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Level 3 launches cloud-based Enterprise Security Gateway, aiming to reduce complexity, costs

Level 3 Communications has launched its Enterprise Security Gateway (ESG), a cloud-based network security system that addresses business customers' security needs as they transition to cloud services.

Windstream says consolidating network interconnection agreements will lower third-party access costs

Windstream, like other service providers sees how IP technology can lower its cost structure, but the telco is also seeing opportunities to cut costs by realigning its interconnection agreements with other carriers.

LTE faces challenges from proprietary technologies in IoT race

As LTE and other wireless-based IoT technologies work through the standards process, they are being challenged by a number of proprietary approaches that use low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies.

Birch's Tomae: Charter, Comcast focus on mid-market, enterprise gives us more SMB opportunities

Birch Communications isn't afraid of large cable MSOs like Charter Communications and Comcast pursuing larger business accounts, because that focus will enable the provider to win more small to medium business (SMB) customers, Birch's new CEO says.

Viptela snags $75M in financing, dedicates funds SD-WAN R&D, customer demands

Viptela, a provider of SDN-WAN technology to large telcos like Verizon and Singtel, has raised $75 million in a Series C round of funding.

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