MetTel, an emerging business service provider, is acquiring Staples' IT provider subsidiary Thrive Networks, a move that immediately enhances its managed services and support solutions.
EarthLink reported that its business service revenues once again declined sequentially 3.7 percent to $234 million, down from the 4.3 percent decline that took place in the previous quarter.
TDS Telecom's commercial One Neck IT Solutions subsidiary was the star performer in its portfolio, with revenues of $67.9 million, up from $41.4 million in the same period a year ago.
EarthLink reported that it narrowed its business service revenue losses to 4.3 percent to report a total of $234.3 million in revenues as its sales team made progress with extending the contracts with existing customers. This was an improvement over the 7.0 percent year-over-year decline the service provider reported in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Telephone and Data Systems (TDS) has added another element to its growing cable broadband and business strategy by reaching an agreement to acquire Bend, Oregon-based cable operator BendBroadband for $261 million.
Verizon is pursuing new opportunities to extend its growing set of cloud and hosting services to the state and local government market through a partnership with systems integrator Unisys.
Internap, an IT and managed service provider, is enhancing its SMB Infrastructure as a Service capabilities by acquiring cloud provider iWeb for about $145 million.
The latest research from Akamai's quarterly State of the Internet report indicates that distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks reported by its customers rose 54 percent between the first and second quarter of 2013. Of the 318 DDOS incidents reported, 134 were enterprise customers, making them a leading target of such attacks.
Service providers and emerging over the top video players have always had a contentious relationship, but cable operators and telcos can use their networks to drive a good user experience.
Verizon Global Wholesale is stepping out of its traditional fat pipe zone with the introduction of managed security and IP wireless access services.