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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.

Bluebird Network Underground Data Center to Expand

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Bluebird Network, a Midwest telecommunications company, said today that it has begun an expansion of an underground data center, a project that will go to bid in late May. The data center is located in an underground mine in Springfield, Mo. Bluebird Network, headquartered in...Learn More

RingCentral Announces Integration with New Google Hangouts Chat

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March 01, 2018 — BELMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions, today announced its integration with Hangouts Chat, a secure collaboration tool within G Suite designed to bring teams together. As one of the inaugural partners of the...Learn More

Nokia, Intel and Verizon Collaborate on New Virtualized RAN Architectures on Path to Commercialization

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26 February 2018 — Espoo, Finland – Nokia, Intel and Verizon are collaborating on new groundbreaking Cloud RAN architectures to provide the flexibility needed for the operator’s future services and requirements for 4G, 5G and IoT in the cloud. The first milestone in developing Verizon’s vRAN...Learn More

GCI Revamps Managed Services Delivery with Juniper Networks’ SD-WAN

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 22, 2018 – Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, has deployed Juniper’s Contrail SD-WAN to rapidly create innovative new service offerings and expand into new markets with...Learn More

AT&T SD-WAN International Availability Expanded

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AT&T is greatly expanding the availability of the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) offering it introduced last year in the United States. The AT&T SD-WAN international expansion will make the technology available in more than 150 countries and territories, the company said. “Managing connectivity should...Learn More

NorthState Technology Solutions Introduces Cisco Meraki as a Service (MaaS)

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthState Technology Solutions, a secure cloud and IT solutions provider, has added Cisco Meraki as a Service (MaaS) to its line of business offerings. Cisco Meraki is a cloud-managed solution that allows businesses and other organizations to streamline...Learn More

TDS-Owned OneNeck Patents Data Center Sensors That Pinpoint Server Hotspots

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OneNeck’s new vertically sweeping roaming robotic-sensor, designed to move up and down a closed server cabinet has been awarded a U.S. patent, the TDS data center subsidiary announced. During each vertical sweep, the OneNeck data center sensor assembly records the heat and humidity then generates...Learn More

AT&T Virtual and Augmented Reality Project Taps Edge Computing

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AT&T is testing augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) in a project at the company’s edge computing test zone. AT&T aims to use edge computing to support low-latency data processing for VR and AR. While VR focuses on synthetic three-dimensional worlds, AT&T augmented reality efforts could...Learn More

Google Data Center Expansion Will Impact 14 States, Thousands of New Hires Planned

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Google is launching or expanding its data centers and office holdings in 14 states. The company now has offices and data centers in 21 states, with thousands of new hires planned for this year.Much of the Google expansion will be aimed at supporting cloud development....Learn More

Focus on Next-generation Networks Fuels Broadband Forum Membership Growth

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Fremont, California, February 19, 2018: Pioneering development work in 5G, CloudCO and network virtualization was today cited by Kevin Foster, Chairman of the Broadband Forum as one of the key reasons for its growth in 2017, with the announcement of a further 14 new members. Operators and vendors,...Learn More

Windstream Unveils New Windstream Enterprise, Wholesale Brand Strategy

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Roughly a year after completing their acquisition of enterprise and wholesale focused network provider EarthLink, Windstream has launched new Windstream Enterprise and Wholesale brands. Windstream is aiming to transform their overall business and a brand refresh helps with that focus. Like many traditional telephone companies,...Learn More

Large Cloud Provider Selects Zayo for Wavelength Connectivity

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BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A global webscale cloud provider has selected Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) for wavelength connectivity. Zayo’s solution will provide high-capacity connectivity between a major west coast data center and another facility located centrally in the U.S. The solution will provide the customer...Learn More

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