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    1. Fuelling The Enterprise: The Future Of Carrier Ethernet

      Explore BCW: IT Leadership (Feb 21 2014)

      Fuelling The Enterprise: The Future Of Carrier Ethernet

      Carrier Ethernet has quickly become the go to network solution for enterprises because of its ability to provide reliable, scalable and flexible service-level agreements. So burgeoning is its popularity that Infonetics Research predicts the Carrier Ethernet market will top £24 billion globally by 2017, with the greatest demand originating from Asia Pacific followed by Europe, The Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Such demand solidifies Carrier Ethernet as a permanent, inseparable part of the network ecosystem.

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    2. HHS Picks tw telecom

      Explore Telecom Ramblings (Feb 21 2014)

      HHS Picks tw telecom

      All that work tw telecom has been doing to tune its network for the coming era of the cloud has paid off in some nice federal business. They’ve been awarded a WAN-Cloud-B contract by the Department of Health and Human Services worth up to $21.85M over the next four or five years. … [ ]

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      Mentions:   tw telecom

    3. MSOs Shake Up Vertical Systems Group’s 2013 Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

      Explore CEN Feature (Feb 20 2014)

      MSOs Shake Up Vertical Systems Group’s 2013  Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

      The timing couldn't have been more perfect. The day that Multiple System Operators (MSOs) Time Warner Cable and Comcast announced their intention to merge, Vertical Systems Group's bi-annual U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD registered a gain by both companies.

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      Mentions:   Vertical Systems Group   Time Warner Cable   tw telecom

    4. CENX gains new North American tier 1 customer contract

      Explore Telecompaper (Feb 19 2014)

      CENX gains new North American tier 1 customer contract

      (Telecompaper) CENX has announced it has been selected by a North American tier 1 mobile service provider for a multi-million dollar project to provide a real-time performance and fault monitoring service for a nationwide 4G backhaul network. The Cenx Ethernet Lifecycle Manager will provide significant operational cost savings by reducing trouble triage time, establishing an authoritative measurement of access vendor performance and improving data integrity. Ethernet Lifecycle Manager (ELM) is Cenx's flagship Service Orchestration service and will enable this tier 1 mobile service provider to monitor Ethernet transport services in real time.

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    5. Fibertech wraps its 1,000-mile Ohio network expansion

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 19 2014)

      Fibertech wraps its 1,000-mile Ohio network expansion

      Fibertech Networks has put the finishing touches on its network expansion project in Ohio, adding more than 1,000 miles of new fiber in Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo.  The competitive carrier can now serve as another business service and wholesale service alternative to area telcos such as AT&T (NYSE: T) and Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB). Prospective customers will be able to get access to its suite of collocation, optical services, point-to-point and multi-point Ethernet service ranging from 5 Mbps to 100 Gbps.

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      Mentions:   Cincinnati Bell

    6. NFV and SDN will be hot topics at MWC this year

      Explore Telecoms.com (Feb 19 2014)

      NFV and SDN will be hot topics at MWC this year

      Network vendors Alcatel Lucent and Huawei have both made announcements around Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) ahead of next week’s Mobile World Congress, where new network architectures like NFV and SDN (software defined networking) will be the subject of much discussion and, Telecoms.com understands, some big news from the operator community.

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      Mentions:   NFV

    7. TeliaSonera ties up with Omantel for PoP

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      TeliaSonera ties up with Omantel for PoP

      (Telecompaper) TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has announced it has expanded its worldwide network with a point of presence (PoP) in Oman. Partnering with Omantel, TSIC will offer an extensive portfolio of Internet Protocol, Ethernet, international voice and IPX-based services, Oman Times reported.

      TeliaSonera has worked with Middle Eastern telecommunication operators for over two decades and continues to build on its position as a major international voice aggregator and one of the top providers of internet backbone routes to the region. Brendan Ives, president of TeliaSonera International Carrier, said partnering with Omantel is a natural step given Oman's strategic location ...

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    8. Unite Private Networks Announces Partnership With Gross & Welch

      Explore Marketwired (Feb 18 2014)

      Unite Private Networks Announces Partnership With Gross & Welch

      Ethernet Private Line Services Provide Highly Reliable and Scalable Bandwidth to Omaha based law firm Gross & Welch

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    9. Frontier serves up 10G optical transport in 25 states

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 18 2014)

      Frontier serves up 10G optical transport in 25 states

      Frontier Communications is serving up its new 10G optical transport service for its customers in 25 states that leverages its widely deployed DWDM-based ROADM platforms. Frontier's new 10G optical transport service complements its growing Carrier Ethernet service portfolio.

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      Mentions:   Frontier Communications   Frontier

    10. Masergy Offers Carrier Ethernet Connectivity to Amazon Web Services

      Explore CEN Feature (Feb 18 2014)

      Masergy Offers Carrier Ethernet Connectivity to Amazon Web Services

      An early February announcement from Carrier Ethernet service provider Masergy Communications illustrates the growing importance of Carrier Ethernet for the cloud. Masergy said it has been chosen to provide direct private access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) throughout North America.

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      Mentions:   Masergy

    11. Tata Consultancy Selects Level 3 Carrier Ethernet Communications for its Expanded Operations in Brazil

      Explore Market News, Real (Feb 18 2014)

      Tata Consultancy Selects Level 3 Carrier Ethernet Communications for its Expanded Operations in Brazil

      (LVLT) today announced it has signed an agreement with Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS), a multinational IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, to deliver Ethernet virtual private line (EVPL) and dedicated Internet access (DIA) services to its offices in Brazil. With the opening of its office in Rio de Janeiro, TCS needed additional network services to accommodate an ...

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      Mentions:   Securities and Exchange Commission   LAN   Tata

    12. Carrier Ethernet's Intro Into the cloud era

      Explore Capacity Magazine (Feb 14 2014)

      Carrier Ethernet's Intro Into the cloud era

      When the term “Carrier Ethernet” was coined nearly 10 years ago at a Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) gathering in Hawaii, the concept of cloud computing as we know it had yet to be formulated.
      If anybody present at that meeting had described a data centre where tens of thousands of virtual machines resided together, providing services to locations hundreds, or even thousands of miles away, they would have been greeted, at best as a visionary, but more likely as a fantasist

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      Mentions:   Tata

    13. Metro Ethernet Forum names Orange’s McFadzen as new chairman

      Explore Telecomist (Feb 14 2014)

      Metro Ethernet Forum names Orange’s McFadzen as new chairman

      The Metro Ethernet Forum has begun a new leadership chapter, naming Andrew McFadzen, Orange Business Services' head of global marketing, as its new chairman.

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      Mentions:   Orange Business Services   Metro Ethernet Forum

    14. TDS Telecom extends broadband to 1,450 rural Maine residents

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 14 2014)

      TDS Telecom extends broadband to 1,450 rural Maine residents

      TDS Telecom is now delivering service to some customers who reside south of Kingfield, Maine, by partially completing another one of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus-funded broadband Internet projects. When it completes its 44 projects, TDS said it will be able to deliver service to a total of nearly 27,000 homes. Since its deployments use a mix of metro Ethernet transport to VDSL2 and GPON in the last mile, these network builds also can support nearby business customers.

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    15. Comcast Business Named Fastest Growing Company Ranked on Vertical Systems Group’s Year-End 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

      Explore Comcast Corporation (Feb 13 2014)

      Comcast Business Named Fastest Growing Company Ranked on Vertical Systems Group’s Year-End 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

      Comprehensive Ethernet portfolio and unparalleled network reach drove market share gains that propelled company onto analyst firm’s U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. This latest industry recognition of Comcast’s Ethernet market momentum follows the company being named the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) Service Provider of the Year in its 2013 Carrier Ethernet Awards for North America.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   Comcast Business Services

    16. How software-defined networking will boost carrier Ethernet services

      Explore Software (Feb 13 2014)

      How software-defined networking will boost carrier Ethernet services

      Carrier Ethernet services have seen significant growth over the last decade, most recently being driven by the uptake in cloud services. Now SDN will bring greater performance and cost efficiency to optical transport networks and carrier Ethernet services, further driving this growth. SDN will change carrier Ethernet and its services in three significant ways: Cost: A key objective for both SDN and carrier Ethernet is to reduce overall costs.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    17. Comcast's TWC deal will deepen its medium business Ethernet niche

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 13 2014)

      Comcast's TWC deal will deepen its medium business Ethernet niche

      It makes sense for cable operators like Comcast to expand their presence in the medium-sized business space. They can not only leverage their growing base of fiber plant to deliver Carrier Ethernet, but also appeal to businesses that are looking for alternatives to the limitations of copper-based T1 circuits that they got from local ILECs.

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      Mentions:   Vertical Systems Group   Time Warner Cable   Level (3)

    18. Fibertech Networks to Build Fiber Network and Offer Carrier Ethernet Services to Metro Detroit

      Explore CEN Feature (Feb 13 2014)

      Fibertech Networks to Build Fiber Network and Offer Carrier Ethernet Services to Metro Detroit

      Last year, Fibertech Networks built new fiber networks in the Ohio cities of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Akron and Toledo, and doubled the size of its existing network in Columbus. This year it is Detroit's turn, said Michael Hurley, vice president sales and marketing for the Rochester, N.Y.-based fiber network provider.

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    19. SDN-driven backhaul could save carriers $9B by 2017

      Explore FierceWireless (Feb 12 2014)

      SDN-driven backhaul could save carriers $9B by 2017

      Software-defined networking (SDN) could save operators $9 billion in mobile backhaul-related operating expenses by 2017 as they gain the ability to dynamically manage traffic and backhaul bandwidth, according to fresh research.

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      Mentions:   NFV

    20. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) | Comcast Business Named Fastest

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      Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) | Comcast Business Named Fastest

      Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) [Business Wire] – Comcast Business today announced that it was named the fastest growing Ethernet provider on Vertical Systems Group's 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD. Comcast is ranked in eighth ...

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      Mentions:   Vertical Systems Group   Comcast Business Services

    21. Comcast Business Named Fastest Growing Company Ranked on Vertical Systems Group’s Year-End 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

      Explore sectorpublishingintelligence.co.uk (Feb 12 2014)

      Comcast Business Named Fastest Growing Company Ranked on Vertical Systems Group’s Year-End 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

      Comcast Business today announced that it was named the fastest growing Ethernet provider on Vertical Systems Group’s 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD. Comcast is ranked in eighth position on the research firm’s latest LEADERBOARD based on year-end 2013 U.S. business Ethernet port share results.

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      Mentions:   Vertical Systems Group   Metro Ethernet Forum   Comcast Business Services

    22. 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD | Vertical Systems Group

      Explore Networking is our specialty (Feb 12 2014)

      2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD | Vertical Systems Group

      BOSTON, MA, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 – Vertical Systems Group’s U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD results for year-end 2013 are as follows (in rank order based on retail ports): AT&T, Verizon, tw telecom, CenturyLink, Time Warner Cable, Cox, XO, Comcast and Level 3. Port shares were calculated using the base of enterprise installations of Ethernet services, plus input from Vertical’s independent surveys of Ethernet providers.

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      Mentions:   Vertical Systems Group   NuVox   Tata

    23. Brightstar selects Global Capacity One Marketplace

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      Brightstar selects Global Capacity One Marketplace

      (Telecompaper) Network connectivity company, Global Capacity has announced that Brightstar Communications has selected One Marketplace for network connectivity...

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      Mentions:   SLA   Global Capacity

    24. tw telecom sees Q4 revenue rise to $400M but expects fluctuations to impact 2014 sequential revenue

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 12 2014)

      tw telecom sees Q4 revenue rise to $400M but expects fluctuations to impact 2014 sequential revenue

      tw telecom reported that fourth-quarter revenues rose 5.9 percent to $400 million due to strong enterprise service growth, but it foresees some rocky spending patterns taking place in 2014.

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      Mentions:   tw telecom

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