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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Time Warner Cable Business Class is looking to appeal to medium and large multi-site business customers by serving up a number of new features for its Ethernet services suite.
Tony Werner, EVP and CTO of Comcast Cable and the Cable-Tec Expo program committee chair, told audience members attending the Cable-Tec Expo 2014 in Denver that in order to stay competitive, the cable industry as a whole has to focus on three main goals: developing new products, improving the customer experience and leveraging the scale of their networks.
Telstra has made a strategic investment in eSignature and digital transaction management (DTM) provider DocuSign, a move it says will help it accelerate paper-based processes for its enterprise customers.
tw telecom, which is being acquired by Level 3 Communications, is adding more firepower to its existing network in San Diego by extending service into the various business parks located in Carlsbad.
AT&T is serving up a new promotional offer that gives U-verse customers a bundle of broadband, HBO and a year of Amazon Prime for $40 for one year.
365 Data Centers, a company that emerged after purchasing 16 of Equinix's data centers in 2012, is making its move into the hybrid cloud market with the launch of its storage-as-a-service (STaaS) offering in 17 markets.
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There have been three broad themes to the FCC under Chairman Tom Wheeler, reinforced in his remarks at the CTIA trade show last week: more competition, more spectrum, and an open, non-discriminatory Internet. The significant items on the FCC docket that play into these themes--the pending AT&T-Direct TV and Comcast-TWC deals, the 600 MHz incentive auctions, and the ongoing discussions on network neutrality--show that the FCC has taken a lot on, and has had a lot thrown at it. An intransigent Congress and the upcoming mid-term elections are an additional wildcard that could impact how and how quickly these major items are addressed.
As app retention and app engagement become more critical, a number of firms are beginning to create APIs and software development kits aimed at analyzing an app user's emotions much more directly. In some cases it involves scanning biological indicators and matching them against a library of others. Special report