How did the top incumbent local exchange carriers fare in the first quarter of 2013? We break down the numbers in our quarterly chart, which summarizes how the top 13 ILECs performed in terms of revenue, access lines, and subscriber additions.
Alcatel-Lucent, TE Subcom, and NEC are the three largest suppliers of submarine cabling equipment in the world, but a slew of smaller manufacturer-builders are contending for the remaining share of the market. How well positioned are smaller sub equipment suppliers to take larger roles in the global submarine cable market? (Image: Huawei Marine Networks)
At a time when the wireline industry is facing various challenges, including the erosion of their landline voice base and fierce cable competition, wireline telcos need forward-looking people who have the vision to make big bets on technology and service initiatives to improve network efficiency and increase top-line revenue. Here are five game-changers worth watching in 2013. (Image source: iStockPhoto)
How different are broadband subscription prices among U.S. wireline providers? With the continuing competitive challenges brought by cable operators, a key metric of choice among telcos like AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon and other independent incumbents is in how they price their services. (Image source: iStockPhoto)
Network traffic growth driven by widespread adoption of smartphones, tablets, video content, and cloud computing is exploding. Service providers' revenues are not keeping pace and, thus, the cost to support the traffic growth threatens service providers' operating margins. Which providers will survive this rapidly shifting market?
To some industry observers, wireline voice is about as relevant today as two cans tied with a string. That's not the case for Sian Morgan, senior director of telephony and multimedia networks for Canadian cable operator Videotron. She talked with Jim Barthold about where the service, which launched in 2004, is going.
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NTT is acquiring Omaha, Neb.-based Solutionary, a pure-play managed security services provider, to expand its cloud-based security service portfolio throughout its worldwide footprint. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
AT&T said in its 2012 sustainability report that its effort to reduce energy costs and emissions helped it save over $151 million in annualized energy savings from the years 2010-2012 and almost 1.3 billion kilowatt hours.
Zayo has put the final touches on the "Connect Anoka County" project, a middle mile network that will provide connectivity across unserved and underserved northwest, northeast, and southeast areas in Anoka County, Minn.
Westell Technologies has appointed Ben Stump as its senior vice president and chief technology officer. In his new role, Stump will oversee Westell's corporate strategy, product management, advanced technology, services, and marketing.
The Broadband Forum has released BroadbandSuite 6.2, a new initiative to establish fiber interoperability test plans for vendors and their service provider customers migrating to a GPON-based fiber to the premises network.
The executives who lead the wireless industry are ever-changing. FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein looks at where former wireless leaders are today.
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