CenturyLink gets invited to DISA’s $4B global network services party

CenturyLink is now a U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) authorized network services provider under the $4 billion Global Network Services (GNS) contract, enabling it to compete on multiple service contracts.

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Level 3 wins seat on DISA’s Global Network Services multi-year contract

Level 3 Communications has been invited to participate in the Defense Information Systems Agency's multi-year Global Network Services contract.

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Synergy: Amazon Web Services grabs 30% of cloud services market

Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to lead the cloud services market with revenues growing 25 percent sequentially, driving the company to achieve what a new Synergy Research Group report said is a “five-year high” of the cloud infrastructure service market.

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When Does Revenue Per Megabyte Matter?

As a rule, mobile and fixed network Internet service providers must care about revenue per megabyte and cost to supply megabytes, since revenue growth now often is driven by Internet services, and Internet services dominate overall network bandwidth issues. But mobile now is a multi-product business, and each type of key app has distinct revenue per megabyte profile. The price of various telecom services varies by as much as four orders of magnitude, per megabyte, with text messaging having the highest profit margin, voice having a high to moderate profit margin, video entertainment having moderate margins, and Internet access having widely-varying margin. Of course, that is product profit margin, not “profit per megabyte.” Does that matter

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Cisco to acquire network security equipment maker Neohapsis

Cisco is acquiring network, cloud and app security provider Neohapsis and will fold it into its Cisco Security Services organization, the two companies announced.

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Common Carrier Regulation of Fixed High Speed Access Would Raise Taxes $90 a Year

Title II common carrier regulation of consumer Internet access–whatever else happens to pricing and investment in next generation networks–also will raise taxes for U.S. consumers. The Progressive Policy Institute calculated that the average annual increase in state and local fees levied on U.S.

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UK Telecom Market On Verge of Major Consolidation

After BT began moving towards an acquisition of either Telefonica SA’s O2 or EE, the wireless carrier co-owned by Orange SA and Deutsche Telekom AG, a Vodafone reaction was virtually certain. Vodafone arguably cannot allow BT to amass that much revenue scale and bundling capability without the ability to match future BT offers and market share, as the U.K. telecommunications market would lurch towards a two-tier structure with BT possibly able to climb up to the top of the market share standings on the basis of new product bundles, while the other providers are left to compete with product offers less broad. The example is the U.S. market, where most consumers buy a bundle of services including high speed access, voice and video entertainment, while some also add mobile service quadruple plays.

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New Zealand’s UFB network boasts 55,000 users, ups build target to 80%

New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband (UFB) fiber network service is now being used by over 10 percent of the country's households where the services are available.

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Equinix brings Amazon Web Services Direct Connect to its German data centers

Equinix has added Amazon

BT Global to extend Ethernet VPN service to 15 new markets

BT Global Services is enhancing the reach of its flagship Ethernet-based VPN and Internet services across multiple countries, a move that will further boost its competitive stance against front runners like Orange Business Services and other global players.

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CentriLogic debuts technology services unit, enhances portfolio with virtualization, managed IT services

CentriLogic, an emerging cloud and data center provider, is broadening its reach outside of its data center roots by creating an Advanced Technology Services unit that it says will offer a host of virtualization, data center consolidation and managed IT solutions.

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Verizon adds Amazon Web Services to its third-party cloud partner list

Verizon is enhancing the cloud experience for its business customers by adding Amazon Web Services (AWS) to the list of third-party cloud providers via its

Syracuse wants to bypass Verizon, TWC with its own fiber broadband network

Syracuse, N.Y., is tired of waiting for its two local service providers Verizon

America Movil must confirm suitor before selling off network assets, says regulator

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BT Openreach begins latest VDSL vectoring field trial

BT Openreach has begun the second phase of its VDSL vectoring trial, which it claims could enhance the speeds of its “up to” 80 Mbps-capable hybrid copper and fiber-based fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) network by reducing crosstalk on its existing copper lines.

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Comcast Business takes on incumbents, CLECs with fiber builds in Wash., Calif.

Comcast Business is challenging local incumbent telcos and CLECs serving business customers in the West by expanding its Ethernet fiber networks to deliver up to 10 Gbps speeds to underserved commercial areas in Kent, Wash., and 400 Mbps to a boutique hotel in Marin County, Calif.

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SaskTel extends broadband service into three new rural areas

SaskTel is continuing to make progress with its rural Saskatchewan broadband expansion effort, announcing that it will bring two of its basic DSL tiers to Paddockwood, Domremy and Loreburn.

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Frontier sees Wi-Fi as key to opening new business service revenue opportunities

Frontier Communications may not be a traditional wireless player, but the telco revealed during Adtran's Connect event in Huntsville, Ala., that it is seeing a growing demand to provide Wi-Fi services to local businesses.

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Cisco to ax 6,000 jobs due to sluggish emerging markets, routing sales

Cisco is going reduce its headcount again, announcing that it will cut 6,000 jobs due to slumping sales of its core routing and switching products and slower-than-expected growth in emerging markets.

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Dotsub and 3Play Media ease closed captioning pains for video providers

Closed captioning services may be seen as a big expense for video providers, but new FCC regulations are driving both broadcasters and online video providers to get their captioning houses in order.

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