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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.

GTT acquires UNSi, deepens Ethernet, managed services customer base

GTT has acquired UNSi, a competitive business-focused service provider, for $40 million in cash and stock, a deal that will immediately expand the company's Ethernet and managed services footprint.

Winsdstream names Bob Gunderman as interim CFO

Windstream has made another move in the realignment of its top management team, naming Bob Gunderman as interim CFO. The move comes after the company said it plans to spin off certain telecommunications network assets into an independent, publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT).

JW Player, iLOOK look to challenge YouTube in the enterprise online video race

YouTube may be the household name in the online video market for both consumers and increasingly enterprises, but a host of new players such as JW Player and iLOOK are on the scene.

TeleGeography: 10 GigE port price declines continue to slow down

The global decline in IP transit prices in major cities has started to slow, according to new data from TeleGeography's IP Transit Pricing Service.

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Viewers of television series and movies are still sitting on one side of a wide gap between creators and distributors of that content, if the response to a recent New York Times article about online piracy is any indication. And it may not close anytime soon, unless the industry adapts in a realistic way to consumer demand.