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Digital 9 to buy a bigger chunk of Arqiva

CPP Investments will sell its stake in Arqiva to Digital 9 for over £459 million (US$563 million). Digital 9 pointed to the firm's 'high quality, blue-chip customer base.'

For Comcast, mobile glows while broadband slows

The nation's largest cable and broadband provider enjoyed its best quarter yet for mobile subscriber gains but continues to see a slowdown in broadband customer growth.

Charter goes big at the edge

Charter's Spectrum Enterprise unit is putting more emphasis on the higher end of the market with Enterprise Network Edge, a platform that features advanced security and SD-WAN capabilities.

Charter gives SMBs an ad-vantage

Charter's Spectrum Reach unit is giving $1,500 in free TV advertising to SMBs as they try to bounce back from the ongoing pandemic and associated inflation and supply chain issues.

Rogers puts more weight behind enterprise IoT

Following an initial debut of smart building IoT services in 2020, the Canadian operator's business services unit is going bigger, launching IoT products with an array of tech and service partners.

Charter sharpens its business services edge

Spectrum Enterprise, Charter's business services unit, is using Cisco's Meraki platform to tack on critical support for remote workers and teleworkers and for secure connections to AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

Growth tops the agenda for Segra's new CEO

Kevin Hart, Cox's former CTO, said fiber-focused Segra will pursue growth by expanding into adjacent areas, broadening its product slate and seeking opportunities in unserved and underserved markets.

Astound Broadband brand takes top billing at RCN, Grande and Wave

Rebrand, which will reach all parts of Astound's portfolio, including EnTouch, Harris Broadband and some recently acquired WOW systems, has been more than a year in the making, says CEO Jim Holanda.

Cox's Kevin Hart takes helm of fiber-focused Segra

Kevin Hart, the former chief product and technology officer of Cox, is named CEO of Segra two months after Cox acquired the enterprise-focused fiber services company. Len Barlik succeeds Hart as CTO of Cox.

Businesses are accelerating network transformation programs, Charter exec says

Commercial customers are in a 'renew phase' as they move workloads into the cloud, shift to SD-WAN and continue to embrace remote access products and technologies, says Spectrum Enterprise's Bob Schroeder.

US cable to rake in nearly $22B in commercial services revenues in 2021

Overall revenue and customer growth slowed during the pandemic and as US cable has nabbed larger pieces of the businesses services market, but there are signs of a rebound, forecasts show.

Light Reading's cable business services events: A retrospective

Here's my glance back at Light Reading's longest running event – now called the Cable Next-Gen Business Services Digital Symposium – which turns 15 as it gets underway on Thursday, December 9.

What's the story? Cable Next-Gen Business Services Digital Symposium

At this event, attendees will hear from cable experts about how cablecos can bounce back from the economic earthquake caused by COVID-19, how to handle co-opetition with cloud providers, and which platforms and technologies cable companies are banking on in the mobile services space.

Cable Next-Gen Business Services returns

Light Reading's longest-running conference will be fully digital again next week as it tackles the damage wrought to the commercial market by COVID-19 and assesses cable's post-pandemic business prospects.

Charter's Spectrum Enterprise goes on the offensive

Enterprise services unit of Charter boots up new brand identity and a campaign focused on fulfilling 'unreasonable' requests of large businesses and stealing away share from incumbent service providers.

Barber shop owner snips at Altice USA with $20M class action lawsuit

A small business owner in the Bronx who was forced to close shop for months during the early stages of the pandemic alleges that the operator did not honor its commitment to the FCC's 'Keep Americans Connected' pledge.

The Leading Lights finalists: Part II

On this podcast, Light Reading's Phil Harvey, Jeff Baumgartner and Alan Breznick discuss trends they're seeing, what's happening in the awards categories that they're judging and what they've learned from the contest entries as they dig in and prepare to announce this year's winners.

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.

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