G.fast, a proposed technology that can theoretically deliver up to 1 Gbps speeds over very short copper loops, has taken another step forward as International Telecommunications Union membership reached first-stage approval of the standards.
Verizon's move to purchase EdgeCast, a content delivery network based in Santa Monica, Calif., is another sign that traditional service providers want more control over how video content gets delivered to their customers.
CenturyLink is taking a bigger role in the public cloud market by participating in Dell's Cloud Partner Program, a move that will extend its cloud services to the telco's Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service platforms.
Ciena reported that revenues for its fiscal fourth quarter to October were $583.4 million, up from $465.5 million year-over-year, beating its outlook of $550-$580 million. The vendor also narrowed its net loss to $9.8 million or 9 cents a share, from $38.8 million or 39 cents per share a year ago.
C Spire is making a big splash in the cloud services market by reaching a deal to acquire Mobile, Ala.-based Callis Communications, a provider of cloud-based unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solutions for businesses.
NBN Co. has named Vodafone Australia's chief Bill Morrow as its CEO, signaling the start of a new era at the troubled Australian service provider.
Lightower Fiber Networks is making itself more valuable to Chicago-based businesses and carrier customers by building out new fiber rings throughout downtown Chicago and the surrounding communities of Oak Brook, Elk Grove and Franklin Park.
GTA TeleGuam has been forced to halt its plans to enter the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) market, after it could not reach an agreement with CNMI's incumbent telco IT&E.
Netflix and You Tube may continue to drive up Internet bandwidth usage in the United States, but a number of companies such as Aspera, EVS, and Nevion are working behind the scenes to make sure video content is transported efficiently.
AT&T officially launched its U-verse with GigaPower 1 Gbps fiber to the home service in Austin, but customers who want the $70 a month option must agree to have their Internet searches tracked.
CenturyLink continues to see upside with the fiber to the home broadband service it offers in Las Vegas and Omaha and hopes to apply what it has learned in other markets.
Network functions virtualization (NFV) may be the latest buzzword in telecom, but according to a new survey by telecom equipment vendor Dialogic it could provide them with a host of opex and capex savings.
Seattle's outgoing mayor Mike McGinn is a big advocate of bringing fiber-based broadband to the city via its relationship with Gigabit Squared, but has revealed that financial issues could stop the network from getting off the ground.
Frontier may be seeing some signs of FiOS video and broadband growth, but don't expect the telco to make a big update or expansion of its fiber anytime soon.
The FCC is halting AT&T's request to stop offering long-term contracts and the associated discounts on TDM-based special access circuits it sells to CLECs and wireless operators, at least for five months.
AT&T may have set 2020 as the year when it will transition its TDM network to all IP, but Randall Stephenson, CEO and chairman, says that the provider will start seeing cost savings by 2016.
TDS Telecom is now providing broadband to 10,000 additional households in its serving territory thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants it is using to conduct 44 expansion projects.
Solving complex communications problems for large multinational corporations is a challenge that Bas Burger, president, US & Canada, BT Global Services, knows how to tackle. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, speaks with Burger about BT Global's role in providing services to multinational corporations, what differentiates it from other players, and key issues.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is dedicating $10 million in the state's fiscal 2014 capital plan to enhance residential broadband connectivity in the western part of the state, reports the Berkshire Eagle.