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Accelero Capital will acquire Canada-based Allstream, the business services unit of Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS), for $504 million, a move that will enable it to sharpen its focus on serving the enterprise services market.
Week in research: Peru's telcos expand wireless, wireline networks; Consumer's love affair with TV services continues
Led by the Asia-Pacific region, the global pay-TV subscriber base (which consists of cable TV, satellite TV and telco-based IPTV subscribers) grew 8 percent to reach 804 million worldwide pay-TV subscriber households in 2012, according to MRG.
CenturyLink users in Arizona, particularly in Avondale and Phoenix, are reporting that they are having issues connecting to the Internet.
Alteva, an independent telco that's been realigning its focus on the Unified Communications market segment, will lay off 20 percent of the staff in its Warwick, N.Y. facility.
Fibertech Networks, a regional fiber-centric service provider, has joined a growing list of service providers that have earned the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification.
Google Fiber announced Raytown, Mo. as the next destination for its 1 Gbps fiber service, challenging AT&T and Comcast. The city aldermen in Raytown voted unanimously in favor of the move.
The FierceWireless crew converged upon the CTIA Wireless 2013 show in Las Vegas from May 21 to 23 at the Sands Convention Center to cover this year's show.
As criticism mounts over Verizon's move to replace its copper-based voice lines with its new Voice Link service in areas of New York and New Jersey impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the carrier went to work explaining the logic behind its actions.
The submarine cable systems market doesn't get much attention beyond those within its specific telecommunications segment. With the exception of those times that a significant cable cut--such as a recent slew of outages in March off Egypt--impacts countries across a region, submarine cabling rarely makes the news. That may be changing.
BT teamed with Ciena on a series of trials to deliver 800G over its existing live fiber core network in the U.K.
Ethernet access vendor Overture Networks secured $8 million in new funding to support a number of new software, hardware and service development initiatives. Investors were not revealed, however the funding could increase to $11.7 million, if needed.
CenturyLink is now eligible to receive about $90 million from the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF), enabling it to extend broadband services to more rural homes that are located in areas where it was too expensive to build the necessary facilities to serve them.
Alcatel-Lucent, TE Subcom, and NEC are the three largest suppliers of submarine cabling equipment in the world, but a slew of smaller manufacturer-builders are contending for the remaining share of the market. How well positioned are smaller sub equipment suppliers to take larger roles in the global submarine cable market? (Image: Huawei Marine Networks)
Jim Barthold, editor of FierceIPTV, opines in his latest Editor's Corner that pay-TV providers need to invest in tools that ensure each customer has a decent experience throughout their service lifecycle.
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.