Industry Spotlight: United Cable Company’s Eric Gutshall

This month will see the launch of United Cable Company , a new affiliate of the David Ross Group that hopes to stir up some trouble in and around the submarine cable marketplace.  Eric Gutshall is helping to found the new entity and will act as its Global Head of Asset & Capacity Sales.  Eric is is moving over to UCC from his longtime role at Hibernia Networks, where he was one of the prime movers behind the first transatlantic cable to be built in a decade.  He’s here today for a quick chat prior to ITW next week.  … [ visit site to read more ]

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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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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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Earnings Roundup: Cogent, Lumos, Consolidated, GTT, Windstream

Lots of earnings news from network operators this morning, here’s a quick look at five: … [ visit site to read more ]

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Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, Centeris, NCC, GVTC

May is here, but April’s showers keep on coming.  In the meantime, here’s a quick roundup of some news from this week from colo and the metro: … [ visit site to read more ]

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Virtualizing CPE: The Devil is in the Details

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Scott Sumner, VP Strategic Marketing, Accedian Market forces in the enterprise business services space are driving providers to adapt their delivery models.They’re moving away from single-function, proprietary hardware appliances in favour of virtualized platforms centrally hosted in the cloud to minimize the costs and limitations of … [ visit site to read more ]

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Virtualizing CPE: The Devil is in the Details

China Telecom, KT Plan New Low Latency Silk Road

Most traffic via Asia and Europe travels under the ocean despite the fact that you can walk from one to the other.  But the terrestrial efforts are gaining more ground, and this week we saw another pathway develop.  China Telecom Global (CTG) and JSC Kazakhtelecom (KT) have signed an agreement to cooperate on a low latency, high-capacity route across central Asia. …

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Internap Taps Equinix to Expand in China

Internap is expanding its service reach into China with the help of its larger neighbor in the market, Equinix.  Internap has joined Equinix’s channel partner program as well as the company’s cloud exchange, and will be offering its China Performance IP solution via Equinix in Hong Kong.   … [ visit site to read more ]

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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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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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Earnings Roundup: Akamai, Infinera, Juniper, Digital Realty

There was quite a bit of earnings activity this week.  Here’s a quick look at how four companies from different corners of the industry did relative to expectations, with one CDN/cloud, two vendors, and a data center REIT: … [ visit site to read more ]

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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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Telia Carrier Stretches Its California Muscles

Telia Carrier, the newly re-branded international network arm of Teliasonera, is on the move again in North America and specifically out in California.  This morning they announced a metro upgrade and a new low latency longhaul route , both with the help of longtime vendor partner Infinera. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Network Bytes: Zayo, RVBA, NGN, CityFibre

Here’s a quick look at some network items so far this week that are worth a quick look: … [ visit site to read more ]

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A Year Later, Charter Gets the Green Light

After a year of waiting for regulators to do what regulators do, Charter Communications’ purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks are being cleared by regulators .   … [ visit site to read more ]

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euNetworks Expands Northward Into Scandinavia

In its second fiber expansion so far this year, euNetworks is expanding its DWDM network up into Sweden .  They are now offering 10G and 100G wavelengths up into Stockholm via two diverse routes.   …

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Sparkle For MetroWeb?

There is some interesting network M&A talk going over in southern Europe this morning. Telecom Italia, which has been looking at the Italian metro and regional netork of Metroweb for some time now, may be planning to use its Sparkle international division to get the deal done. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Allied Fiber Cries Uncle, BK

The infrastructure sector has lost an independent player to chapter 11 bankruptcy, demonstrating that while the fiber business as a whole is pretty healthy right now it is still not an easy one. Late last week, Allied Fiber declared bankruptcy in Delaware court after finding it more difficult than hoped to sell dark fiber and on its newly constructed Atlanta-Miami route. … [ visit site to read more ]

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