As the Northeast continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, critics have been quick to point out how vulnerable the communications infrastructure is to giant, unprecedented superstorms. Getting lost in the storm of "what-ifs," however, are the examples and data that showed how resilient and adaptive that infrastructure, and the people responsible for it, could be.
I would like to call your attention to our second annual "Innovators who changed the course of telecom" series. With the consumer's reliance on gaming consoles and wireless devices as well as their expectation of always-available high speed Internet, it's easy to forget the many innovators who laid the foundations that make these applications a reality.
FierceTelecom is taking the time to look at emerging executives in the competitive telecom service provider space in our annual Competitive Provider Leaders feature. As you'll see, we continue to track the ongoing consolidation of the Competitive Local Exchange Company (CLEC) industry.
Traditional ILECs may see their copper facilities as nothing more than an aging asset of the legacy voice-only service age, but for competitive telcos serving the business market, copper is still very much in fashion.
The increased bandwidth demand which service providers in the wireline and wireless industries face is driving a growing number of large incumbents and even competitive telcos to make a migration towards 100G in their core backbone and metro networks.
On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission approved a request to grant cable operators limited forbearance from Section 652(b) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, freeing MSOs like Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Cox Communications to purchase CLECs. Is the business services segment set to explode?
Due to the holiday, FierceTelecom will not publish on Monday, but we'll be back in your inbox Tuesday morning.
A recent Forbes column pointed out that Google's FTTP build in Kansas City was ambitious, expensive, and potentially a money-loser for the Internet search giant. But what is the true cost of not building it?
For the most part, the look of the data center has not changed much over the past ten years. But data centers have taken the central role of the mechanism to deliver cloud services to both large enterprises and SMBs.
There has been no shortage of efforts to bring broadband to more consumers--including the FCC's CAF-I initiative and Google's community FTTH project in Kansas City. While these initiatives are both promising, neither addresses another obvious problem: the lack of affordable high-speed broadband services for businesses.