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Welcome to Issue 21 of Telecom News & Trends


Click here for the Video Round-up, brought to you by Jaymie Scotto Cutaia, CEO and Founder of Jaymie Scotto & Associates.



Welcome to Issue 21 of Telecom News & Trends (TNT), JS&A's monthly newsletter featuring the latest news, videos and industry events.

This month JT Communications became Colo Atl. The name ’Colo Atl’ reflects the no-nonsense approach to provide colocation, data center & interconnection services in Atlanta, Georgia. We are excited to announce ViaWest as our newest addition to the JS&A  client roster. For more information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com. Also, Zayo Group announces plans to aquire AboveNet for approximately $2.2 billion. For more information on the acquisition, check out our Top Headlines section.

Additionally, this month we are featuring news from Zayo, TELEHOUSE America, Hibernia Atlantic, GlobeNet, Lightower, Sidera Networks, Colo Atl, 24/7 Mid Atlantic Network, Allied Fiber, Inteliquent and more. So read on for more headlines.

JS&A's networking event, Telecom Exchange 2012 will be held on June 27th, at Cipriani Wall Street.  Confirm your participation while space is available.

Have a white paper, upcoming webinar, event or product launch? Find out how you can feature your news in TNT;  email pr@jaymiescotto.com.

Limited Exhibitor Tables Availalbe at Telecom Exchange 2012

Due to the high demand, there is only a limited number of exhibitor spaces available. Telecom Exchange is taking place on June 27 at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown NYC.

Event registration is $275 you receive full access to the entire day's events, including to the exhibit hall, one-on-one meetings, Technology Showcase, Press Room, CEO Roundtables and the After Party.

The cost to exhibit is $850. Exhibitors receive 2 attendee passes and a feature in our Exhibitor Directory, a must-read magazine which is hand-delivered to all who attend Telecom Exchange. Additionally, save more time and money! All the signage and set-up work is done for you- exhibitors need only to show up, ready to network with business cards and collateral.

With our new neutral floor plan, all tables have equal branding and networking opportunities. All exhibitors' table spaces are uniform with similar size, placement and signage. What is different and noteworthy is what each company has to offer.

Here is a sample of who will be there:

All sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are on a first-come, first serve basis, with a limited number of exhibitor spaces still available For more information, please email Lauren Sauer at info@thetelecomexchange.com.

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   Top Headlines


Zayo Announces Plans to Acquire AboveNet


Zayo Group, LLC and AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE: ABVT) announce that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement under which Zayo will acquire AboveNet for approximately $2.2 billion.

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Introducing Colo Atl, a JT Communications Company-- so what does Colo Atl provide?


Colo Atl, a provider of colocation, data center and interconnection solutions, announced the formal rebranding of Colo Atl, a JT Communications Company.

Read more.

ViaWest Promotes Jason Carolan to CTO


ViaWest has appointed Jason Carolan as its Chief Technology Officer. ViaWest is one of the largest, privately-held data center, cloud computing and managed services providers in North America.

Read more.

   Must-See Videos & More

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JSA TV Interviews Tim Kiser, Owner & Founder of Colo Atl

Jaymie Scotto Cutaia, CEO and Founder of JS&A, interviews Tim Kiser, Owner and Founder of Colo Atl, a JT Communications company. Colo Atl is a neutral colocation facility located at 55 Marietta Street in Atlanta, GA and is SAS 70 Type II certified. Colo Atl is focusing on educating the industry and helping tenants become successful, with no charges for cross connections between Colo Atl tenants.

For more information, please visit www.coloatl.com.


Watch the full video here.

JSA TV Interviews Erick Contag, COO of GlobeNet

Jaymie Scotto Cutaia interviews Erick Contag, COO of GlobeNet. GlobeNet owns and operates one of the most sophisticated subsea cable networks connecting North and South America with the lowest latency available. Mr. Contag talks about GlobeNet's plans for the future including a subsea upgrade with a lit capacity of over 30 terabytes per second. This bandwidth expansion is driven by the use of video and events like the World Cup in 2014 and 2016 Olympics hosted in Brazil.

For more information on GlobeNet, please visit www.globenet.net.

Watch the full video here.

JSA TV Interviews Satoshi Adachi, VP of Telehouse America

JSA TV interviews Satoshi Adachi, VP of Telehouse America. Mr. Adachi explains Telehouse's unique position in the industry, including the company's consultative approach to demands in the marketplace. He further reveals Telehouse's strategy for the future, with plans for growth in Europe, Asia and America.

For more information on Telehouse America, please visit www. telehouse.com.


JSA TV is a virtual newsroom for telecom professionals. Each week, JSA interviews industry thought leaders, including the C-levels and decision makers of our client companies, media partners and analysts.

If you would like to participate in our next JSA video interview, email JSATV@jaymiescotto.com to schedule a virtual recording session. All you need is a webcam and we'll provide the rest.

To view our latest JSA TV interview clips, visit www.Jaymiescotto.com/jsatv.php.


Allied Fiber Presents at TELEHOUSE Breakfast Seminar February 15, 2012

Hunter Newby , CEO of Allied Fiber presents: Assessing the Need and Rationale for a New, National,Carrier-Neutral Colocation and Dark Fiber System.

Visit the website for more information, www.telehouse.com.

Watch the full presentation here.

Tabush Consulting Group Presents at TELEHOUSE Breakfast Seminar February 15, 2012

Morris Tabush, Founder and President of Tabush Consulting Group presents: Protecting Your Data: Beyond the Hype.

Visit the website for more information, www.telehouse.com.

Watch the full presentation here.


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GlobalVision is a quarterly magazine delivered to a controlled list of over 12,300 communication executives in more than 100 countries. It is segmented into four sections: Europe, Middle East/Africa, Asia/Pacific Region and Americas.

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Headlines to Note

24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network Re-launches Company

24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network is re-launching its company under new ownership. The high-capacity transport and fiber network provider serving the Baltimore, Washington, D.C. metro and Delmarva Peninsula, has been purchased by GRI Fund L.P., a Baltimore-based investment group.

Read more.

Metro Connect 2012 Round-up

If you were unable to attend Metro Connect 2012 in Miami, here is a day-by-day wrap-up.

Day 1:

Zayo, AboveNet and FiberTech kick off Metro Connect 2012 with CEO Interviews

Zayo Group, AboveNet and FiberTech kicked off the conference with the first panel of Capacity’s Metro Connect USA 2012. The CEO Interviews were focused on discussing successful business strategies to create profitable and scalable metro providers. Read more.

Coverage of Keynote Discussion

Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber, moderated the Keynote Panel on Day 1. Top panelists included executives from Hibernia Atlantic, Sidera Networks, Oppenheimer & Co., Genesis Park, LP. The panel focused on financial and strategic predictions for the M&A landscape in 2012. Read more.

Metro Connect Panel: Practical Challenges Facing Network Build-Outs

Allied Fiber was among a distinguished group of industry thought leaders that discussed the challenges faced by metro players, specifically those fiber providers that are charged with filling the increasing demand through strategic build-outs.  Read more.

Day 2:

Coverage of Key Note Panel with Zayo, CenturyLink and Windstream

Zayo Group joins CenturyLink, and Windstream Communications to discuss the role of the regulator in the local metro carrier marketplace, including industry updates and analysis. Read more.


Inteliquent Expands into TELEHOUSE New York Chelsea

TELEHOUSE America, the United States’ leading provider of dedicated data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, announces today that Inteliquent (Nasdaq: IQNT), formerly known as Neutral Tandem/Tinet, has expanded its renowned global IP network to its newest Manhattan facility located at 85 10th Avenue.

Read more.


Game-Hosting Selects zColo for US Based Colocation Services

zColo will provide colocation services for Game-Hosting GH AB. Game-Hosting is a gaming service provider that provides a complete hosting service for companies looking to bring their games online.

Read more.


Hunter Newby Selected as Intelligent Community Forum Juror

Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber has been selected as a juror in the Intelligent Community Forum’s (ICF) awards program. This distinguished panel of jurors from around the world evaluates information from the world’s Top Seven Intelligent Communities, one of which is named Intelligent Community of the Year at ICF’s annual Summit in New York on June 8th.

Read more.


Lightower Opens New Jersey Office

Lightower Fiber Networks has opened a new office at 101 Eisenhower Parkway in Roseland, New Jersey. The office will support the increasing demand that Lightower is experiencing in the region for end-to-end fiber networking.

Read more.


Zayo Expands Its Northeast Route with a High-Capacity Regional Network

Zayo Group is expanding its Northeast route to include a high-capacity, regional network for Ethernet and Wavelengths transport. Zayo’s Northeast expansion will provide transport services at speeds of 1Gigabit, 2.5Gigabit and 10Gigabit per second with a total network capacity of 800Gigabits.

Read more.


CCLD Technologies Joins The Dark Fiber Community

CCLD Technologies has joined Allied Fiber’s Dark Fiber Community. CCLD is an engineering and construction contractor and partner with the largest telecom carriers in the world.

Read more.

Inteliquent Celebrates Rebranding by Signing HD Voice Interconnect with Bradvox

Inteliquent announced today that it is implementing its commercial HD Voice Interconnect solution for Broadvox.

Read more.

Telecom Exchange 2012 — An Equal Opportunity Telecommunications Networking Event, June 27th in NYC

JS&A  announces the 2012 Telecom Exchange is taking place on June 27th at Cipriani Wall Street, NYC. Telecom Exchange is an annual industry networking event designed to increase delegates’ ROI by offering face-to-face meetings and a neutral, exhibit hall environment.

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