The Week’s Top 7: Ziply Takes Over Frontier Communications, Cloudera Layoffs


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… their jobs at FireEye’s global headquarters in Milpitas, California. FireEye’s workforce was 3,400 at the end of 2019.

Learn more about the layoffs in our report.

3. Channel People on the Move: LogMeIn, BullsEye, Powernet

The pandemic isn’t stopping people from finding new job opportunities in the channel.

Our latest edition covers the telecom and IT channels from top to bottom. Here, you’ll find channel managers, all the way up to CEOs who make important calls that will impact how partners do business.

A longtime Intelisys vet found a new home leading LogMeIn’s channel program. And a former big name at Avaya now has an important role with Lenovo’s Data Center Group channel.

Find out who made moves in the channel in our gallery.

2. Cloudera Job Cuts ‘Difficult Decision’ Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Cloudera confirmed job cuts, and these are directly due to the pandemic.

The company, however, wouldn’t say how many jobs it cut or where those employees work. Cloudera is based in Palo Alto, California.

According to its latest annual report, Cloudera’s full-time workforce was more than 2,700 on Jan. 31. Of those, more than 1,400 are in the United States and another 1,300 are in international locations.

There’s sure to be more layoffs taking place in the channel as Janco Associates reports over 102,300  IT pros lost their jobs in April.

Our report provides more details on Cloudera’s job cuts.

1. Ziply Fiber Takes Over Frontier Communications’ Northwest Operations

Now this story had people buzzing, and we’re still getting comments. And they’re not welcoming to Ziply Fiber.

Instead, they’re criticizing Frontier Communications’ service and aren’t expecting much improvement from Ziply Fiber.

Ziply Fiber is a new company that is investing $500 million to improve its network and service. Frontier Communications sold the assets to WaveDivision Capital in partnership with Searchlight Capital Partners for $1.35 billion. The operations and assets are in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Ziply Fiber is inheriting the network, which it is improving as part of its $500 million investment. It also has 500,000 customers across the four states and a workforce of nearly 1,000 employees.

Frontier Communications filed chapter 11 bankruptcy last month as part of a restructuring agreement to shed more than $10 million in debt. With the sale complete, Frontier operates in 25 states.

Our report covers Ziply Fiber’s debut and looks at small internet providers questioning the accuracy of Frontier Communications’ broadband reporting to the Federal Communications Commission.

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