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Amdocs Completes Vubiquity Acquisition, Expanding Media Business

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ST. LOUIS – Feb. 22, 2018 – Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX), a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Vubiquity, a leading provider of premium digital content services and technology solutions. This acquisition adds premium...Learn More

GCI Revamps Managed Services Delivery with Juniper Networks’ SD-WAN

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 22, 2018 – Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, has deployed Juniper’s Contrail SD-WAN to rapidly create innovative new service offerings and expand into new markets with...Learn More

Emily Cooperative Telephone Company Selects Calix AXOS to Deliver Always-On Gigabit Services in Central Minnesota

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PETALUMA, CA – February 22, 2018 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced Emily Cooperative Telephone Company (ECTC) is deploying the Calix AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular System and GigaFamily premises solutions for their next generation fiber network in Central Minnesota. An NTCA Gig-Certified service provider, ECTC will upgrade their existing GPON and Active...Learn More

NorthState Technology Solutions Introduces Cisco Meraki as a Service (MaaS)

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthState Technology Solutions, a secure cloud and IT solutions provider, has added Cisco Meraki as a Service (MaaS) to its line of business offerings. Cisco Meraki is a cloud-managed solution that allows businesses and other organizations to streamline...Learn More

AT&T Expands High-Speed Internet in Communities across Mississippi

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JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T has expanded internet service in communities throughout Mississippi to better serve those in rural and urban areas alike. As part of our FCC Connect America Fund commitment, AT&T has deployed high-speed internet service to unserved and underserved...Learn More

Focus on Next-generation Networks Fuels Broadband Forum Membership Growth

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Fremont, California, February 19, 2018: Pioneering development work in 5G, CloudCO and network virtualization was today cited by Kevin Foster, Chairman of the Broadband Forum as one of the key reasons for its growth in 2017, with the announcement of a further 14 new members. Operators and vendors,...Learn More

Huawei Launches First Urban 5G “Wireless to the Home” CPE Trial in North America

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[Shenzhen, China, February 14, 2018] Huawei today announced they have launched an end-to-end user trial for “Wireless to the Home” (WTTx) 5G service using a specially-designed 5G CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) unit. The trial is taking place in downtown Vancouver’s “5G Living Lab,” a co-venture...Learn More

2018’s Best Resolution: Netflix on 100% Fiber-optic Verizon Fios

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February 13, 2018 — BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Fios Internet/TV customers with Multi-Room DVR Enhanced or Premium service can now stream Netflix originals like Stranger Things 2 along with hundreds of popular movies and acclaimed TV shows directly from their Fios Interactive Media Guide as subscription access to Netflix is...Learn More

T-Mobile and MetroPCS Lead the Pack in J.D. Power Wireless Purchase Experience Studies

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February 15, 2018 — BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–J.D. Power today announced that T-Mobile and MetroPCS (NASDAQ: TMUS) topped the lists of the 2018 J.D. Power U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience Studies for full-service and non-contract providers, respectively. T-Mobile swept every category in the full-service study, including cost of service, offerings and...Learn More

Large Cloud Provider Selects Zayo for Wavelength Connectivity

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BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A global webscale cloud provider has selected Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) for wavelength connectivity. Zayo’s solution will provide high-capacity connectivity between a major west coast data center and another facility located centrally in the U.S. The solution will provide the customer...Learn More

AT&T Completes Acquisition of FiberTower Corporation

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DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AT&T* has closed its acquisition of FiberTower Corporation, giving it millimeter wave spectrum that will be put to work later this year to begin the rollout of mobile 5G services. AT&T paid $207 million to acquire FiberTower and will receive a significant footprint in...Learn More

AT&T Announces One of the Largest Corporate Renewable Energy Purchases

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AT&T* will purchase 520 megawatts (MW) of wind power through 2 agreements with subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources, the world’s largest operator of renewable energy projects. Together, these deals constitute one of the largest corporate renewable energy purchases in the U.S.1 It’s also a key...Learn More

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