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Level 3 lays out its management structure after tw telecom acquisition closes

Level 3 Communications has put together the pieces of what will be the new management team once it closes its pending $5.7 billion acquisition of tw telecom later this year. The new team will include a collection of executives from both Level 3 and tw telecom.

Juniper revenue up 7% to $1.2B, but service provider delays could impact second-half results

Juniper Networks reported that a new wave of service provider spending drove up the vendor's second-quarter 2014 revenue 7 percent year-over-year to $1.23 billion, up from $1.2 billion in the same period a year ago.

Time Warner Cable answers Los Angeles' call for Gigabit broadband

Time Warner Cable may be one of the holdouts in the 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband game, but the cable MSO may finally be making its move in Los Angeles by responding to a request for information (RFI) put out by the city for ultra broadband service.

America Movil's pay TV additions drive up wireline-revenue generating units to 71.8M

América Móvil's second-quarter 2014 wireline segment revenues saw the benefit of increases in both pay TV and broadband access subscriber increases.

Hibernia Networks, TE SubCom begin work on Express submarine cable system

Hibernia Networks is advancing its standing in the submarine cable market race, announcing that it is working with its network partner TE Connectivity to begin work on its Hibernia Express cable system.

XO deploys Infinera's DTN-X across its 100G network

XO Communications has made another step forward with its 100G initiative by deploying Infinera's DTN-X packet optical transport network platform across its nationwide network.

Verizon's FiOS revenues rise 14.4% to $3.1B on strong broadband, video adds

Verizon's FiOS results bounced back in the second quarter, with revenues rising 14.4 percent year-over-year to $3.1 billion due to an uptick in both broadband and video subscriptions.

AT&T wins $275M Department of State task order

AT&T Government Solutions added another win to its public sector column when the U.S. Department of State awarded it a Foreign Post Telephone Replacement Program task order that could be worth up to $275 million over the next five years.

Report: Google Fiber eyeing UK as next broadband stop, poses challenge to BT

Google Fiber has been looking at bringing its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) project to the UK, shaking up the country's broadband market that's been dominated by incumbent telco BT, reports The Telegraph.

C Spire taps Amino to power up its IPTV service

C Spire has selected Amino's IPTV platform as the foundation for the video service it will deliver across its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) network in its Mississippi serving area.

BT, CWU hammer out new 33-month labor contract

BT and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) reached a deal on Friday to establish a new 33-month labor agreement, with 72 percent voting in favor of the pact.

Sizing up the cable industry in Q2 2014

The second-quarter 2014 earnings season is underway and FierceCable is tracking the performance of pay-TV distributors, including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies. 

Birch wraps up its Cbeyond purchase, enhances reach to nearly 200,000 U.S. businesses

Birch Communications has put the final touches on its $323 million acquisition of fellow competitive service provider Cbeyond, creating what it says is a nationwide service provider with about $700 million in annual revenue.

Verizon makes all of its FiOS broadband tiers symmetrical, upgrades new, existing users for free

Verizon Communications is giving its FiOS data customers another reason to smile about their experience by upgrading all of its existing data tiers to symmetrical speeds.

CenturyLink's Gowen looks back on what saved the bacon and ahead to 'a brave new world'

After a nine-year tenure with CenturyLink and its predecessor company Qwest, Diana Gowen is retiring. A 35-year veteran of the telecom industry with a particular focus on the public sector, Gowen recently sat down with Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, to reflect on the past and share expectations for the future.

Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs enhances IP video capabilities with new Cambridge, UK, research facility

Alcatel-Lucent's Bell labs is putting more muscle into its IP video business by establishing an "antenna" office in Cambridge, UK, to conduct research on real-time video delivery on various types of connected devices.

Zhone taps IT, telecom veteran James Norrod as president and CEO

Zhone Technologies' board is shaking up the top management ranks by naming James Norrod as its new president and CEO, taking over the reins from company co-founder Mory Ejabat.

Zayo's Geo Networks acquires UK's Digital Region assets, deepens UK network holdings

Geo Networks, which is now part of Zayo, has reached a deal to acquire the assets of the failed Digital Region broadband network in South Yorkshire, England, reports The Star.

Sizing up Q2 2014 wireline earnings

The second-quarter 2014 earnings season is underway, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed.

BT drives wireless/wireline integration with One Phone service for SMBs

BT is tapping into the growing bring your own device (BYOD) trend with the introduction of its cloud-based BT One Phone service that allows small to medium business (SMB) customers to access their company's office phone system on a mobile device.