CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi is a Cloud-Based Service

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Business with as many as 250 Wi-Fi wielding employees could benefit from CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi, which the telecommunications company announced yesterday. The cloud-managed platform is based on Cisco Meraki technology. “This solution provides an economical option for businesses with limited IT resources to harness the...Learn More

CenturyLink Announces Revised Timeframe for Closing of Level 3 Acquisition

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MONROE, La., Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it is updating the closing timeframe for its acquisition of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT). Based on the proposed decision filed by the California Administrative Law Judge last Friday recognizing that...Learn More

CenturyLink Announces Significantly Enhanced Managed Private Cloud Service

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MONROE, Louisiana, Aug. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced enhancements to its private cloud service enabling businesses to run critical business applications with the agility and simplicity of a public cloud while maintaining the predictability, security and performance of dedicated infrastructure. CenturyLink® DCC (Dedicated Cloud Compute) Foundation, a...Learn More

AT&T G.fast Launch Will Expand Broadband Reach Outside of its Traditional Territory

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AT&T G.fast service, announced today for multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in 22 metro areas, will provide broadband service over a combination of fiber and coax cable at speeds up to 500 Mbps, said an AT&T spokesperson in an email to Telecompetitor. The spokesperson also confirmed that...Learn More

CenturyLink 10G PON Field Trial Points to a Virtualized Broadband Access Future

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As CenturyLink plots their FTTP broadband access future, the company has plans to use a virtualized 10G PON approach, said Frank Miller, CenturyLink vice president of access, in an interview with Telecompetitor. Rather than using a “monolithic” optical line terminal (OLT), CenturyLink 10G PON will...Learn More

CTO: 50 Trillion GBs of Data is Driving CenturyLink Network Transformation

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CenturyLink CTO Aamir Hussain offered a vision of the ongoing CenturyLink network transformation at ADTRAN’s Broadband Solutions Summit this morning in Huntsville, Alabama. Hussain offered a common theme present in today’s broadband carrier circles – the need for carriers like CenturyLink to transform not only...Learn More

CenturyLink Signs Cybersecurity Sales Agreement with King & Union

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/– CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently signed an agreement authorizing it to sell King & Union’s Avalon, a cyber analysis collaboration platform and service, to the company’s commercial and government clients. King & Union’s Avalon platform gives customers better situational awareness and a contextual picture...Learn More

Downplaying Data Centers, CenturyLink Cloud Strategy Views Connectivity as a Better Play

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Like some other telecom service providers, CenturyLink has shifted away from the data center business. The company also has shifted their public cloud approach, adding additional capabilities for a multi-cloud approach, noted CenturyLink executives at financial conferences this week. The CenturyLink cloud strategy is now...Learn More

CenturyLink Business VoIP Targets Small Business with Cloud Based UC Platform

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CenturyLink is casting its net wider across the business VoIP (Voice-over-Internet-Protocol) market space, announcing a managed, plug-and-play VoIP services platform for small business customers dubbed CenturyLink Business VoIP. The offering provides pre-configured, premium, plug-and-play digital voice communications at a flat monthly rate, the company highlights....Learn More

CenturyLink Managed Hybrid SD-WAN Launched

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A CenturyLink managed hybrid SD-WAN service hit the market yesterday. As the company explained, the offering delivers comprehensive WAN packages “as a service” for a fixed monthly price. The availability of the CenturyLink Managed Hybrid SD-WAN solutions holds out prospects of tighter integration of high-capacity...Learn More

TBR: Carrier Enterprise Revenue Sees Decline

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Major U.S. carrier enterprise revenue trends declined between the first quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017, according to new research from Technology Business Research. AT&T, Verizon, and CenturyLink saw declines in the range of 5%, while Level 3 saw flat enterprise revenues....Learn More

J.D. Power: Business Telecom Satisfaction Highest for Largest Companies, Highlighting SMB Opportunity

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Business telecom satisfaction is highest among large companies with 500 or more employees, according to new J.D. Power research. While those companies had overall internet and telephone satisfaction levels of 815 on a 1,000-point scale, the average score for very small businesses with 19 employees...Learn More

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