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Vonage granted four new patents, expands total to 61

Vonage has been granted four new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) targeting conferencing, network registration, VoIP quality and Wi-Fi.

BT Americas eyes Mexico as possible expansion target

Executives with BT Americas are looking at how they can gain a larger foothold in Mexico by making use of new laws that are focused on encouraging competition and inviting foreign companies to invest in the country's telecom market.

Hibernia lights new PoP in Telecity's Dublin data center

Hibernia Networks has built a new point of presence (PoP) at Telecity's Northwest Business Park data center in Dublin, a move that immediately deepens its presence in one of Ireland's key cities.

Thanksgiving publishing break

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, FierceTelecom will not be publishing its regular newsletter issue on Thursday, Nov. 27 or Friday, Nov. 28.

Google Fiber applies for service franchise to bring FTTP service to Tennessee

Google Fiber has applied for a franchise agreement in Tennessee, a sign that the service provider is laying the ground work to make a possible launch of its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in Nashville, reports The Tennessean.

Verizon launches retail index to track consumer online buying patterns

Just as the U.S. holiday shopping season kicks off, Verizon's Enterprise Solutions unit has introduced the Verizon Retail Index, a new tool to give members of the retail, shipping and transportation industries another point of view about online consumer habits.

Infonetics: Cable MSO high bandwidth service deployments drive up DOCSIS 3.0 shipments 95%

Cable operators' ongoing investments to support higher bandwidth services such as IP video has helped to drive up global shipments of DOCSIS 3.0 equipment 95 percent year-over-year.

Telindus Telecom employs ADVA's FSP 3000 to power network, cloud services

Telindus Telecom, a Luxembourg-based competitive carrier, has deployed ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 3000 with encryption technology as a platform to ensure the security of its network and the cloud services it delivers to its business customers.

AT&T told by NAD to modify U-verse broadband speed claims

AT&T has been told by the National Advertising Division (NAD) to modify the way it compares its Internet speeds with those offered by its cable rival Comcast.

Key lawmakers hold investments in AT&T, Comcast and Verizon

A number of lawmakers who sit on subcommittees that are responsible for legislating the Internet have made investments in some of the largest service providers, including Comcast, AT&T and Verizon.

EarthLink strengthens managed services ties with hosted contact center platform

EarthLink has introduced its Hosted Contact Center service, one that can tune into how businesses interact with customers via e-mail, phone or social media.

Google Fiber reveals 1 Gig pricing for Austin

Google Fiber is finally providing details on its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) build in Austin, Texas, revealing pricing for its stand-alone and bundle service tiers.

Digital Realty names Stein as permanent CEO

Digital Realty, a provider of data center and colocation services, has named A. William Stein as the company's new CEO and to the board of directors.

They're Cooked: The top wireline turkeys of 2014

Thanksgiving is upon us. And whether you're traveling to your uncle's house in anticipation of covering your plate with his "groovy gravy" or making a claim for the most comfortable chair, Thanksgiving is all about traditions. Like your family, the FierceTelecom family is also about honoring tradition and our annual Top Wireline Telecom turkeys list is a reflection of that.

FCC's Wheeler says he expects lawsuits on net neutrality regardless of what rules are passed

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says that whatever final net neutrality rules the commission issues next year, the FCC will be challenged in the courts by major service providers.

North America PON revenue outpaces DSL declines in Q3, says Infonetics

PON equipment vendors may have seen a good revenue uptick in the third quarter of 2014, growing 1 percent sequentially due to GPON optical network terminal (ONT) sales in North America, but the overall global broadband aggregation equipment market (DSL, PON and Ethernet FTTH) declined sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 from the second quarter of 2014, to $2 billion, reports Infonetics.

Zayo to supply dark fiber to IX Reach, connecting New York, New Jersey data centers

Zayo is supplying IX Reach, a wholesale carrier provider, a mix of colocation and dark fiber facilities connecting data centers in New York and New Jersey.

Telstra taps into government cloud opportunity

Telstra has hatched a plan to build a cloud-based environment targeting the needs of Australia's federal, state and local government agencies.

FCC issues NPRM to protect businesses, consumers in IP, copper retirement transition

During its November open meeting on Friday, the FCC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) related to the proposed transition large service providers are making from traditional TDM to IP, with an eye on consumers and small businesses that rely on services that may not be supported following a transition.

North American optical transport woes will continue into 2015, 2016, says Dell'Oro

Service providers' cautious capital spending trends contributed to a 13 percent year-over-year decline of the North American optical market in the third quarter of 2014, according to a new Dell'Oro report.