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360networks takes VoIP services to the Sacramento market

360networks, a facilities based wholesale service provider, has expanded its wholesale VoIP footprint in Sacramento, Calif. market. Through this expansion, 360networks will be able to provide

Verizon serves up new DSL wholesale offering

Competitive service providers that are looking for a new wholesale DSL option, but want to maintain their own service identity, can now turn to Verizon Global Wholesale and its new "White Label"

Vertical Systems cites Ethernet exchanges as new trend to watch

Vertical Systems Group, which is known for its coverage of carrier Ethernet trends, is setting its focus on the emerging Ethernet Exchange market segment. Defining the market segment as a

Alcatel-Lucent lights up China Telecom's, China Mobile's FTTH networks

Alcatel-Lucent's (NYSE: ALU) standings in China's wireline broadband market got a lift this week by winning Fiber to the Home (FTTH) contracts with both China Telecom and China Mobile. Although

Telefonica's Telesp will invest $519 million in Brazil broadband network

Telecomunicacoes de Sao Paulo (Telesp), the Brazilian arm of Telefonica (NYSE: TEF), plans to plunk down $519 million to expand broadband networks and services throughout Brazil this year. As one

NTELOS buys FiberNet from One Communications

NTELOS (NASDAQ: NTLS), a regional integrated wireless/wireline operator in West Virginia, is the victor in the race to acquire One Communications' FiberNet business for about $170 million. By

AT&T brings California State University at Fresno into its U-Verse

Students living at the Campus Pointe development at California State University at Fresno will be able to tap into a triple play bundle courtesy of AT&T (NYSE: T). Delivered to the university

FCC: Broadband providers need to step up rollouts

The FCC's broadband plan may hold the promise of giving all Americans an equal chance to get a broadband connection, but getting there is anything but easy. A new FCC report set to be issued this

Optimum Lightpath joins CENX's Ethernet exchange

Optimum Lightpath has become the latest Ethernet service provider that's decided to ramp the growth of its Ethernet service base by signing onto CENX's carrier Ethernet exchange. With the majority of

XO Communications introduces online SIP savings tool

If you're an enterprise that wants to know how much money you'll save in adopting SIP-based services, XO's (OTC BB: XOHO.OB) Saving Estimator tool could be just the tool you need. With XO's

AT&T's Stephenson: business services, video will boost wireline business

While much of the attention on AT&T's (NYSE: T) earnings report this Thursday will be focused on wireless growth, the ILEC's wireline business will also be under the financial analyst's

US Signal deepens its Ohio Ethernet presence

US Signal, a Midwest regional business service provider, has broadened its Ethernet service presence further into the Ohio market with the addition of Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dayton to

Verizon fiber cut left 1,000 Mid-Atlantic business customers without service

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) business customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland had a rude no-service awakening on Monday morning when a tree fell on one of the RBOC's aerial fiber cables. After a

Intellifiber, TTM's wireless backhaul pact will serve 500 sites

With the U.S. major wireless wireless operators making good on their existing 3G and oncoming 4G LTE network drives, they're going to need wireless backhaul capabilities outside markets where their

Covad employs ADTRAN to expand Ethernet service footprint

Covad's ongoing Ethernet expansion journey will now include ADTRAN's (Nasdaq: ADTN) Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform (MSAP) and its NetVanta 800 Series network

How MEF mobile backhaul initiatives help wireline operators

Though vitally important to both wireless and wireline service providers, the mobile backhaul market itself is overflowing with multiple technologies, vendors, service providers and solutions. This

Kansas puts big bet on broadband

Kansas' governor Mark Parkinson believes broadband is essential for the state, so he has developed a 24-member task force that will help him reach his goal of bringing the service throughout the

Bell Aliant expands its cost cutting measures

After Bell Aliant's (TSX: BA.UN) union employees decided to reject a tentative collective agreement in June, the Canadian telco is now being forced to conduct even more cost cutting measures. Bell

CenturyLink gets U.S. antitrust approval to proceed with Qwest acquisition

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has cleared another hurdle to move forward with its acquisition of Qwest (NYSE: Q) by gaining U.S. antitrust approval of the deal. Although the $10.6 billion transformational

Mark Wegleitner to retire from Verizon

Mark Wegleitner, senior vice president for technology at Verizon (NYSE:VZ), is retiring after serving over 25 years with the telco. Since joining the former Bell Atlantic in 1984, Wegleitner held