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Cisco surpasses Q2 expectations

Cisco's CEO John Chambers believes that a strong Q2 earnings report at the company signifies that there is light at the end of the dark economic turmoil tunnel. For Cisco, the numbers appear to

ACA claims broadband stimulus unfairly favors telcos

It appears that the overseers (the RUS and NTIA) of the broadband stimulus act have something against cable companies according to the American Cable Association (ACA). At issue is the set of

Comcast's busy week puts its multi-play telecom strategy on display

Cable TV company Comcast is at a pivotal point in its evolution as a multi-play telecom service provider. Its status as a telecom giant that should be mentioned in the same sentence as AT&T and

France Telecom's new CEO focuses on restoring worker happiness

Stephane Richard will have a lot on his plate when he officially settles into his new role as France Telecom's CEO in March. At the top of Richard's to-do list will be the daunting task of restoring

Former Redback exec DeNuccio takes reins at Metaswitch

Metaswitch is turning yet another chapter in its evolving playbook by appointing former Redback/Ericsson leader Kevin DeNuccio as its new CEO. Current CEO John Lazar, who has been promoted to company

Reliance Communications' asset sale draws little interest

After putting its network assets on the auction block in December, India's Reliance Communications hasn't gotten any serious takers. Consisting of three main assets--the undersea FLAG optical

Comcast comes out swinging in Q4 09

Thanks to strong gains in voice, data and digital video, Comcast beat Wall Street's expectations for Q4 09. These factors helped drive Comcast's Q4 revenue up to $955 million, an increase over $412

Broadband stimulus: An enabler, not a panacea

As the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) gets set to pore over a new set of broadband stimulus funding applications, the focus in the second round will be on middle

Internet2, LambdaRail want to expand their community presence

Internet2 and National LambdaRail have always been the household name in network connectivity for research and education networks, but the two organizations have aspirations to extend high speed

Cisco could unveil new core router soon

Watch out Alcatel-Lucent and Juniper, Cisco may be soon taking the covers off the long-awaited follow-up to its CRS-1 core router, the MSC 120. From a feeds and speeds perspective, the MSC 120 could

Bell Canada lays out its FTTN service plans

Bell Canada's marketing gurus seem to have taken a page from Verizon's playbook for fiber broadband when they named their new Fiber to the Node-based 'Fibe' broadband service. The name 'Fibe,' as

Comcast makes move on New Global Telecom

Comcast may have been a late bloomer in the business services race, but its proposed acquisition of VoIP wholesaler New Global Telecom could be signaling that M&A is part of growing its business

KDDI's J:COM purchase comes under regulatory scrutiny

Japan's KDDI move to improve its growth prospects by buying a big stake in Jupiter Telecom (J:Com) has hit a speed bump as news broke that financial regulators are looking into whether its plan is

Unions, FairPoint work to get company back on course

In an unprecedented move, the International Brotherhood Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) unions have struck a pact with FairPoint to right the ship out of

Cyan's CyAlliance targets diverse wireless backhaul needs

Cyan's multi-vendor program CyAlliance is proof positive that solving a complex problem like wireless backhaul takes a united front that leverages the brain trust of multiple diverse sources. Joining

O2 UK puts wireless/wireline core network into BT Wholesale's hands

As O2 gets ready to compete in the UK's wireline voice market this March, the service provider is turning to its old parent company BT to oversee its wireless and wireline core network connections.

Optimum Lightpath lights up 40 Gbps optical transport service

Optimum Lightpath is answering its business customer's call for more bandwidth with its new 40 Gbps optical transport service. Offered with a flat-rate pricing model throughout its entire footprint,

Vertical: U.S. Business Ethernet rises up

Business Ethernet service may have yet to be a mass market offering, but it's hard to not notice that enterprises' demand for the service is driving both incumbent and competitive players to up their

Kathleen Abernathy joins Frontier's regulatory team

Just as Frontier moves to become the largest rural telco with the acquisition of Verizon's rural lines, the ILEC has brought aboard former FCC commissioner Kathleen Abernathy as its new Executive

France Telecom to reshuffle the management deck

After Stefane Richard, France Telecom's heir to the CEO throne, led a chorus asking CEO Didier Lombard to step down, the telco might instead decouple the CEO and Chairman posts. This move, if granted