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Dell'Oro: Google, Amazon, Microsoft data center deployments drive up Ethernet switch revenue

Google, Amazon and Microsoft's ongoing movement into the cloud drove up fourth-quarter Ethernet switch revenues to what Dell'Oro Group says was an "all-time high," driving growth in both the data center and campus markets.

NTT Communications, Dell craft new on-demand cloud pact

NTT Communications and Dell have entered into a partnership where the service provider will give the computing company's customers access to its self-managed cloud solution.

Verizon's Frontier sale gives it a contiguous Northeast FiOS footprint, says Shammo

Verizon's recent move to sell off its wireline assets in three markets to Frontier Communications will consolidate its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) FiOS service in the Northeast market, one where it will battle aggressive cable competition from Cablevision and a potentially soon-to-be-combined Comcast and Time Warner Cable for consumer broadband dollars.

Infonetics: 40% of services providers to offer 1 Gbps services by 2017

A new Infonetics study revealed that more service providers are taking the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) plunge.

CenturyLink's Fargano to drive the Broadband Forum's SDN, NFV efforts

CenturyLink's Industry Standards Program Manager Michael Fargano has been tapped by the Broadband Forum as its new Technical Committee Chair to spearhead the development of standards required for software defined virtualized networking in broadband networks.

Equinix expands New York City presence with new 16,000 sq. foot data center

Equinix is taking charge of the New York City-area data center market opportunity, announcing that it has completed the build out of its NY6 data center.

IDT starts processing direct international long-distance calls between U.S. and Cuba

IDT Telecom has begun handling international long-distance calls between the U.S. and Cuba, becoming the first U.S.-based service provider to have a direct connection to the island through an agreement with the country's telecom monopoly provider ETECSA.

CenturyLink CFO: We won't sell our assets ... yet

CenturyLink said it has no near-term plans to sell off or trade any of its existing assets.

AT&T extends 75 Mbps U-verse tier into six new markets

AT&T continues to increase the penetration of its U-verse speed tiers, announcing that it is offering the 75 Mbps service tier in parts of another six markets.

Ciena's Q1 losses widen to $18.8M on customer order timing

Ciena reported that its loss widened to $18.8 million, or 17 cents a share, up from $15.9 million, or 15 cents a share, in the same period a year ago due to the timing of government customers' orders.

Lumos expects small cell, dark fiber RFPs to heat up, says Biltz

Lumos Networks CEO Tim Biltz says the company expects to see more requests for proposals (RFPs) from its wireless carrier customers for small cell backhaul and dark fiber.

VSG: Orange, BT maintain top global Ethernet ranking with broad reach, fiber footprint

Orange Business and BT continued to hold on to their top spots in Vertical Systems Group's Ethernet Leaderboard due to continually broadening their reach and fiber footprint into more locations to satisfy multinational corporation needs.

Google Fiber incites SMB battle against CenturyLink, Comcast in Provo, Utah

Google Fiber is taking advantage of its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) footprint in Provo, Utah, to extend services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the area, a move that will find it facing off with incumbent telco CenturyLink and cable operator Comcast.

Understanding the realities of cutting the pay-TV cord

As cable operators and other pay-TV players raise rates on video service to deal with rising content costs, a growing base of consumers is cutting the cord and opting to use an online video service like Netflix or Hulu as their main entertainment source.

Equinix lights up five new global data centers, scales total to 100 centers

Equinix is continuing with its growth initiative, announcing that it will open five new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in the coming weeks, increasing the scale of its platform by more than 10 percent.

Lumos sees growth in wireless backhaul, data initiatives, but 2014 revenue drops to $202M

Lumos reported that during the fourth quarter it continued to see growth in both fiber-to-the-cell (FTTC) and enterprise revenue, which grew 16 percent and 3 percent sequentially.

AT&T says it can reach its FTTP goals even with reduced capex budget

An AT&T executive confirmed that even though the telco has reduced its capex budget for 2015, it can still meet its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout goals.

How did AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile perform in Q4 2014?

With the fourth-quarter earnings season coming to a close, it's time to take a look at how the nation's top wireless such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile US fared. Conducted through a partnership with research firm Strategy Analytics, the FierceWireless team is taking a look at all of the major metrics, including churn, ARPU and revenue.

FairPoint reaches 1,110 cell sites with fiber, looks toward small cell opportunities

FairPoint Communications continues to make progress with its northern New England wireless backhaul plans, announcing during its fourth-quarter earnings call that it has reached 1,100 cell towers with fiber while preparing for new small cell opportunities.

5 reasons why AT&T, Verizon should see Level 3 as bigger business services threat

Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey is confident that with the tw telecom acquisition firmly under the company's belt, it can now be a more formidable competitor against his main competitors--AT&T and Verizon--in the business services race. While AT&T and Verizon are still two of the largest enterprise service providers, Level 3 could become an even bigger threat to these carriers for five main reasons.