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AT&T, ACS, IBM test elastic cloud-to-cloud networking concept

AT&T is taking another step in advancing its company-wide cloud strategy by completing a proof-of-concept technology trial with IBM and ACS that it says will reduce set-up time for cloud-to-cloud connectivity, particularly between data centers.

AT&T extends 1 Gig service to Charlotte, N.C.

After getting necessary local permits, AT&T has added Charlotte as the latest city in North Carolina where it plans to deliver its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP)-based GigaPower service.

Level 3's Storey plans to expand Latin America, EMEA enterprise sales force

Level 3 Communications' CEO Jeff Storey told investors during the second-quarter earnings call that he sees opportunities to advance the company's revenue base in EMEA and Latin America.

Unraveling why TV Everywhere is still not fully baked

TV Everywhere may hold great promise in enabling consumers to access their favorite content whenever and wherever they want it, but the initiative faces a number of key challenges: pay-TV providers creating a consumer-friendly system to authenticate paid subscribers while making consumers more aware it exists.

Sprint's wireline revenues drop to $746M on lower voice, data, Internet results

Sprint reported that its wireline revenues were $746 million, down sequentially and year-over-year from $770 million in the first quarter of 2014 and $910 million in the same period a year ago.  

Calix's Q2 revenue rises 3.8% to $98M on domestic, international growth

Calix bounced back from a slow first quarter, reporting that second-quarter 2014 revenue was $98 million, up 3.8 percent year-over-year from $94.4 million and up sequentially from $85.8 million in the first quarter of 2014. The company attributes the revenue increase to a host of new domestic and international customer sales.

Windstream to spin off network assets into REIT

Windstream is moving to spin off a number of its copper and fiber assets into a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), a move it says will enable it to lower debt by nearly $3.2 billion while accelerating its broadband and IP-based network transitions.

TWC's CEO says FCC's focus on net neutrality, other acquisitions could hold up Comcast deal

Whether it's net neutrality, AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV or Sprint's desire to purchase T-Mobile US coming to fruition, it's clear that the FCC has a lot on its plate this year.

AT&T makes San Antonio the next stop for its 1 Gig fiber-based broadband service

AT&T has made it official: San Antonio is the next stop on its 1 Gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) network journey, the latest in a string of locations in Texas where the telco said it will bring the service.

Ericsson buys MetraTech, extends OSS reach into transport, utilities

Ericsson has added another element to its growing OSS/BSS empire by reaching a deal to acquire Boston-based MetraTech, a move that will extend its presence beyond the telecom industry into other emerging markets, including transport and utilities.

Comporium to extend 1 Gig service to 125 South Carolina communities

Comporium, a regional telco and cable operator, is going to extend its Zipstream 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service to 125 neighborhoods in South Carolina's York and Lancaster countiesService will be sold to residents for $99 per month. 

Level 3's Q2 enterprise services revenues grow 11% to $984M

Level 3 continued to ride the wave of enterprise growth as its enterprise Core Network Services (CNS) segment rose 11 percent to $984 million.

Amazon's sequential cloud growth slips, faces greater competition from Microsoft, IBM

While Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be the top cloud provider, it appears that its grip on the market is slipping while rivals Microsoft and IBM are driving new growth, according to Synergy Research Group.

Comcast takes on Google, Verizon with fiber launch in Florida

Comcast may be still committed to getting as much out of its hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network as it can, but the cable MSO's move to submit a proposal to build a fiber to the home (FTTH) network supporting 530 homes in Sun Valley, Fla., shows it has plenty of interest in fiber-based broadband services.

AT&T gets green light to bring 1 Gig fiber-based broadband service to Nashville

AT&T has received local regulatory clearance to bring its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) to Nashville, Tenn., the latest of several cities where the telco has announced it will offer its fiber-based broadband service.

Equinix acquires remaining 47% stake in ALOG, furthers Brazil, Latin America presence

Equinix has completed the acquisition of the remaining stake it did not own in Brazil's ALOG Data Centers for $225 million, a move that reflects its growing presence in the Latin American market.

Frontier gets FCC approval to proceed with AT&T Connecticut wireline network acquisition

Frontier has gained the FCC's approval of its pending acquisition of AT&T's local wireline network in Connecticut, clearing one of its largest regulatory hurdles to complete the $2 billion deal.

FCC petitioned by EPB in Tennessee to overturn municipal broadband ban

The Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga, Tenn., a municipal broadband network provider, has filed a petition with the FCC to overturn a state law that prevents it from offering broadband data and video services to residents and businesses that reside outside of its electric service area.

eircom set to pass 1M premises with fiber network this summer

eircom is moving ahead with its fiber-based broadband initiative, announcing that it should pass 1 million homes and businesses with fiber facilities this summer.

Cable's broadband subs are set to eclipse video base, says Moody's

Whether it's consumers fed up with the high price of content or the desire for higher speeds to support gaming, a new Moody's report revealed that cable operators' broadband subscriber base will soon surpass their bread and butter video business.