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.
The Q4 2013 earnings season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed. Check here throughout the fourth-quarter reporting season for updates on providers, vendors and integrators in this segment.
FierceTelecom is counting down the story lines that shaped the telecom industry in 2013. From special access battles to new networking standards, find out what issues dominated the headlines.
Kenny Wyatt, president of CenturyLink's business division, says that what differentiates the telco from the pack is it can provide a full suite of services and solutions for any size business. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, recently spoke with Wyatt about his first year on the job and his views on growing opportunities in the business services space.
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AT&T continues to make progress fulfilling the tenets of its Project VIP initiative, announcing multi-billion dollar investments to expand both its consumer U-verse and business fiber service to more locations in Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.
Calix, Alcatel-Lucent and ADTRAN will continue to benefit from the U.S. Tier 3 service providers that are upgrading their existing copper plant to support VDSL2 or building out fiber to the home (FTTH), says Infonetics.
Vivendi's desire to sell its telecom division SFR is again in the news this week as Numericable and Bouygues Telecom have made bids on the unit, reports French newspaper Les Echos.
AT&T is going to enhance its workforce, announcing it plans to hire 100 "innovators" that it says will help build its virtualized network, reports FierceWirelessTech.
Ciena reported that fiscal year first-quarter revenues rose 18 percent year to $533.7 million, up from $453.1 million for the fiscal first quarter of 2013.
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Sprint's team of technology and networks executives is receiving a major shakeup, with Steve Elfman, president of network operations at Sprint, and Bob Azzi, the carrier's senior vice president of networks, leaving the company. Meantime, John Saw, Clearwire's former CTO, has been promoted to Chief Network Officer of Sprint. Saw had previously been Sprint's senior vice president of technical architecture.
After months of speculation and rumour, the battle for SFR has finally begun. Vivendi announced late on Wednesday that it had received binding offers for the French mobile and fixed operator from both Numericable shareholder Altice and the Bouygues group.