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AT&T adds Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper to its IP supplier domain

AT&T (NYSE: T), after days of speculation, confirmed late last week that Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) and Juniper (NYSE: JNPR) have a seat at the their IP-based network table

Occam Networks' Q2 earnings benefit from broadband stimulus, European awards

Occam Networks' (NasdaqGM: OCNW) second quarter results illustrated how the multiservice access platform (MSAP) vendor continued to ride the wave of new broadband stimulus awards and its growing

Allstream racks up 46 customer wins on expanded fiber network

Allstream, a unit of MTS Allstream (Toronto: MBT.TO), made a big bet this year to expand its 30,000 km national fiber network and that bet is paying off with 46 new contracts signed during the second

Australian government increases NBN coverage from 90 to 93 percent

Despite opposition from political groups, a report in The Wall Street Journal revealed that the Australian government now plans on upping the coverage of the National Broadband Network (NBN) project

ATLANTIC-ACM says cable's appeal with SMBs is growing

Telcos beware: Your coveted business revenue base is facing a new threat and its name is cable. Cable operators continue to overcome their video-only, consumer-centric image and are happy to take SMB

Telecom New Zealand sells AAPT's consumer division, other assets

Telecom New Zealand (TNZ) is having a busy week at the merger and acquisition table. First up is the sale of the consumer unit of AAPT to Australian ISP iiNet (ASX: IIN.AX) for $60 million. TNZ said

IMS and OCS: Why carriers need a convergent charging solution

Recent reports in the press indicate that for the first time in the US, the number of new prepaid mobile customers is more than the number of new postpaid customers. This paradigm shift in the U.S.

Week In Research: Hosted IP struggles to gain traction; cable gains friends in small business market

IP Telephony needs a hero: Hosted IP continues to face challenges, particularly in gaining the loyalty of the masses. A recent Research and Markets report points out that "Despite the promises of

Alcatel-Lucent Q2: IP, wireless carry the day with strong results

Solid earnings in Alcatel-Lucent's (NYSE: ALU) IP and wireless segments and strong growth in North America helped to partially offset a decline in fixed access revenues for the second quarter of

Neutral Tandem picks charter customers for its Ethernet eXchange solution, schedules deployment

Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM) has selected 10 service providers to participate in its Ethernet eXchange Charter Customer Program, and is ready to start deploying the interconnect solution in six U.S.

Technicolor may become one of Verizon's broadband equipment suppliers

Technicolor (NYSE: TCH) may enter the U.S. broadband market soon with a deal to provide routers for Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) FiOS service. The companies are negotiating a three-year strategic agreement

SureWest boosts broadband in Q2 but telecom revenue continues slide

SureWest Communications (Nasdaq: SURW) took advantage of its established broadband networks to continue reducing capital expenditures in the second quarter of 2010, a factor that president and CEO

BT holds down operating costs in first quarter to realize 33% net profit

Things are tough all over for telecoms as the economic slump continues, but BT (NYSE: BT) saw some bright glimmers of hope in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 that ended June 30. While the company's

Top Women in Wireline 2010

I'd like to call your attention to FierceTelecom's new Top Women in Wireline issue--a new annual series recognizing important women innovators in the wireline segment of the telecom industry. Women

Bell Aliant: Q2 revenues down, but retains bullish outlook on FTTH, IP services

Bell Aliant (Toronto: BA-UN.TO) once again is feeling the industry-wide impact of landline loss in the second quarter, but the service provider remains confident that its ongoing investments in Fiber

Sprint's IP migration brought down Q2 wireline revenues

Sprint's (NYSE: S) Q2 earnings report may have shown the first rise in wireless subscribers for the first time in three years, but the service provider's wireline segment results shows the common

Pacnet, Pacific Fibre to construct new trans-Pacific submarine cable

Pacnet and Pacific Fibre have teamed up to build the Pacific Fibre submarine cable system that will connect Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.--the latest in a string of new submarine cable systems.

Frontier imposes mandated overtime to address Verizon line issues

Frontier's (NYSE: FTR) mandate that union employees in its West Virginia have to work an average 70 hours work week to resolve lingering network and service issues is likely a move by the service

Telstra fined $16.7 million for blocking competitors from COs

Telstra (ASX: TLS.AX) will now have to pay a $16.7 million (AUD19 million) fine for illegally blocking competitors access to its local COs (central offices). After the Australian Competition and

Rumor Mill: Juniper in line for big AT&T contract

Juniper Networks' (NYSE: JNPR) luck this week could be taking a turn for the good by gaining a key role in AT&T's (NYSE: T) network build out. Although there has been no word on any financial