Posts by Telecompetitor Admin



600 MHz Auction Satisfies Final Stage Rule

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WASHINGTON, January 18, 2017 – With the results of today’s rounds of the forward auction, the bidding has satisfied the requirements of the incentive auction’s Final Stage Rule, meaning that the auction will successfully conclude in Stage 4. Bidding will continue in Stage 4 until there is no excess demand in any market and following...Learn More

Windstream Introduces SD-WAN Solution

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Jan 19, 2017 — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced the availability of its software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution that will transform how businesses design and manage their networks. Powered by VeloCloud, Windstream’s SD-WAN solution gives customers increased network agility, seamless scalability and optimized...Learn More

Nielsen and AT&T Partner for Set-Top-Box Data

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NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Nielsen announced a multi-year agreement with AT&T to include anonymized set-top box data from connected homes subscribed to AT&T’s DIRECTV and U-Verse services into Nielsen’s local and national TV currency ratings services. Further enhancing the Nielsen Total Audience strategy, the data from the AT&T set-top boxes, integrated...Learn More

Champaign Telephone Company (CTC) to Become Consolidated Communications

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – January 16, 2017— Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) announced effective today Champaign Telephone Company (CTC) will take on the Consolidated Communications brand. “Consolidated Communications is eager to continue its expansion in the Champaign-Urbana area and is now rebranding CTC as Consolidated Communications, supported by an expanded regional team,” said Doug Abolt, director of...Learn More

iPass and Jisc to Deliver Wi-Fi Connectivity Beyond the Campus

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REDWOOD SHORES, California, January 12, 2016 – iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced its partnership with Jisc, a provider of digital solutions to the education and research sectors. Jisc will bring off-campus Wi-Fi services to higher and further education professionals across the globe, with the aim of enhancing...Learn More

CenturyLink Adds SDN and NFV Services To Its DREN Contract

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WASHINGTON – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently added Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) services to its Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) III contract with the U.S. Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP). CenturyLink will provide a secure research and development, production-like environment for the implementation of...Learn More

ECI Selected by Idaho Regional Optical Network for Network Upgrades

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Petach Tikva, Israel, January 11, 2017 — ECI, a global provider of ELASTIC Network® solutions for service providers, critical infrastructures and data center operators, announced today that the Idaho Regional Optic Network (IRON) has chosen to upgrade its network infrastructure with ECI’s Apollo industry proven, packet-optical transport solution. This is part of IRON’s plan to...Learn More

CenturyLink Acquires SEAL Consulting

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MONROE, La., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it has acquired SEAL Consulting, Inc., a leading SAP® solutions provider for enterprise-wide business and technology needs. This acquisition further enhances CenturyLink’s application transformation capabilities and expands CenturyLink’s commitment to the SAP ecosystem and to providing integrated application/infrastructure solutions. Edison, N.J.-based SEAL Consulting, which...Learn More

Illinois CLEC/ILEC Transitions to New IPTV Middleware Vendor

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January 5, 2017 — Grafton/Jerseyville IL – Citing their existing relationship and a need to stay ahead of their competitors with new features, Grafton Technologies has switched their IPTV middleware to the Innovative Systems APMAX solution. Kevin Hamilton VP of Technology for Grafton Technologies, the CLEC arm of Grafton Telephone in Grafton Illinois, stated that...Learn More

FirstLight Fiber and Oxford Networks Combine Operations

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Albany, NY – January 4, 2017 — FirstLight Fiber (“FirstLight”), a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in New York and Northern New England, announced today that Oak Hill Capital Partners (“Oak Hill”) has completed its acquisition of Oxford Networks (“Oxford”), and has combined the operations of Oxford with FirstLight. As previously reported, Novacap,...Learn More

Ford, Amazon to Provide Access to Smart Home From the Car

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January 04, 2017 — LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Millions of consumers who befriended Amazon Alexa over the last year, including many who just received an Echo or Echo Dot as a holiday gift, will soon be able to experience Alexa like never before from a Ford vehicle. A new collaboration between Ford Motor Company and Amazon is...Learn More

T-Mobile and Ericsson First in North America to Demo Nearly 1 Gbps via LTE over-the-air

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January 4, 2016 — T-Mobile and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have reached near gigabit speeds in an over-the-air demonstration of LTE. The demo achieved peaks of 979 Mbps, with stable throughputs well above 900 Mbps. The demo took place in T-Mobile’s lab in Bellevue, Washington. The configuration used only 60 MHz of total carrier bandwidth, taking advantage...Learn More