CenturyLink saw an uptick in broadband and Prism IPTV subscribers that drove up its Q1 2013 strategic consumer revenues 5.4 percent year-over-year to $620 million, but the carrier's overall consumer revenues declined, and it forecast "significantly lower" broadband growth in the next quarter.
SDN is a new buzz word in the telecom and IT worlds, with promises of automation and enhanced service provisioning times. Yet despite its potential, the SDN concept comes with a number of challenges. Besides the lack of an industry standard, service providers and vendors need to figure out how to integrate SDN with existing OSS/BSS.
Savvis, CenturyLink's cloud and data center subsidiary, was named as one of the top managed hosting providers in North America on Gartner's Magic Quadrant where it is directly competing with AT&T and Verizon.
During the past three years, the wireline industry has gone through rapid change as various vendors and service providers have either been bought or purchased other companies.
Jim Ousley, the CEO of Savvis, CenturyLink's data center and cloud subsidiary on Thursday announced that he will retire from the company on April 1.
Savvis, the data center and cloud subsidiary of CenturyLink, on Tuesday opened a new data center serving the London metro market.
On the surface, cloud or IT infrastructure service initiatives appear to be attractive offerings for telecom service providers, but are they? Cloud or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) explicitly involves network services and hosting/IT infrastructure services. However, telecom operators have been slow to adopt these new services.
As more traditional telecom service providers are moving to offer cloud utility services, CenturyLink has announced its move into that segment with its new AppGrid private cloud service from its savvisdirect unit, launched last year.
Jim Ousley, the CEO of CenturyLink's cloud computing and data center unit Savvis, received a one-year extension to his employment contract.
CenturyLink on Thursday announced that it has realigned its management structure by combining its network services business sales and operations teams under one common organization reporting to COO Karen Puckett.