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  • Wireline Scarefest: What's making executives afraid to turn out the lights

    Halloween is time for ghosts, goblins, or maybe firing up the Roku or Wii device to watch Bruce Campbell of Burn Notice fame fight off zombies in the B-movie classic The Evil Dead on NetflixBut it's also a time to reflect on some of the challenging issues and scenarios that the wireline industry is facing.

TDS Telecom's Q3 IPTV, managedIP results offset ongoing voice, wholesale declines

TDS Telecom is seeing its own IP transition efforts come alive as the telco reported that it grew TDS TV and commercial managedIP connection revenue, a factor that enabled it to ease the pain of ongoing voice and wholesale revenue declines.

Alcatel-Lucent's IP routing rises amidst declines in access, IP transport

Alcatel-Lucent reported that IP routing proved to be a stellar revenue performer, rising 2.2 percent in the third quarter to $749 million, while other segments saw notable declines.

Calix's Q3 revenues rise to $105.8M

Calix reported that third-quarter 2014 revenue was $105.8 million, up 2.1 percent year-over-year from $103.6 million the same period a year ago.

Consolidated's Ethernet revenue gains help ease POTS, LD declines

Consolidated Communications reported that in the third quarter of 2014, Ethernet services were a star performer in its portfolio, rising 14 percent year-over-year, but that was not enough to completely offset the drag of legacy service declines. Commercial and wholesale revenues rose 4.7 percent year-over-year.

Ericsson enhances its NFV play with OPNFV certification program

Ericsson is launching an Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) certification program, a move it says will create an environment to ensure network functions virtualization (NFV) systems and network infrastructure are compatible with emerging NFV standards and the open-source OPNFV reference platform.

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