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Calix and Occam: A tale of two different, yet similar, vendors

Hungry to have more Ethernet in its diet, Calix plunked down $171 million last week to buy up last mile rival Occam Networks. Calix and Occam's Ethernet and overall approach to the market illustrate

Trends and bends at this week's COMPTEL show

The Fall COMPTEL show in Dallas this week featured the usual product releases and deal announcements, but behind the usual show bluster was a light breeze of optimism amongst the sales and marketing

Four trends to watch at COMPTEL Fall 2010

Chances are, if you're headed out to the COMPTEL PLUS Fall show next week, you're going to hear a lot about various transitions and opportunities taking place in the competitive retail and wholesale

Verizon's 10, 15 Mbps DSL service is great if you can actually get it

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) this week introduced new 10 and 15 Mbps DSL speed tiers in its non-FiOS markets in what could be seen as another defensive play against cable. Residential and SMB customers that

Let FierceTelecom help you find qualified job candidates

Finding qualified job candidates for open positions at your company is never an easy task. But FierceTelecom has found a way to make the process simpler and easier for you and your Human Resources

Top government communication provider leaders

I'd like to call your attention to FierceTelecom's new Government Communications Leaders feature--a new series recognizing innovators serving the public sector market segment. For the first

Windstream's Q-Comm purchase shows broadening of competitive market

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) was back in the M&A headlines this week with its proposed acquisition of Q-Comm and its two subsidiaries Kentucky Data Light (KDL) and Norlight Communications. Like many

Is Charter missing the boat on Opelika's muni broadband network?

Charter's (OTC BB: CCMM) contention that its HFC (hybrid fiber coax) is more reliable than Fiber to the Home (FTTH) wasn't enough to sway Opelika, Ala.'s residents to not vote in favor of going

Bridging the legacy to next-gen revenue disconnect

One of the constant themes I've heard large service providers stress to me over the past 12 years in covering this industry, especially when I ask them about the evolution of the next-generation

Top Women in Wireline 2010

I'd like to call your attention to FierceTelecom's new Top Women in Wireline issue--a new annual series recognizing important women innovators in the wireline segment of the telecom industry. Women