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FiberLight gets invited to Clearwire's 4G backhaul party

FiberLight's fiber network capabilities has gotten the attention of mobile WiMAX provider Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR), which will leverage the service provider's core fiber network infrastructure to

BT to maintain UK government service contracts

BT (NYSE: BT) dodged a bullet this past week when the UK government revealed it would not cut contracts with the incumbent carrier as it tries to tighten its purse strings. Following talks with

Qwest crafts DSL campaign for Hispanic communities

Qwest (NYSE: Q) sees the Hispanic community as a ripe demographic to offer up its broadband wares, so it has put together a Spanish-language advertising campaign in hopes of enticing this community

Verizon beefs up its medical data exchange service capabilities

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has responded to the health care industry's movement to electronic medical records by expanding its Medical Data Exchange platform to will allow more types of digital patient

tw telecom named preferred provider on The Quilt research and education network

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) continues to make a name for itself in the R&E community as the The Quilt has now named it again as a preferred network provider. Consisting of 28 regional network

Cuba-Venezuela cable could finally open up in July 2011

Carriers that want to penetrate the relatively untapped Cuban telecom market will have to wait a little bit longer as an submarine cable network linking Venezuela to Cuba won't go into operation

Week In Research: Traffic pumping costs reach $2.3B mark, VoIP opportunity grows in Africa, Middle East

Traffic pumping costs: Communications service providers (CSPs) are being bled out of billions of dollars by traffic pumping practices, says telecom cost management solutions firm TEOCO. A new study

Broadvox, Cypress Communications reveal merger plans

Broadvox and Cypress Communications have decided that they would be more powerful if they combined their resources into one larger company. Both service providers bring different yet complementary

Telus sees potential in health care

Telus (Toronto: T.TO) sees a burgeoning opportunity to supply communications wares to the health care industry, an effort that's been spurred on by the carrier to help improve Canada's health care

Dragonwave acquires Axerra to beef up its backhaul capabilities

Dragonwave (TSX: DWI; NASDAQ: DRWI), a microwave access player that gained prominence in recent years as a supplier to Clearwire, has struck a deal to acquire Axerra Networks for $9.5 million without

Netgem negotiating deal to acquire Pirelli Broadband

French set top box vendor Netgem made it known that they are interested in purchasing Italy's Pirelli Broadband unit, reports Telecompaper. Although no financial details were revealed of the

Verizon Business extends IP services to MiCTA education, government customers

State and local government agency members of MiCTA (Michigan Collegiate Telecommunications Association) will have yet another source for their communications infrastructure as the organization will

IBM targets telcos with carrier-grade cloud services platform

At a time when traditional wireline revenues are flattening or dropping, IBM is offering a new way for service providers to increase revenue. The company announced the IBM Cloud Service Provider

America Movil integrates its Argentine wireline/wireless brand

With its purchase of Telmex Internacional complete, America Movil is consolidating its wireline and wireless assets into the Claro brand. When it officially launches its integrated brand on October

NEC sees growth in cloud computing

NEC may be seeing slow growth in its home Japan market, but it thinks that cloud computing could give it a new revenue lift so it's going to spend $1.2 billion through 2013, the Wall Street Journal

VSG: Global Ethernet exchange opportunity shows potential

Vertical Systems Group forecasts healthy growth of the global Ethernet exchange market segment. During this week's Carrier Ethernet Backhaul & Exchange Europe conference in London, the research

Maine's Three Ring Binder network gets underway

With its $25.4 million broadband stimulus grant in hand, the Maine Fiber Company is now taking out their shovels to build its Three Ring Binder middle mile network. As reported by Bangor, Maine NBC

Telecom New Zealand submits new bid for country's UFB project

Telecom New Zealand is not giving up on being a part of the country's Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative. It's so confident that it has a shot that the incumbent carrier has submitted a new $972.4

ADTRAN (Nasdaq: ADTN) sales up again in Q3

ADTRAN (Nasdaq: ADTN) rode a sales wave in Q3. During the quarter, sales increased 27 percent to $162 million up from $128 million in Q3 2009. Company operating income was up 56 percent to $45

Xfone breaks ground on its PRIDE FTTP network

Xfone, a facilities-based Fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) provider, is putting its broadband stimulus funding dollars to action as it starts building its "PRIDE" network. Upon completion, the new FTTP