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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

Regional IPTV Head End Selects Innovative Systems Middleware Platform

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Technology advances in IPTV video have changed drastically since 2001 when Midwest Video Solutions started offering regional IPTV headend services, and in a move to provide consumers with more competitive features, MVS has added Innovative Systems’ IPTV Middleware platform. MVS provides multiple IPTV and Cable video...Learn More

Comcast ActiveCore SDN Platform Highlights Cable MSO SD-WAN Intent

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Comcast has moved fully into the software-defined network (SDN) age with the introduction of Comcast Business ActiveCore SDN and an SD-WAN service based on the platform. Comcast SDN services join a growing Comcast business services product portfolio. Comcast has signed several customers to the SD-WAN...Learn More

AT&T NetBond for Cloud Targets Cloud-to-Cloud Connectivity

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AT&T NetBond for Cloud, launched today, gives businesses the ability to establish a direct connection between two cloud services on the fly using a web portal developed by AT&T. The offering uses AT&T’s MPLS network, said AT&T’s Enterprise Networking Vice President Rosa Maria Boza in...Learn More

Sprint NFV Strategy Will Support Gigabit LTE and 5G

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Network functions virtualization (NFV) will be an “essential building block” as Sprint makes plans to deploy gigabit LTE and 5G wireless capabilities, said a Sprint technology executive in a blog post today. The Sprint NFV strategy will enable “more efficient scaling of core network capabilities...Learn More

Windstream Cloud Connect Enhancements Include SD-WAN, Wavelengths

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Windstream today announced a broader range of connectivity options for its Cloud Connect service, which provides connectivity to major cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, Google Cloud, Oracle Fast Connect and Salesforce. Among the new Windstream Cloud Connect options...Learn More

Fusion Buys Birch Assets to Become Single-Source Cloud Services Provider

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Cloud services provider Fusion has agreed to purchase significant assets from Birch Communications, including Birch’s Cloud and Business Services division. The Fusion/ Birch deal will create a combined company with more than 800 distribution partners and serve more than 150K business customers in North America,...Learn More

CenturyLink Announces Significantly Enhanced Managed Private Cloud Service

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MONROE, Louisiana, Aug. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced enhancements to its private cloud service enabling businesses to run critical business applications with the agility and simplicity of a public cloud while maintaining the predictability, security and performance of dedicated infrastructure. CenturyLink® DCC (Dedicated Cloud Compute) Foundation, a...Learn More

Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions Offer Self-Service Path to AWS

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As enterprises find new ways to take advantage of the scale and agility afforded by the cloud, many find they need a network experience that can match the flexibility of the virtual environments to which they are connecting. To meet...Learn More

Dakota Carrier Network Data Center Expands, Eyeing Nationwide Business

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Dakota Carrier Network, owned by 15 local telcos, has announced its fourth data center expansion project in just over a decade. The company said last week that it would build a 14,000-square foot Tier III data center in Fargo, N.D. that will be connected to...Learn More

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