Cloud Zone

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.

ViaWest/ Consolidated Deal Supports Consolidated Dallas Business Push

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Consolidated Communications has reached a partnership agreement with data center operator ViaWest to resell services delivered from a ViaWest data center in Dallas. The move represents another element of Consolidated’s push into the Dallas business market begun last year. “We continue to see demand grow...Learn More

Global Capacity/ MegaPath Deal Should Be a Win for Both Companies

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Global Capacity’s plan to acquire MegaPath’s wholesale business, announced today, would appear to be a win for both companies. MegaPath gains cash to invest in the cloud and managed services business that will now be the company’s sole focus. And Global Capacity gains MegaPath’s extensive...Learn More

Amazon Fire Phone Now 99 Cents with Two-Year Contract

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September 08, 2014 — SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Dynamic Perspective, Firefly, world-class customer support with Mayday, free unlimited cloud storage for photos, 32GB of storage—and, for a limited time, customers get 12 months of Prime membership with Fire phone, which includes unlimited streaming of tens of thousands...Learn More

Zayo Group Announces Expanded Connect to the Cloud Platform

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BOULDER, Colo. – August 28, 2014 – Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”) today announced its Connect to the Cloud platform, a program enabling connectivity to multiple cloud providers and over 500 data centers worldwide. The expanded program offers a direct connect option to many leading cloud...Learn More

4G Americas: Cloud, M2M to Drive 4G Growth

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Mobile broadband – including networks, devices and applications – is proving to be one of the most successful and fastest growing industries ever, enabling a transition from personal computers to mobile devices and technologies. In addition, mobile broadband is fueling, and facilitating, ongoing rapid growth...Learn More

CenturyLink Opens Canadian Data Center

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August 27, 2014 — MONROE, La. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the grand opening of its new data center in the greater Toronto area. Designed to serve growing demand for access to secure colocation, managed hosting and cloud services, the data center is...Learn More

MegaPath Launches Unified Communications Offering

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August 25, 2014 — PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MegaPath Corporation, one of the leading providers of managed voice, data, security and cloud services in North America, today announced the launch of its Unified Communications service, integrating its IP voice telephony capabilities with enhanced collaboration features such as...Learn More

Parks: Cloud DVR Sees Growing Interest, Legal Clarity

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The recent Aereo Supreme Court case, while not exactly positive for Aereo, may help drive cloud DVR adoption, according to Parks Associates’ Research Analyst Glenn Hower. And with growing interest in the application, video service providers “…can experiment with these cloud services as strategies to...Learn More

Nebraska Carrier Selects Entone for Hybrid CATV

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Cupertino, California (July 29, 2014) – Entone, Inc., a leading provider of Cloud TV and Connected Home solutions, announced today that Three River Telco has selected its Hybrid CATV solution to power their Pay TV service. Three River Communications has been serving Northern Nebraska for...Learn More

Bright Houses Launches Unified Communications for Businesses

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TAMPA, Fla., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions today introduced Unified Communications (UC), an innovative, cost effective, cloud-powered communications service geared for the way organizations work and their workforces connect – in the office, on the road, in real time. Unified...Learn More

BroadbandVision: It’s All About Broadband ROI and Perspective

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So much to learn, so little time. If you work in the broadband industry, I’m sure you can relate. There is no shortage of opportunities (which also have corresponding challenges), but the marketplace moves quickly, so you have to too. Picking and choosing the right...Learn More

Sprint Teams with Google to Offer Google Apps for Business

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 23, 2014 – As a major mobility provider, Sprint (NYSE: S) will be offering Google Apps for Business in a move that will allow the company to seamlessly support business adoption of Google’s cloud-based productivity solutions so they can...Learn More