Could the Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent deal drive Ericsson to broaden its portfolio with a Ciena, Infinera or Juniper buy?
Nokia has set off a new wave of consolidation in the telecom equipment market, reaching a deal to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion. That move is now fueling speculation that Ericsson will make a similar move to round out its portfolio with more wireline capabilities by making a run for either Ciena, Infinera or Juniper.
Tony Thomas took over the CEO role at Windstream CEO n in December when Jeff Gardner announced he was resigning from the company. Prior to his new role, he was president of its real estate investment (REIT) company and earlier served as CFO. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, recently caught up with Thomas to talk about his vision for the company in 2015 and beyond.
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AT&T is taking a proactive step to get ahead of Comcast's 2 Gbps broadband plans by launching its 1 Gbps GigaPower fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in the Chicago suburbs.
CenturyLink enables Utah Education and Telehealth Network to bring 1 Terabit to 1,400 schools, colleges
CenturyLink's ongoing 1 Gbps network fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) drive continues to find new utility in the education sector and the company's win to provide 1 Terabit of combined bandwidth to the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) is an example of that trend.
Comcast is hoping to bring a new challenge to the California broadband market dominated mainly by AT&T, announcing that it plans to deliver its 2 Gbps Internet service in 12 of the state's metro markets.
Service providers' continual hesitation about how to implement software-defined networking (SDN) into their networks continued to be a drag on the service provider router and switch market as 2014 total revenue remained flat at $14.6 billion.
Birch Communications continues to make progress with its aggressive fiber buildout strategy, extending its facilities into an additional 46 buildings in four major U.S. markets.
CenturyLink is suing the FCC over its net neutrality rules. The lawsuit was filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
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Republic Wireless, a Wi-Fi first carrier that jumps onto Sprint's cellular network when Wi-Fi coverage isn't available, plans to launch a new offer that will give customers credits for their unused cellular data. The company argues this provides more value to customers than simply rolling over unused data to the next month.
As long-term viability of video services comes into question for cable operators, optimism has been fueled by the development of the public Wi-Fi business. However, not all markets are wide open. As FierceWireless reports, Sprint is set to help power a free Wi-Fi network for downtown Kansas City, Mo., as part of a $15 million smart cities project the city has developed in collaboration with Cisco Systems.