CEO Announces Combined CenturyLink-Level 3 Leadership Team

With the acquisition of Level 3 Communications progressing, CenturyLink president and CEO Glen F. Post III announced the combined CenturyLink-Level 3 leadership team that will lead the merged information and communications network services company. Clay Bailey will lead the Level 3-CenturyLink integration team and initiative...Learn More

With Shareholder Approval, CenturyLink – Level 3 Deal on Track to Close by Sept. 30th

Shareholders of both companies approved the $34 billion CenturyLink – Level 3 deal yesterday, helping clear the way for closing of the transaction by the end of 3Q 2017, CenturyLink announced. Just over 96% of the casted CenturyLink votes approved the transaction, and close to...Learn More

CenturyLink CFO Says Consumer Business Still Important, Sees Promise with CenturyLink OTT

Even though 75% of CenturyLink’s business will come from the enterprise market after its merger with Level 3 Communications is completed, “we’re committed to the consumer business,” said CenturyLink Chief Financial Officer Stewart Ewing, who outlined key CenturyLink consumer initiatives at an investor conference today....Learn More

Service Electric Cablevision Inc. and Adams Cable Adopt Alianza’s Cable VoIP 2.0 Solution

Lindon, Utah — February 16, 2017 — Alianza Inc., the cloud voice platform company, announced today that two independent cable operators and National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) members, Adams Cable and Service Electric Cablevision, have selected Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform for their next-generation cable VoIP solution. Over...Learn More

Ohio and Utah Are First states to Approve CenturyLink – Level 3 Merger

MONROE, La., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ohio and Utah are the first states to approve the merger of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT). The merger also received regulatory clearance from the state of Nevada. “The Ohio and Utah...Learn More

2016: A Big Year for Telecom M&A

The past year was a big one for telecom M&A. Telecompetitor covered more than two dozen mergers and acquisitions in 2016 and they involved numerous facets of the industry. Here’s a summary of key trends and how they are reshaping the communications service provider playing...Learn More

Level 3 Brings Direct Cloud Connectivity to AWS

Broomfield, Colorado — Nov. 30, 2016 — This year, Amazon Web Services (AWS) annual cloud computing conference, re:Invent, will be delivered completely over the AWS Cloud thanks to direct cloud connectivity provided by Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT). In addition to serving as the official AWS...Learn More

Level 3 Acquisition Will Completely Transform CenturyLink, Enterprise Market

If CenturyLink’s plan to merge with Level 3 Communications is approved, the combined carrier will get 76% of its revenue from the enterprise and wholesale market, said a Level 3 executive today. After the CenturyLink, Level 3 merger, the combined company would be the most...Learn More

Execs: CenturyLink Level 3 Strategy Will Continue Level 3 Low-Cost Provider Approach

CenturyLink plans to continue with a strategy that has been a hallmark for Level 3 after the planned CenturyLink Level 3 merger is completed, said CenturyLink CFO Stewart Ewing at a financial conference yesterday. The envisioned CenturyLink Level 3 strategy will be to “compete long-term...Learn More

CenturyLink Level 3 Merger Confirmed

A CenturyLink Level 3 merger has been confirmed this morning, with CenturyLink agreeing to acquire Level 3 for $34 billion, including assumption of Level 3 debt. The combined company will be a formidable competitor in the enterprise business and wholesale markets, with facilities in over...Learn More

CenturyLink Level 3 Deal is Latest Mega Merger Rumor

A reported CenturyLink Level 3 deal is in the works, in which Louisiana-based CenturyLink acquires Colorado-based Level 3, according to the Wall Street Journal. The two are in advanced talks according to the report, although the deal could still fall through. CenturyLink Level 3 Deal...Learn More

Carrier SDN Survey: 75% to Deploy or Have Deployed This Year

Software-defined networking (SDN) is well on the way to achieving ubiquity among network carriers, according to IHS Markit’s fourth annual carrier SDN survey. Three-quarters of survey respondents said their organizations already had deployed or will deploy SDN in 2016. One-hundred percent said they intend to...Learn More

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