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Windstream SDNow Markets Grows to 50, Promising Service Delivery in 20 Days

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Windstream’s focus on SDN services is intensifying, with an announcement today of a growing market footprint. Windstream SDNow markets now number 50, including major cloud connectivity and peering locations across the U.S., the company reports. Marketed as Windstream SDN Orchestrated Waves, or SDNow, Windstream is...Learn More

International Hyperscale Cloud Provider Selects Windstream’s Waves Solution

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that it has been selected by a worldwide, hyperscale cloud services provider to install twenty-one 100G optical Waves, supporting the cloud operator’s efforts to strengthen and expand...Learn More

New 8×8 Virtual Office Editions Add Analytics to UC

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8×8 Virtual Office Editions, announced yesterday, is designed to unify cloud-based telephony, collaboration, Web conferencing and contact center solutions with a data analytics platform. Vik Verma, 8×8’s CEO, said in a press release that siloed communications segregates business data from decision makers and thus hurts...Learn More

GTT Acquires Transbeam

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October 03, 2017 — MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today the acquisition of Transbeam, a provider of managed data and voice services, for $28 million in cash. This strategic combination: Adds marquee U.S. clients in...Learn More

EVUE-NOW! Streaming Video Service is App-Based, Targets Service Providers

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A new cloud streaming video service announced today aims to make it easier for service providers to offer a skinny bundle of local broadcast and cable channels delivered over IP. The offering, dubbed eVUE-NOW!, comes from Evolution Digital, and also supports cloud-based DVR capabilities. End...Learn More

T-Systems Introduces Video Analytics-as-a-Service

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TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom’s corporate customer arm, is introducing “Video Analytics-as-a-Service” (VAaaS). This complete turnkey service is designed to help enterprises derive real-time value through the use of advanced analytics of existing or new video surveillance, visibility applications, storage, local and cloud...Learn More

Midwest Energy & Communications Upgrades Broadband Phone with Alianza VoIP Solution

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September 26, 2017 — ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alianza Inc., the cloud voice platform company, announced today that Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) has selected Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform for its next-gen FTTH VoIP solution. With Alianza’s solution, MEC is delivering a better overall user experience to its...Learn More

Peak 10, ViaWest Launch 100 Gbps Data Center Connections

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. and DENVER (Sept. 26, 2017) – Peak 10 + ViaWest, a leading hybrid IT infrastructure provider offering colocation, interconnection, cloud, managed solutions and professional services, today announced a new core network backbone featuring 100 Gigabit (Gb) connectivity across nine of its data center and cloud...Learn More

CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi is a Cloud-Based Service

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Business with as many as 250 Wi-Fi wielding employees could benefit from CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi, which the telecommunications company announced yesterday. The cloud-managed platform is based on Cisco Meraki technology. “This solution provides an economical option for businesses with limited IT resources to harness the...Learn More

TIA, QuEST Forum to Merge

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In a consolidation of two associations dedicated to the interests of the telecommunications industry, QuEST Forum will become part of The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). When the definitive TIA, QuEST Forum agreement is finalized, the QuEST Forum “community will become an active part of TIA,”...Learn More

Vubiquity and Nokia Team Up for Time-Shift-as-a-Service Video

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Bubank, California — September 17, 2017 –VUBIQUITY, the leading provider of premium content services and media technology solutions and NOKIA, a global technology leader at the heart of the connected world have announced a new ‘Time-Shift As A Service’ (T- SAAS) offering. The service leverages...Learn More

GTT Completes Acquisition of Global Capacity

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McLean, VA, September 18, 2017 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Global Capacity, a provider of networking services connecting enterprises to high-value cloud and business destinations. The addition...Learn More

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