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.
AT&T and the IBEW System Council T-3 have ratified a four-year contract covering almost 6,500 wireline employees in Illinois, northwestern Indiana and other local union branches throughout the United States.
Cogent Communications reported that on-net network revenue rose 2.1 percent sequentially to $61.7 million with the addition of business and wholesale service customers in Q1 2013.
CenturyLink reported on Tuesday afternoon that most of the outages that left an estimated 1 million consumer and business broadband customers without Internet service in 21 states has been restored.
tw telecom reported that strong Ethernet and VPN product sales in Q1 2013 drove up data and Internet services revenue 14.3 percent, or $25 million year-over-year, to $202 million.
FairPoint Communications reported that data and Internet services revenue grew 15 percent to $38.1 million with residential DSL and business-grade Ethernet services attracting new customers.
Frontier Communications reported that Q1 data service revenues rose $18.3 million, or 9 percent, helping to partially offset ongoing losses from traditional local and long-distance voice service revenues.
CenturyLink is grappling with a nationwide Internet outage that's left customers without Internet access in 21 states. The telco confirmed the outage on its Facebook page but at deadline had not responded to inquiries about the cause of the problem.
UNSi, a competitive service provider, has purchased Dallas-based Airband, a move that gives it expanded MPLS capabilities and, for its business customer base, broadband wireless services.
With the exception of last fall's $300 million Mobility Fund auction, the FCC has not conducted a large spectrum auction since the 700 MHz spectrum auction held in 2007. However, according to a new report from FierceWireless, the FCC will conduct a series of auctions that could free up as much as 200 MHz of spectrum
Sprint is taking its partnership with CSC to another level with the introduction of its new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) service called CloudCompute.
NBN Co., the Australian company charged with building government's ambitious fiber to the premises plan, is adding another 1.3 million homes and businesses to its initial buildout target, bringing the total subscriber reach to over 4.8 million by 2016.
AT&T has sued Brightlink Communications, an Atlanta-based wholesale telecommunications provider, claiming that it owes AT&T over $467,000 in unpaid charges for VoIP services that it provided to Brightlink to resell to its customers.
After some initial hiccups, the top U.S. cable operators and broadcasters, including Comcast and Fox, are fine tuning their TV Everywhere authentication processes.
As the wireline segment of the telecom industry continues to evolve, so has the pay of its ranking executives, and this year was no different. In our new feature, 15 highest paid CEOs in wireline in 2013, we chronicle the salaries and compensation of the highest-paid individuals in our coverage segment.