AT&T sells Japanese domestic outsourcing unit to IIJI

AT&T (NYSE: T) made it official today that it will sell off its Japanese domestic outsourcing services to Internet Initiative Japan (NasdaqGS: IIJI) for $100.7 million. Under the terms of the

Verizon sets date to hand over rural wireline keys to Frontier

Verizon's Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) 14-state rural phone line sale will become official when it hands over its local wireline assets to Frontier (NYSE: FTR) on July 1. The record date to spin off its New

IP transformation is all about making new connections

Yesterday, I asked Kelly Ahuja, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Service Provider Routing Technology Group at Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO), about what's been driving demand for the mighty

Interactive TV vendor ActiveVideo files patent infringement suit against Verizon

ActiveVideo Networks, based in San Jose, Calif., has accused Verizon Communications of infringing five of its interactive television patents. A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the

North Carolina fights anti-municipal broadband bill

It appears that municipalities might have the upper hand over area telcos and cable operators as North Carolina's Senate Finance Committee decided to postpone passing a law that would require cities

Slim denies Portugal Telecom acquisition rumors

Rumors that Mexico telecom giant Carlos Slim wants to thwart even more competition in its Brazil market by snapping up Portugal Telecom, which owns a stake in local operator Vivo, have been put to

AT&T Business Solutions: Revenue will continue to improve

AT&T (NYSE: T) believes that business telecom service spending will continue to improve. Speaking at this week's Barclays Capital 2010 Global Communications, Media & Technology Conference in

RCN Metro extends Ethernet footprint through Ethernet exchanges

RCN Metro's (NasdaqGS: RCNI) newly-minted partnerships with three emerging Ethernet Exchange operators--CENX, Equinix (NasdaqGS: EQIX) and Neutral Tandem--reflects the fact that expanding its

Week in research: India tops growth in enterprise voice market

As we spin into the holiday weekend, here are a few research reports that crossed the FierceTelecom desk this week: India: India was tops at revenue growth in the enterprise telephony space, growing

Level 3 extends its Latin American reach

Level 3 Communications (NASDAQ: LVLT) continues to see a strong demand for communications services in Latin America and it believes the best way to address that growth is by establishing a

GTA TeleGuam says it's ready to serve U.S. military buildup

GTA TeleGuam's CEO Dan Moffat is confident that when the U.S. military starts to redeploy thousands of Marines and their families from Japan's Okinawa to Guam--a process that will increase the

Ethernet industry magnate Craig Easley joins Accedian Networks

Where in the world is Ethernet guru Craig Easley today? Barely a month after announcing that he took up the VP of marketing reins at Sunrise Telecom, Easley has now popped up at Accedian Networks, a

China Telecom to make big FTTH push

China Telecom is going to go full guns with FTTH by installing a network that can handle 18 million lines this year with 100 Mbps capabilities in major cities. Before the end of 2010, China Telecom

IMS and SDM: How IMS will spur the growth of SDM

With smartphones like the iPhone and Android continuing their domination over the mobile web world, the amount of data traffic (mainly browsing and video) going over mobile networks is expected to

NITCO beats out government rural broadband mandate

While policy leaders and large service providers theorize how they are going to expand broadband availability, Northwestern Indiana Telephone Co. is already on track to bring broadband services to

SureWest tightens its workforce belt

SureWest (NasdaqGM: SURW) may be making good on its broadband service promise, but continual declines in its landline POTS service--a common theme amongst all ILECs--has driven it to lay off 60

Carlos Slim to consolidate Brazilian wireline, wireless assets

With the consolidation of his Mexican telecom assets near completion, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is turning his attention to his Brazilian telecom assets. According to a Reuters article citing a

TeliaSonera conducts single wavelength 100 Gbps trial

TeliaSonera (Stockholm: TLSN.ST) is joining the growing chorus of service providers that want to better understand the capabilities of 100 Gbps networking. As one of the first real-time, single

ASSIA boosts its U.S. DSL market share

ASSIA, a provider of software tools that provide Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM) of DSL networks, has found a sizeable niche serving the U.S. DSL service provider market that wants to make more out

Telstra faces $32 million fine for denying network access to competitors

Telstra (ASX: TLS.AX) may now have to shell out $32 million in fines for preventing competitors connecting to its telephone exchanges to deliver DSL service. Initially, the Australian Competition and