Telus reported that while first-quarter 2013 external wireline revenues rose CAD 36 million (USD 35.6 million) or 2.9 percent year-over-year to CAD 1.8 billion (USD 1.78 billion) due to an uptick in data service revenue, those results were partially offset by expected declines in legacy consumer and business voice revenues.
To some industry observers, wireline voice is about as relevant today as two cans tied with a string. That's not the case for Sian Morgan, senior director of telephony and multimedia networks for Canadian cable operator Videotron. She talked with Jim Barthold about where the service, which launched in 2004, is going.
AT&T and the Communications Workers of America District 1 have established a tentative four-year union agreement covering about 3,000 wireline employees in Connecticut.
MTS Allstream reported in Q1 2013 that broadband and converged IP revenues rose 3.2 percent year-over-year to CAD 54.2 million (USD 53.5 million) due to strong IPTV and broadband revenue gains.
Verizon will offer only wireless-based services in remote areas such as Fire Island, N.Y., and parts of New Jersey, plans that are drawing fire from the CWA and IBEW unions as well as local residents. The move is part of the carrier's plan to do away with its copper network in areas of the Northeast ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.
AT&T may have been one of the latest traditional service providers to reveal plans to launch a 1 Gbps fiber plan, specifically in the Austin, Texas market, but an executive maintains the carrier is not just responding to Google Fiber's move into the city.
Despite big improvements in telecommunications infrastructure on the African continent in the past five years, the quality and affordability of Internet services has not improved, a study conducted by Analysys Mason for the Internet Society finds.
Bell Canada reported that in Q1 it added 47,463 new Fibe TV IPTV customers in Q1 2013, up 41.9 percent from the same period a year ago, a factor that helped it stem traditional wireline voice revenue losses.
Cincinnati Bell reported that its Fioptics fiber to the premises service revenue rose 52 percent year-over-year in Q1 2013 to $22 million, helping to partially offset the ongoing impact of voice line losses.
Consolidated Communications reported that the ongoing rise in data and video connections helped drive up its first-quarter 2013 revenues year-over-year to $156.3 million.
Windstream reported that first-quarter business and consumer broadband revenue grew 5 and 2 percent year-over-year, but those results weren't enough to prevent overall revenues from declining 2 percent to $1.5 billion due to legacy revenue losses.
Wireless operators, which touted the software-defined networking concept during the Mobile World Congress show in February, are seeing that it could help them to quickly deploy more bandwidth or applications in an on-demand fashion.
Cyan, an emerging software-defined networking and packet-optical transport platform vendor, saw its initial public offer of 8 million shares of common stock, priced at $11 per share, open at $10.05 this morning on the New York Stock Exchange.
Broadband proponents hail Google Fiber's buildouts in Kansas City, Austin and Provo as a smart, fast way to get 1 Gbps service into more areas of the United States. But the Internet search giant's potential dominance of the broadband network space may endanger the ideal of open access for other providers.
CenturyLink saw an uptick in broadband and Prism IPTV subscribers that drove up its Q1 2013 strategic consumer revenues 5.4 percent year-over-year to $620 million, but the carrier's overall consumer revenues declined, and it forecast "significantly lower" broadband growth in the next quarter.
tw telecom's shares jumped 7.2 percent to $29.12 on Wednesday afternoon after being cited by Keith Meister, founder and managing partner of New York-based Corvex, as a prime acquisition target.
SDN is a new buzz word in the telecom and IT worlds, with promises of automation and enhanced service provisioning times. Yet despite its potential, the SDN concept comes with a number of challenges. Besides the lack of an industry standard, service providers and vendors need to figure out how to integrate SDN with existing OSS/BSS.
Google Fiber adds Grandview, Mo. to Kansas City buildout; captures one-third of homes in service area
Google Fiber named Grandview, Mo., as the latest addition to its Kansas City-area fiber to the home network after the city's board of aldermen voted to bring the service to their community.
While cable operators have kept a tight rein on their video content, Roku's founder and CEO Anthony Wood says that they should look for ways to make "their services more valuable by making them available on the devices people are using today to watch TV--everything from Rokus to tablets."
Lumos Networks has put its "edging out" network expansion strategy into action by hatching plans to build 100G optical wavelength routes connecting Richmond to Ashburn and Lynchburg in Virginia.