Two House Republicans are calling on lawmakers to revamp the 1996 Telecom Act to better reflect the realities the communications industry is seeing in today's broadband and wireless era. But exactly what changes they want to make are not clear.
On behalf of the FierceTelecom staff I would like to wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. We'll back in your inbox on Monday with the latest news in the wireline segment of the telecom industry.
As the telecom industry evolves into one where service providers offer a series of wireless and wireline services, FierceTelecom and FierceWireless teamed up to present The 25 Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2013 to reflect the changing nature of this market vertical.
The notion of converging the optical and IP core with IP is taking hold amongst the world's largest service providers. FierceTelecom is addressing this issue in our new eBook, "Converging the Optical Core to IP."
A year ago, Hurricane Sandy made landfall just south of New York City. The destructive impact of this superstorm affected wireline networks across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, and changed the way communications service providers prepare for and deal with disasters and other potential causes of large-scale outages. But have providers like Verizon, tw telecom and others done enough to keep customers connected?
Verizon FiOS once again was the star in the carrier's Q3 wireline portfolio, driving up revenues 13.4 percent to $2.8 billion, but it sees potential in extending the service to more small to medium businesses. Just how big is the SMB opportunity for wireline operators offering high speed services? What obstacles stand in their way?
The TIA 2013 conference may trace its roots to Supercomm, but the show that will kick off Monday at the Gaylord National hotel in National Harbor, Md. is hardly the same. It has evolved from a vendor booth-driven extravaganza to a conference format where members of the telecom community gather to talk about the issues that are affecting their businesses and how they will deliver services to their customers.
Google Fiber's 1 Gbps Fiber to the Home (FTTH) initiative is still in an embryonic state, but it's clearly having an effect on how other service providers price and package their broadband offerings.
Verizon has reversed its stance on how it will serve the western side of Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Fire Island, N.Y., announcing that it is going to bring Fiber to the Home (FTTH)-based FiOS to the island beginning next summer.
Competition in the U.S. Ethernet services market continues to heat up. While the top two telcos, AT&T and Verizon remain the dominant Ethernet services players, they face growing competition from CLECs and cable MSOs that are aggressively expanding their fiber footprints to serve SMBs and larger businesses.