With Canada in Tow, Zayo Aims at More of Texas

Zayo posted its fiscal Q3 earnings today , with the biggest feature being the effects of the acquired Allstream assets in Canada.  Meanwhile, they also revealed a bit more color on their latest move down on the Texas front.  First things first though, so here are a few of Zayo’s numbers in some context: … [ visit site to read more ]

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Verizon wireline strikers arrested outside company’s annual stockholders meeting

Verizon's striking workforce's frustration continues to rise as 15 people were arrested outside of the company's shareholders meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Cincinnati Bell reaches 40% Fioptics penetration in mature markets, on track to slow build in 2017

Cincinnati Bell is seeing that in areas where it has been offering its FTTH-based Fioptics data and video services for a number of years, penetration rates continue to rise.

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AT&T, Verizon, others look to high-band spectrum to clear a path to 5G

A sizeable amount of high-band spectrum currently in the FCC's hands is increasingly catching the attention of carriers like AT&T and Verizon, who have lofty 5G ambitions. Where is that spectrum available?

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Industry Spotlight: INOC’s Hal Baylor on Outsourcing the NOC

Today’s networks are increasingly complex, and keeping them running at peak efficiency takes a lot of work.  So for this week’s spotlight, let’s take a peek behind the curtain of the Network Operations Center.  With us today is Hal Baylor, Director of Business Development at INOC.  INOC specializes in outsourced NOC solutions for infrastructure of all sizes, and has been seeing rapid growth in recent years. … [ visit site to read more ]

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EarthLink says one-box approach will differentiate its SD-WAN service from competitors

EarthLink continues to move its SDN-based WAN (SD-WAN) initiative forward with plans to debut what it calls a one-box solution for its business customers that are transitioning more of their workloads to the cloud.

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CenturyLink must expand fiber to ward off Google Fiber, cable competitors, says Wells Fargo

CenturyLink will need to continue to expanding its fiber networks to serve a mix of residential and business customers as it faces growing threats from upstart providers like Google Fiber and cable operators like Comcast and Charter Communications building out into new areas.

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USA Fiber wraps Ashburn dark fiber conduit, targets content, data center providers

USA Fiber has put the final touches on its Ashburn Ring Conduit System, a 7.3-mile network targeting the needs of the Ashburn, Va., data center market, a buildout that it completed in just 138 days.

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Canadian M&A: BCE to Purchase MTS

The Canadian market is about to see some significant consolidation.  BCE, which owns the dominant incumbent Bell Canada as well as various media properties, has entered into an agreement to buy its smaller neighboring incumbent Manitoba Telecom Services, better known as MTS.   … [ visit site to read more ]

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BCE acquires Manitoba Telecom for $2.5B, plans to expand 1 Gbps, IPTV

BCE, the parent company of Bell Canada, is acquiring Manitoba Telecom Services for approximately $2.5 billion (CAD $3.1 billion), enhancing its presence in the Western Canadian province with a larger wireline broadband and TV footprint.

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Shentel fiber sales drive to $10M as E-Rate, tower business rise

Shentel's wireline network success in the first quarter, which contributed to the provider's net income rise of 35 percent year over year to $13.9 million, was driven by fiber sales to schools via the FCC's E-Rate program and to wireless operators in its region.

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Int’l Bytes: GBI, Interoute, AudioCodes, IPC Systems

Here are a few international items to review as the first week of May gets started.   … [ visit site to read more ]

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Amazon’s AWS Stretches Out to EdgeConneX

The edge is one of the hottest infrastructure domains right now, as content moves out to get closer to the end user and reduce latency. The latest example comes from the biggest cloud, as Amazon’s AWS Direct Connect now has its first metro endpoint in both the city of Portland, Oregon and in an EdgeConneX data center. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Google Fiber starts lighting select condos, apartments in Nashville

Google Fiber has launched limited services Nashville, offering 1 Gbps data to four apartment and condominium buildings. The internet giant will face off with AT&T and Comcast, which have already started to offer 1 Gbps services in Middle Tennessee.  

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Charter’s Rutledge says enterprise market penetration is low, but growth prospects are good

Charter Communications is poised to gain more market share in the small to medium and larger enterprise business markets — two segments where it is still a young player.

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Wading through DirecTV’s movement into 4K TV

DirecTV's shift into the 4K broadcast space has been anything but easy. News reports have documented how the first two of its planned 25 Major League Baseball games broadcast in 4K had to be scrubbed due to technical issues.

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CWA union claims Verizon temps are endangering citizens with shoddy wireline work

Members of the Communications Workers of America, one of the two unions whose Verizon workers are on strike, say that replacement workers hired by the telco to handle repairs and installations on its wireline networks are failing to abide by “basic safety practices.”

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Fiber M&A: CITIC Buys Linx Telecommunications

There was some interesting international consolidation this morning.  A Chinese telecommunications company made a move on a chunk of fiber in eastern Europe, or more specifically in the Baltics.  Hong Kong based CITIC Telecom is acquiring Linx Telecommunications.

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Level 3 Q1: Strength in the USA, but Weakness in Europe

With 18 months since the tw telecom acquisition under its belt, Level 3 Communications is now entering into what hopefully turn out to be a period of organic growth where the combined company starts to show its promise.  There’s sure to be ongoing integration work of course, but for 2016 it shouldn’t be the dominant feature.  They’ll be starting from a relatively low overall base though, as today the company released its first quarter numbers , the relevant numbers of which are summarized in the table below: … [ visit site to read more ]

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Verizon customers’ perception of FiOS, wireless drops as worker strike rages on

As Verizon's wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue with their labor strike, consumers' view of FiOS and Verizon Wireless have plummeted.

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