Recent Press Releases

IEEE Standards Association Announces IEEE 802.3™ Projects to Meet Industry Demands for Higher Ethernet Speeds

Projects leveraging new technologies to advance 50 Gb/s, 100 Gb/s, and 200 Gb/s, and extend reach of 25 Gb/s Ethernet PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IEEE, the world's largest technical...

Big Gains for Striking Verizon Workers in New Agreement

Company agrees to add 1,300 new call center jobs on the East Coast 10.9% raise over four years First contract for wireless retail workers Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since...

Chris Morley named chief operating officer of Zayo Group

Matt Erickson, co-founder and co-Chief Operating Officer of Zayo Group to depart Zayo BOULDER, Colo. – May 31, 2016 – Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) announced today that co-Chief...

Network Monitoring Equipment Market Jumps 24 Percent Year-over-Year; SDN based Solutions Gain Traction

IHS Technology analysis and commentary on the Network Monitoring Equipment Annual Market Report follows. Analysis Network monitoring equipment revenue, including switches and taps, jumped 24 percent...

Microsoft and Facebook to build an innovative new subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean

MENLO PARK, Calif. and REDMOND, Wash., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Microsoft (NASDAQ "MSFT" @microsoft) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) announced an agreement to build a new,...

Cloud, Long Haul Drive 13 Percent Year-over-Year Increase in Optical Equipment Market; Nokia Debuts at #2

IHS Technology preliminary analysis and commentary on the Optical Network Hardware Quarterly Market Tracker, which includes data for the quarter ended March 2016, follows. Analysis Worldwide optical...

Viptela Raises $75M for Global Expansion

Leader in $6B SD-WAN Market to Scale Sales and Marketing, Support and R&D to Meet Aggressive Customer Demand SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 25, 2016 — Viptela, the Software-Defined WAN...

Unite Private Networks Announces Expansion of Dallas, TX Network

Dallas, TX (May 24, 2016) – Unite Private Networks (UPN), a leading provider of high-capacity, fiber-based communication networks is pleased to announce a recent network expansion in Dallas,...

GTT to Present at June Investor Conferences

McLean, VA, May 25, 2016 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, will present at the following investor conferences in...

Founder and longtime Chairman of TDS, LeRoy T. Carlson, passes away at 100

CHICAGO, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LeRoy (Roy) T. Carlson founder and Chairman Emeritus of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS](TDS), passed away, on Monday, May 23. Roy was 100 years...

ShoreTel Announces Expectations for Fiscal Year 2017 Hosted Revenue Growth

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ShoreTel® (SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications (UC) solutions and phone systems, today announced its...

Windstream Expands Metro Fiber Network in Richmond

Expansion is part of Windstream's multi-city campaign to connect even more data centers & commercial buildings to company's national backbone RICHMOND, Va., May 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)...

Comcast Business begins selling Microsoft Office 365 through its cloud marketplace

SMBs can utilize Comcast Business Cloud Desk Agents to help implement Office 365 PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Comcast Business today announced that Microsoft Office 365 is now available through its cloud...

Arctic Fibre Acquired by Quintillion Networks

Toronto, Ontario, CanadaMay 18, 2016 –Quintillion Subsea Holdings LLC ("Quintillion") has acquired the assets of Arctic Fibre as part of a plan to build a submarine fibre...

Windstream names Beth A. Lackey as senior vice president of carrier operations

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced that Beth A. Lackey has been appointed senior vice president of carrier...

USA FIBER Signs Resource Sharing Agreement With State of Maryland

Ashburn Express Cable System To Leverage Unique Resource Share Right of Way And Connect Baltimore, Howard County and Montgomery County to Ashburn, VA ASHBURN, Va., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --...

MetTel Launches Enhanced SD-WAN Solution

Leading provider extends offering with SD- WAN Solution for Enterprise & Mid-Market Customers NEW YORK, NY (May 17, 2015) – MetTel, a leading communications solutions provider for...

AT&T Launches Ultra-Fast Internet Speeds in the Bay Area

Speeds up to 1 Gigabit per Second Available on the AT&T GigaPower Network in parts of the San Francisco and San Jose Metro Areas MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA., May 17, 2016 — AT&T1 today launched...

Nearly 1.1 million added broadband in 1Q 2016

Cable Companies Added Over One Million Broadband Subscribers Again in the Quarter Durham, NH -- May 16, 2016 -- Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) found that the seventeen largest cable and...

Carrier Software-Defined Networking Market to Grow at a 98 Percent CAGR from 2015 to 2020

By Michael Howard, senior research director and advisor, carrier networks, IHS Technology Analysis For the past several years, the telecom industry has been moving toward a major network and...