SaskTel is investing $1.45 million to bring broadband DSL to 50 new locations in Saskatchewan by the end of next year as part of its broader $55.4 million, seven-year program to improve broadband availability in rural areas.
CenturyLink, like its fellow RBOC AT&T, has been conservative about transforming its last mile network that leverages a hybrid copper/fiber fiber to the node architecture, but its new pilot in Omaha shows that it wants to consider fiber to the premises as part of its broader last mile access toolkit.
Verizon EVP and CFO Fran Shammo told investors he recognizes that while cloud services represent a large growth opportunity for them, they need to find a way to differentiate its offering amidst what has become a crowded space.
Telecom New Zealand's network infrastructure partner, Chorus, is keeping its wholesale options open during its ongoing rollout of fiber to the premises service by offering a VDSL solution to providers as an interim step.
Matt Beal, CTO of CenturyLink, is leading the telco's move to begin a 1 Gbps fiber to the premises service trial in Omaha. Sean Buckley speaks with Beal about what's driving its 1 Gbps pilot deployment and what the trial means for the telco.
NBN Co. is bolstering its fiber to the premises network plans by purchasing iiNet's TransACT-branded FTTP network and related infrastructure in the Australian Capital Territory for AUD 9 million (USD 8.79 million).
Consumers have no shortage of online video sources to get up to speed on their favorite show or consume a whole series in marathon watching sessions, but many OTT video providers are now trying to differentiate themselves by offering their own original content.
Global Capacity, a network connectivity provider, has chosen Overture Networks' 6000 series to deliver Ethernet service to simultaneously deliver Ethernet and TDM-based services on one Ethernet interconnection, enabling it to reach more customers.
Juniper Networks' 6 percent gain in the service provider router and carrier Ethernet switch revenue market during the first quarter was promising, a Synergy report said, at a time when the overall market segment declined 6 percent.
FairPoint Communications has been awarded a $32 million contract to build its Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) 911 service for the state of Maine, one that will serve over 1.3 million people.
Tech Valley Communications has named 20-year telecom veteran Maura Mahoney as its senior director of marketing and product management.
Ericsson is shutting down its telecom cables operation within its networks business unit due to what it says is the result of the shift from copper to fiber. Cable production is moving to Asia, where there has been a growing demand for fiber.
Inteliquent, a voice interconnection provider, is continuing its turnaround strategy with a plan to return cash to its shareholders, including a special dividend of $1.25 per share, and to initiate a quarterly dividend of $0.0625 per share of its common stock. The service provider said that both dividends should be declared and paid within the next three months.
Windstream has been awarded a seat on the General Services Administration Region 4 Integrated Telecommunications Services - II contract where it will compete with Level 3 and tw telecom to provide telecom services to federal government agencies in eight Southeastern states.
While traditional cable operators--namely Time Warner Cable, Charter and Cablevision--have spent years trying to lure subscribers with triple-play voice, video and data bundles, they are increasingly finding the best recipe is one that includes a broadband-only option.
Frontier Communications is one of the first service providers to offer discounted broadband services in Eastern Ohio under a new FCC pilot that is focused on extending broadband to eligible Lifeline program participants.
Dish Network is giving its users more options to view their content in more locations by extending its VOD programming to the Apple iOS and Android devices.
AT&T is enhancing its South Carolina network staff with plans to hire 70 new employees as it looks to expand both its wireless LTE network and wireline U-verse services throughout the state.
The New York Public Service Commission went ahead with granting Verizon "limited approval" to replace Hurricane Sandy-damaged wireline voice networks with its VoiceLink wireless service on Fire Island, one of a few areas in New York and New Jersey where Verizon said repairs to the PSTN will be too expensive or difficult.
TDS Telecom said it has upgraded its Microsoft Mediaroom platform to version 2.3 as a way to make the customer's viewing experience "more intuitive and easy-to-use."