Consolidation, net neutrality, special access and rights-of-way dominated the headlines at Comptel Spring 2015
This year's spring Comptel trade show in Orlando, Fla., once again reflected a competitive industry that's in transition. The show featured three keynote speeches from members of the service-provider industry and even a lawmaker: Representatives from Google Fiber and Sprint were keynote speakers, as was Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla).
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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Lightower Fiber Networks snapped up Fibertech Networks in a $1.9 billion all-cash deal that will create a fiber powerhouse in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States.
Verizon continued to expand and enhance its wireline and FiOS services in Northeast cities and towns throughout 2014, but the telco has not indicated if it would make fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) investments in any other regions.
While América Móvil says its first-quarter wireline revenues rose 9.2 percent in the first quarter, it wasn't enough to offset the company's 42 percent profit decline.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to outshine its four key competitors in the cloud infrastructure market, according to a new Synergy Group report.
AT&T, Verizon and Windstream are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are joining the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) to drive the next phase of the organization's Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) project to develop common guidelines service providers can use to interconnect their Ethernet networks when pursuing out-of-territory opportunities.
Birch Communications is enhancing its multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) product with greater reach and the addition of new service delivery elements for existing and new business customers.
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When I talk with people about DAS and small cells, I hear the same old story: DAS is too expensive. DAS is dead. Let's check that old 8-track tape that people are playing, because it's getting out of date. First of all, let's look at the breakdown of costs in a Distributed Antenna System.