XO Launches IP Security Offering

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April 06, 2016 — HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–XO Communications (XO), in conjunction with BAE Systems and Fortinet, Inc., is launching a new managed premises-based solution called XO Site Security. The new product shields business networks from a wide range of cybersecurity threats and enables XO customers...Learn More

Level 3 Adds Microsoft Office 365 to its Cloud Connect Solutions Ecosystem

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprises seeking to connect to Microsoft Office 365 via Azure ExpressRoute for their productivity, collaboration and storage needs can now do so through Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT). Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute...Learn More

IHS: North American Enterprise Telecom and UC Market Up 6%

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The global market for enterprise telephony and unified communications (UC) dropped  5% between 4Q2014 and 4Q2015, according to a new research note from IHS Technology. But the North American enterprise telecom and UC market was up 6%, researchers said. Total market revenue for 2015 amounted...Learn More

Lumos Wins Regional Community Services WAN Deal

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Waynesboro, Virginia — March 15th, 2016 –Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, announces the continued strengthening of its relationship with DePaul Community Resources, a provider of...Learn More

Exec: AT&T ESInet Targets E911 Modernization, TDM-to-IP Transition

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A new AT&T ESInet offering aims to bring a higher level of standardization to E911 modernization – a move that could help minimize modernization costs for public service answering points (PSAPs) while also making it easier for AT&T to achieve its own network modernization goals....Learn More

XO/ Verizon Deal: XO Spectrum to Support Verizon 5G R&D

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Verizon said today that it plans to purchase XO Communications’ fiber optic network business for approximately $1.8 billion – a development that illustrates the lingering impact of the crash that hit the telecom industry in the early 2000s. Spokesmen for XO and Verizon confirmed that...Learn More

TDS® expands fiber network in New Hampshire; brings TDS TV® and 1Gig Internet

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Faster Internet speeds and revolutionary TV service are expanding in parts of New Hampshire. TDS Telecom (TDS®) is launching TDS TV®, an Internet Protocol (IP)-based TV service, and new, faster Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit to customers in Alton, New Hampshire, and surrounding...Learn More

Quarterly Enterprise Phone System Sales Measured at $1.6 Billion

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Global sales of pure IP, hybrid and TDM PBX enterprise telephone systems rose on a quarterly basis in 3Q 2015 but were down year-over-year. Sales of unified communications (UC) also rose from 2Q, but were flat year-over-year, according to the latest market data from IHS-Infonetics...Learn More

TDS Adds Meet-Me Conferencing to Business VoIP

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MADISON, Wis. (December 10, 2015) — TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) is adding Meet-Me Conferencing (MMC) –– to its business VoIP phone solution, managedIP Hosted. With MMC, TDS managedIP customers can manage conference calls through their existing web-based user interface or through Microsoft Outlook on their...Learn More

Birch Intensifies Metro-Fiber Initiative, Adds 80,000 Buildings Across a 22-State Area

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ATLANTA – November 30, 2015 – Birch Communications, Inc., (“Birch”) a leading nationwide provider of communications, network and cloud services to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses, announced today that its latest Metro Fiber expansion adds another 80,000 new buildings across a 22-state area, bringing the total to...Learn More

CenturyLink Uses SDN and NFV for Customer Self-Service

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CenturyLink is leveraging two of the latest big trends in digital network architecture in an effort to build an integrated customer self-service marketplace for applications and on-demand services. The telecom provider is making use of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to integrate...Learn More

Enterprise Interconnection Survey: 84% Eyeing the Core

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Building telecom and computing links between offices, suppliers and customers is a priority for large business enterprises, one that will transform IT strategies over the next two years, according to data center and interconnection specialist Equinix’s “Enterprise of the Future” survey. Viewed as essential to...Learn More