lot about 4K this year. And expect vendors to laud their shiny offerings – a vortex of verbiage will spin from those hyping hardware and software products. [Read more →]

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What will General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mean for European businesses?

January 25th, 2016
 

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Ashley Unitt, founder and CTO of NewVoiceMedia.

We ended 2015 with full consensus that the internet needs improved security and data protection. Hackers breached too much data from government and corporate entities, and their momentum seemed almost completely uninhibited. We were concerned about the ethics [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: LightRiver Technologies’ Michael Jonas

January 25th, 2016
 

On Telecom Ramblings we tend to cover the more visible parts of the sector.  But there are others that do a whole lot of the work behind the scenes in building out the infrastructure we depend so heavily on.  With us today to talk about the realities deploying gear and building networks for operators is Michael Jonas, President Global Sales & Marketing at LightRiver Technologies.  LightRiver generally flies under the radar, but recently kicked off 2016 with a newly redesigned website. [Read more →]

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Ramblings Jobs: FirstLight Fiber, Atlantic Broadband

January 25th, 2016
 

We have three new job listings to look at over on the Ramblings' Jobs Board. [Read more →]

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More Indiana FTT For Zayo

January 22nd, 2016
 

With the Allstream acquisition finalized, Zayo turned its attention today to its organic buildouts.  Today they announced yet another expansion project in the state of Indiana. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Allied Fiber, Viawest, CENX, Orange Business

January 22nd, 2016
 

Next week I'll be posting from Miami as I attend Metro Connect. If you're going to be there and would like to bend my ear, do let me know! In the meantime, here's a quick wrapup of the rest of the news from this week that for whatever reason I didn't get to earlier: [Read more →]

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Birch Takes Aim at Primus, Canada

January 22nd, 2016
 

Another US service provider has designs on the Canadian marketplace. Primus Telecommunications Canada has been granted creditor protection north of the border, saying it needs the cover as it restructures and sells its assets to Birch Communications. [Read more →]

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US Network M&A In 2016, About Those Polls

January 21st, 2016
 

As we do every year on Telecom Ramblings, we kicked off January with a pair of reader polls asking about US network operators a) Who is likely buying, and b) Who is probably selling.  The results this year were quite interesting.  While the top picks for both buyers and sellers were perennial favorites, the next layer showed significant shifts from last year. [Read more →]

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TierPoint Strikes Again With Cosentry Buy

January 21st, 2016
 

The colocation side of infrastructure saw another significant M&A this morning.  TierPoint has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Omaha-based Cosentry. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Level 3, Interoute, CenturyLink

January 21st, 2016
 

Here's another quick roundup of other news from around the world this week: [Read more →]

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Ciena Introduces Encryption at the Optical Layer

January 20th, 2016
 

With the world's growing awareness of the security of its data, or lack thereof, 2016 seems likely to see a lot of attention paid to new efforts to keep out prying eyes. Today, Ciena took a stab at the problem way down at the optical layer with a new encryption solution. [Read more →]

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Colo Bytes: Netrality, 1025Connect, Webair, Sabey, vXchnge

January 20th, 2016
 

In addition to all the international and subsea activity we've seen the past few days, there's been some US colo and interconnection news to look at as well: [Read more →]

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EdgeConneX Finds European Edge

January 19th, 2016
 

With 23 facilities now in service across the U.S., EdgeConneX is taking aim at a new market.  They will be opening their first edge data center across the Atlantic in Amsterdam. [Read more →]

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Megaport, CyrusOne Ally for Cloud Connectivity

January 19th, 2016
 

Megaport's expansion into the US interconnection marketplace got a big boost today with the announcement of a new alliance agreement.  The Australian-based Megaport has teamed up with the national data center provider CyrusOne in a deal that brings it to 13 new locations in one fell swoop. [Read more →]

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Verizon Unveils Sponsored Data by the Click

January 19th, 2016
 

This morning Verizon took the wrappers off a beta of a new sponsored data offering, and it looks quite intriguing.  Called FreeBee Data, the idea is to let any content provider sponsor the downloading or streaming of particular items (or all of them) for consumers by the click with pricing by the gigabyte. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Equinix, Infinera, 1547, Epsilon

January 19th, 2016
 

With PTC in full swing, there's been lots of news focused on the Pacific this week.  Here's a look at a few more: [Read more →]

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Three Subsea Cable Upgrades For Ciena Plus an Acquisition

January 19th, 2016
 

Alongside PTC out in Hawaii this week, Ciena revealed three undersea cable upgrade projects it has been working on in three different oceans.  And this morning, they did a little M&A as well. [Read more →]

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Hibernia Further Reduces Transatlantic Latency

January 18th, 2016
 

With its new Hibernia Express cable now the fastest way to send data between New York and London, Hibernia networks isn't resting on its laurels. Today they found a way to cut that latency further. [Read more →]

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PCCW Signs On With AquaComms

January 18th, 2016
 

With its new AEConnect cable system now in service, AquaComms now has a significant new tenant to announce.  This morning, PCCW Global revealed its cooperation with the new transatlantic cable system.     [Read more →]

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Windstream Visits NJFX, Tata at the Jersey Shore

January 18th, 2016
 

Windstream has extended its 100G buildout to the Jersey Shore. The 230+ mile network expansion creates a direct path between key submarine cables and Ashburn in northern Virginia. They've hooked up with NJFX's meet-me room and data center in Wall Township, which sits alongside the Tata Communications cable landing station. Not only does Tata's own transatlantic cable land there, but the new [Read more →]

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Netflix is sick of your VPNs, and this time they mean it, man

January 18th, 2016
 

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

When Netflix announced it would open its OTT video service in 130 more countries, one of the big questions among interested subscribers was: just how much of their content library will I be able to access? [Read more →]

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