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.
The time to innovate couldn't be any more pressing for the wireline telecom industry as traditional operators look to shut down 100-year-old TDM networks and transition to all-IP infrastructure. FierceTelecom profiles eight up-and-coming executives meeting the demands of a changing landscape.
After a nine-year tenure with CenturyLink and its predecessor company Qwest, Diana Gowen is retiring. A 35-year veteran of the telecom industry with a particular focus on the public sector, Gowen recently sat down with Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, to reflect on the past and share expectations for the future.
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Windstream is moving to spin off a number of its copper and fiber assets into a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), a move it says will enable it to lower debt by nearly $3.2 billion while accelerating its broadband and IP-based network transitions.
Sprint reported that its wireline revenues were $746 million, down sequentially and year-over-year from $770 million in the first quarter of 2014 and $910 million in the same period a year ago.
Calix bounced back from a slow first quarter, reporting that second-quarter 2014 revenue was $98 million, up 3.8 percent year-over-year from $94.4 million and up sequentially from $85.8 million in the first quarter of 2014. The company attributes the revenue increase to a host of new domestic and international customer sales.
Whether it's net neutrality, AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV or Sprint's desire to purchase T-Mobile US coming to fruition, it's clear that the FCC has a lot on its plate this year.
AT&T has made it official: San Antonio is the next stop on its 1 Gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) network journey, the latest in a string of locations in Texas where the telco said it will bring the service.
Ericsson has added another element to its growing OSS/BSS empire by reaching a deal to acquire Boston-based MetraTech, a move that will extend its presence beyond the telecom industry into other emerging markets, including transport and utilities.
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Sprint MVNO FreedomPop is going to launch the Apple iPad mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 as its first LTE tablets and will enable voice service via the tablets. The company is also going to support customers who bring off-contract Sprint LTE tablets to its service.
Sprint will launch a new prepaid brand called Virgin Mobile Custom that will use cloud-based billing and service platform technology from ItsOn, allowing customers create a mobile service plan they can customize on the fly.