Certain sectors of telecom and IT are, for the most part, thriving (think wireless, cloud, etc.). But struggles in other parts of the industry are leading to layoffs — in big numbers in some cases. ...More
REITs have garnered increased attention in telecom after Windstream announced an agreement to spin off its telecom network assets into one under a tax-free transaction that the company said will enable it to lower debt by $3.2 billion and boost cash flow. ...More
Windstream will spin off the REIT into an investment opportunity for interested parties and intends for it to pay its shareholders a dividend. The REIT won't owe any corporate tax as long as it pays out 90 percent or more of its taxable income. ...More
If you don't know much about software-defined networking, or SDN, don't wait. Channel Partners' Craig Galbraith explains why in this Business Value Toolbox News Desk; plus, the growing competition in the infrastructure market.