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.
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.
Cincinnati Bell's pending sale of its wireless assets may be a sign of the challenge regional wireless operators face in competing against behemoths like AT&T Mobility. But the other part of the story is that it will free up resources to enhance Fioptics, its growing consumer fiber-based broadband service, and its business and wholesale arms.
Residential networking services and the devices we use to access them are constantly changing, usually in unanticipated ways. Video streaming, social networking, smart phones and tablets are creating new demand, displacing traditional media and threatening the foundations of the multichannel video subscription (cable, DBS and telco) industry.
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AT&T's consumer wireline segment continues to be driven by U-verse growth and the first quarter of 2014 was no exception, with revenues growing 28.3 percent year-over-year to $3.5 billion.
Juniper reported that first-quarter 2014 revenue rose 10 percent year-over year-to $1.17 billion, slightly surpassing its expectations. The vendor initially forecast first-quarter revenue of $1.12 billion to $1.16 billion and adjusted gross margin of 64.0 percent plus or minus 0.5 percent.
EarthLink is playing into the mobile nature of its multi-site business customers with its Secure Wi-Fi service that it is coupling with its wireline-based MPLS network.
AT&T's $500 million agreement to launch an over the top (OTT) video venture with The Chernin Group reflects the telco's move to enhance its growing video business with another option that plays into the consumer desire for content and higher bandwidth broadband services.
The Q1 2014 earnings season is underway and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed.
HickoryTech is ready to take on a new identity and it has asked its shareholders to approve its request to change its corporate name to Enventis Corp.
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The CTIA said that Meredith Attwell Baker, a current NBCUniversal executive and former Republican commissioner at the FCC, will replace Steve Largent as president and CEO of the wireless trade group, effective June 2. Baker will become the first woman to be president of CTIA. Largent, 59, announced his retirement last October and has served as president since 2003.
Ericsson reported lower first-quarter sales but higher gross margins and profits as it focused on more lucrative contracts. However, the company saw a sharp 23 percent fall in revenue from North America, as large LTE coverage buildouts have peaked.