Open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) have merged to create the new Open Network Automation Platform Project.

Lightower has introduced a new optical encryption service that offers physical layer, protocol-agnostic encryption.

EarthLink has deployed its SD-WAN solution for 41 customers across 1,706 locations.

AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon’s latest pole pole attachment proposal has been met with protest from NCTA and Incompas.

As Frontier enhances its business services unit, the service provider increasingly sees itself as an emerging competitive business provider.

CBTS, Cincinnati Bell’s business services subsidiary, has acquired regional provider SunTel Services.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions said it will use new technologies from Ericsson to improve its virtualized services, including its SD-WAN offerings.

Frontier is concerned that CenturyLink’s proposed acquisition of Level 3 could hinder rural broadband investment.