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AT&T makes cloud bond with Amazon Web Services

AT&T has added Amazon Web Services (AWS) as another provider it can give its customers access to via NetBond, a technology that allows the service provider to work with its enterprise customers' cloud services.

TNCI employs Genband's gear for its TDM-to-IP migration initiative

TNCI, an emerging national telecom provider focused on wholesale and business services, has taken another step forward in evolving its network from TDM to IP by deploying Genband's series of session controller, gateway and session border controllers.

Windstream acquires Business Only Broadband, adds fixed wireless to service mix

Windstream has reached a deal to acquire Chicago-based Business Only Broadband, adding fixed wireless to its mix of service delivery options for its growing business services unit.

Vodafone adds 33 PoPs in Americas, deepens MPLS network reach

Vodafone is increasing its presence in the Americas region to better serve its large multinational corporation (MNC) customers by adding 21 new points of presence (PoPs) in North America and 12 in South America and Latin America.

Alcatel-Lucent wraps up sale of majority stake in enterprise unit to China Huaxin

Alcatel-Lucent has completed the sale of a large stake in its enterprise business to China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center for $362 million.

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