Articles by Dan O'Shea
For much of the last decade, the lack of business fiber connections was often cited as an opportunity for new service providers and an embarrassment for those that had been around for a while and could have done better addressing the market.
Metro edge vendor Overture Networks has announced its foray into software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) with the unveiling of its Ensemble Open Service Architecture.
Online video streaming player Netflix has announced a broadband speed rating service intended to show Netflix users which broadband ISPs can deliver the best Netflix viewing experience.
Las Vegas -- Windstream Communications ended last week on a negative note with a defeat in its effort to limit municipal broadband networks, but has started this week with two positive bits of news: At the COMPTEL PLUS conference, the telco announced a nationwide expansion of its Carrier Switched Ethernet service
Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet), a Tacoma, Wash.-based wholesale consortium, announced it has completed the nearly 1,000-mile expansion of a broadband fiber middle-mile network connecting numerous rural markets and unserved areas of Washington state.
Interoute Communications has launched a hosted version of Microsoft Lync bundled with SIP trunking service to help users of the unified communications platform use the Interoute Video as a Service cloud to join and host video conferences with an array of different devices and regardless of connectivity mode.
New legislation is reportedly set to move ahead in Mexico that would allow companies from outside the Latin American country to acquire controlling stakes in Mexican telecom firms.
Sycamore Networks, at one time a major contender in the optical switch market, confirmed late last week that it had filed its certificate of dissolution with the State of Delaware to complete the process of liquidating the company
Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) have appealed to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski to release more Connect America Fund money to speed broadband upgrades in their home state.
Telecom giant Bell Canada reported fourth quarter 2012 earnings this week that showcased a 45 percent jump in net earnings--although just 4.5 percent after adjustments--as well as improvement in access line losses and its IPTV footprint.