In the latest edition of our Top Wireline Telecom Turkeys, we are serving up a healthy portion of companies' failed initiatives, products, strategies, and executive mishaps of 2013.
With the third quarter 2013 earnings season now complete, FierceTelecom is taking a look at the results of the top U.S. ILECs, including number of broadband access lines, subscriber additions, and M&A activity.
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Comptel, the trade association representing the competitive telecom service provider segment, has named former Mississippi Congressman Chip Pickering as its CEO.
GlobeNet, an emerging submarine cable player, has finished the buildout of its subsea network to Colombia and has named UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones as an anchor tenant.
The FCC has allocated a total of $255 million in grants from its Connect America Fund Phase I (CAF-I), enabling five telcos to deliver broadband access to over 400,000 rural homes and businesses in 41 states.
Brazil-based service providers spent $8 billion during the first nine months of 2013 to conduct network expansions, increase coverage and improve service quality, according to data from the Brazilian Telecommunications Association (Telebrasil).
CenturyLink has started to deliver its new 1 Gbps fiber to the home service to customers that reside in the northwest area of Las Vegas.
Cisco and Juniper continue to remain the dominant core router service players, a position that was further cemented by the introduction of new products in the recent financial quarter, according to a new Dell'Oro report.
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Verizon Wireless is planning to augment its LTE network in 50 different cities with AWS spectrum in the first half of 2014 to avoid potential capacity issues. That process includes seeding the customer base with AWS-capable devices, as well as deploying inbuilidng coverage and Distributed Antenna Systems, according to Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam.
Sprint has a stable financial outlook, but its financial profile will remain weak through at least 2014 as industry trends and competitive pressure conspire to keep the company from fully exploiting its network investments and spectrum holdings, according to Fitch Ratings.