The time to innovate couldn't be any more pressing for the wireline telecom industry as traditional operators look to shut down 100-year-old TDM networks and transition to all-IP infrastructure. FierceTelecom profiles eight up-and-coming executives meeting the demands of a changing landscape.
The Q4 2013 earnings season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed. Check here throughout the fourth-quarter reporting season for updates on providers, vendors and integrators in this segment.
FierceTelecom is counting down the story lines that shaped the telecom industry in 2013. From special access battles to new networking standards, find out what issues dominated the headlines.
Kenny Wyatt, president of CenturyLink's business division, says that what differentiates the telco from the pack is it can provide a full suite of services and solutions for any size business. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, recently spoke with Wyatt about his first year on the job and his views on growing opportunities in the business services space.
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Level 3 Communications has been chosen by Northrop Grumman to deliver its network services as part of the government integrator's agreement with the U.S. Air Force to support its distributed simulation training network.
Google Fiber is going to put its much talked about 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service into the hands of more customers with plans to roll out service to more locations in the Kansas City area.
Integra has added another element to its growing hosted and managed services product line by acquiring Salt Lake City-based ProTel NetWorks.
Wave Broadband, an independent cable operator serving Washington, Oregon and California, is shaking up the cable business service market by purchasing Capacity Provisioning Inc., reports FierceCable. Read more
AT&T's CFO John Stephens said that as it extends its Project VIP footprint into more markets, AT&T will be able to expand the growth of U-verse broadband and video.
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Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit and Suddenlink Communications SVP and Chief Programming Officer Patty McCaskill will each pick up a Vanguard Award for Distinguished leadership next month at The Cable Show.
Comcast's $45.2 billion agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable could make the idea of a potential DirecTV merger with Dish Network more attractive to regulators, DirecTV CEO Mike White suggested at an investor conference Tuesday.