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Telekom Austria subsidiary serves residential customer with 100-plus Mbps data rates using G.fast

G.fast, which promises to wring fiber-like bandwidth from existing copper infrastructure, got another boost when Telekom Austria's domestic subsidiary A1 collaborated with Alcatel-Lucent to deliver speeds exceeding 100 Mbps per household to a residential customer.

CenturyLink launches Cloud Development Center in Seattle

CenturyLink continues to aggressively chase the cloud and use the resources it gained when it acquired Tier 3.

Wheeler's competition agenda, dark fiber, small cells and permitting dominated Comptel Plus Fall 2014

This fall's Comptel Fall Plus 2014 trade show centered on how the competitive industry is evolving to meet its customers' needs and new challenges as industry consolidation and the IP transition continue to ramp. FierceTelecom identified four key trends from the event that will have an impact on the competitive telecom industry.

CenturyLink seeks FCC approval to shut down Frame Relay, ATM service

CenturyLink is seeking to shut down its legacy Frame Relay and ATM services in both its Embarq and CenturyTel affiliate regions, reflecting the service provider industry's ongoing shift to IP-based Ethernet business services. It filed a similar application for its Qwest affiliate last year.

Fox Sports' Davies sounds off on 4K's impact today, tomorrow

Fox Sports' cameramen may be using 4K devices to zoom into replay during football games, but when it comes to 4K for broadcast, Michael Davies, senior vice president of field and technical operations at FoxSports, says it's a large investment that they are not "going to get into soon." 

Pacnet taps BTI Systems to connect metro data centers with 100 GigE

Pacnet, an Asia-Pacific-based service provider, has selected BTI Systems 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platforms to interconnect data centers in Hong Kong and Tokyo to keep up with growing demand for cloud-based services.

WOW! Business makes Maryland its next customer target

WOW! Business is making its first mark in the Maryland market by adding Anne Arundel County, Maryland, to its growing service area in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

Frontier gets final PURA approval for AT&T Connecticut wireline asset acquisition

Frontier Communications has cleared the last major hurdle in its pending purchase of AT&T's wireline operations in Connecticut as the State of Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has given its final approval of the acquisition.

Adtran's Q3 revenues dip to $163M on slower enterprise, European sales

Adtran reported that its third-quarter 2014 earnings declined to $162.9 million year-over-year from $177.4 million due to a decrease in its European business and slower enterprise sales.

CenturyLink, Frontier say CAF-II should support 10/1 Mbps in all high-cost areas

CenturyLink and Frontier Communications say in a joint filing that the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II) should support the regulator's 10/1 proposed broadband definition in all rural areas they serve today.

FiberLight taps Ciena's platforms for South Florida optical overlay build

FiberLight has employed Ciena's 6500 converged packet optical platform and 5160 Service Aggregation switch for an optical network overbuild of its South Florida network, a move it says will enable it to better respond to higher speed requirements from its mix of business and wholesale customers.

Data center SDN sales will jump 65% this year, says Dell'Oro Group

Sales of software-defined networking gear for Data Centers is on the rise and will likely jump 65 percent this year, according to new research from the Dell'Oro Group.

Zayo, Netflix partner on Florida Internet Exchange

Zayo's zColo division is teaming with Netflix to sponsor and house FL-IX, a non-profit peering group that will serve the southeastern U.S. and Latin America. Besides Netflix and Zayo, FL-IX's other members include Akamai, CloudFlaire and Host.Net. These members are all actively seeking peering partnerships.

FirstLight Fiber wraps its G4 Communications acquisition

FirstLight has put the finishing touches on its acquisition of all of New Hampshire-based G4 Communications' assets, including its entire customer base and its Manchester, N.H.-based data center.

AT&T hatches plans to bring 1 Gig to 4 new cities

AT&T is expanding its 1 Gig fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) program with plans to bring the U-verse GigaPower service to four cities.

Nielsen's software glitch exacerbates battle with rival Rentrak TV

A recent software issue that affected Nielsen's C3 ratings has given its new competitor Rentrak fuel to ramp up its battle with the incumbent TV ratings company.

Korea Telecom makes NFV move with Alcatel-Lucent

Korea Telecom is the latest service provider to make a shot in the emerging network functions virtualization (NFV) battle, employing a mix of Alcatel-Lucent and its Nuage Networks subsidiary's software defined networking (SDN) platforms.

Verizon's interconnection deal with Netflix pays off with No. 1 ISP ranking

Verizon FiOS has redeemed itself on Netflix's ISP Speed Index, jumping from the No. 10 spot to the top spot with an average speed of 3.17 Mbps.

Level 3 secures $2B loan to finance cash portion of tw telecom acquisition

Level 3 has gotten commitments from its lenders to increase its borrowing power under its secured credit facility through a new $2 billion Tranche B 2022 Term Loan, part of which will finance the cash portion of its acquisition of tw telecom.

AT&T completes transition of GigaPower customers in Austin to 1 Gig

AT&T has transitioned all of its U-verse with GigaPower fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) residential and business customers in Austin, Texas, to 1 Gbps speeds, up from the initial 300 Mbps it initially offered.