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 CEO Randall Stephenson reiterated to investors this week how pleased the company is with the cost dynamics for its initial fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment in Austin, Texas, and said it is going to roll the service out in other markets this year.
Cincinnati is the latest city to lobby Google Fiber to be the next destination for its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service, reports WLWT News 5.
In the UK, a slow broadband connection could drive would-be buyers away from purchasing a new property, reports TechWeek Europe, citing a survey conducted by Rightmove, an online property portal.
Granite Telecommunications, a competitive provider focused on providing services to multi-location businesses in the United States and Canada, said it plans on participating in AT&T's upcoming TDM-to-IP trials.
Verizon is passing the leadership torch in its global wholesale division by promoting Eric Cevis as the unit's new president. Prior to his new role, he most recently served as the senior vice president of sales for Verizon's Americas wholesale sales unit.
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.
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Verizon launched a promotion called "double up," which is aimed at driving sales of FiOS triple-play bundles and smartphones that run on its 4G network.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is struggling to overhaul Sprint's corporate culture in an effort to make the nation's No. 3 wireless carrier more competitive against larger rivals AT&T Mobility and Verizon and upstart challenger T-Mobile US. According to a detailed profile of Son in the Wall Street Journal, the Japanese billionaire executive is holding repeated meetings with all levels of Sprint's management, both in-person and through video conferencing, and is working to instill a fast-paced, Silicon Valley-style attitude at what he sees as a staid, Kansas-based wireless operator.