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  • Will AT&T, Verizon follow Windstream down the REIT asset path?

    Windstream got the attention of the telecom world and financial community on Tuesday when it announced that it would spin off parts of its network assets into an independent Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Not surprisingly, this development quickly fueled speculation that other service providers could, or are considering, a similar move.

Shaw advances data center, cloud services push with $1.2B ViaWest deal

Shaw Communications has reached a deal to acquire Denver-based data center provider ViaWest from private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners for $1.2 billion, a move that immediately advances the Canadian cable operator's movement into the data services and cloud market segments.

Alcatel-Lucent to take submarine cable business public, sees Q2 revenues rise to $4.4B

Alcatel-Lucent has hatched plans to pursue an initial public offering of shares for its submarine cable business, ending a string of rumors about the future of the division that's been suffering from weakening demand.

Verizon Digital Media Services advances online video play with thePlatform partnership

Verizon's Digital Media Services (VDMS) unit is enhancing its own move into the online video space by establishing a strategic alliance with white-label video management provider thePlatform, reports FierceOnlineVideo.

WOW! Business to extend fiber network to 500 wireless towers in Chicago

WOW! Business continues to enhance its wireless backhaul holdings, announcing that it has been selected to provide fiber-based services to over 500 towers for various wireless operators in the Chicago metro area.

tw telecom enterprise revenue grows 7.8% to $419M in Q2

tw telecom, which is being acquired by Level 3 Communications, reported that second-quarter 2014 revenues rose 7.8 percent to $419.7 million on strong enterprise and data and Internet segment growth.

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DirecTV chairman and CEO Mike White said the satellite company has agreed on rates with ESPN/Disney on the soon-to-launch SEC Network regional sports channel, and is "optimistic" about coming to terms with the National Football League by the end of the year for a crucial renewal of the "NFL Sunday Ticket" package.

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In a rare case of collaboration between communications-industry giants, Verizon Digital Media Services and Comcast subsidiary thePlatform have announced a strategic alliance to create an end-to-end IP video solution.