Competitive Watch

Level 3 Acquires DDoS Mitigation Company Black

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BROOMFIELD, Colo./ July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Global telecommunications provider Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT), announced it acquired privately held Black Lotus, a provider of global Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation services. The acquisition of Black Lotus represents another step in Level 3’s continued commitment to...Learn More

Tennessee Carrier Selects ADTRAN for Gigabit, ADTRAN Reaches 100 Gigabit Markets

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced more than 100 communities across the U.S. are reaping the benefits of Gigabit broadband as part of ADTRAN’s Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives campaign. United Communications is the most recent ADTRAN...Learn More

RCN Business Deploys 110 Mbps Internet Tier Across all of its Markets

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Princeton, NJ – June 30, 2015 – RCN Business, a communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video, announces today it has deployed 110 Mbps Internet service across all of its business markets, including Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Lehigh Valley, Pa., New York...Learn More

Regional Wireless Carrier Selects Interop for Wi-Fi Calling

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FORT MYERS, FL—June 30, 2015—Interop Technologies, a provider of innovative,  virtualized IP networks and next-generation communication solutions, today announced that Union Wireless, headquartered in Mountain View, Wyoming, has selected the Interop Technologies CorePlusXSM VoWiFi solution to offer WiFi calling service to subscribers throughout Wyoming, Colorado,...Learn More

North State Communications Acquires IT Security Firm

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High Point, NC—June 24, 2015—North State Communications, a leading fiber optic network, data center and cloud services provider, announces today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Stalwart, a leading IT security integrator. Paired with North State’s 2011 acquisition...Learn More

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Acquires Tower Division

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South Boston, VA – June 24, 2015 – Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a leading non-profit wholesale network transport provider in Southern Virginia, today announced that it has successfully acquired the Tower Services Division of Gamewood Technology Group, Inc.  MBC will establish a new wholly...Learn More

WOW! Enlists Vubiquity for Content Distribution

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LOS ANGELES, CA–June 24, 2015–VUBIQUITY, the leading global provider of premium content services, today announced a four-year partnership agreement with WOW!, one of the nation’s leading providers of high-speed Internet, cable TV, and phone services in the Midwest and the Southeast regions. VUBIQUITY’s preferred vendor...Learn More

Largest Minnesota Independent Selects Calix for Broadband Upgrades

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PERHAM, MN – June 22, 2014 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that Arvig ®, one of the largest independent telecommunications providers in the nation and the largest in Minnesota, has selected the newly introduced Calix 844E GigaCenter and Compass software to unify its...Learn More

ITU Defines Vision and Roadmap for 5G Mobile Development

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Geneva, 19 June 2015 – ITU has established the overall roadmap for the development of 5G mobile and defined the term it will apply to it as “IMT-2020”. With the finalization of its work on the “Vision” for 5G systems at a meeting of ITU-R Working Party...Learn More

Enventis Takes on the Consolidated Communications Name

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MANKATO, Minn., June 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Consolidated Communications (Nasdaq:CNSL) announced effective today the company will begin doing business in its Enventis markets under the Consolidated Communication name and brand. “It’s an exciting time for our company as we unify as one brand and...Learn More

Comcast To Bring Residential 2 Gig Service To Michigan

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PLYMOUTH, MI – (June 15, 2015) – Comcast today announced it will offer residential multigigabit broadband service to nearly 1.5 million homes across the following Michigan markets within the next month: Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson and Lansing. Gigabit Pro is a symmetrical, 2 gigabit-per-second...Learn More

Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions Expands Cloud Portfolio

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TAMPA, Fla.— June 17, 2015 — Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions announced today the introduction of two new cloud solutions designed to bring increased agility, cost-efficiency, and scalability to enterprise businesses.  The newly added Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) provide enterprises...Learn More