Competitive Watch

CenturyLink expands its collaboration with VMware to accelerate enterprise cloud adoption

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Monroe, Louisiana — February 22, 2017 — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it has expanded its global strategic collaboration with VMware to deepen the level of software-defined data center (SDDC) technologies available to enterprise customers. This collaboration will help preserve and enhance customer investments in on-premises...Learn More

Iowa Municipality Turns to Innovative Systems for IPTV

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February 20, 2017 — Muscatine Power and Water announced that it has selected Innovative Systems to provide the “middleware” that will power new customer features for video subscribers when MP&W converts the cable system to Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) later this year as part of...Learn More

Service Electric Cablevision Inc. and Adams Cable Adopt Alianza’s Cable VoIP 2.0 Solution

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Lindon, Utah — February 16, 2017 — Alianza Inc., the cloud voice platform company, announced today that two independent cable operators and National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) members, Adams Cable and Service Electric Cablevision, have selected Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform for their next-generation cable VoIP solution. Over...Learn More

Independents Fiber Network Expands Into Ohio Warren and Butler Counties

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Wapakoneta, Ohio — February 15, 2017 — Independents Fiber Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of Com Net Inc (“CNI-Independents”) has added 240 route miles totaling 3,551 fiber miles under its turn-key management.  These additional facilities are primarily located in Warren and Butler counties with portions reaching into Montgomery,...Learn More

Crown Point Telephone Leverages GENBAND Network Transformation for Power Savings

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Plano, Texas — February 15, 2017 — GENBAND™, a leading provider of real time communications software solutions, today announced that Crown Point Telephone Company has deployed its industry-leading Network Transformation solution, which includes the C15 Call Controller, to transform its legacy telecommunications networks to state-of-the-art...Learn More

NeoNova Acquires Service Contracts from Nex-Tech

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RALEIGH, N.C. and HAYS, Kan., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NeoNova (an NRTC company) and Nex-Tech today announced that NeoNova has acquired the service contracts for Nex-Tech’s enterprise help desk customers. Effective immediately, NeoNova will assume responsibility for providing these customers with help desk services as...Learn More

Ohio and Utah Are First states to Approve CenturyLink – Level 3 Merger

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MONROE, La., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ohio and Utah are the first states to approve the merger of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT). The merger also received regulatory clearance from the state of Nevada. “The Ohio and Utah...Learn More

Windstream Receives All Regulatory Approvals for EarthLink Merger

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) announced today that it has received all state and federal regulatory approvals required for its merger with EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:ELNK). Windstream and EarthLink will each hold special meetings of their respective...Learn More

NGN Prepares for Significant Subscriber Growth in 2017

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Clarkesville, GA – February 7, 2017 – NGN, a member-owned cooperative operating over 1,600 miles of fiber optic infrastructure in Georgia, announces preparations are underway to support a projected 50 percent subscriber growth on the network from Members NGN Connect, Habersham Electric Membership Corporation (HEMC),...Learn More

MegaPath Announces 100 Percent U.S. Based Technical Support Across All Product Lines

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February 08, 2017 — PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MegaPath, a leading provider of voice, data, security, and cloud services in North America, announced it now provides 100% U.S.-based technical support for its entire product line. The company completed the final step of its U.S. support strategy today...Learn More

Zayo Helps Fans Stay Connected at Super Bowl 51

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BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Two wireless carriers selected Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (Zayo) to add wireless capacity in Houston for Super Bowl 51. Zayo completed installation of more than 120 small cell sites, including locations around key venues like NRG Stadium and Discovery Green Park, ahead...Learn More

Nokia, Alphabet, and Qualcomm Demo Private LTE Network Over CBRS Shared Spectrum

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7 February 2017 — Las Vegas, Nevada – Nokia, Alphabet’s Access Group  and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. joined forces to demonstrate the first live demo of a private LTE network over CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) shared spectrum at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The companies...Learn More