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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.

Windstream makes Avaya-based UCaaS service nationally available

Windstream is enhancing its bond with its managed service customer base by making Avaya's Aura Unified Communications (UC) solution as a cloud-based offering available on a national basis via its Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) product.

Shentel's wireline segment operating income drops to $3.8M

Shentel reported that its wireline segment operating income was $3.8 million, down both sequentially and year-over-year from $4.4 million in the first quarter of 2014 and $4 million in the second quarter of 2013 due to expected legacy declines.

Consolidated's Q2 commercial sales rise 5.5%, but legacy declines continue to be a drag

Consolidated Communications reported that second-quarter data, video and Internet sales were a key revenue driver, rising to $69.5 million, but legacy declines offset total company growth. The company reported a 5.5 increase in commercial sales year-over-year.

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.

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