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As the broadband carrier ecosystem turns to the cloud for both their own network efficiency and for new service and product development, gain valuable insight on cloud and managed services news and developments here.

Report: DDoS Attacks on Service Providers are Common

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There’s a large disparity separating the degree to which service providers feel threatened by distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) and how prepared they are to prevent or mitigate them, according to a new report from Black Lotus, which specializes in providing security against DDoD threats. In...Learn More

AT&T and Microsoft Partner on Cloud-Based Mobile Workplace

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BARCELONA – March 2, 2015 – AT&T and Microsoft Corp. are making it easier than ever for small and midsized businesses to collaborate by voice, video and web from virtually any mobile device. The new solution, AT&T Mobile Office Suite, helps to improve employee productivity...Learn More

Big Carriers Will Want Small Ones to Support VoLTE Roaming

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As the nation’s largest wireless service providers roll out VoLTE, they’re looking for ubiquitous coverage – and that presents both opportunities and challenges for the nation’s smaller rural wireless operators that rely on roaming agreements with the larger carriers for coverage outside their home turf....Learn More

ABI: North American Mobile Carrier Capex Twice That of European Carriers

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In line with historical trends, North American mobile operators will continue to invest twice as much in long-term assets as their counterparts in other world regions, according to ABI Research. The market research company forecasts North American mobile operators will make $63 in capital expenditures...Learn More

Some Operators Deploying NFV and VoLTE in Unison

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Wireless operators are getting serious about deploying voice over LTE (VoLTE) and network function virtualization (NFV), as a couple of new announcements illustrate. Perhaps not surprisingly, VoLTE looks to be where NFV initially may take root in carrier networks. Virtualized IP network provider Interop Technologies...Learn More

MegaPath Sells Managed Service Business to Focus on Cloud

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Pleasanton, Calif. – February 19, 2015 – MegaPath Corporation, one of the leading providers of voice, data, security and cloud services in North America, today announces that the company is selling its managed services business division to GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), a leading global...Learn More

FairPoint to Open New Data Center in Manchester, NH

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Feb. 19, 2015  — FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), a leading provider of advanced communications technology in northern New England, today announced plans to open a new data center in Manchester, N.H. FairPoint opened its first data center in Laconia, N.H., in...Learn More

Ring Central Integrates Cloud Communications Suite with Google for Work

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January 29, 2015 — SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of cloud business communication solutions, today announced that RingCentral Office® is now available with Google for Work, a suite of tools that includes Gmail and Google Docs. RingCentral Office® turns Google for...Learn More

Amazon Offers Cloud Email and Calendar Suite

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January 28, 2015 — SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced Amazon WorkMail, a secure, managed business email and calendaring service in the cloud. Amazon WorkMail enables users to send and receive email, manage contacts, share calendars, and book resources...Learn More

Utah Muni ISP Selects Alianza for Cloud Based Voice

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NCTC Winter Education Conference, San Antonio, TEXAS, January 26, 2015 – Alianza, the cloud voice platform company, announced today that Spanish Fork Community Network (SFCN), a municipal broadband services provider in Utah, has selected Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform as its next gen voice solution. SFCN...Learn More

Embracing the Software Based Telecom Network

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Communications network infrastructure is on a path to become more software-centric: virtual network functions running on commodity hardware, in the cloud.  Intelligent software, separated from hardware, driven by the double-header of both network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN). In turn, assets will...Learn More

Government Cloud User Survey: 75% Want More Migration

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Several factors are constraining cloud adoption in government IT — control over data prominent among them, according to a study from public-private partnership MeriTalk underwritten by Cisco and Red Hat. Seventy-five percent of cloud users across the federal government would like to move more services...Learn More