Frontier, Duke Energy ask FCC to dismiss pole attachment suit

Frontier has overcome another hurdle in its pole attachment battle in North Carolina as the telco and Duke Energy have asked the FCC to dismiss a pole attachment complaint that the telco filed in January 2014.

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More Green Power For Equinix

Equinix made another move to turn its energy profile green this morning. The have signed agreements with NextEra Energy Resources and Invenergy for a combined 225MW of renewable energy capacity. That will cover their entire North American energy budget, and bring their global renewable energy levels up to 82% of total.  … [ visit site to read more ]

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Internet of Things–as an Idea–is 16 Years Old

Kevin Ashton, many suggest, coined  the phrase Internet of Things in 1999. The basic concept remains the same: ‘If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things, using data they gathered without any help from us, we would be able to track and count everything, greatly reducing waste, loss and cost,” he said. “We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best.” “In the twentieth century, computers were brains without senses: they only knew what we told them,” Ashton said. “In the twenty-first century, because of the Internet of Things, computers can sense things for themselves.” The point, should it bear repeating, is that major and successful innovations often take quite a long time to move from conception to mass adoption

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O3b Revenue Accelerating Faster than Expected?

The fact that SES, an investor in O3b, might become majority owner of MEO constellation provider O3b in 2016, reflects a couple developments, both of which are positive for O3b, and might be indicative of the potential future opportunity for emerging LEO constellations. Satellite fleet operator SES has noted that demand for capacity from the O3b Networks constellation of medium Earth orbit Ka-band broadband satellites is accelerating “faster than expected. source: SES That, in turn, would lead SES to become a majority shareholder before the end of 2016.

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CenturyLink wants Congress to update the 1992 Cable Act

CenturyLink has made a plea to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee

Austrian Mobile Prices Rise Significantly After Consolidation

As much as consumers legitimately enjoy low costs, or ultra-low costs, for products they buy, it sometime is possible that prices are too low. One might argue that prices are too low when they imperil the ability of an industry to keep supplying better versions of products consumers really want. Ironically, significant price increases in mobile markets that have recently consolidated from four to three suppliers might be instances where substantially-higher prices are needed to allow an industry to keep investing. Some might point to similar strategic issues in the energy industry.

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Tuesday Roundup: NTT, Equinix, EdgeCast, BTI Systems

I’m on the road this week, but here’s a quick rundown of some of the news out there: … [ visit site to read more ]

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Alpheus acquires StratITsphere’s colocation unit, broadens enterprise customer base

Alpheus Communications has hatched a deal to acquire StratITsphere's retail colocation business unit, a move that will broaden its enterprise customer base and add data center capacity to respond to opportunities in Houston's rapidly growing Energy Corridor.

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Overstetched Analogies Now Threaten Net Neutrality Arguments

There is a growing danger that

What Revenue Replacement Options Can Telcos Actually Pursue?

It might go without saying that large access providers have different strategic problems and opportunities than smaller providers. For bigger providers, losing “billion dollar a year markets” means creating new markets of at least similar size, just to maintain current revenue magnitudes. Growth requires more than that, of course. Smaller service providers face different issues, generally related to scale. The mobile business, once highly fragmented, has become a scale business.

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Friday Bytes: Consolidated, tw telecom, UPN, EdgeCast

Ah, it’s good to be back in the US after another long stint abroad. I’m almost past the jet lag, so here’s a quick Friday roundup before the weekend gets rolling: … [ visit site to read more ]

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Data Centers Work Out a New Renewable Energy Source

A new trend is poised to emerge in meeting the power needs of the ever-expanding global data center footprint while meeting new green energy standards. Sources say the next big merger deal in the sector will probably be between an unnamed national colocation operator and either Bally’s or Gold’s Gym. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Network M&A: Court Square Moves In at Conterra

Late last week saw private equity move in on some more internet infrastructure. Court Square Capital has purchased a majority interest in Conterra Broadband . Conterra’s current senior management also invested, while Goldman Sachs, Duke Energy, and GE Capital took the opportunity to … [ visit site to read more ]

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EvoSwitch Takes On Wind Power

On a less divisive note than peering/transit, over in the Netherlands EvoSwitch has taken the push for renewable energy usage by data centers to another level.  Through a partnership with Nuon Energy, they are bringing wind energy into their power mix . … [ visit site to read more ]

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Time Warner Cable acquires DukeNet for $600M to bolster Southeast fiber footprint

Time Warner Cable is increasing its Southeastern fiber network and business services footprint by reaching a deal to acquire Charlotte, N.C.-based competitive provider DukeNet from Alinda Capital and Duke Energy for $600 million in cash.

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Time Warner Cable acquires DukeNet for $600M to bolster Southeast fiber footprint

Time Warner Cable is increasing its Southeastern fiber network and business services footprint by reaching a deal to acquire Charlotte, N.C.-based competitive provider DukeNet from Alinda Capital and Duke Energy for $600 million in cash.

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CyrusOne to open 1M square foot data center in Houston supporting oil, gas industry

CyrusOne is capitalizing on the demand for cloud and data center services by oil and gas companies that reside in Texas' Energy Corridor, announcing plans to construct a third data center at its Houston West campus.

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Cloud Computing Nears "Trough of Disillusionment"

Cloud computing is nearing a point where many observers or users are destined to become more disillusioned. And that will be a good thing. The reason cloud computing disillusionment will be a good thing is that such disillusionment, the end of overly-inflated expectations, is a normal part of the adoption cycle for most important technologies. Only after the hype has worn off, and expectations are aligned with a better understanding of how value is generated, do major new innovations actually reach a stage where they routinely are used, and routinely generate value.

Cloud Computing Nears "Trough of Disillusionment"

Cloud computing is nearing a point where many observers or users are destined to become more disillusioned. And that will be a good thing. The reason cloud computing disillusionment will be a good thing is that such disillusionment, the end of overly-inflated expectations, is a normal part of the adoption cycle for most important technologies. Only after the hype has worn off, and expectations are aligned with a better understanding of how value is generated, do major new innovations actually reach a stage where they routinely are used, and routinely generate value.

Green telcos: What carriers are doing to manage energy-hungry networks

“Green” has been a telco industry buzzword for several years now, but some critics charge that companies are hardly following the green ethic. How much effort are telecoms putting forth to reduce their energy demands while delivering services?

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