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Alcatel-Lucent acquires Optoplan, enhances submarine subsidiary's focus on oil and gas industry

Alcatel-Lucent has taken another step to enhance its submarine cable business Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) status in the oil and gas production industry segment by reaching a deal to acquire Optoplan, a provider of 4D permanent reservoir monitoring (4D PRM) solutions.

Frontier faces West Va. customer lawsuit over Internet speeds, outages

Frontier is facing more trouble in its West Virginia market as a group of customers has filed a class-action lawsuit against the service provider, claiming the broadband speeds it delivered did not match up with what it advertised, reports the West Virginia Gazette.

FairPoint puts contingency plans in place during northern New England labor strike

FairPoint Communications' executives will soon begin contingency plans in their northern New England region so they can maintain customer service as their union employees continue with their strike.

Zayo adds 93 route miles to its hometown Boulder, Colo., network

Zayo has hatched what it says is a major network expansion effort in its headquarters market of Boulder, Colo., adding 93 route miles to its network.

Australia's NBN names 140 suburbs to get FTTN-based service

NBN Co. has announced the 140 Australian suburbs that will be the first to receive a fiber-to-the-node (FTTN)-based connection over the next 12 months on the National Broadband Network.

RCN Business builds PoP at 325 Hudson meet me room, enhances NYC presence

RCN Business has established a point of presence (PoP) at the 325 Hudson meet me room in New York City, adding another element to scale its presence in the city.

Tracking Q3 2014 earnings in the wireline telecom industry

Leaders of the top service providers and vendors will be talking to investors and the press about how their companies performed. How did the major wireline industry players fare in the third quarter? 

Verizon's enterprise weakness is offset by FiOS revenue strength in Q3

Verizon reported that third-quarter consumer wireline results rose 4.5 percent to $3.9 billion, with FiOS revenues representing 76 percent of the total wireline revenues.

CenturyLink establishes Las Vegas data center presence via Switch SUPERNAP agreement

CenturyLink has set Las Vegas as the next destination for data center expansion through a partnership with Switch SUPERNAP, a deal that will enable it to immediately expand its footprint while offering Switch customers its portfolio of colocation, cloud, managed services and network services.

Next Century Cities coalition leads 32 U.S. cities in advocating 1 Gig broadband service

Next Century Cities, a consortium of 32 cities, has been created with the mission of making 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband available to any community in the United States.

AT&T: FCC's CAF-II should just support broadband services

AT&T may be the largest landline voice provider in the United States, but it said that as this once lucrative service source continues to decline, the FCC's Connect America Funds part II (CAF-II) funds should focus solely on broadband and not voice.

Tracking cable's earnings during the third quarter of 2014

The third-quarter earnings season is now underway and FierceCable is tracking how the pay-TV distributors, including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies, performed.

Wireline telecom earnings in the third quarter of 2014

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

CallFire sees new cost, service benefits as a registered CLEC

Cloud-based software provider CallFire has formally registered as a CLEC, a move that it says will enable it to provide nationwide telephony services to its customers.

Mitel offers $540M for ShoreTel as part of U.S. expansion effort

Canada's Mitel Networks is eager to expand its presence in the United States so it has launched a $540 million bid to acquire its fellow voice services and systems gear competitor ShoreTel.

Adtran names Ronan Kelly as CTO for EMEA, APAC regions

Adtran has tapped Ronan Kelly to serve in its newly created CTO position for the vendor's EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.

Hurricane Electric expands Asia, European presence in 17 Equinix data centers

Hurricane Electric is extending its IPv4 and IPv6 networks in 17 of Equinix's International Business Exchange data centers in both Asia and Europe.

Zayo's IPO soars as investors bet on business demand for high-speed broadband

Fiber network company Zayo Group Holdings' initial public offering (IPO) was a success when investor enthusiasm about growing commercial demand for high-speed broadband drove up the company's stock as much as 20 percent.

Verizon expected to report higher profit

Wall Street analysts are generally encouraged that Verizon will bring positive news when it announces third-quarter earnings Oct. 21, with consensus estimates of a profit of 92 cents a share, up from 77 cents a year ago.

Atlantic Broadband launches 10 gig metro Ethernet

Cogeco subsidiary Atlantic Broadband has launched 10 gigabit metro Ethernet service to business customers across its service areas in western Pennsylvania, Miami Beach, Maryland, Delaware and South Carolina.