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Comcast Business acquires Masergy at 'opportune time,' say industry analysts

As an MPLS, VPN, SD-WAN and managed services provider, Masergy is a great fit for Comcast Business, says Vertical Systems Group's Rosemary Cochran.

Comcast Business deals for Masergy to help speed its way up-market

Play for Masergy, a key supplier of SD-WAN and cloud services with more than 1,400 customers worldwide, aims to accelerate Comcast Business' plans to serve midsized and enterprise-level customers.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending August 20

Last week's telecom news highlights included all the damage, and damage control, surrounding T-Mobile's recent hack and data breach.

The great fiber buildout awaits

Fiber-fed telcos and ISPs anticipate funds for big broadband buildouts, but they'll be challenged by competing technologies, incumbent dominance and an ever-widening digital divide.

Comcast revs up mobile play for SMBs

Comcast Business Mobile currently allows small and midsized businesses to add up to ten lines to their account, but plans are in motion to expand that to 20 lines in Q1 2022.

Lightpath enters Boston market via M&A flurry

Lightpath, the fiber connectivity company now owned by Altice USA and Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP), will enter a market served by incumbents that include Comcast, RCN and Verizon.

Nearly 20% of Charter's non-video subs consume at least 1TB per month

Charter's average non-video customers used about 700 gigabytes per month in the first part of Q1 2020, CEO says.

Cox swings deal for Segra's enterprise and carrier biz

EQT Infrastructure will retain ownership of Segra's fiber-to-the-premises residential and SMB unit serving parts of Virginia and North Carolina.

Cox in talks to snap up Segra's enterprise unit – report

Rumored deal, which could have Cox tie the unit into its own business services division, reportedly could be valued at more than $3 billion.

Rogers, Shaw announce $20.8B merger aimed at 5G dominance in Canada

The transaction would combine Canada's No. 1 (Rogers) and No. 4 (Shaw, operating under the Freedom Mobile brand) mobile network operators. As a result, it could face regulatory headwinds.

Comcast gets down to business with mobile

Move will add a revenue stream for operator's commercial services unit, but pricing model shows that Comcast Business will heavily encourage customers to bundle mobile with its TV, voice and broadband services.

Charter, Comcast beef up biz services play with Cisco's Meraki

Charter taps Cisco's platform for modular, national service offering for SMB and enterprise customers, while Comcast uses it to expand on its new teleworker product.

AI becomes a critical network tool for cable ops

The use of AI tools and techniques have helped cable ops improve and enhance their ability to monitor and optimize networks during a pandemic that's still driving usage upward.

Charter invests in CTI, takes aim at federal government market

Spectrum Enterprise now serves as a subcontractor for connectivity and other services to Core Technologies (CTI), one of a small group of players bidding for Enterprise Infrastructure Services government projects.

Making working from home really work

Now that COVID-19 has prompted a broad, probably long-term shift to more remote working, it's time to upgrade residential broadband networks with business-class management platforms.

No rest stops on the road to DOCSIS 4.0

Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner recap the highlights from last week's Cable Next-Gen Digital Symposium.

Clearer skies ahead for cable business services

While the pandemic appeared to slow the growth of cable business services in the second quarter, industry experts forecast expansion for business services in the third quarter.

Comcast Business sizes up symmetrical speed options, home SD-WAN play

The pandemic may have slowed the overall rate of growth of cable business services, but it has also presented opportunities to ramp up new products and services, says Comcast Business exec Bob Victor.

Cable Next-Gen Preview: From Broadway to your basement

Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick and Light Reading Senior Editor Jeff Baumgartner preview two cable-related symposiums happening this week, on Tuesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 8. They're all digital this year, as we've had to say goodbye to Broadway while staying safe during the pandemic. Tuesday's program will focus on cable business services and Thursday's program's focus shifts to emerging cable network architectures.

Coping with COVID-19: What businesses can do

In this blog post, Broadband Success Partners' Davis Strauss discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the commercial market and how businesses can cope.

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