AT&T Data Center Sale Will Yield $1.1 Billion for Debt Paydown

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AT&T said today that it will sell 31 data centers to Brookfield Infrastructure. The AT&T data center sale encompass 18 U.S. data centers and 13 data centers outside the U.S. Although today’s press release stopped short of describing the transaction as an outright data center...Learn More

U.S. Department of Defense Completes Verizon-Led Unified Communications Integration

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June 20,  2018 — ASHBURN, VA– Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has taken a significant step forward in its Everything Over IP initiative by migrating one if its key agencies to a unified communications (UC) platform. In doing so, the...Learn More

Comcast X1 for Hospitality Era Begins with Check-In at the Philly Four Seasons

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Comcast Business has launched X1 for Hospitality and said that it will be used in the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center when it opens in the winter. Comcast has effectively used the X1 platform to deliver a differentiated user experience to their residential...Learn More

Frontier and Granite Partnership Expands Granite’s Ethernet, Enterprise Reach

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Frontier Communications Corporation will provide its Layer 2 E-Path Ethernet product to Granite Telecommunications, LLC, the two companies announced today. The Frontier and Granite partnership will open up Frontier’s 29 state territory and portfolio of lit buildings for Granite to expand their reach into the...Learn More

CenturyLink Helps Connect Customers to Google Cloud Globally

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MONROE, La., June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced support for Google Cloud Partner Interconnect, a service from Google Cloud that allows customers to connect to Google Cloud Platform from anywhere. With Partner Interconnect, customers can now choose CenturyLink Cloud Connect Solutions to provide connectivity from their...Learn More

AT&T Nokia IoT Partnership Targets Enterprises Worldwide

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AT&T and Nokia are working together to drive IoT connectivity worldwide. A new announced AT&T Nokia IoT partnership will provide AT&T enterprise customers with products and services offered by Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING). WING offers core network, dedicated IoT operations, billing, security, data...Learn More

Widespread Comcast Voice Outage Illustrates Risks of Automation, Virtualization

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A Comcast voice outage yesterday illustrates the risks of network automation and virtualization and the move to the cloud. Reports of service outages first surfaced yesterday morning, impacting business users in multiple markets nationwide, according to online news website The Verge. The report cites a...Learn More

Vision Net Expands Fiber Network

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Regional fiber network operator Vision Net is adding 70 miles of new fiber broadband to Billings and Helena, MT, to answer customer demand. Vision Net has a long history of providing communications services throughout Montana, and was formed and currently owned by several independent telcos...Learn More

Windstream CEO: We Are the Leader in SD-WAN

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Windstream SD-WAN services have become increasingly strategic to the company in recent months. At an investor conference yesterday, Windstream CEO Tony Thomas went as far as saying “We are the leader in SD-WAN.” Windstream is in a different position with regard to SD-WAN than many...Learn More

Verizon Threat Intelligence Platform Service Leverages Company’s Global View

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Verizon’s new Threat Intelligence Platform Service combines cyber threat intelligence from the carrier’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) and cyber-situational awareness from the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center. The Verizon Threat Intelligence Platform will be available globally in the fall, the company said. “We’re taking...Learn More

CenturyLink: Enterprise is Tip of the Spear, But Consumer Biz Alone is Still a Fortune 500 Company

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CenturyLink used a keynote speaking session today at the Fiber Broadband Association’s Fiber Connect show to continue delivering the message of an ongoing CenturyLink transformation to that of an enterprise-first carrier. It’s a theme that’s been quite evident since closing on their acquisition of Level...Learn More

Google Cloud Platform Joins AT&T NetBond for Cloud Ecosystem, G Suite Now a Part of AT&T Collaborate

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AT&T and Google are partnering on an expansive cloud networking and productivity services platform for business customers. Google Cloud Platform will join the AT&T NetBond for Cloud ecosystem. The Google Cloud Platform AT&T NetBond for Cloud deal will enable businesses to use AT&T NetBond for...Learn More

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