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Windstream Enterprise Announces SD-WAN Cloud Connect to Enhance Enterprise Cloud Migration

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream Enterprise (WE), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that it has launched SD-WAN Cloud Connect, a flexible, high-performance way for enterprises to connect all their network locations to their cloud-based applications. Offered in collaboration with VeloCloud,...Learn More

TDS Confidence in Video Business Continues with Move to TiVo for its Next Generation TV Platform

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TDS will move to the TiVo platform for its next generation TV platform, bringing it to both its cable and IPTV operations across the country. The new TiVo platform will be featured with both existing and new video subscribers, the companies report. In addition to...Learn More

CenturyLink Partners With Oracle to Offer Cloud Connectivity

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CenturyLink will offer dedicated and private access to the Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect. The CenturyLink Oracle deal will enable Oracle FastConnect subscribers to use CenturyLink Cloud Connect Solutions to gain what CenturyLink calls a direct and secure connection that doesn’t come in...Learn More

Frontier Delivers UCaaS from its Own Cloud at Lower Prices

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Frontier today launched Frontier AnyWare UCaaS, a unified communications-as-a-service offering that the company will deliver from its own redundant data centers. The Frontier UCaaS offering is underpinned by software from Mitel, a Frontier spokesman told Telecompetitor in an interview. Frontier has offered cloud-based collaboration since...Learn More

Cable One Introduces Cloud-Based Hosted Voice, Seats Start at $20/Month

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Top ten cable cable MSO Cable One has introduced hosted voice, a cloud-based virtual PBX. The service has launched in 8 markets across 7 states. It will be available to the majority of Cable One’s markets by the end of the year. “Hosted Voice is...Learn More

In a Bid to Bolster its Cloud and Managed Services Portfolio, C Spire Acquires Cloud Provider TekLinks

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Regional carrier C Spire has acquired TekLinks, a reseller and provider of cloud, managed and professional services in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Details of the C Spire TekLinks deal were not disclosed, but the companies said that during the next 60 to 90 days the...Learn More

Comcast MachineQ IoT Offering Gains Five New Customers

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Comcast’s machine enterprise IoT service has announced several new clients. Comcast machineQ is a scalable, B2B platform that uses LoRaWAN low power wide-area network (LPWAN) technology. Comcast is one of many cable MSOs who are aiming to seize on the growing IoT opportunity, given their...Learn More

Viasat 100 Mbps Satellite Broadband Targets Businesses

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Viasat Inc. today, launched what it claims to be America’s fastest satellite internet service for businesses. The nationwide service offers a variety of unlimited and metered data plans with download speed options ranging from 35 Mbps across most of the U.S. up to 100 Mbps...Learn More

Consolidated Communications Launches Cloud Peer Connect

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MATTOON, Ill. – June 13, 2018 – Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced the launch of Cloud Peer Connect, a connectivity solution that provides Consolidated’s business customers direct, private access to major cloud providers including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft...Learn More

MOBITV Platform Eliminates Headend, STB Requirements for IPTV

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A new offering from MOBIV is designed to provide what amounts to a ‘cloud-based’ headend and eliminates the need for a set-top box to deliver IPTV. The goal is to enable broadband providers to offer pay-TV services without a large capital outlay, explained MOBITV CEO...Learn More

Report: U.S. Data Center Investment Hit $20 Billion in 2017

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Expect demand for data center facilities to grow in 2018, continuing the trend from 2017, predicts independent national commercial real estate valuation, assessment and advisory firm BBG. According to BBG, last year U.S. data center investment reached $20 billion, almost three times the level ($7.78...Learn More

Georgia Cable Provider Going IPTV with Innovative Systems Middleware

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June 12, 2018 — Alma, GA – For ATC Broadband in Alma Georgia, running three video plants is not something you would wish on your worst enemy, but for ease of operation and maintenance IPTV has far and away been the best of the three....Learn More

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