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MegaPath adds self-install SLA option to its Hosted Voice product suite

MegaPath is playing into the trend that its customers want to have more control over service turn-up by giving them the option to choose Self-Installation, which is backed by an industry-first 7-day service level agreement (SLA).

WOW! Business expands service delivery to accommodate business, wholesale growth in 19 markets

WOW! Business is capitalizing on the growth of its business and wholesale markets in the 19 markets it serves by expanding and streamlining its service delivery process.

TWC network maintenance disrupts 12M broadband subs

Time Warner Cable is having a tough week. While it was conducting "routine maintenance," a problem caused an outage for 12 million of its broadband service customers. Interestingly, this outage came as the service provider is being required...Show More Summary

FirstLight Fiber acquires G4 Communications, enhances New Hampshire network presence

FirstLight Fiber is expanding its presence in the New Hampshire market by reaching an asset purchase agreement to acquire all of G4 Communications' holdings, including its customer base and its Manchester, N.H., data center.

FirstLight Acquires G4, Further Expands in the Northeast

In some metro and regional fiber consolidation this morning, FirstLight Fiber has announced a deal that will expand their presence in upper New England.  FirstLight has agreed to acquire substantially all the assets of G4 Communications, a service provider that focuses on New Hampshire. … [visit site to read more]

CenturyLink deepens Canadian data center presence with second Toronto-area facility

CenturyLink has responded to the growing demand from its Canadian market customers for colocation and cloud services by announcing that it has opened its second data center in the greater Toronto area.

Metro Bytes: DQE, SummitIG, XO

Here are three network buildouts on the east coast to take a quick look at today. … [visit site to read more]

Bell Increases LTE Network Speed by 45%, with Speeds as High as 150 Mpbs

Ahead of the highly anticipated iPhone 6 launch, which is said to incorporate a faster Qualcomm modem that supports a theoretical download speed of up to 150 Mbps, Bell has announced that it has bumped the 4G LTE network speed by up to 45%. What this upgrade means is an increase from 75 Mpbs (expected average [...]

T-Mobile Responds to Sprint’s Increased Data Plans

When Sprint adjusted its family bundle plans to add more data at standard industry price points, America’s third largest wireless provider was hoping to differentiate it from the market, giving consumers reason to pause before making a decision about their carrier. It looks like any differentiation Sprint was able to establish, however, lasted about one [...]

Free Internet Launched by Mobilink in collaboration with OLX

Mobilink  has launched its second-wave of free internet in collaboration with OLX. Mobilink customers will get 6 hours of free internet while browsing through Opera Mini Browser. Customers will have to visit webpass.opera.com/store in order to avail this offer. Show More Summary

No Network Left Behind: CAPEX on Wireline Infrastructure Accelerates

The wireline market, which is valued at $19.1 billion this year, will reach $35 billion in 2020. That’s a CAGR of almost 10.4 percent.

AT&T merges mobile and enterprise, promotes de la Vega

AT&T merged its Mobility and Business Solutions divisions and the new group will be overseen by AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega, who will have a new title of CEO of AT&T's Mobile & Business Solutions Group.

AT&T serves up cloud connectivity for VMware customers

AT&T is tapping into the popularity of VMware, announcing that they will provide low latency private cloud network connectivity for VMware vCloud Air customers using AT&T's NetBond solution.

Verizon, Telus, China Mobile and China Telecom participate in transport SDN test

Verizon, Telus, China Mobile and China Telecom are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are working in conjunction with the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to better understand how transport software defined networking (SDN) can be used in real-world environments.

Report: AT&T gets DoJ clearance for DirecTV acquisition

AT&T may have overcome another major regulatory obstacle to proceed with its DirecTV acquisition by reaching an agreement with the Department of Justice, reports FierceCable, citing an exclusive report in the New York Post. Neither AT&T nor DirecTV responded to FierceCable's request for confirmation on whether it got DoJ clearance.

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