Frontier's Jureller: 'no change' in subscription pricing after Verizon deal complete

As Frontier Communications nears the completion of its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider has pledged to keep pricing consistent with what customers in those markets are currently paying.

Data center SDN to grow over 70 percent in 2015, says research firm

As cloud providers virtualize more functions in their networks, the data center SDN market is forecast to grow over 70 percent in 2015, according to a new Dell'Oro Group study.

Verizon won't need more capital to build FiOS customer base

Verizon may not be interested in bringing FTTH services to more areas, but in the markets that are lucky enough to have it the service provider won't have to allocate more capital to connect customers that lie within the path of the fiber network.

CenturyLink taps Nuage Networks' SDN technology to deliver cloud control, enhance network security

CenturyLink has chosen Nuage Networks' SDN technology to serve various networking functions for its Programmable Services Backbone (PSB) network architecture.

Frontier's Verizon asset acquisition gets favorable proposed decision from California judge

Frontier Communications took another step forward in its pending acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in California, Florida and Texas as an administrative judge with the California Public Utilities Commission issued a favorable Proposed Decision (PD) suggesting the deal be approved.

Verizon's Shammo says comments about enterprise business are baseless

Rumors about the sale of Verizon's remaining wireline and enterprise assets have emerged in recent days, but CFO Fran Shammo maintains that it plans to hold onto the assets.

Hawaiian Telcom considers for rural areas as CAF-II boosts wholesale revenue to $17.2M

Hawaiian Telcom is making progress with its FTTH initiative, making it possible for nearly 60 percent of homes in Oahu to get the 1 Gbps speed tier while eyeing new technologies such as and VDSL2 to increase speeds on its copper network.

 Regarding the sub headline and first sentence, as Scott said on the call, ~60% of our enabled homes are FTTH (so 60% of the 183K homes that we've enabled on Oahu). I just don't want people to misinterpret that with 60% of total census households on Oahu (~300K homes).

-          Also I think Scott said that ultimately we'll enable 230K-235K homes on Oahu (no definite timeframe), though the bulk of it will be done by early 2017.  So in your fourth paragraph if you could take out "early 2017" that'd be great!


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Cisco, Ericsson to jointly develop SDN/NFV solutions

Cisco and Ericsson plan to jointly develop a series of SDN and NFV solutions as part of a broader strategic global business and technology partnership that will highlight the capabilities of both companies

AT&T to bring 1 Gbps FTTH service to 23 new markets

AT&T is deepening its 1 Gbps FTTH service reach in 12 metro areas across its wireline territories in the Midwest, Southwest and Western markets.

Silicon Valley and D.C. are hot spots of data center growth, says analyst firm

While data centers have continued to grow across the U.S., Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., grew at twice the speed of the national market, a new Synergy Research Group report says. Dallas is also outpacing the national average.

Telus' Entwistle: DOCSIS 3.1 won't impact the pace of our FTTP rollout

Telus is not afraid of the impending threat of cable competitors rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 networks and is ready to respond through its ongoing fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout in its wireline territory.

Report: Verizon mulls $10B sale of enterprise business

Verizon is considering a sale of its enterprise assets, which could fetch the telco as much as $10 billion, according to a Reuters article citing people close to the company. If such a sale were to take place it would include the enterprise unit formerly known as MCI and its Terremark data center business.

Zayo extends fiber, turnkey services to 1,200 wireless small cell sites

Zayo has been making inroads into the emerging small cell backhaul market, announcing that it now provides 1,200 sites in its territory with a mix of fiber and turnkey network solutions.

EATEL taps Adtran for its 10G NG-PON path

EATEL, one of the early FTTH adopters, is leveraging Adtran's last-mile platform to deliver its 1 Gbps service while putting together a foundation to migrate to NG-PON.

AT&T asks FCC to let it shut down unused BellSouth analog video service

AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to stop offering its BellSouth analog video service in Carbon Hill, Ala., and Kings Point, Fla., two markets where it is conducting TDM-to-IP service trials.

Consolidated says Ethernet over Copper will help it address rural business markets

Consolidated Communications may be an advocate of delivering fiber-based Ethernet to business customers, having connected 221 new on-net buildings in the third quarter, but being a traditional telco it is just as keen to enhance the reach of its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) service set.

Verizon likely won't sell wireline assets, says analyst firm

Rumors may be swirling that Verizon is going to sell its wireline network assets, but a new Barclays report suggests that the service provider will not do so as the facilities are a key enabler for its wireless services.

Bell Canada on pace to bring 1 Gbps FTTH service to 2.2M homes by the end of 2015

Bell Canada has extended the reach of its 1 Gbps FTTH service Gigabit Fibe to over 2 million homes across Quebec, Ontario, and the Atlantic regions of Canada, with plans to extend it to a total of 2.2 million homes by the end of the year.

SDN will reduce data center opex for service providers, says analyst firm

Service providers that have either implemented or plan to deploy or evaluate SDN by the end of 2016 say they expect data center operating expenses to decline by the second year of their deployments, according to a new IHS Infonetics study.