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AquaComms, Subcom Launch New TransAtlantic Cable, AEConnect

This morning saw the project launch announcement of another brand new Transatlantic cable system.  AquaComms and TE SubCom have kicked off the build of AEConnect, which they expect to be ready for service in December of this year. AEConnect will land out on Long Island in Shirley, NY and on the northwest coast of Ireland at […]

More Metro Fiber for Birch

When Birch acquired Cbeyond last year, along with it came Cbeyond's nascent efforts to add some significant metro fiber to its diet. It wasn't clear at the time whether Birch would continue that effort, not having done so itself as it pursued its prolific CLEC roll-up strategy. Yet the metro fiber buildouts are not only […]

Neutrona Helps XO Stretch Southward

XO Communications is stretching its network reach southward into Latin America with the help of the regional carrier Neutrona Networks. Through interconnections in Dallas and Miami, the deal givex XO strategic access for its customers in Mexico, the markets of Central America, and South America.... [visit site to read more]

Cloud M&A: CenturyLink Buys Into DBaaS

Yesterday, CenturyLink made yet another inorganic move to bolster its position in cloud services. They have acquired Orchestrate, whose specialty is Database-as-a-Service, or DBaaS, based on the popular NoSQL platform.... [visit site to read more]

Rogers Q1 2015: Revenue Up 5%, Profits Down to $255 Million

Yesterday, Rogers announced its unaudited, consolidated financial and operating results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2015. The numbers speak for themselves: While revenue is up 5%, driven by wireless, cable and media, net profit is down to $255 million for this period of the year compared to the same period a year ago when [...]

Nokia Faces Difficult Smartphone Resurrection

There are few companies who have been able to resurrect themselves out of the garbage pile of technological irrelevance, fewer so who have been able to do it without significant reinvention and refocus, but with the announcement of the pending acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent last week it seems that once glorious Finnish tech giant Nokia is [...]

How much do the British use social networks?

A lot – as revealed by a new survey commissioned by the “Observer” newspaper of social attitudes in Britain: How frequently do you look at (any) social networks? Several times a day = 37% A few times a day = 22% Once a day = 17% 2-3 times per week = 9% Once a week […]

Online House-Hunting In Pakistan Dominated by Men According to Lamudi

Men aged between 25 and 44 drive the online house-hunting process in Pakistan, according to new data released today by Pakistan’s best real estate website, Lamudi Pakistan. Lamudi has released new research which shows that the majority of property-seekers in the country (about 82 percent) are men, while 18 percent are women. Show More Summary

CenturyLink enables Utah Education and Telehealth Network to bring 1 Terabit to 1,400 schools, colleges

CenturyLink's ongoing 1 Gbps network fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) drive continues to find new utility in the education sector and the company's win to provide 1 Terabit of combined bandwidth to the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) is an example of that trend.

Comcast shakes up California's broadband market with 2 Gig, 250 Mbps broadband plans

Comcast is hoping to bring a new challenge to the California broadband market dominated mainly by AT&T, announcing that it plans to deliver its 2 Gbps Internet service in 12 of the state's metro markets.

What’s a Good Game Translation Anyway

If you are interested in game localization in general, you have probably read one of the numerous articles about poor/farcical translations. As in many industries, you only seem to hear about translators when they screw up – you will have…

Infonetics: Carrier router, switch market remained flat at $14.6B over carrier hesitation on SDN

Service providers' continual hesitation about how to implement software-defined networking (SDN) into their networks continued to be a drag on the service provider router and switch market as 2014 total revenue remained flat at $14.6 billion.

AT&T pre-empts Comcast 2 Gbps threat by launching 1-Gig service in Chicago suburbs

AT&T is taking a proactive step to get ahead of Comcast's 2 Gbps broadband plans by launching its 1 Gbps GigaPower fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in the Chicago suburbs.

Birch adds 46 on-net buildings to fiber network in four major markets

Birch Communications continues to make progress with its aggressive fiber buildout strategy, extending its facilities into an additional 46 buildings in four major U.S. markets.

Loon Prepares to Take Flight

One of Google's more fanciful bandwidth projects is nearing the runway. Project Loon, which depending on who you ask is named after the water bird with the eerie call or simply a crazy person, has made some significant strides forward. ... [visit site to read more]

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