CenturyLink Adds SDN and NFV Services To Its DREN Contract

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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

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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

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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

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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

GTT To Acquire Hibernia Networks

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McLean, VA, November 9, 2016 —GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Hibernia Networks, a leading provider of global, high-speed network connectivity solutions and owner of terrestrial and subsea fiber assets...Learn More

NOC Importance Grows as Carriers Shift to All IP Networks

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As broadband carriers continue down the path to all IP networks, the importance of network operations centers (NOCs) grows. Reaching optimal performance for IP networks is critical as applications like video and the IoT require low latency and high performance, and NOCs give broadband carriers...Learn More

Evolution Digital Inks IP VOD Distribution Deal with NCTC

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Centennial, Colorado — July 19, 2016–Evolution Digital today announced that it reached a deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) to distribute its eVUE-TV™ IP Video on Demand service to NCTC member operators. Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV delivers thousands of hours of top-rated movies and...Learn More

Traditional Phone Service Phase Out Rules Adopted by FCC with Demanding Requirements

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After years of debate, the telecom industry’s technology transition is finally underway, dictating a traditional phone service phase out plan. The commission today voted to adopt rules designed to transition “switched access” service in FCC parlance to more modern technology. In establishing new rules, however,...Learn More

Zayo Launches New DDoS Mitigation Service

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Boulder, Colorado — June 16, 2016 — Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO), the global leader in Communications Infrastructure, introduced a new Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation solution. The service provides managed re-routing of impacted traffic to one of the company’s global scrubbing centers,...Learn More

Windstream, 365 Data Centers Deal Highlights Tier 2 and 3 Opportunities

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A Windstream, 365 Data Centers deal announced today will give customers of 365 Data Centers the ability to connect to the data centers using Windstream’s national DWDM, Ethernet and IP networks. 365 Data Centers operates 14 facilities in tier 2 markets, and according to today’s...Learn More

Cisco Forecast: 3.4 Devices Connected to the Internet Per Person by 2020

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Worldwide there will be 3.4 devices connected to the Internet per person by 2020, according to the 11th annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI), which was released yesterday. More than 1 billion people and 10 billion new devices will be connected to...Learn More

WOW! Selects Evolution Digital for IP Video Platform

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., June 7, 2016 – Evolution Digital today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with WOW! Internet, Broadband and Cable to deploy Evolution Digital’s newly developed eVUE-TV™ IP video solution. Through eVUE-TV, WOW! customers will be able to choose from thousands of...Learn More