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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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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San Antonio, Austin Are Next on Zayo’s FTT Menu

Zayo said this morning that it has significant buildout plans for the Texas cities of San Antonio and Austin .  The infrastructure builder and operator will be adding more than 700 route miles in the two markets as it moves to hook up some 300 wireless towers. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Europe Gets Level 3’s Carrier Ethernet

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 . … [ visit site to read more ]

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euNetworks Extends Its Reach Further South

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. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Friday Bytes: EarthLink, Zayo, Independents, IPC Systems

Here’s a quick set of network quick-takes for this Friday morning. … [ visit site to read more ]

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TierPoint Strikes Again With Cosentry Buy

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

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NFV and Ethernet M&A: ADVA Buys Overture

The rapidly evolving worlds of NFV and Ethernet saw some interesting consolidation this morning. ADVA Optical Networking has announced the acquisition of Overture . The combined company will take over the number one slot in the Ethernet access device marketplace and unify two NFV approaches. …

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Verizon Puts Its Colo On the Table

Reports this morning say that Verizon has done what they’ve been rumored to be considering for much of 2015 .  They’ve apparently  started a process to sell the company’s data center assets. With Citigroup advising, they hope to monetize some 48 facilities with a target of more than … [ visit site to read more ]

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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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BroadSoft Acquires Its Way Into Japan’s UC Market

The VoIP world saw a bit of inorganic action this morning across the Pacific.   BroadSoft is acquiring PBXL , a provider of cloud communications to the Japanese business market. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Cisco, Ericsson Team Up

Two of the biggest global vendors announced a strategic partnership this morning. Cisco and Ericsson are teaming up to ‘create networks of the future’. … [ visit site to read more ]

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GTT’s Next Goal? Just a Billion

As it GTT posted its third quarter earnings report this morning, the company also revealed its next public financial objective.  With the closing of its purchase of One Source Networks last month, GTT had achieved its previous goal of $400M in annualized revenue and $100M in EBITDA after several years of rolling up managed network and international backbone assets.   … [ visit site to read more ]

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Akamai Bolsters Security Portfolio With Bloxx

Akamai made a small but interesting acquisition this morning. In an all cash transaction, they have purchased the Scottish security vendor Bloxx . … [ visit site to read more ]

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euNetworks Expands dc connect to Paris

The pan-European bandwidth infrastructure provider euNetworks has been putting resources to work in France. This morning they launched their dc connect service in Paris , which joins Frankfurt and London. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Windstream Sells Data Center Biz to TierPoint

Rumors that Windstream was looking to sell off its data center and cloud arm proved to be correct this morning.  The hybrid ILEC/CLEC has entered into an agreement to sell its Hosted Solutions division to TierPoint for $575M in cash. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Ericsson Acquires More Software Talent

A bit of vendor M&A is taking place over in Europe.  The Swedish-based giant Ericsson said this morning that it intends to acquire the Polish and Ukrainian operations of Ericpol , bringing further software development talent in house.   … [ visit site to read more ]

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Equinix Bets on Solar, Virtually

According to a piece in Fortune this morning , Equinix is making a big bet on solar energy out in California.  The data center giant has done a deal with SunEdison for 105 megawatts of solar power from a solar panel farm to be built near San Diego. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Int’l Bytes: Alcatel-Lucent, Softbank, Telenor/Teliasonera

Three interesting news stories related to global telecom M&A came out this morning that are worth a look. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Broadsoft Raises a Warchest

The software and UC platform provider Broadsoft announced this morning that it is tapping the credit markets. They intend to raise $175M or more by selling senior convertible notes due 2022, far more than they need for a mere refinancing. … [ visit site to read more ]

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