Purdue University Chooses Smithville Fiber for Major Project

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Purdue University will be using technology from Smithville Fiber’s advanced core network to increase connectivity performance from its West Lafayette campus to the WestGate@CraneTechnology Park. Smithville Fiber is the largest independent telecom company in Indiana. This new network architecture provides multiprotocol label switching to the...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

AT&T Taps Accenture for Microservices Development

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AT&T and Accenture have announced a multiyear project that will replace legacy AT&T business applications with microservices. AT&T microservices are said to offer a faster and cheaper way to order the carrier’s products and services — from security services to fiber offerings. “Our collaboration with...Learn More

Vonage SD-WAN Targets Small Business, Illustrates Service Provider Opportunities

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Vonage has been making some major moves involving software defined wide area networks (SD-WAN). Vonage SD-WAN has been available to larger enterprise customers for several years and the company today launched a new version of the offering aimed at small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). Businesses...Learn More

AT&T On-Network Buildings with Fiber Number Almost 400,000

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AT&T this week offered an update on its business fiber deployments. The carrier says that it has more than 1.1 million global route miles and more than 8 million business customer locations on or within 1,000 feet of those lines. AT&T on-network buildings number almost...Learn More

$31.5 Million Zayo Neutral Path Purchase is Latest in String of Acquisitions, Strengthens Midwest Presence

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Zayo Group Holdings is continuing its growth through acquisition, announcing today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Neutral Path Communications and Near North Partners for $31.5 million. The Zayo Neutral Path purchase will add 452 owned...Learn More

Verizon Virtualizes the Session Border Controller, Introduces SBCaaS — Session Border Controller as a Service

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Verizon once again relies on an outside vendor partner to support its latest virtualized service. Verizon Session Border Controller as a Service (SBCaaS) will leverage a partnership with Ribbon Communications, developer of cloud-based virtualized communications offerings. Verizon SBCaaS Session border controllers (SBCs) provide security and...Learn More

Frontier Total360 Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Offer Leverages Datto

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Frontier Communications Corp. is expanding their disaster recovery portfolio with the launch of the Total360 Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Service. Frontier Total360 is a product of BC/DR provider Datto. The goal of the offering is to provide instantaneous access to data in case...Learn More

A&T, Equinix Widen Business Relationship

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A new AT&T, Equinix deal will make AT&T Switched Ethernet Service with Network on Demand available to businesses in Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. The new AT&T Network on Demand service offered at Equinix locations provides intelligence across cloud service providers, the companies...Learn More

Peak 10/Via West Rebrand As Flexential

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Data center and cloud specialists Peak 10 and ViaWest, which merged in August of 2017, have rebranded the combined entity as Flexential. According to the company, the new name is based on their flexible, customer-focused approach to business. Flexential will continue to deliver data center...Learn More

Granite, AT&T Deal Includes Copper Assurances

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Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a provider of communications solutions to businesses and governmental agencies, and AT&T have extended their local wholesale complete (LWC) agreement through 2020. The Granite, AT&T deal will preserve Granite’s access to AT&T’s traditional copper network for voice services for a footprint that...Learn More

CenturyLink CFO: Integrating Level 3 is a Priority, But Digitizing the Customer Experience is As Well

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The top priority for CenturyLink for 2018 will be integrating the operations of Level 3, said CenturyLink CFO Sunit Patel yesterday. Other CenturyLink priorities for 2018 will include making the customer experience digital and positioning the company to offer its network on a shared services...Learn More

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