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Moody's: Wireline revenue will continue to decline, but TV, broadband will offset trend

Wireline revenue will continue to decline by 1 percent in 2014 and 2015, according to credit rating firm Moody's. However, the rate of decline should improve as telcos like AT&T and Verizon see growth in residential TV and broadband services.

Zayo finds success in Indianapolis' small cell network market

Zayo has begun deploying small cell sites in Indianapolis for a large wireless operator, a win that illustrates the service provider's aggressive movement into this growing space is paying off.

Verizon's battle with N.J. town shows strong thirst for rural wireline broadband

Verizon's ongoing war of words with Hopewell Township, N.J.'s officials over telephone service quality and lack of fruitful broadband service shows that consumers' desire for high speed wireline broadband is just as prevalent in rural markets as it is in large cities.

Sizing up Comcast and Charter's user guide approaches

Comcast and Charter have been actively rolling out new cloud-based user guides for their users, but their approaches vary widely.

CenturyLink: Comcast/TWC merger poses cost challenges for telco TV providers

CenturyLink has become the latest service provider to protest against the pending Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger, saying that if the deal is approved, it will increase content costs for emerging telco TV players like itself that don't have the same scale and impede competition.

SummitIG brings dark fiber connection to QTS' Richmond, Va., data center

SummitIG will provide dark fiber connectivity services to QTS Realty Trust's data center campus in Richmond, Va., a sign of the growing trend to extend fiber-based services to colocation centers.

Carrier Ethernet switch revenues rise 32%, but SDN hesitation drives routers down in Q3, says Infonetics

Router revenue growth continued to be slow in the third quarter of 2014 due to what Infonetics Research calls "SDN hesitation," with service providers taking more time to research new investments in network infrastructure.

TDS Telecom adds Mt. Juliet, La Vergne, Tenn., to its 1-Gig roster

TDS Telecom is now offering its growing 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) product in Mt. Juliet and La Vergne, Tenn., two markets where it had already offered fiber-based 100 Mbps broadband service.

Zayo adds dark fiber route connecting Omaha and Dallas

Zayo has completed the buildout of a new 1,000 mile intercity dark fiber route between Omaha, Neb., and Dallas, enabling it to respond to a mix of Tier 1 and Tier 2 market opportunities.

AT&T, MetTel extend wholesale service agreement

MetTel, a competitive provider focused on serving business customers, has reached a new agreement with AT&T to extend their wholesale voice services agreement through 2017, enabling it to continue offering services to customers without fear of disruption.

CenturyLink seeks Uptime Institute's M&O certification for 57 data centers

CenturyLink is looking to enhance its standing in the data center market by having its 57 global data centers evaluated by the Uptime Institute for Management and Operations (M&O) certification, an element that could become a key requirement for enterprises looking to outsource storage and other functions to a data center provider partner.

Synergy: U.S., Japan, UK and China drive worldwide retail colocation revenues

Colocation revenues continue to rise, a trend that Synergy Research Group said continued into the third quarter with the United States, Japan, United Kingdom and China being the dominant regions of growth.

Corning snaps up Samsung's fiber business, strengthens Asia-Pacific presence

Corning is acquiring Samsung's fiber optics business, a move that will immediately enhance its presence in the growing Asia-Pacific market.

Cisco, Bosch, ABB joint venture targets smart home opportunity

Cisco has teamed with Bosch and ABB to form a joint venture to develop and operate what they say is an open software platform targeting smart home devices and applications.

Google Fiber starts signing up 1 Gig customers in Austin

Google Fiber announced that it will start signing up both residential and small business customers for its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) in the south and southeast areas of Austin, Texas, with plans to bring the service to other neighborhoods.

AT&T tells FCC it will proceed with 21-city FTTP build

AT&T has confirmed with the FCC in a letter that it will go forward with its plans to bring its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) GigaPower 1 Gbps service to 21 communities.

Consumer sues Time Warner Cable over false broadband pricing

A recent suit filed by a New York City consumer against Time Warner Cable over broadband pricing shows that customers want clarity on what they are paying for. According to a FierceCable report, a...

Bell Canada tells CRTC to not force it to share last mile fiber

Bell Canada told Canada's telecom regulator Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that it and its fellow incumbent telcos Bell Aliant and Telus should not have to...

Verizon claims 38% drop in wireline complaints in NJ township

Verizon is refuting charges made by local officials that it has turned its back on Hopewell Township, N.J.'s copper-based network while not providing its next-gen fiber-based FiOS service.

 

Genband names Diaz to head up Caribbean and Latin America sales region

Genband has appointed Ricardo Diaz to lead up sales for the company's growing Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) sales region.

Diaz will report directly to John Ryan, Genband's Senior Vice President of Americas Sales.