Cox Extends Availability of Business Managed WiFi

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Cox Business announced today that Cox Business Managed WiFi is now available to all customers in the Northeast and parts of the Southeast region. Additionally, Cox Business Managed WiFi will be deployed across the national Cox Communications footprint in the next few months. Cox Business...Learn More

Pass the Pancakes says Comcast with Major Managed Services Deal Reaching More Than 2,850 Restaurants

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Comcast Business Services has been selected by Dine Brands Global to provide a number of managed services to Dine Brand’s Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP restaurants in the United States. The Comcast Dine Brands deal encompasses more than 2,850 locations. The services include...Learn More

Verizon VNS Solution Bundles Aim to Simplify SDN

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Verizon expects to remove some barriers to implementing software-defined networking (SDN) with its new Virtual Network Services (VNS) Solution Bundles, which the company launched today. Verizon VNS Solution Bundles are pre-packaged service chains that Verizon developed by working with Checkpoint Software, Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto...Learn More

Verizon: Percentage of Cyberattacks Involving Ransomware Doubles, Now Exceeds 39%

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The percentage of cyberattacks involving ransomware has risen to an alarming level, now exceeding one third for global organizations, according to the newly released Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report. Ransomware was found in 39% of malware-related data breaches – double the percentage from the...Learn More

AT&T to Deploy Digital Signage Solution to 1,100 Citizens Bank Branches

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AT&T is providing sophisticated digital signage and network services to more than 1,100 Citizens Bank branches. The AT&T digital signage will provide features on retirement planning, management of student loan information and similar topics. The carrier is working with Cineplex Digital Media on the project,...Learn More

Verizon Sees Private LTE Network Opportunity with CBRS for Both Licensed and Unlicensed Spectrum

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Verizon said yesterday that it is conducting interoperability testing of LTE equipment operating in the CBRS band at the company’s facility in Irving, Texas. In addition to testing equipment and software to support commercial service, technicians also are testing equipment to support private LTE networks....Learn More

Windstream MASS Communications Acquisition Valued at $37.5 Million

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Windstream announced today it has acquired MASS Communications, a privately held New York-based company that Windstream referred to as a “telecommunications network management company.” The Windstream MASS Communications acquisition is valued at approximately $37.5 million in an all-cash transaction, or less than 4x trailing 12-month...Learn More

Report: SD-WAN Success Factors Include Simplicity and Cloud Integration

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SD-WAN will grow 200% year-over-year, according to a new report from SD-WAN provider Cato Networks. Additionally, identified SD-WAN success factors include simplification for connectivity, security, and the cloud, all of which are major themes for WAN transformation in 2018. The need for network simplicity is...Learn More

Cox2M Internet of Things Offering to Use Unlicensed and Licensed Spectrum

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Cox Communications is getting more aggressive on the wireless front, but so far at least, it’s taking a different form than we might have expected. It’s wireless ambitions will initially focus on commercial opportunities related to the Internet of Things, with the company’s launch yesterday...Learn More

Verizon and Colt Demonstrate Inter-Operator SDN Bandwidth Orchestration

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Verizon and Colt have demonstrated the ability to make near-real time bandwidth changes, or on-demand bandwidth requests in this case, to each other’s production networks using software-defined networking (SDN) technologies. The demo highlights a real world customer scenario, where end customers want to be able...Learn More

CEO: Windstream SD-WAN Reached More Than 15% of Company Sales in First Year

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Windstream is “uniquely positioned” to capitalize on business customers’ shift toward SD-WAN connectivity, said Windstream CEO Tony Thomas yesterday. Windstream SD-WAN sales now represent more than 15% of the company’s total sales – an accomplishment reached in the first year the offering was available, he...Learn More

CFO: CenturyLink, Level 3 Synergies Include Moving Connections On-Net

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Now that the CenturyLink, Level 3 merger has been completed, the company is pursuing synergies, as Sunit Patel, CFO of the merged company, still known as CenturyLink, explained at an investor conference today. Some of the CenturyLink, Level 3 synergies — including reduced head count...Learn More

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