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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.

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

NeoNova Adds Affiliates

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RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 13, 2015) – NeoNova, an industry leader in cloud-based services for regional telcos and managed cloud services provider, today announced that Bristol Bay Telephone Cooperative and Midwest Energy Cooperative signed with the company for email and subscriber management services. NeoNova added 41...Learn More

Report: 2014 Telecom Revenue Growth Slowed, Datacom Accelerated

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Telecom revenue growth continues to wane across all geographic regions, says IHS’s Infonetics Research. A mobile price war “is taking a bite” out of revenues of the largest carriers in the U.S., while all five of Europe’s largest telecom providers are likewise experiencing revenue declines,...Learn More

Lightower Expands Its All-Fiber Connectivity Services to Amazon Web Services

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BOXBOROUGH, MA —December 8, 2014 — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced it has broadened its direct connectivity options to Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud computing platform. With speeds now ranging from...Learn More

CenturyLink Adds Cloud Data Center Service To Its GSA Networx Contract

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently added its cloud data center service, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service product, to the list of items available to federal government agencies via the General Services Administration (GSA)’s Networx Universal contract. GSA’s Networx program is the largest...Learn More

The Big Aereo Bankruptcy Question: Who Might Buy Its Assets?

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It will be interesting to see whether Aereo will be able to sell its intellectual property or antenna infrastructure – and who might buy it – now that the company has declared bankruptcy. As Aereo chief Chuck Kanojia noted in a letter to customers on...Learn More

Report: Carrier SDN Plans Focus on Layer 3

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There has been “an explosion of service-provider activity” in the telecommunications sector as companies move beyond the hype and begin “grappling with the hard questions that come with actual implementation of SDN (softwared-defined networking) applications in the wide-area network (WAN),” according to new market research...Learn More

MEF GEN14: The Future is All About Ethernet and SDN

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When network operators look toward the future, what many of them see are networks based largely on Carrier Ethernet, software defined networking and the cloud. What this means for the industry was a key theme of the Metro Ethernet Forum’s GEN14 Conference in Washington, D.C....Learn More

Carriers Offering Cloud Services: Survey Finds Link Between Sophisticated Cloud and Network Services

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Nearly half of communications service providers worldwide (47%) and more than half of North American communications service providers are offering cloud services to small and medium size businesses, according to the Allot Cloud Trends Report released today. But as cloud offerings become more sophisticated, the...Learn More

Cloud Security Number One Concern as Shadow IT Proliferates

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The cloud services technology market will more than double in size – growing 126.5 percent – this year with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market segments leading the way. The SaaS market will grow 199 percent, while the IaaS market will grow 126 percent...Learn More