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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In our fourth annual Women in Wireline feature, FierceTelecom is celebrating those women leaders who are making their mark in the industry through their work developing products and innovations or serving as advocates for specific technologies or service provider groups.
CANARIE (Canada's Advanced Research and Innovation Network) has deployed Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform as part of its 100G upgrade and a network expansion connecting Montreal and New York.
Verizon's broadband users have been seeing a less than optimal quality Netflix video streaming experience thanks, reportedly, to a network peering fight the telco is engaged in with bandwidth provider Cogent Communications, a GigaOM article says.
Low-cost access circuits that connect businesses with their service provider's point of presence, according to TeleGeography, will be found most often in the United States, Japan, India, and the United Kingdom.
tw telecom is adding new regulatory duties to two of its top executives, Mike Rouleau and Tina Davis, to accommodate the upcoming retirement of Paul Jones, EVP of General Counsel and Regulatory Policy.
Alcatel-Lucent's new CEO Michel Combes has revealed his three-year turnaround effort called "The Shift Plan" that will focus its efforts on IP networking and ultra-broadband access opportunities, while cutting €1 billion ($1.34 billion) in costs by 2015.
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In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom runs its fourth annual Women in Wireline feature.