Cincinnati Bell reaches 40% Fioptics penetration in mature markets, on track to slow build in 2017

Cincinnati Bell is seeing that in areas where it has been offering its FTTH-based Fioptics data and video services for a number of years, penetration rates continue to rise.

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AT&T enhances 1 Gig presence in Nashville, raises stakes against Comcast, Google Fiber

AT&T will begin offering its 1 Gbps GigaPower service in three Nashville-area cities, setting a further challenge to local cable incumbent Comcast and up-and-coming provider Google Fiber.

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Comcast Business lights up Wi-Fi for SMBs, enterprise branch locations

Comcast Business has begun offering its small to medium business and enterprise branch office customers a Wi-Fi solution, playing into the growing BYOD (bring your own device) and Wi-Fi usage trends within businesses.

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Windstream deepens Western Texas VoIP, UCaaS services reach

Windstream has begun offering its suite of VoIP and Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) offerings to business customers in Western Texas, establishing a deeper footprint in the state's business services market.

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Time Warner Business helps wholesale customers find connected buildings with new portal

Time Warner Cable Business Class is offering its wholesale customers an online tool that it says will allow them to more readily discover locations that are connected to its network.

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Suddenlink lights up 1 Gbps service in four markets

Cable MSO Suddenlink has begun offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to customersĀ in its 16-state footprint that includes Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

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CenturyLink ends Comcast’s monopoly in Minneapolis with launch of Prism IPTV, 1 Gbps service

CenturyLink is officially now offering its Prism IPTV service in the Minneapolis market, ending incumbent video provider Comcast's monopoly position there.

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Sprint to stop offering wireline long-distance voice services

Sprint has asked the FCC for permission to discontinue offering its wireline consumer long-distance service and associated features, a service line whose revenues continue to decline every quarter.

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Telus serves up cloud-based collaboration, contact services

Telus is enhancing its movement into the cloud services segment by offering its Canadian business customers two new cloud-based services focused on contact center and collaboration applications.

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Telus serves up cloud-based collaboration, contact services

CenturyLink adds new pay-by-the-hour capabilities to its cloud platform

CenturyLink is offering its new and existing business customers a new way to consume managed services by introducing an on-demand option on its cloud platform.

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CenturyLink adds new pay-by-the-hour capabilities to its cloud platform

Frontier addresses seasonal Ohio customers with prepaid broadband option

Frontier Communications is taking a page from the wireless industry's playbook by offering its customers in its Ohio territory a pay-as-you-go option to purchase their broadband DSL service.

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FirstLight targets wholesale opportunities with new Ethernet Access service

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FirstLight targets wholesale opportunities with new Ethernet Access service

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Deutsche Telekom rolls out VDSL2 service to first 10 markets

Deutsche Telekom has begun offering its VDSL2 service to customers in the first 10 communities in its operating territory. Initially supporting up to 50 Mbps, the telco will implement vectoring on its copper lines to offer up to 100 Mbps in the second half of 2014.

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US Signal targets health care vertical with private cloud service

US Signal, a competitive provider, is offering its customers a new private cloud option with its Hosted Private Cloud product that is tailored to meet the needs of specific market segments.

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US Signal targets health care vertical with private cloud service

US Signal, a competitive provider, is offering its customers a new private cloud option with its Hosted Private Cloud product that is tailored to meet the needs of specific market segments.

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Gaining Modular Traction, IO Releases Data Center OS

Today modular data center operator and manufacturer IO made an interesting move , offering its IO OS data center operating system as a standalone software product. Originally designed for its modular IO Anywhere product, the software also offers intelligent control of … [ visit site to read more ]

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SAP Focuses on Mobile Apps

Germany’s SAP AG sees the business-software industry’s future in mobile apps. The corollary is that SAP sees cloud-based software as the future. Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe, who took over as co-chief executives in February 2010 following revenue and profit shortfalls, have sold investors on a plan to make SAP a growth company again in part by bringing the consumer mobile-app craze to the enterprise.

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Airtel Introduces Cash Payment by Mobile

India’s largest mobile operator, Bharti Airtel, is offering its customers the ability to make payments through mobile phones. Bharti Airtel customers can deposit cash in their “airtel money” accounts at retail locations, then make payments at retail sites and pay utilities using their mobile phones. The merchants and utilities have to be on the Bharti Airtel network, and be part of the money transfer program. The feature is as much about customer loyalty and value-added services as it is about incremental revenue Airtel can make by sponsoring the program.

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