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Level 3 says its SD-WAN debut builds on its long-running hybrid service set

Level 3 may be the latest service provider to put its hat into the SD-WAN ring, but the service provider says the service is really an evolution of its well-honed hybrid IT vision.

Cisco touts new software-driven security vision

Cisco has introduced a new suite of intent-based networking security solutions, marking the latest attempt by the company to pivot toward a software-driven mindset to offset declines in its traditional hardware business.   

CenturyLink customers seek up to $12B in class-action suit

CenturyLink is facing more legal troubles as the telco has become the subject of a class-action suit from a group of customers seeking up to $12 billion in damages over claims of being overcharged for services and repairs.

Editor’s Corner—AT&T and Verizon 5G plans put fiber price squeeze on wholesale providers

As AT&T, Verizon and Sprint move forward with their wireless densification plans and 5G preparation, wireline wholesale providers see an opportunity to further monetize their fiber networks. But these opportunities are coupled with a new reality of hard-nosed negotiations on what wireless operators are willing to pay for dark and lit fiber facilities. 

AT&T, CWA approve East region agreement, covers wireline workers in Connecticut

AT&T and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have voted to approve a four-year wireline labor contract covering wireline workers in the East region.

CenturyLink, Verizon and Windstream battle over 90-day copper retirement period

CenturyLink, Verizon and Windstream are once again engaged in a battle over the timelines for copper retirement set by the FCC at a time when Chairman Ajit Pai is looking to reverse rules set in place by his predecessor Tom Wheeler.

AT&T NetBond adds AWS direct bundles, provides connectivity to over 100 cloud, service providers

AT&T NetBond is giving its cloud users more options by providing access to over 100 additional cloud software and service providers hosted on Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) platform, a move that reflects business’ shift towards cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) applications.

Citynet acquires StratusWave Communications to broaden business service capabilities

Citynet, a regional competitive provider serving West Virginia, has acquired StratusWave Communications from Gateway Telecom, enhancing its service and network footprint for business customers.

Leadership in Telecom: Tim Naramore, CTO of Masergy, on being a change agent

Tim Naramore, CTO of competitive business service provider Masergy, sees himself as a change agent. This call for change is coming at a time when the telecom and IT industries are transitioning to a software-based mentality.

NTT takes SD-WAN service to 190 countries, offering analytics, access choices

NTT has put its acquisition of Virtela to good use by making it the backbone of a new SD-WAN service that will be available in over 190 countries to attract more multinational corporation (MNC) customers.



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