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BCN Telecom partners with Windstream Wholesale for SD-WAN adoption

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Little Rock, Arkansas — August 17, 2017 — Windstream, (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that BCN Telecom – a New Jersey-based technology service provider specializing in multi-location, multi-product aggregation – will soon be adding Windstream Wholesale’s Software Defined Wide Area...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

Autonomous Car Data Will Exceed 10 Exabytes Per Month, Consortium Forms to Help Manage It

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Toyota is among a group of companies that has established a consortium aimed at dealing with issues related to vehicles and big data. The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium will explore ways to manage the soon to come explosion in autonomous car data, and consists of...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

Windstream UCaaS Portfolio is Now Paired with SD-WAN

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Recently bolstered by its Broadview acquisition, Windstream is pairing its unified communications as a service (UCaaS) with its SD-WAN solution. Thanks to Broadstream, the Windstream UCaaS portfolio is now 100% cloud-based, targeting business customers from SMBs to the enterprise. The two services are among the...Learn More

Frontier AnyWare Hosted VoIP is Now Available Anywhere

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Frontier Communications said yesterday that its AnyWare cloud-based Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service can now be accessed in all 50 states. Frontier AnyWare leverages a Mitel platform for the cloud-based service. “It makes the transition to cloud-based technologies customizable, cost-effective and ideal for growing...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

Windstream SD-WAN Enhancements Include Proactive Monitoring

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Windstream today built on its previous moves into the SD-WAN sector with four new services. Windstream SD-WAN enhancements include proactive monitoring, an integrated management tool and more. This is the latest step in Windstream’s SD-WAN buildout. The first big move was the acquisition of EarthLink...Learn More

Altice Business Forms, Combines Business Services Portfolio from Cablevision, Suddenlink

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Altice USA is bringing the former business services portfolios of Lightpath, Optimum Business, and Suddenlink under one new national division, Altice Business. The move follows other unifying branding and business moves from Altice USA which recently went public. Altice Business will standardize its portfolio of...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

Enterprise Messaging Framework Proposed

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Munich and Dallas – July 25, 2017 – tyntec, a global cloud communications provider, today introduced a new proposal to build a robust framework in North America that fills the gap between person-to-person messaging (P2P) and application-to-person (A2P) messaging over short codes. The proposal focuses...Learn More

Comcast Business VoiceEdge Adds Integration with Microsoft Office 365 to Help Enhance Business Productivity

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July 24, 2017 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Business today announced an enhancement to its cloud-based phone service, Business VoiceEdge. Microsoft Office 365 is now interoperable with Business VoiceEdge through the Business VoiceEdge desktop applications. The Business VoiceEdge desktop application allows users flexibility to customize their communications...Learn More

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