Now that Level 3 has completed its acquisition of tw telecom, the next phase of the deal comes as the service provider begins integrating the former's operations into its own fold. Jack Waters, CTO of Level 3, recently talked with Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, about the value the tw telecom assets bring to his company.
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Thanksgiving is upon us. And whether you're traveling to your uncle's house in anticipation of covering your plate with his "groovy gravy" or making a claim for the most comfortable chair, Thanksgiving is all about traditions. Like your family, the FierceTelecom family is also about honoring tradition and our annual Top Wireline Telecom turkeys list is a reflection of that.
Hibernia Networks has built a new point of presence (PoP) at Telecity's Northwest Business Park data center in Dublin, a move that immediately deepens its presence in one of Ireland's key cities.
Google Fiber has applied for a franchise agreement in Tennessee, a sign that the service provider is laying the ground work to make a possible launch of its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in Nashville, reports The Tennessean.
Just as the U.S. holiday shopping season kicks off, Verizon's Enterprise Solutions unit has introduced the Verizon Retail Index, a new tool to give members of the retail, shipping and transportation industries another point of view about online consumer habits.
Cable operators' ongoing investments to support higher bandwidth services such as IP video has helped to drive up global shipments of DOCSIS 3.0 equipment 95 percent year-over-year.
Telindus Telecom, a Luxembourg-based competitive carrier, has deployed ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 3000 with encryption technology as a platform to ensure the security of its network and the cloud services it delivers to its business customers.
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Which company made the biggest strategic blunder of 2014? What wireless provider saw its initiatives flop? What pay-TV operator suffered the most wrath from unhappy customers? Which ambitious broadband provider sent its plans aloft, only to realize too late that its 1 Gig ambitions wouldn't fly? As you prepare to sit down to the annual family feast, whet your appetite to these telecom turkeys, prepared by FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable. While the lists are by no means exhaustive, they include some of what we believe to be the biggest industry flops of 2014.