Verizon Exec: New MEF E-Line Standard Will Help Buying and Selling of Network Access

Wholesale Ethernet access services got a boost when industry association MEF developed standards to simplify the process of ordering and provisioning services that span multiple carrier networks. MEF now aims to take that further for what it calls “managed access E-Line” service that can eliminate...Learn More

Zayo Doubles E-Rate Revenue Through New E-Rate Contracts

More than 20 school districts have selected Zayo for E-Rate solutions during the first calendar quarter of 2018, the company announced. The contracts will approximately double Zayo E-Rate recurring revenue in comparison with the contracts awarded last year. The contracts include a range of dark...Learn More

Verizon, Cisco Collaborate on Hybrid Information-Centric Networking

Verizon and Cisco are collaborating on accelerating adoption of hybrid information-centric networking (ICN), an emerging and innovative approach to content-aware service offerings. The companies say that focusing network communication around “named data” rather than location identifiers such as IP addresses, should enable service providers to...Learn More

MEF 3.0: On-Demand Certification Beyond Ethernet, Emphasis on APIs, Community

The latest bundling of initiatives from the organization originally known as the Metro Ethernet Forum goes beyond the organization’s original focus to also encompass wavelength, IP, SD-WAN, security-as-a-service and possibly other areas. The new bundling is dubbed MEF 3.0. MEF 3.0, which MEF refers to...Learn More

Comcast ActiveCore SDN Platform Highlights Cable MSO SD-WAN Intent

Comcast has moved fully into the software-defined network (SDN) age with the introduction of Comcast Business ActiveCore SDN and an SD-WAN service based on the platform. Comcast SDN services join a growing Comcast business services product portfolio. Comcast has signed several customers to the SD-WAN...Learn More

Consolidated Connects with Hurricane Electric

Houston, Texas – April 20, 2017 – Consolidated Communications’ welcomes Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, to its Houston-based Walker Meet Me Room (MMR) at 811 Louisiana, which offers fiber assets and provides regional, national and international access. “Our new connection with Hurricane...Learn More

NCTC Members Adopt Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV Platform

CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 19, 2017 – Evolution Digital today announced the deployment of its fully-managed eVUE-TV™ IP Video on Demand Solution with seven additional member operators in the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). The seven operators deploying eVUE-TV on the NCTC’s VU-IT!™ platform include Docomo Pacific,...Learn More

Crown Point Telephone Leverages GENBAND Network Transformation for Power Savings

Plano, Texas — February 15, 2017 — GENBAND™, a leading provider of real time communications software solutions, today announced that Crown Point Telephone Company has deployed its industry-leading Network Transformation solution, which includes the C15 Call Controller, to transform its legacy telecommunications networks to state-of-the-art...Learn More

CenturyLink Adds SDN and NFV Services To Its DREN Contract

WASHINGTON – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently added Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) services to its Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) III contract with the U.S. Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP). CenturyLink will provide a...Learn More

Acquiring Bigger Business Clients with IP Long Distance

Larger businesses have traditionally been attracted to the low rates offered by the major telecommunications companies. Newer communication technologies, however, are threatening the major players’ pricing juggernaut. One of the newer technologies resonating with some independents is IP Long Distance. Early adopters can offer low-priced,...Learn More

Rogers Partners With Comcast to Bring Rogers Customers X1 Next-gen IPTV Service

TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2016 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications announced a long-term strategic partnership with Comcast to bring Rogers customers a best-in-class video experience by deploying Comcast’s X1 IP-based video platform. This agreement builds on Rogers’ internet leadership and furthers its strategy to deliver all-IP services...Learn More

Citizens Fiber Selects Metaswitch for Strategic Network Transformation

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – December 1, 2016 – Cloud-native communications software leader Metaswitch today announced that Citizens Fiber of Pennsylvania has selected a full suite of advanced software switches and applications as the basis for its network transformation to an all-IP future. Citizens Fiber is...Learn More

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