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By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/20/2016
VMware's quarterly earnings, released Tuesday, were a no-drama change of pace for the company. It reported revenue up 5% year-over-year, to $1.59 billion, driven in ...
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It's well known that the last mile of access is often the most expensive, but what about that last several hundred feet? That's a challenge Windstream was trying to ...
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WASHINGTON -- Verizon's wholesale unit is preparing to roll out new wireless products, to bring more of its customers into wireless service delivery, for the Internet ...
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SVP Lisa Miller provides updates on life at Level 3 post tw telecom merger, how the network operator is tackling data and delivering dynamic services on SDN and why security is top of mind.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/7/2016
After years of staggering growth, Huawei is now the single biggest supplier of technology and related services to the global communications service provider (CSP) ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/6/2016
LinkedIn is building out a private cloud as a foundation for diversifying into a full-service social network for business.
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