Verizon and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have come to a tentative agreement on a four-year labor contract, putting an end to a month long strike of the telco's nearly 40,000 wireline workers.
As Birch Communications enhances its network reach through its own builds and working with a series of interconnection partners, the service provider is setting a foundation to grow its Ethernet services business.
Verizon recently completed its implementation of Network Function Virtualization OpenStack cloud deployment across five of its U.S. data centers, a move that will serve two purposes: transforming its network architecture and laying the foundation for new enterprise services.
Facebook and Microsoft have hatched plans to build their own submarine cable network that will bypass congested network routes.
Showtime, like many other premium network providers, initially saw over the top players like Hulu and Amazon as a threat. But now the company sees those SVOD providers as a way to attract a new base of cord-nevers and cord-cutters. The company hopes that it will be able to also work with Netflix in the same capacity some day.
Nokia is now the number two worldwide optical network equipment vendor.
AT&T workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union Local 9509 returned to the job after a week-long grievance strike with AT&T West.
Level 3 Communications has launched its Enterprise Security Gateway (ESG), a cloud-based network security system that addresses business customers' security needs as they transition to cloud services.
Windstream says consolidating network interconnection agreements will lower third-party access costs
Windstream, like other service providers sees how IP technology can lower its cost structure, but the telco is also seeing opportunities to cut costs by realigning its interconnection agreements with other carriers.
As LTE and other wireless-based IoT technologies work through the standards process, they are being challenged by a number of proprietary approaches that use low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies.
Birch Communications isn't afraid of large cable MSOs like Charter Communications and Comcast pursuing larger business accounts, because that focus will enable the provider to win more small to medium business (SMB) customers, Birch's new CEO says.
Viptela, a provider of SDN-WAN technology to large telcos like Verizon and Singtel, has raised $75 million in a Series C round of funding.
LeRoy Carlson, founder and Chairman Emeritus of Telephone and Data Systems (TDS), passed away on Monday at 100 years old.
In a nearly unanimous decision, the FCC approved a reverse auction that will provide an additional $2 billion in funds to rural broadband providers via the regulator's CAF II program in an effort to accelerate growth.
AT&T has extended its 1 Gbps GigaPower fiber broadband to more locations in Southern Dallas, challenging the entry of Charter Communications as it becomes a larger force in Texas following its acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
Windstream has had a rough time with broadband, losing 35,000 subscribers in the past year, but the service provider says that by enhancing its last mile network it can reduce those losses and get back on a growth path.
AT&T has set an ambitious timeline to transform over 75 percent of its network to software by the year 2020 using SDN. But as it makes that transition, the telco told attendees at this week's rebranded PCIA show that it will be able to increase the number of network suppliers it works with today.
Windstream's CEO sees tremendous potential for the next version of the G.fast standard to penetrate more multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in its wireline territory.
Level 3 Communications may be an active participant in the wireless backhaul trend, providing its mix of lit and dark fiber services, but the company's main value is in connecting its facilities to buildings where its business customers reside, its CEO says.