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

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

Viasat 100 Mbps Satellite Broadband Offers an Improved Broadband Experience

Viasat today announced the availability of 100 Mbps satellite-based broadband service. The Viasat 100 Mbps service is now available with unlimited data plans. The new service is powered by the ViaSat-2 satellite system, which uses an advanced, high-capacity communications satellite, coupled with new innovations in...Learn More

Ethernet Leaderboard: CenturyLink Overtakes AT&T for the Top Spot

In its year-end 2017 Carrier Ethernet Leaderboad, Vertical Systems Group announced a major change. For the first time since 2005, a company rather than AT&T has captured the top spot, with CenturyLink now in first place. CenturyLink’s ascendency was made possible by its merger in...Learn More

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

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

Verizon 400G Trial Demonstrates Interoperability, Juniper and Ciena Platforms First Up

Verizon says it has successfully completed a field trial using 400 Gbps Ethernet speeds on a single wavelength. The Verizon 400G trial used MPLS core routers over a packet-optical network. The trial is believed to be an industry first. This trial demonstrated interoperability of equipment...Learn More

Report: IT Buying Decisions for Network Solutions Include Reliability, Quality, & Bundled Offers

Cost isn’t the main factor when IT decision makers are evaluating network service providers, according to a new IT WAN provider survey from CenturyLink. Instead, IT buying decisions are focused on reliability, security and quality of service, adds the report, which was compiled from survey...Learn More

CenturyLink Selected As Network Provider for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

MONROE, La., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has signed a five-year contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide data networking products to the Commonwealth’s agencies, commissions, councils, bureaus, authorities and boards. As part of the terms of the contract, CenturyLink is collaborating with...Learn More

Windstream CEO: UCaaS and SD-WAN Opportunity Leads Windstream to Rethink Their SMB Approach

A lot of people tend to wax poetic about SD-WAN these days, but Windstream CEO Tony Thomas took it to a new level at an investor conference yesterday. A few years ago, Windstream differentiated itself through a superior customer experience but today’s differentiators also include...Learn More

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

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

AT&T Tests Single-Wavelength 400 GbE in Production Network

AT&T has wrapped up testing single-wavelength 400 GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) in its production network. The announcement was the final step of a three-stage trial and readies the carrier to upgrade its backbone using the technology. “Introducing 400 GbE is a natural next step. Customer demands...Learn More

MEF/ ATIS Carrier Ethernet Standard Targets Inter-carrier Ordering

MEF and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions released a standard aimed at making it easier to order Carrier Ethernet services. The new MEF/ ATIS Carrier Ethernet standard, “Ethernet Ordering Technical Specification: Business Requirements and Use Cases,” is an effort to put universal ordering mechanisms...Learn More

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

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

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