Industry News

Industry Voices—Walker: 5G delivers a modest bump to vendor revenues in Q3

by Mike Robuck on November 11, 2019
Telecom operator (telco) network spending is growing again, based on preliminary reports from the vendor side. Among the largest 15 vendors reporting to date, the strongest year-over-year growth rates (in estimated sales to telcos) were recorded by Sam...
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Telecom Italia partners with Google on cloud, edge computing

by Linda Hardesty on November 8, 2019
TIM also said it will hire or train more than 800 cloud engineers in the next few years and build new Tier IV level data centers.
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As it marches through Chapter 11, Windstream Holdings sees its revenues slide in 3Q

by Mike Robuck on November 7, 2019
As it negotiates Chapter 11 waters, Windstream Holding's revenues were down across the board during its third quarter earnings report on Thursday. Little Rock, Ark.-based Windstream's adjusted total revenue and sales were $1.27 billion in the quarter, ...
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Zayo misses the mark on first quarter earnings

by Mike Robuck on November 7, 2019
Ahead of its deal to be acquired early next year by two investment firms, Zayo Group Holdings missed the mark for some of its fiscal Q1 results. In its Wednesday earnings report, Boulder, Colo.—based Zayo reported net income of $17.9 million, or 8 cent...
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CenturyLink CEO crows about feeding Chick-fil-A fiber

by Mike Robuck on November 7, 2019
CenturyLink CEO Jeff Storey is an admitted fan of Chick-fil-A's fare, but perhaps even more so now that it’s a fiber customer. During CenturyLink's third quarter earnings call on Wednesday, Storey used Chick-fil-A as an example of how his company's fib...
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Cisco powers up Meraki Go cloud suite for small businesses

by Mike Robuck on November 6, 2019
Cisco Meraki, Cisco's cloud-managed IT platform, announced the launch of Meraki Go on Wednesday, which includes network switches and a security gateway. Meraki Go was designed to help small and medium-sized business that don't have large IT teams tap i...
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Verizon adds ‘Co Management’ to its enterprise SD-WAN quiver

by Mike Robuck on November 6, 2019
Verizon had added a new capability into its SD-WAN managed services portfolio that lets customers change their policies on the fly. Verizon said its "Co Management" service gives enterprise customers the ability to change SD-WAN policies through either...
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IBM serves up financial services-ready public cloud; Bank of America signs on

by Mike Robuck on November 6, 2019
IBM announced on Wednesday that has it designed a financial services-ready public cloud by collaborating with Bank of America. Bank of America will put key applications and workloads on the financial cloud to support the privacy and safety requirements...
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Frontier Communications narrows its loss in Q3 but revenue declines

by Mike Robuck on November 6, 2019
Frontier Communication was able to pare down in its net loss in the third quarter, but its revenues dropped year over year. From the glass-is-half-full perspective, Frontier racked up a net loss of $345 million, a loss of $3.31 per share, compared to a...
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Nokia lands a deal with Microsoft to collaborate on cloud, IoT, SD-WAN and 5G

by Mike Robuck on November 5, 2019
The partnerships this week for Microsoft have been fast and furious, including Tuesday's news that it's working with Nokia. Nokia is bringing its networking capabilities, which span IoT, SD-WAN and 5G, into Microsoft's cloud solutions to help drive ent...
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