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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.

Lumos Networks Joins Equinix Cloud Exchange

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May 05, 2016 — WAYNESBORO, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based infrastructure provider in the mid-Atlantic region, announced it has joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange™, an interconnection solution that provides direct, private access to multiple cloud service...Learn More

Consolidated, Syringa News Highlights Ethernet, Cloud Services Growth for Tier 2/3 Telcos

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Two announcements this week remind us of how important Ethernet and cloud services growth is for Tier 2 and 3 telcos. Syringa Networks announced it had achieved Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for several services. Additionally,  Consolidated Communications announced new metro markets for its cloud offerings....Learn More

Lumos Introduces Express Cloud Access Service

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April 28, 2016 — WAYNESBORO, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the mid-Atlantic region, launched Lumos Express Cloud Access, a network service that bypasses the public Internet to...Learn More

Verizon NFV Plans: Data Centers Are Just the Start

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Network function virtualization (NFV) is most commonly viewed as a way to reduce network equipment costs by replacing traditional purpose-built devices with software controlled general purpose hardware. But as Verizon NFV plans illustrate, the technology could have other benefits as well. Verizon anticipates NFV providing...Learn More

Aureon BNS Acquisition Fuels Business Solutions Strategy

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The Aureon BNS Acquisition announced today is the latest move that Aureon has made to position the organization as a business solutions provider. Originally known as Iowa Network Services, Aureon started as a statewide fiber network owned by a group of Iowa-based telecom service providers....Learn More

Business Fiber Report: More Than 2 Million Locations Connected

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The percentage of U.S. commercial buildings with fiber connections to businesses rose to 46.2% in 2015, according to the latest business fiber report from Vertical Systems Group. In translation, that equates to more than 2 million individual business establishments, the market research company highlights in...Learn More

Bell Labs Wireless Capacity Vs. Demand Forecast: Carriers Must Invest More

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Network service providers won’t be able to keep pace with surging wireless traffic unless they increase investment in next-generation technologies, according to a wireless capacity vs. demand forecast from Bell Labs Consulting. Researchers advise providers to invest in technologies such as 5G and cloud platforms...Learn More

SI Wireless Launches WiFi Calling for Subscribers Using Cloud VoWiFi Solution from Interop Technologies

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FORT MYERS, FL—April 13, 2016—Interop Technologies, a specialist in virtualized IMS infrastructure and IP services technologies for telecommunication service providers, today announced that SI Wireless has launched WiFi Calling using the Interop Technologies CorePlusX℠ Voice-Over-WiFi (VoWiFi) solution. The operator has made VoWiFi service available to...Learn More

Midco Buys Data Center, Taps Telco Fiber Network for Expansion

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In a move illustrating a growing focus on business and enterprise services, cable MSO Midco buys data center operator Dataware LLC and taps the regional fiber network owned and operated by independent telco Arvig of Minnesota. The deals highlight a growing strategy of cable MSOs,...Learn More

Codero Cloud Platform Integrated with 32 Carrier Investors

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Austin, Texas-based Codero Hosting on April 7 announced it has extended Codero cloud hosting infrastructure and managed services to rural and regional U.S. markets. Now able to reach more than 350,000 additional businesses, the expansion follows on from Codero’s acquisition by a consortium of 32...Learn More

Zayo Acquires Texas-Based Data Center Operator

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Boulder, Colorado — March 4, 2016 — Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., the global leader in Communications Infrastructure, today completed the $18.9 million acquisition of Clearview International LLC (“Clearview”), a leader in Texas colocation and cloud infrastructure services. Clearview operates two data centers, located at 6606 LBJ...Learn More

Level 3 Adds Microsoft Office 365 to its Cloud Connect Solutions Ecosystem

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprises seeking to connect to Microsoft Office 365 via Azure ExpressRoute for their productivity, collaboration and storage needs can now do so through Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT). Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute...Learn More