Windstream CEO: We Are the Leader in SD-WAN

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Windstream SD-WAN services have become increasingly strategic to the company in recent months. At an investor conference yesterday, Windstream CEO Tony Thomas went as far as saying “We are the leader in SD-WAN.” Windstream is in a different position with regard to SD-WAN than many...Learn More

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

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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

Windstream Enterprise UCaaS Platform Upgraded

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Windstream Enterprise has upgraded its Windstream Enterprise UCaaS Mitel platform, the company announced today. The platform offers a UC solution that integrates voice, multi-media, unified messaging, mobility and other services onto a single platform.   UCaaS capabilities now exceed those available from premises-based UC solutions,...Learn More

Fusion Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire MegaPath

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NEW YORK, NY — May 10, 2018 — Fusion (NASDAQ: FSNN), a leading provider of cloud services, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held MegaPath Holding Corporation (“MegaPath”). Based in Pleasanton, California, MegaPath provides a robust, fully-integrated suite of cloud...Learn More

Up Next with SD-WAN: Consolidated Communications

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Consolidated Communications has joined the parade of companies offering SD-WAN, software-based network technology that provides a simplified management and automation of WAN connections. In late February, we reported that more than 85% of companies were considering adopting SD-WAN, according to a new SD-WAN report conducted...Learn More

IHS: 74% of Enterprises Conducted SD-WAN Lab Trials Last Year

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Seventy-four percent of medium-size to large enterprises participating in a survey by IHS Markit conducted SD-WAN lab trials last year. The survey found that many will move to production trials and live production this year. “As companies shift a greater portion of their IT infrastructure...Learn More

Windstream Enterprise to Launch “Our Size Fits You” Campaign

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream Enterprise, a leading provider of advanced network communications, will unveil its new “Our Size Fits You” campaign and discuss the company’s commitment to be pathfinders for partners through technological disruption at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo 2018...Learn More

Verizon VNS Solution Bundles Aim to Simplify SDN

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Verizon expects to remove some barriers to implementing software-defined networking (SDN) with its new Virtual Network Services (VNS) Solution Bundles, which the company launched today. Verizon VNS Solution Bundles are pre-packaged service chains that Verizon developed by working with Checkpoint Software, Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto...Learn More

Windstream MASS Communications Acquisition Valued at $37.5 Million

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Windstream announced today it has acquired MASS Communications, a privately held New York-based company that Windstream referred to as a “telecommunications network management company.” The Windstream MASS Communications acquisition is valued at approximately $37.5 million in an all-cash transaction, or less than 4x trailing 12-month...Learn More

Report: SD-WAN Success Factors Include Simplicity and Cloud Integration

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SD-WAN will grow 200% year-over-year, according to a new report from SD-WAN provider Cato Networks. Additionally, identified SD-WAN success factors include simplification for connectivity, security, and the cloud, all of which are major themes for WAN transformation in 2018. The need for network simplicity is...Learn More

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

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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

CFO: CenturyLink, Level 3 Synergies Include Moving Connections On-Net

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Now that the CenturyLink, Level 3 merger has been completed, the company is pursuing synergies, as Sunit Patel, CFO of the merged company, still known as CenturyLink, explained at an investor conference today. Some of the CenturyLink, Level 3 synergies — including reduced head count...Learn More

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