If there were two themes to describe the first quarter of 2016 for the top 12 wireline service providers it would be transition and transformation. With the earnings season now complete, FierceTelecom is taking a look at the results of the top 12 U.S. incumbents and how they are taking charge of changing times.
With so much focus being on wireless much of the world seemingly has forgotten that Sprint has a profitable wireline business. The company is working to change that attitude by launching a separate wireline division dedicated to its business customer base. Leading this segment is 10-year company veteran Mike Fitz.
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Level 3 Communications has launched its Enterprise Security Gateway (ESG), a cloud-based network security system that addresses business customers' security needs as they transition to cloud services.
Windstream says consolidating network interconnection agreements will lower third-party access costs
Windstream, like other service providers sees how IP technology can lower its cost structure, but the telco is also seeing opportunities to cut costs by realigning its interconnection agreements with other carriers.
As LTE and other wireless-based IoT technologies work through the standards process, they are being challenged by a number of proprietary approaches that use low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies.
Birch Communications isn't afraid of large cable MSOs like Charter Communications and Comcast pursuing larger business accounts, because that focus will enable the provider to win more small to medium business (SMB) customers, Birch's new CEO says.
Viptela, a provider of SDN-WAN technology to large telcos like Verizon and Singtel, has raised $75 million in a Series C round of funding.
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The FCC has granted Verizon's request for Special Temporary Authority (STA) to conduct tests near its office locations in Euless, Texas, and South Plainfield, New Jersey.
SoftBank Robotics now is allowing Android developers to create apps for its Pepper humanoid robot. The company has launched the Pepper SDK for Android Studio beta, a software development kit that allows developers to implement apps on the Android platform.