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.

AT&T to Launch Edge Computing Test Zone in Silicon Valley in Early 2018

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November 6, 2017 — DALLAS, Texas — AT&T is building an edge computing test zone in Palo Alto, California, where developers and other companies can test connected applications like self-driving cars, augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR), and drones. The test zone will go live...Learn More

Research: Rural Consumers Still See Value in Pay TV and Internet, Spending on the Rise

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Recent research with rural consumers highlights interesting video and internet trends for rural America. The study, sponsored by Innovative Systems, reveals that rural consumers served by independent telcos are more technology‐driven than last year and eager to adopt advanced services. The research, obtained through a...Learn More

AT&T Cloud Strategy Now Includes Expanded Amazon AWS Relationship, Consulting Services

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AT&T announced that it is expanding its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), featuring additional capacity for meeting customers’ cloud, cybersecurity and mobility needs, with many new and upgraded offerings. “Many of our customers are on their journey to the cloud with AWS,” said Roman...Learn More

Windstream DDoS Mitigation Service Added to a Growing Business Services Portfolio

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A new Windstream DDoS mitigation service is designed to protect customers from distributed denial of service attacks. The threat, in which servers are bombarded with so many commands from so many sources that they buckle, is not receding. “Windstream’s DDoS Mitigation Service protects customers from...Learn More

Cisco Broadsoft Acquisition Targets Booming Collaboration Market, Helps Cisco Diversify

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Cisco announced a definitive agreement to acquire Broadsoft for $1.9 billion, or $55 a share, assuming fully diluted shares including conversion of debt. The Cisco Broadsoft acquisition has been approved by the board of directors of each company. The acquisition is expected to close during...Learn More

Wave Broadband Completes Bay Area Fiber Infrastructure Upgrades

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October 19, 2017 — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wave Broadband, a leading provider of fiber data and voice solutions on the West Coast, has upgraded its fiber backbone, connecting the San Francisco Bay area to its three local on-net data centers, to support multiple 100-Gig circuits. These infrastructure...Learn More

FirstLight 186 Communications Acquisition Completed

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The FirstLight 186 Communications acquisition, announced in July, has been completed. Northeast-based FirstLight says that it now has completed four acquisitions during the past year. “The past year has been a momentous one of growth and advancement for FirstLight, and today’s completed acquisition of 186...Learn More

IDC: Cloud, New Technologies to Push Worldwide ICT Spending to $5.6 Trillion in 2021

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The cloud and an exciting array of emerging technology will drive significant growth in worldwide ICT spending during the next five years, according to IDC. The firm reports that worldwide spending on information and communications technology (ICT) will grow from $4.3 trillion last year to...Learn More

FirstLight Selects IDI for Billing Platform

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October 17, 2017 — VICTOR, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDI Billing Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based Billing and Order Management solutions for Communication Service Providers, announced today that it was selected by FirstLight Fiber to implement its award winning CostGuard® application. FirstLight, headquartered in Albany, New York, is a leading provider...Learn More

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

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