CenturyLink has reached an agreement to provide its unified communications-as-a-service to Iowa Communications Network (ICN), furthering its presence in the growing wholesale cloud-based services market.
Managed services like cloud-based hosting are going to be a big revenue driver for service providers, a segment that Ovum forecasts will grow to over $297 billion by 2020.
CenturyLink is going educate more of the IT community about the emerging cloud services trends that are affecting IT departments inside businesses via a multi-city tour that will feature industry analysts and the telco's customers.
North State Communications, a mainly rural service provider, is acquiring IT security integrator Stalwart to advance its movement into the cloud and managed services space.
EarthLink struggled with wholesale business revenue in the first quarter, but it is finding growing interest in its dark fiber services.
CenturyLink has taken another step forward with its Asia-Pacific data center expansion effort, announcing that it has extended its services into the Australian market through a partnership with Data-Center-as-a-Service provider NEXTDC Limited.
AT&T is looking to strengthen the bond it has gained with its growing base of small to medium business (SMB) customers that use its U-verse and wireless services, particularly restaurants and retailers, with its new Wi-Fi Small Site service.
Hawaiian Telcom reported that despite ongoing gains in IPTV, broadband and data center colocation service growth in the fourth quarter, these gains were offset by a decline in managed revenues and legacy POTS voice access line revenue, a factor that drove revenue down to $99.6 million year-over-year from $101 million in the same period a year ago.
Masergy is giving its multi-site customers another option to bring more of their locations onto one network by offering its Network as a Service (NaaS) self-service option.
GTT Communications is enhancing its multinational customer base by reaching a deal to acquire MegaPath's Managed Services business, one that currently serves more than 500 large multinational business customers.