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SIP trunking services drive enterprise session border controllers up 11%, says Infonetics

The enterprise market's ongoing adoption of SIP trunking is driving up the deployment of enterprise session border controllers (eSBC), as revenue rose by 11 percent to $73 million in the third quarter of 2014, according to a new Infonetics report.

TalkTalk aims to bring 1 Gig service to 60% of UK homes

TalkTalk has set a goal to offer 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to 50-60 percent of UK homes and business premises via its partnership with CityFibre and Sky, a move that will enable it to lessen its dependency on BT's Openreach last mile network.

Sonus shores up SDN capabilities with Treq Labs purchase

Sonus has reached a deal to acquire Treq Labs for $10.1 million, an acquisition that will bolster its portfolio with a new set of software defined networking (SDN) capabilities.

FCC's Wheeler hints he's leaning toward Title II reclassification

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated during this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that he is leaning toward proposing net neutrality rules where broadband providers will be reclassified as utilities under Title II of the Communications Act, a plan that has been opposed by the largest telcos and a growing group of hardware and software vendors.

Verizon's desire to sell parts of its wireline network could kick off new consolidation trend

Verizon may still be one of the largest wireline telcos in the U.S., but it's clear that the telco's ongoing focus to trim non-essential assets and increase its market share in the wireless industry is driving it to consider selling some of its fixed line assets.

VOD revenue falls $1.9B in 2014 after years of strong growth

The video on demand (VOD) growth party has come to an end. According to data from the Digital Entertainment Group trade organization, cable, satellite and Internet VOD rentals dropped 6.7 percent to $1.97 billion in 2014, reversing what was traditionally a positive growth trend.

Frontier taps LeVan to lead video, content delivery efforts

Frontier Communications has put another element of its video service business management team in place by naming Stephan LeVan as its new senior VP of video content and delivery.

TDS to drive FTTP services into 25% of its access line territories

TDS Telecom has set an aggressive timeline to deploy fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services in its wireline territory, with plans to get to 25 percent of its access lines this year.

Level 3's Patel: Dark fiber opportunities are on the rise

Level 3's overall wholesale business revenues may be gradually declining every quarter, but it sees a bright spot in the dark fiber business, a company executive told investors.

GTT taps GCX for 100G connectivity between the U.S. and Europe

GTT Communications has established a partnership with submarine cable provider Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) to obtain 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity between the U.S. and Europe, a move that addresses the growing needs of its multinational business customers.

Windstream gets green light to bring IPTV service to Lincoln, Neb.

Windstream has officially become the latest telco to enter the still growing IPTV race by securing a video franchise agreement in Lincoln, Neb., where it will compete directly with local cable incumbent Time Warner Cable.

Charter, Cisco show off cloud-based video system at CES

During this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Charter Communications formally named Cisco as one of the key partners for its "World Box" cloud-based video delivery system initiative. 

CenturyLink's Ewing: We're looking at over-the-top video

CenturyLink is considering its own movement into the growing over-the-top (OTT) video market segment, a top company executive told investors.

Lumos advances data center connections to 29 with Expedient's Pittsburgh deployment

Lumos Networks has been making progress in extending its fiber network to data center locations and its recent deployment to Expedient's data center in Pittsburgh's Allegheny Center Mall (ACM) is evidence of that trend. The service provider now has 29 data centers connected to its fiber network and five in Pittsburgh alone.

AT&T's Donovan: Software, IP migration will increase business service delivery timelines

AT&T continues to see its bet on its ongoing network migration from TDM to IP bear fruit, particularly on the enterprise market, according to a top company executive.

Verizon's McAdam: Some wireline assets would be better off in someone else's hands

Verizon CEO and Chairman Lowell McAdam says that a potential sale of some of its wireline assets could provide the company with various operational and process benefits.

Broadcom, D-Link and Qualcomm Atheros get behind HomePlug AV2 MIMO certification program

A group of home networking-related vendors, including Broadcom, D-Link, Qualcomm Atheros and Lea Networks, have put their support behind the HomePlug AV2 multiple input multiple output (MIMO) certification program for powerline-based home networking products.

Zayo enhances Kansas fiber, on-net building reach with IdeaTek acquisition

Zayo has completed its $52 million acquisition of the carrier and enterprise segments of Buhler, Kan.-based IdeaTek, a deal that immediately bolsters its fiber network to serve new carrier and on-net building locations in Kansas.

Connected cars, 4K video and home networking take center stage at CES 2015

Whether it's connected cars, 4K video or next-gen home networking technologies like Home Plug AV, the Fierce editorial team is out in force at this year's CES 2015 show. Phil Goldstein, Mike Dano and Daniel Frankel are on the ground throughout the week in Las Vegas covering all the major keynotes, events and press conferences. Stay tuned to this page for complete coverage of the CES 2015 show. You can visit the page here.

Global Capacity wraps acquisition of MegaPath's wholesale division

Global Capacity has put the final touches on its acquisition of MegaPath's wholesale business, enhancing its wholesale and Dedicated Access customer base.