Blog Profile / Telecom Ramblings

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Archived Since:May 27, 2011

Blog Post Archive

China Telecom launches 100G link to Russia

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on China Telecom has teamed up with Russian operator TransTeleCom (TTK) to launch the first connection between China and Europe based on 100G ultra long haul DWDM technology.... [visit site to read more]

Why dark fiber matters to your organization

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Chris Janson, Product Marketing Manager - Optical Networking for Nokia Optical fiber is now prevalent in communications networks and is used to connect business, residential, and individual users. Show More Summary

Thursday Bytes: DE-CIX, CenturyLink, HE, Peak 10 + Viawest

Here's a quick look at some news items from around the US mid-week:... [visit site to read more]

Verizon, Comcast Looking at Fox?

Yesterday a new rumor hit the markets involving big telecom/cable buying media assets.  Supposedly, both Verizon and Comcast have been talking to Twenty-First Century Fox about acquiring TV and movie related assets.... [visit site to read more]

SD-WAN Poised to Steal Thunder from MPLS in 2018

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang   At the end of 2017, we already see quite some momentum gathered around SD-WAN new service launches in the coming 2018 from tier one & two communication service providers, both in the US and global markets.... [visit site to read more]

Qualcomm board rejects Broadcom bid

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on Qualcomm's board has unanimously voted to reject Broadcom's unsolicited $105 billion takeover offer on the grounds that the bid price is too low.... [visit site to read more]

Thursday Bytes: FirstLight, QTS, EdgeConneX, Spectrum

I'm still on the road down in Orlando at MEF17, but in the meantime here's a few quick takes on a few news items from the first half of the week:... [visit site to read more]

MEF Launches MEF 3.0

So what comes after Carrier Ethernet 2.0 for MEF? Over the last few years, the MEF has been focusing on the 'Third Network', and this morning they put it all together under a new and more specifically-defined umbrella, the MEF 3.0 Transformational Global Services Framework.... [visit site to read more]

Tata Treks Down to South America

Tata Communications has extended its global backbone to a new continent this week.  The company has invested in significant subsea capacity that hooks up its network to Brazil, the largest market in South America.... [visit site to read more]

How telco data can improve advertising

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mark Lederman, Sr. Director Product Mgt, Synchronoss Good advertising is all about knowing your customer. Companies large and small turn to various sources to help make their digital advertising and promotional efforts as effective as possible. Working with telco companies has not traditionally... [visit site to read more]

PCCW Acquires Console Connect

We have some interconnection M&A this morning to talk about.  PCCW and HKT Trust have teamed up to acquire the software platform and proprietary technology of Console Connect.... [visit site to read more]

Int’l Bytes: Seaborn, Huawei, American Tower, Sunshine Coast

I'll be on the road this week at MEF17. If you're there, feel free to say hi. In the meantime, there's a look at some international news from late last week and early this week:... [visit site to read more]

Friday Bytes: Ciena, Verizon, magicJack

Here's a few more news bytes from this week: Ciena has expanded its packet networking portfolio with some new capabilities. The hardware and software upgrades include three new edge products as well as extra capacity for the company's 8700 Packetwave platform. That will let customers better address 100GbE and 10GbE needs out at the edge […]

The DOJ Throws a Wrench into AT&T’s TWX Buy

So yesterday a tidal wave of news trickled out from the bucket the AT&T/Time Warner deal has been marinating in.  Apparently the DOJ has raised an objection to AT&T's ownership of Turner Broadcasting, which owns CNN, HBO, TBS, TNT, Warner Bros and other media properties.... [visit site to read more]

Thursday Roundup: LightRiver, Windstream, Interxion

A few quick takes on news from around the sector: LightRiver has added a key upgrade to its netFLEX software. They are now able to offer encrypted wavelengths on the multi-vendor optical network management systems software. The solution uses SDN to orchestrate the encrypted wavelengths from equipment at the customer premises at both ends. Windstream […]

A cloud war with more functions

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on Cloud services are often seen only as server capacity, but we are now entering the phase of serverless cloud services (read more here ). We also see services from cloud companies, like Google Apps, Microsoft Office and IBM Watson. In the future cloud companies […]

Vodafone, CityFibre Plan to Bypass BT With FTTP

In a deal that has the potential to rock the status quo in the UK, Vodafone and CityFibre have teamed up to build a new FTTH network.  It's a direct challenge to BT, which has been trying to get Vodafone and others to chip in funding for its own expansion of OpenReach.  ... [visit site […]

Wednesday Roundup: Interxion, CoreSite, Avelacom

Here are a few quick takes on other news from this week:... [visit site to read more]

Industry Spotlight: ZenFi CEO Ray LaChance on ZenFi’s LinkNYC Buildout

For the last year and a half or so, smart kiosks from LinkNYC have been popping up all over New York City replacing old pay telephones, each equipped with Wi-Fi, an embedded tablet, and large advertising panels.  Behind it all is CityBridge, which itself is backed by a complex coalition of tech companies that includes Google parent Alphabet through […]

Tuesday Bytes: Congruex, Orange, Telia, Peak10+Viawest

Here's a quick look at some news from early this week and late last week:... [visit site to read more]

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