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Wednesday, February 1, 2023


FCC Approves Lumen 20-State Sale

The FCC has approved the sale of Lumen local exchange carrier operations in 20 states to Apollo-managed funds. The deal is expected to close...

10-Digit Dialing For NH, NY, VT Customers Required to Accommodate Hotline

FirstLight, a provider of fiber-optic data, internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, is...

Pandemic Highlights Need to Bridge Digital Divide

The Covid-19 pandemic highlights the need to bridge the digital divide, as 3.7 billion people are living without basic internet connectivity, experts say. The health...

Soluno Acquires Cloud Telephony Division from NetNordic

Soluno, a European UCaaS provider, has acquired the cloud telephony division from NetNordic, the Nordic System Integrator. The agreement reflects the companies' ambitions to...

Geopolitics are Strangling the Global Telecoms Supply Chain

Banning Chinese vendors from Western countries' 5G deployments on the grounds of alleged equipment security concerns will have a detrimental effect on 5G rollouts...

USDA Announces $97 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest $97 million in 12 projects to improve rural broadband across 11 states. “A person’s location should not...

FCC Announces Successful Transition to New Administrator for Number Porting System

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today announced the successful completion of the transition to a new local number portability administrator (LNPA), Telcordia Technologies, doing...

GTT Snags $175M Investment from Aleph, Crestview

A group of investors, led by Aleph Capital Partners LLP and Crestview Partners, has committed to invest $175 million in GTT Communications common stock. The investment will...

Regulatory Compliance Hampered by IT Lagging

Almost one in three IT decision-makers don’t know which regulatory frameworks their organizations need to align to, and 33 percent see managing IT compliance...

GTT Acquires Accelerated Connections

GTT Communications has acquired Accelerated Connections (ACI), a Toronto-headquartered provider of managed networking, voice-over-IP (VoIP) and colocation services, serving large distributed Canadian enterprises. The acquisition of...