Welcome to our fifth annual Women in Wireline feature, where FierceTelecom's editors recognize important women executives in the wireline segment of the telecom industry. We profile women executives who are shaping the telecom industry with new services, driving innovation, and shaping telecom policy.
With the first quarter 2014 earnings season now complete, FierceTelecom is taking a look at the results of the top U.S. ILECs. In this report, we break down the numbers in our quarterly chart, which summarizes how the top 13 ILECs performed in terms of revenue, access line losses, and subscriber additions.
Out of all the telcos that applied for the USDA's Rural Utilities Service grants as part of the ARRA broadband stimulus funding program in 2009 and 2010, TDS Telecom was the most aggressive. In which communities is it allocating those funds? Find out in this report.
Virtual business CPE has the potential to create a win-win situation for small and midsize businesses and network operators. Small and midsize businesses are trying to develop network-centric business models, but networks present challenges that are beyond these businesses' managerial and technical capabilities. Service providers, on the other hand, would like to offer managed network services to smaller businesses, but they are struggling to drive service delivery costs down to a point where services are both attractively priced and profitable. Virtual CPE can resolve this dilemma by increasing network service velocity while reducing initial and recurring service costs.
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AT&T is translating its cloud-based vision into a new service that will enable Austin-based businesses to order, add or change services in an on-demand basis.
Verizon has made more progress with its on-site green energy program, announcing that it will invest over $13 million to expand three of its locations in New Jersey.
Zayo appears to be taking a new stab at the long forgotten bandwidth trading concept by launching Tranzact, a platform that will allow enterprise customers or resellers the ability to order bandwidth services.
Communities that have a service provider that offers a 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband service have per capita GDP that's 1.1 percent higher than other communities that have either little or no gigabit services present, says the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas, citing a new study.
Lightower Fiber Networks continues to make progress with its network expansion effort, announcing that it extended its fiber footprint throughout downtown Philadelphia.
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The challenge of how operators can pack more traffic and services on the infrastructure it already has and improve subscribers' experience is not a new one--but there has been great innovation in the tools, their availability and their effectiveness over the last few years. Our understanding of how traffic dynamics have changed and continue to change, and how to track them in live networks makes the case for active traffic management much more compelling from a cost-saving and revenue-generating perspective.
Although pay-TV profit margins are up and leading all media and entertainment sectors, investment analyst Craig Moffett is advising clients to be wary of operator stock right now.